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  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility losing a chu ...
    March 29, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Sales tax referendums target roads, sewer projects

    ROCK FALLS – People in Sterling want flooding issues resolved, and Rock Falls’ residents are calling for better roads. The question of how badly they ...
    March 29, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Longtime alderman challenged in 3rd Ward

    ROCK FALLS – Third Ward Alderman David Hand is hoping to soon mark a quarter-century on the Rock Falls Council, but two challengers believe it’s time ...
    March 29, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Sights from strolling through Northland Mall in Sterling

    Gracie Young and Mirrin Tompkins, both eighth-graders from Rock Falls Middle School, work on creating their versions of Expressionist artist Edvard Mu ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Shows, egg hunts set Saturday at Sterling church

    STERLING – Sterling First Church of the Nazarene will hold its annual Easter EGGstravaganza program Saturday at the church, 411 13th Ave.
    March 29, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Want a bridge? One's for sale in central Illinois

    LACON (AP) – Anyone interested in buying an old 80-foot steel and concrete bridge can get one in cen ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Egg hunt planned Saturday at Dixon Elks

    DIXON – Dixon Elks Lodge 779 and Sauk Valley Jaycees members will organize an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at the lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Ro ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Little ones hunt for eggs in style in Sterling

    Violet Crowe, 1, of Sterling, picks up an Easter egg Saturday afternoon at the Sterling Park District Easter Egg Hunt at the Westwood Fitness and Spor ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Illinois auto-theft task forces closing due to budget crisis

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Officials with police-run auto-theft task forces say they are shutting down acros ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Chicago-area community college to offer free tuition

    PALATINE (AP) – A north-suburban Chicago community college says it will start offering 2 years of fr ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • To balance budgets, governors seek higher education cuts

    WASHINGTON – Governors in nearly a half-dozen states want to cut state spending on colleges and univ ...
    March 29, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

    WASHINGTON (AP) – In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been pl ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Rock Falls January Student of the Month: Lilly Ngai

    Lilly Ngai, 17, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s January Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Rose and Simon Ngai and she has a sist ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • Skunks stinking up spring season in suburban Chicago

    ELGIN (AP) – It’s skunk season in suburban Chicago.Naperville animal control officer Christine Mayba ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Galesburg anti-bullying club inspires acts of kindness

    GALESBURG (AP) – A Galesburg school has started an anti-bullying club that wants to inspire acts of ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:01 pm
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