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  • ShawMediaDigital.com: Digital Marketing Solutions for local business

    Your customers are online, researching your product or service. Can they find your business in a Google search? Can they read your website on a mobile ...
    June 2, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Climatologist: May warmer, wetter than average

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — May was wetter and warmer than average in Illinois, despite a shivery finale.Illi ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Terminally ill child receives honorary high school diploma

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A young Illinois boy with a rare, fatal condition has received an honorary high school diploma from a graduating class.
    June 2, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Agriculture officials ask county fairs to beware of bird flu

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture is warning county fair operators to take extra precautions this summer to stop the spread of ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • March of Dimes announces new research center in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Studying how discrimination and poverty might alter gene regulation and lead to premature births will be a major focus for a new resear ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Either way, no more collection of phone records

    WASHINGTON (AP) – However Congress resolves its impasse over government surveillance, this much is c ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Hollywood, companies dipping toes into virtual reality worlds

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Virtual reality is creeping into our world.Movie studios, television producers an ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Mike Reno approaches grounds keeping as art

    PEORIA – Mike Reno is an artist, from painting an end zone every year at the Super Bowl, to carefull ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Caterpillar retirees scramble to verify health insurance

    PEORIA (AP) – Some Caterpillar retirees are scrambling to comply with a recent request by the Peoria ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, June 3Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • House GOP leader: Premature for House to investigate

    WASHINGTON (AP) – It would be premature for the House to probe whether former Speaker Dennis Hastert ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Hastert to appear before judge who donated to campaign

    CHICAGO (AP) – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is set to make his first court appearance in ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Q&A: Rauner begins anti-Democrat blitz as standoff persists

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The state Capitol was quiet Monday, after the departure of lawmakers locked in a ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Dixon council shuffles more Crundwell dollars

    DIXON – The City Council giveth Rita Crundwell funds, and the council taketh away.Following last wee ...
    June 2, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Sterling riverfront green space work moves ahead

    STERLING – The council approved partial payment to contractors Monday for work on its green riverfront revitalization project.
    June 2, 2015 - 10:59 am
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    The Cabela's King Kat fishing tournament makes a stop June 5-6 in Dixon. Do you ever go fishing in the Rock River?
    Yes, regularly
    Yes, occasionally
    No, but I go fishing elsewhere
    No, I don't fish