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  • Brooks: ‘I know a lot’ about area’s history

    My name is Tamera Brooks (notice the spelling of my first name), and my dad named me. He went to see a Tammy movie the night before I was born, and th ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Marshall: City can be ‘better home to all’

    I look at Dixon, and I see a city that can grow and become a better home to all of us. I believe that we need to move on from our past, and look to th ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • In Tampico, infrastructure, day care top candidate priority lists

    TAMPICO – Tampico Mayor Kristine Hill is seeking a second term, but not without a challenge.Commissi ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Dixon Park District looks to add handicap parking at Page Park

    DIXON – The Dixon Park District will reduce its annual funding to Kreider Services in order to pay for three projects that focus on accessibility and ...
    March 27, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Byron schools cut 6 teaching jobs

    BYRON – The wave of teacher dismissals in northern Illinois swept through Byron this week.The Byron ...
    March 27, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Perennial wonderland

    It’s a farm with a mission. It’s a farm with a soul. Genesis Nursery, tucked quietly away in a corne ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Dixon mayoral candidates weigh in on video gambling revenue

    DIXON – With the election less than 2 weeks away, the two candidates for mayor are reaching the home stretch of their campaigns.
    March 27, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Sauk finalists visiting this week

    DIXON – Two more opportunities to meet finalists for president of Sauk Valley Community College are coming up.
    March 27, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • The People's Voice: Leaving indelible marks

    Nancy Lillyman uses an unconventional sales pitch at Dixon Monument Co.: No, she won't sell you your headstone today. At least not if it's the first t ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Three on ballot in Sterling's 2nd Ward

    STERLING – Three first-time candidates are battling for the 2nd Ward council seat held by longtime Alderman Barry Cox.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • Young newcomer mounts challenge in Sterling's 1st Ward

    STERLING – Incumbent Retha Elston is being challenged by a young political newcomer in the city's 1st Ward this spring.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Illinois bill would bar public funds for graduation speakers

    PRINGFIELD (AP) – A proposal in the Illinois House would bar public universities from paying commenc ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:10 am
  • Three topics dominate Joyce forum: Sheley, jails and drug crime

    ROCK FALLS – Residents at the Rock River Open Forum had three things on their mind Thursday night: Nicholas Sheley, jail population, and drugs.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Schielein: 'Education is all about people'

    My name is James Schielein, and I am seeking a second term on the board of education for Dixon Public Schools. I am 50 years old and was born in Chill ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • LeMoine: 'I enjoy serving in this capacity'

    I am running for the Dixon School Board in the upcoming election in April. I have served on this board for approximately the past 18 years and would l ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
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