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  • Former President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin

    CHICAGO (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re- ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Man gets 3 years in battery of woman

    BARRY (AP) – A western Illinois man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for aggravated battery of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • SIU police probe latest reported sexual assault

    CARBONDALE (AP) – Authorities at Southern Illinois University are investigating the third reported s ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • State: Jimmy John's founder owes taxes on planes

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A pair of companies owned by the founder of the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain owes ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, Oct. 23Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Rock Falls council kills Buell Road speed ordinance

    ROCK FALLS – An ordinance that would have reduced the speed limit on Buell Road was shot down by the council after a first reading Tuesday.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Whiteside County Board to vote on budget next month

    MORRISON – The Whiteside County Board agreed Tuesday night to vote on the proposed $38,377,629 budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year next month.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Peoria Avenue bridge to close for at least a week

    DIXON – The Peoria Avenue bridge will be closed for at least a week starting Thursday.The closure wi ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • SVM reporter at Books on First today

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini will have “office hours” from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Books on First, 202 W. First St.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Differing opinions on treasurer's role

    DIXON – The biggest difference between the candidates for Lee County treasurer is their vision for the office's role.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Third-graders brave Halloween tour of Parkway Center

    Mad Medical Director Kay Wallin greets the Washington Elementary School third-graders before they enjoy a show by Jeremy the Amazer on Tuesday during ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Sterling students take on physics challenge, try to stay dry

    Sterling High School seniors Tyler Austin (left) and Jacob Oelrichs paddle furiously to cross the pool Tuesday morning at the Duis Center in Sterling. ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Sauk Valley Orthodontics patients told there will be no refunds

    STERLING – In emails to patients, Dr. Neal Jones is telling Sauk Valley Orthodontics patients who prepaid for services that they won't be getting refu ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Polo mayor on issue: Let it bee

    POLO – Before allowing any public discussion about honey bees at Monday night's City Council meeting, Polo Mayor Doug Knapp put his foot down.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Fundraiser Saturday for family of Amboy girl

    AMBOY – A benefit Saturday will help the family of a 7-year-old Amboy girl who died Aug. 5 after an ATV accident pay her funeral expenses.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:59 pm

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