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  • Illinois tornado raises concerns on warnings in rural areas

    CANTRALL (AP) – A deadly tornado in the small northern Illinois community of Fairdale earlier this m ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

    CHICAGO (AP) – Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Director: Union contracts causing problems

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The new director of Illinois prisons says union contracts are the source of many ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Sterling council holding off on budget cuts

    STERLING – The council adopted its fiscal year 2015-2016 budget Monday, but the city will wait for state budget cuts before making its own.
    April 20, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Dixon City Council approves $15,000 request from Sister Cities

    DIXON – The council voted to grant the Dixon Sister Cities Association’s request for $15,000 related to former Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s theft.
    April 20, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • South Carolina paper wins for reporting on domestic violence

    NEW YORK (AP) – The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for publi ...
    April 20, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, April 22Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family pla ...
    April 20, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Rock Falls mayor to explain details of water shutdown

    ROCK FALLS – Fourteen months after a wastewater infrastructure failure left the city without its water supply for 18 hours, residents tonight will fin ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Stoller appointed to Sauk College Board

    DIXON – Although Sauk Board Vice Chairman Scott Stoller was not re-elected to the board of trustees this month, he will remain a member of the board.
    April 20, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Three teens charged with armed robbery in Dixon

    DIXON – Three teenagers were arrested on armed robbery charges after a boy was held up while he was hanging out Friday with friends in Dixon, city pol ...
    April 20, 2015 - 7:47 pm
  • Local students' artwork up for vote in Congressional competition

    Online voting is open until April 30 for this year's Congressional Art Competition.Six high school s ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Sauk board makes offer to presidential finalist

    DIXON – The Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees has come to a consensus on the school's next president.
    April 20, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Healthy cooking program Saturday in Sterling

    STERLING – RSVPs are due Wednesday for “Fresh Food Adventures,” a lunch and cooking discussion program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Science Ridg ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Big fish story: Fourth-graders meet monster catfish in Dixon

    Dennis Halgren (far left) and Amy Shaffer (far right) hoist a 50-pound catfish, with support from Halgren's granddaughter, Trista Janssen. The profess ...
    April 20, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • Computer program used to help math students learn

    JOLIET – Zamirah Ellis might have been several grades behind in math when she came to Joliet Central ...
    April 19, 2015 - 8:48 pm
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