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  • Twin birth ... with a twist in Sterling

    STERLING – Melissa Jordan has a high tolerance for pain. That’s why, at 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, she sa ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Chief puts homicide rumor to rest

    OREGON – A Facebook rumor turned a routine medical emergency into a wild tale over the weekend.Orego ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Self Help Awards banquet set for Thursday

    STERLING – Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises will celebrate the achievements of its clients Thursday during its annual awards banquet.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Yard waste pickup runs through Dec. 5

    STERLING – Sterling is reminding its residents of its rules for dealing with fall yard waste:Leaves ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Sears plans to gain cash via rights offering, may raise up to $625M

    HOFFMAN ESTATES (AP) – Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Apple earnings soar to record $42.1 billion

    CUPERTINO, Calif. – Red-hot iPhone sales sent Apple’s revenue soaring, the company’s fourth-quarter ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • University of Illinois could be at turning point

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The University of Illinois Board of Trustees finds itself at a potential turning po ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Families of black grads visit college

    EUREKA (AP) – Willie Sue Smith Stewart’s connection to Eureka started well before she came for colle ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • U.S. lawmaker demands probe of Nazi benefit payments

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior House Democrat demanded Monday that the Obama administration investigate ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) – Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff.Doctor ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, Oct. 22Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Police: Woman was texting before her car rolled

    ROCK FALLS – The woman who was injured Friday in a rollover accident just west of the Prophet Road overpass on Interstate 88 was texting while driving ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Focus groups emphasize economic development in Dixon, city government

    DIXON – Economic development and city government were the the top themes from the focus groups of Dixon residents as part of the first phase of the ci ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Passenger extricated after two-vehicle accident

    First responders from Twin City Joint Fire Command place a passenger on a gurney after extracting the person from a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • Wanted: Fierce and fearsome feminine flag-yankers for fundraiser

    STERLING – It’s a breast cancer fundraiser of potentially near-epic proportions – the potential, of course, being you.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:25 pm

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