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  • Friday Night Football: Live Coverage

    Sports reporters Ty Reynolds, Brian Weidman, Patrick Mason and Cody Cutter are out and about at area football games tonight. Sports Editor Dan Woessne ...
    NEW: Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:50 pm
  • Freshmen experience today's manufacturing

    STERLING – The first Manufacturing Day observance in the Sauk Valley on Friday gave about 500 freshmen from 17 area high schools much to think about.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Girl Scouts to bring treats to food pantry

    DIXON – Girl Scout Troop 5300 will trick or treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to gather canned goods for the Dixon Food Pantry.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • Dedicated to Ivy Faith in Milledgeville

    Jennifer (left) and Adam Drinkall thank the community, friends and volunteers Friday morning during a dedication ceremony for the Ivy Faith Drinkall M ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Dixon's form of government will be in voters' hands

    DIXON – In 11 days, Dixon voters will pick their government. They'll be asked a simple question: "Sh ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • The People's Voice: Mud thick as blood

    Shainah Briggs understands that with great horsepower comes great responsibility. Her parents know i ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Sterling students learn to serve

    STERLING – St. Mary’s School students had a simple assignment Friday: share smiles and goodwill. How ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:38 pm
  • New car shop gets cookin'

    STERLING – Josh Cook has a big passion for engines.“I would take an engine over a woman any day,” Co ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Business Notebook: New consignment shop opening in Dixon

    DIXON – Atrium Antiques, a new consignment shop, opens Oct. 31 at 404 N. Galena, Suite 240. “People ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts

    PEORIA (AP) – Caterpillar’s belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter, as the manufacturer easil ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Self Help honors helpers during banquet

    STERLING – Julie Schroeder could not contain her excitement Thursday evening during the 46th annual Self Help Enterprises Awards Banquet.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Spooky stories planned Saturday at Starved Rock

    OGLESBY – Bill Myers will share free Halloween stories for all ages at 7 p.m. Saturday at the visitors center in Starved Rock State Park, 2668 E. 875t ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Whiteside County Toys for Tots sign-up begins Saturday

    ROCK FALLS – Sauk Valley Marines Detachment 913 will sign up Whiteside County families for this year’s Toys for Tots program, starting Saturday in Roc ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Religious seminar on conscience set Sunday in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Call to Action Ministries Rockford will sponsor a program on acting according to an informed conscience, as taught in the catechism of th ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Former Rock Falls man dies in wrong-way freeway chase

    OGDEN, Utah – A former Rock Falls man who was driving more than 100 mph in the wrong direction on Interstate 15 near Ogden, Utah, apparently intention ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:38 pm

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