• Northern Illinois enrollment drops during spring semester

    DEKALB (AP) – For the first time in at least four years spring enrollment at Northern Illinois Unive ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • Police: 3 dead in suburban Chicago apparent murder-suicide

    OAK FOREST (AP) – Police say they found a father, mother and their teenage son dead in suburban Chic ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • Goodyear reports fourth-quarter loss

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $380 ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tues ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • Dixon One task force visits other communities for ideas

    DIXON – The group tasked with creating a one-stop shop for marketing, tourism and development made a few stops of its own recently, to do some shoppin ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:36 pm
  • Fire officials: Cause of fatal Rock Falls fire likely electrical

    ROCK FALLS – The investigation is over, but the cause of the Jan. 13 fire that killed five members of a Rock Falls family likely never will be determi ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:34 pm
  • Thousands of dollars could be in the cards for you

    DIXON – Feeling lucky? You might want to pay a visit to the VFW Thursday. For 38 weeks, the club ha ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • Newman's Max Oswalt: Cool, calm, focused

    STERLING – Newman High School senior Max Oswalt is what you might call an accidental collector. His memory is like a steel trap, and he even surprises ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • Sauk official: Don't delay; fill out student aid form now

    DIXON – Plan on attending college – any college – in the fall, and think you might need financial assistance? Officials are urging students to get the ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • Coroner: Heroin overdose likely in Amboy man's death

    AMBOY – A 35-year-old Amboy man found dead Sunday afternoon at his house on state Route 26 is the first suspected heroin-related death of the year in ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • Morrison will regain police sergeant position

    MORRISON – Police Chief Brian Melton has been given the green light to hire a sergeant. After discu ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Morrison inks deals with neighboring townships

    MORRISON – By joining forces, a town and its neighbors will not only save money, but help keep residents safer.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • A swab could save a life

    DIXON – Greer Bond is a sweet, cheerful 2-year-old. To look at her, you'd never know she has leukemia.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • New resale store opening Friday in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – A new resale and consignment store is coming to town. Treasure Chest LLC will open at ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • Judith K. Snook

    POLO – Judith K. Snook, 76, of Polo, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She owned Catering by Judy for more than 25 years.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:47 pm
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