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  • Taking a biker-friendly path in Twin Cities

    STERLING – The Tempo Velo Cycling Club wants the Twin Cities to be more biker-friendly, and that’s right in Ed Barsotti’s lane.
    UPDATED: March 5, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Challand middle-schoolers fit right in

    STERLING – Tyson Pace, a seventh-grader at Challand Middle School, rode a stationary bike slowly.Aft ...
    UPDATED: March 5, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • State settles Rock River ethanol spill-fish kill case

    ROCKFORD – A settlement has been reached with a railroad company responsible for an ethanol spill that caused a significant fish kill in the Rock Rive ...
    UPDATED: March 5, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Local mother, daughter out of hospital after crash

    MADISON, Wis. – Ten days after being involved in a head-on crash, a Sauk Valley mother and daughter have been released from a Wisconsin hospital.
    March 5, 2015 - 8:13 pm
  • Benefit Sunday to help Sterling girl

    STERLING – A fundraiser Sunday will help to defray medical costs for a Sterling girl facing cleft lip and palate treatment.
    March 5, 2015 - 5:09 pm
  • Plan would ax university employee tuition breaks for kids

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker is proposing that the state do away with tuition breaks for children of employees at public universities.
    March 5, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Business notebook: Shoe shop in Dixon changes hands

    DIXON – After 37 years of owning a shoe shop, it’s time for Gary and Karen Michel to put their feet up.
    March 5, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • Lawmakers propose increasing earned income tax credit

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are proposing to double an income tax break supporters say has helped low-paid workers.
    March 5, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Day Trip: Parade, races, parties to liven downtown districts

    ROCK ISLAND – Green apparel is the style again as those of Irish descent and the Irish at heart get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
    March 5, 2015 - 1:54 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, March 6-8

    Farm toys on display in PoloPOLO – The 30th annual Polo Farm Toy Show, sponsored by the Polo Lions C ...
    March 5, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Brrr!!! Local police, probation, firefighters taking the plunge for Special Olympics

    Would you like to tell a cop to go jump in a lake? Would you pay for the privilege? Ten men and wome ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Experts: Clinton email practices risked data disclosures

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email address and private computer server for official State Department business heightene ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Feds find racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials cont ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Books selected for Illinois' statewide reading program

    NORMAL (AP) — Illinois' statewide reading program has announced its 2015 book selections.The Illinoi ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • New season for hunting licenses starts April 1

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois officials are reminding hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts to renew their state licenses.
    March 5, 2015 - 10:14 am
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