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  • Rock Falls Chamber recognizes contributions to the community

    ROCK FALLS – Joe McDonald isn’t one to take credit for all the things he’s done for the city, but on Thursday night, he got it anyway.
    NEW: Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

    NEW YORK (AP) – Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • Illinois state workers OK strike over Rauner contract dispute

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Tens of thousands of state government workers have sanctioned a strike against Go ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • Madigan forms Illinois House panel to address school funding

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a panel to pick up where a rece ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • White House expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreationa ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:57 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Saturday, Feb. 25Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., Gateway Faith Fellowship parsonage, 701 14th Ave., Fu ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • DAY TRIP: Come watch Brookfield herd stretch its legs

    With February feeling more like spring than winter, why not make a visit to the zoo and see who else ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • Voters will decide who fills vacant council seat

    The Dixon City Council will be leaving former Councilman Mitch Tucker's seat open and letting the April 4 election fill it.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:33 pm
  • LEARN AND LIVE: R-E-S-P-E-C-T (noun): Theme of annual spelling bee

    Some of the most memorable stuff from the 2017 Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee was the subtext, the grace shown by the competitors, rather th ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:36 pm
  • Following the Scripps: Polo sixth-grader earns third straight trip to national bee

    DIXON – If only sixth-grader Rebekah Zeigler didn’t know what she knew, earning her third straight t ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:30 pm
  • The time is ripe to crack open the capsule in Rock Falls

    Rock Falls city workers stopped by the Founder's Rock Memorial on East Second Street on Tuesday afternoon to inspect the site where a time capsule was ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 6:53 pm
  • Sterling boy batting with the big dogs

    STERLING – Ten-year-old Kaden Beer just might have a future in the big leagues.The Lincoln Elementar ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:26 pm
  • Mount Carroll student wins a trip to national spelling bee

    MOUNT CARROLL – A West Carroll Middle School eighth-grader will advance to the National Spelling Bee after winning the regional bee in Pearl City.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:33 pm
  • New head of the house at Dixon PADS

    DIXON – After almost 2 years of relentless, unremitting, 7-day-a-week devotion, Judy Keleher is taki ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:31 pm
  • Ash Wednesday observances at several Sterling locations

    STERLING – People of all faiths are invited to observe Ash Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Air Play Sports and Espresso, 115 E. Third St., and fro ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:19 pm
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