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  • Lawmakers channel grief into opioids fight

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:34 pm
  • Rich lawmakers? Not all elected officials get raises

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Want to complain to your legislators about wage stagnation? Chances are they’ ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • It’s easy for the government to read your old emails. Why won’t the Senate fix that?

    WASHINGTON — For more than 30 years, a little-known loophole in federal law has allowed the governme ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Where does opportunity knock? City wants to know

    The Dixon City Council is looking into ways to ramp up economic development opportunities in the city.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Feb. 23Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:47 pm
  • Sterling council OKs bids to raze more houses

    Two more abandoned houses in Sterling will come down before the city's Blight Reduction Program grant deadline of March 31.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • Rock Falls moves ahead with broadband plan

    Mayor Bill Wescott shined a light on opportunities recently seized by the city, including the planned broadband rollout and riverfront growth, during ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Stalemate over wall finally crumbles

    After 4 years of debate, the Lee County Board has agreed to a three-way split between the city and state to repair a collapsed portion of retaining wa ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • Accused kidnapper built a basement shelter in the home where Erie couple was found

    GENESEO – A Geneseo man accused of kidnapping an Erie couple made major renovations to a basement room in the home where the couple was found.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • County on board for city’s new direction with theater

    DIXON – The city and county agree a new direction is needed for managing the Historic Dixon Theatre, ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Sex offender charged with abusing a child

    COMPTON – A convicted Creston sex offender again charged with sexually abusing a girl younger than 13 was in Lee County Jail on Tuesday on $50,000 bon ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Rep. McCombie to visit Erie on March 6

    ERIE – State Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, and her staff will hold office hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6 at the Erie Fire Station, 807 Ninth Av ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 7:58 pm
  • State senator takes questions from Fulton students, administrators

    State Sen. Neil Anderson spent the day at Fulton High, mixing and mingling with students curious about his Springfield responsibilities.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:28 pm
  • Accused kidnapper pleads not guilty to 16 felony charges

    A Geneseo man accused of kidnapping an Erie couple from their home pleaded not guilty to a 16-count amended complaint this morning.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:22 pm
  • Spooked by spike in cyber extortion, businesses stockpile bitcoin for payoffs

    SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. corporations that have long resisted bending to the demands of computer hackers ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:56 pm
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