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  • Fulton teen eyes City Hall, optometry career

    FULTON – One of the first things visitors to Paula's Archiving will notice isn't the age of the owner – although not every 17-year-old is helping pres ...
    NEW: Dec. 8, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • Whiteside County taking applications for state's attorney

    MORRISON – Whiteside County is looking for a qualified Democrat to replace Trish Joyce as state's attorney.
    NEW: Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: Dec. 9-11, 2016

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Fatal I-39 crash victims identified

    ROCHELLE – The victims of yesterday's fatal crash on Interstate 39 south of the Rochelle exit were been identified in a State Police news release this ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Boil order ends in Fulton

    FULTON – A boil order along Second Avenue from Ninth to 12th streets was lifted this morning.Residen ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Kreider recycling division to close in Dixon

    DIXON – Secure Recycling Services, an award-winning division of Kreider Services since 2009, will close Dec. 31.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Ships, jets, giant crowd mark Pearl Harbor anniversary event

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) – Thousands observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked acro ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:01 pm
  • Oregon mayor introduces public to TIF

    OREGON – More than four dozen residents turned out at a meeting Tuesday night to learn more about a proposed TIF district in Oregon, and share their c ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:29 pm
  • Judge temporarily blocks Rauner from imposing contract terms

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A judge in southern Illinois issued a temporary restraining order to keep Gov. Br ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • 2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:53 pm
  • ComEd delivery rate increase will raise bills by $2 per month

    The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a 5 percent increase in the annual delivery rate for C ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 6:59 pm
  • Rauner signs bill sparing two nuclear plants

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved a plan Wednesday that will provide billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep two ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:35 pm
  • Nashville artists to perform in Dixon

    DIXON – Jay Vonn and Triple Threat, an American/bluegrass band from Dixon, will open for Lillie Mae Rische, a fiddle player for Jack White, on Dec. 17 ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:32 pm
  • LOTS stays afloat with state payment

    The Lee-Ogle Transportation System will keep its doors open past Dec. 31 thanks to a state payment of about $250,000.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:27 pm
  • City expedites roof project at Lawrence building

    The city has waived the bidding process to quickly get a temporary roof on the Lawrence Brothers building before more snowfall hits the area.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:33 pm
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    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
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