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  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Jan. 19Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Council faces time crunch with Dixon airport's future

    The City Council is still grappling with what direction the Dixon Municipal Airport should take, but time is running out to seek federal funding for i ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:11 am
  • Man sought in home invasion case

    STERLING – Police are looking for a man on a bicycle in connection with a home invasion in which a resident was assaulted, they said in a news release ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:14 pm
  • Lee County sheriff presents rough picture for new jail

    DIXON – Lee County Board members got a first glimpse of what a new jail would look like Tuesday. La ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • Sterling police seek information on report of shots fired

    STERLING – Sterling Police are investigating a report of shots fired Monday night near the 1500 blocks of Avenue L and K.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:17 pm
  • Bustos won't skip inauguration

    While many Democratic lawmakers are opting not to attend Friday's inauguration, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos plans to be there.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 8:18 pm
  • No injuries in Dixon house fire

    DIXON – No one was injured in a house fire just before 9 p.m. Monday at 713 Douglas Ave.Residents we ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:13 pm
  • Amboy police install drug drop box

    AMBOY – Amboy police have installed a drop box residents can use to dispose of unused or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter drugs.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:18 pm
  • Mount Morris revamps village ordinances, increases fines

    MOUNT MORRIS – Village ordinances have become a little stiffer, and violations a little more expensive.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 7:41 pm
  • Exelon appealing Byron plant’s tax assessment

    The owners of the Byron nuke plant and the owners of a shuttered printing plant in Mount Morris disagree greatly with how much the county has assessed ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:36 pm
  • West mall transformation continues at Sauk

    DIXON – It’s no longer your dad’s west mall at Sauk Valley Community College. Across the way from t ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • No 'likes' for fake news from Merkel

    BERLIN – While celebrating the 2013 election victory that gave her a third term as German chancellor ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • Last astronaut to walk on the moon, Gene Cernan, dies at 82

    HOUSTON (AP) – Former astronaut Gene Cernan, who as the last person to walk on the moon returned to ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:13 pm
  • Illinois governor signs school, daycare lead-testing law

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois elementary schools and day care centers must test drinking water sources for ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:13 pm
  • Group's home sales hit 10-year high mark in Ogle, other counties

    ROCKFORD – Rockford Area Realtors sold more homes in Boone, Winnebago and Ogle counties last year th ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:05 pm
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