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  • Several projects underway at Centennial Park, some nearing completion

    Coloma Township Park District staff are making a big push to finish some of the projects underway at Centennial Park before Memorial Day.
    May 26, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Bail set at $1 million for Byron man accused of assaulting boy at rec center

    OREGON – An 18-year-old Byron man is in jail on $1 million bond, accused of sexually assaulting a boy younger than 13 at Nash Recreation Center shortl ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:56 pm
  • Getting the jet in top-flight condition in Dixon

    Gary DeBord puts a fresh coat of paint on the fighter jet at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Dixon on Thursday afternoon. Members hope to have the Thunderc ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • City explores options for troublesome building

    STERLING – The city is mulling its options for dealing with a troublesome building it inherited at t ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • New attorneys, new trial date set for man charged in wife’s shooting death

    MOUNT CARROLL – The 49-year-old Freeport man accused of shooting and killing his wife Dec. 5 in Lanark had his July 18 trial date pushed back 2 months ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • 'We just want to help' – Church seeks donations to help veterans

    STERLING – Being homeless is bad enough. To have devoted part of your life to protecting your country, only then to find yourself without a roof over ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Two arrested in chases in Lee, Carroll counties

    Sauk Valley law officers in several counties had a busy Thursday morning, chasing down drivers in two incidents resulting in felony charges.
    May 26, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Rock Falls author set to sign books Saturday

    ROCK FALLS – A Rock Falls writer will sign copies of her first published book from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Treasure Chest LLC resale shop, 2 ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Fixing a hole – Boiler pipe breaks at DHS

    What's going on in Dixon? The high school repaired a boiler pipe under the choir room, and three area historic sites are offering free admission to ac ...
    May 26, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: May 27-29

    It’s the Breast Yard Sale in TownOREGON – The 14th annual Breast Yard Sale in Town runs from 8 a.m. ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Give blood, get a shot at a free oil change

    STERLING – People who give blood from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at a Red Cross blood drive at CGH Medical Center’s Ryberg Auditorium, 100 E. LeFevre ...
    May 26, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Rock Falls man sentenced to probation in April standoff

    MORRISON – A Rock Falls man was sentenced to 2.5 years probation and ordered to pay restitution on a trio of charges stemming from an April motel stan ...
    May 26, 2016 - 7:19 pm
  • Route 40 road work taking holiday hiatus

    SPRINGFIELD – Bridge replacement over the Hennepin Canal, on state Route 40 south of Rock Falls, will be suspended from 3 p.m. Friday until 12:01 a.m. ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Day Trip: Spend a day at the zoon

    BELVIDERE – It’s a fine time to visit Summerfield Zoo as it teems with spring babies and moves into ...
    May 26, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Saturday, May 28Red Cross blood drive, 7-11 a.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815-62 ...
    May 26, 2016 - 4:13 pm
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