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  • There's nowhere to hide from the heat

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is ...
    NEW: July 24, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Southern Illinois a trauma desert

    CARBONDALE (AP) – Southern Illinois residents continue to lack easy access to hospitals with trauma ...
    NEW: July 24, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Politics and the glass ceiling: Cracked, but not shattered

    Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the ...
    NEW: July 24, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Drugmakers profit from Medicare safeguard

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid ...
    NEW: July 24, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Democrats aren’t the only tourists flocking to Philadelphia; so are heroin addicts

    PHILADELPHIA – As Democrats from across the country flock to Philadelphia for their national convent ...
    NEW: July 24, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Rauner working with police on easing marijuana penalties

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with the Illinois State Police on how to handle a pr ...
    NEW: July 24, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Courage under fire: Firefighters rush in where the rest of us would never tread

    DIXON – When firefighters deem a situation unsurvivable, they get their personnel the heck out of there.
    UPDATED: July 24, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Simulator gives firefighters a glimpse into an inferno

    DIXON – Centimeters in front of our masks, our hands were invisible. Enveloped in viscous gray smoke, we were as good as blind as the heat intensified ...
    UPDATED: July 24, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Giving power to kids, giving fun to the community

    Cameron Schneider, 12, of Sterling falls into the landing zone Saturday on the inflatable slide during the GPA Youth Day at the Sterling-Rock Falls YM ...
    UPDATED: July 24, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • You gotta give the airport its props

    ROCK FALLS – If you missed the flight of fancy at the Whiteside County Airport over the weekend, don’t fret. There’s more fun waiting in the wings, an ...
    UPDATED: July 24, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Music: The Main attraction in Sterling

    Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts perform Saturday at the Sterling Main Street Music Fest at the Grandon Civic Center. The fest returned for its fif ...
    UPDATED: July 24, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Authorities will conduct speed patrols Wednesday

    STERLING – District 1 State Police will conduct special patrols Wednesday as part of the first Illinois Speed Awareness Day.
    July 24, 2016 - 5:28 pm
  • Attempted murder suspect arrested in Lee County

    HARMON – Two Indianapolis men, one wanted on an attempted murder charge, were arrested Saturday morning on Hoyle Road south of Van Petten Road and cha ...
    UPDATED: July 24, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Tuesday, July 26Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    July 24, 2016 - 7:49 pm
  • Activities continue at nature center

    DIXON – Students from fourth grade and older can take a hike from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 from the Ruth Edwards Nature Center in Lowell Park, 2114 Lowell P ...
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
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