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  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Saturday, Aug. 27Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., lower-level entrance, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • Come visit the Village people at Amana

    Established in 1855, the Amana Colonies came into existence when the Community of True Inspiration a ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Dollar Tree sees more dollars, less traffic

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Just over a year after buying Family Dollar, Dollar Tree said sales are up, but th ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Sears posts second-quarter loss; sales keep faltering

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, (AP) – Sears posted a second-quarter loss, with perpetually weak sales overshadowi ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Illinois officials to analyze fairgrounds flooding, damage

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois transportation officials said they will study ways to ease the kind of f ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Comptroller hopefuls argue independence from Madigan, Rauner

    CHICAGO (AP) – The candidates for Illinois comptroller worked Thursday to prove their independence f ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Why life insurance benefits have sometimes gone unpaid in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Lynn Lucchese-Soto thought she was being scammed when she got a phone call at work earlier ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • 2 nuns killed in Mississippi; signs point to home break-in

    DURANT, Miss. (AP) – Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were fou ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Judge: Lizard, Illuminati beliefs mean terror suspect unfit

    CHICAGO (AP) – A suburban Chicago terrorism suspect charged with attempting to bomb a downtown bar s ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot

    CHICAGO (AP) – A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seek ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Dixon mom and daughter navigate the darkness, 1 day at a time

    DIXON – Stacey Nielsen never meant to bring her daughter into her darkness. But that’s how it played out.
    UPDATED: Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Greenhouse at Oregon High could teach us how to garden indoors, year-round

    An off-the-grid greenhouse at Oregon High School could lead to residents growing and harvesting vegetables and herbs indoors year-round.
    UPDATED: Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Quarter auction Sunday to benefit Dixon dad

    STERLING – A quartermania auction to raise money for a Dixon dad with a brain tumor will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sterling Moose Family Cent ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • A 4 scores Dixon family nearly $120,000

    DIXON – The Queen of Hearts appeared at a crucial time for Amanda Ganze and her family. Amanda’s hu ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: Aug. 26-28, 2016

    DIXON – “Tapas and ’Tinis,” a fundraiser for Hospice of the Rock River Valley’s new hospice home, begins at
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:36 pm
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    Reader Poll

    The high school football season begins Aug. 26. Do you plan to attend any games?
    Yes, I’m a big fan and will attend most of my team’s games
    Yes, I’ll attend maybe half of the games
    Yes, I’ll go to at least one game
    No, but I’ll follow high school football in the media
    No, not interested