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  • Franklin Creek nature area expands

    FRANKLIN GROVE – As of Tuesday, the Franklin Creek State Natural Area got 40 acres bigger, thanks to the efforts of a local volunteer group.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 5:40 pm
  • Mount Morris bicyclist, 81, upgraded to fair condition after hit-and-run

    ROCKFORD – An 81-year-old Mount Morris man has been upgraded to fair condition at a Rockford hospital after being struck by a semitrailer a week ago.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • Judge sides with government on loans to Ortgiesens

    DIXON – The nearly $200,000 former City Engineer Shawn Ortgiesen and his wife owe Rita Crundwell will be put toward the nearly $54 million in restitut ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • ‘Right-to-work zones’ a 1st-year priority for Rauner

    DECATUR (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wants to prioritize creating “right-to-work zones” in economically depressed areas where local offici ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • AFC Middle School's fate at issue

    ASHTON – A large deficit in spending over the last couple years has the Ashton-Franklin Center School Board thinking about reorganizing the schools in ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Shamrock Club names Grand Marshals, gives posthumous honor

    Carol Rock says a few words about her son, Sean, on Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dixon. Rock and her husband, Joe (middle), were named G ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram dow ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:34 pm
  • Time might be running out for penny parking meters

    SYCAMORE (AP) – The penny parking meters in Sycamore might be running out of time.The northern Illin ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • U.S. home price gains slow in November on weaker sales

    WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices rose at a modest pace in November, held back by weaker sales and ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Gunmen storm luxury Tripoli hotel, leaving 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) – Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, kil ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

    BEIRUT (AP) – Secret talks were underway Tuesday in Jordan in the presence of a Japanese envoy to se ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, Jan. 29Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Burke: Airport an 'unrealized asset'

    DIXON – The city is eyeing ways to set the airport up as an economic asset in the future.Airport-rel ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • New acting Bureau County state's attorney chosen

    PRINCETON – Bureau County has a new, temporary chief prosecutor.Geno J. Caffarini will serve as acti ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Bureau County Jail's radio room getting $150,000 makeover

    PRINCETON – The the radio room in the Bureau County Jail is getting an upgrade, thanks to a $150,000 state grant.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:07 pm
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