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  • Rauner: 'Our Illinois Lottery has been very poorly run'

    CHICAGO (AP) – Aiming to avoid past troubles, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday that the state is ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent a ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Amid opioid epidemic, rules for drug companies are loosened

    LOS ANGELES — When it comes to combating the nation’s opioid epidemic, politicians of all stripes sa ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Support group, clubs and services

    Saturday, July 30Red Cross blood drive, 7-11 a.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointments: 815- ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Arrest made today in Stillman Valley robbery

    A Stillman Valley 19-year-old, suspected in the armed robbery of a local gas station, is in custody.
    July 28, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Fair-weather fun in Amboy

    The rain that moved through rural Amboy didn’t dampen fair-goers’ spirits Thursday – for some, it made the day even more fun at the Lee County 4-H Fai ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Whiteside airport takes history under its wings

    Gary Dunn, a flight crew member on the B24 nicknamed "Witchcraft," works on one of the plane’s engines Thursday morning at the Whiteside County Airpor ...
    July 28, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Dixon police water gun fight goes viral

    DIXON – A watery battle between community youths and Dixon police officers last week has reached the ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Today’s lesson plan: Saving lives

    Dixon police officers confront a shooter at Washington Elementary School on Thursday morning during an active shooter drill. Emergency personnel from ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Lawmakers don't expect a special budget session

    Two area legislators visited the Whiteside County Health Department Thursday, where they shared their concerns about the state's budget situation.
    July 28, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Kinzinger: Trump talk continues to be problematic

    U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, met with the Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board today and talked Trump and other things politics. He called Dona ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • National Night Out activities Tuesday in Sterling

    STERLING – National Night Out activities will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace Park, West Fifth Street and Avenue G; Kilgour Park, West 14t ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:07 pm
  • This just in: Student newspaper coming back to Sauk

    DIXON – An extra, extra opportunity is returning to Sauk Valley Community College.After a 3-year hia ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:05 pm
  • Hearings reset for three Jaramillo co-defendants

    Preliminary trial dates have been pushed back for the three alleged co-conspirators tied to former Rock Falls Detective Veronica Jaramillo.
    July 28, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: July 29-31, 2016

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    July 28, 2016 - 10:58 pm
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