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  • Rockford man faces charges in January killing of wife

    ROCKFORD (AP) – A Rockford man is facing charges of first-degree murder in the death of his 46-year- ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Quincy tavern gas leak sends 6 people to hospital

    QUINCY (AP) – Six employees of a Quincy tavern have been taken to a hospital after a carbon monoxide ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Parents have mixed feelings on budget cuts

    ASHTON – Cutting staff in the Ashton-Franklin Center School District may not be a popular solution, but Andrew Kida says the school board has to make ...
    UPDATED: March 4, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Nine to share passion for fine arts in Dixon

    The 19th annual Sauk Valley Youth Talent Showcase will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Next Picture Sho, 113 W. First St., Dixon. Sponsored by the ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Whiteside County Board member dies at 82

    MORRISON – Longtime Whiteside County Board member Don Blair has died. He was 82. A Democrat, Blair w ...
    UPDATED: March 4, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Lee County groups meet to discuss heroin problem

    DIXON – A Dixon woman died of a heroin overdose Tuesday morning. She was 34 years old, white, and the third person in as many weeks to die of a heroin ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Council OKs water, sewer hikes in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – City residents will see higher water and sewer bills in the next 3 years. The council o ...
    UPDATED: March 4, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • St. Mary's School set to host open house in Sterling

    Jackson Graham, 6, is helped by older brother Chase, 14, make a card Tuesday morning at St. Mary's School in Sterling. Eighth-graders teamed up with k ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments; gov’t tests confirm danger

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipmen ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • U.S. running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

    NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that coul ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    NEW YORK (AP) – Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, pu ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, March 5Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Official: Homeless man killed by police did 14 years for robbery

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – A homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had been released last Ma ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Sterling man arrested on seven child porn charges

    STERLING – Police arrested a Sterling man Tuesday on seven counts of child pornography.Drew W. Barge ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Smiddy on state task force to study mass shootings

    Rep. Mike Smiddy and a state task force will meet next week to discuss ways to prevent mass shootings in Illinois.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:49 pm
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