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  • Holiday shopping season starts with a slump

    Sales at retail stores dropped on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, a sign that more consumers opted to ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster

    NEW YORK (AP) – Shoppers traded bricks for clicks on Monday, flocking online to snap up Cyber Monday ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Cities, counties demand action as standoff enters sixth month

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Nervous mayors and county officials are piping up about the Illinois budget crisis, with one city even threatening to turn off the ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Cantata Sunday in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – More than 60 vocalists and instrumentalists will perform a Christmas cantata at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 W. Brayto ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • State-mandated assessment scores expected soon

    The state is on the hook for $160 million over 4 years to administer a test that some local officials are putting “zero” stock into.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Sauk Valley candidates ready to run

    Plan on some new faces in local and statewide politics. In Lee County, three people have filed for ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • City leans toward ending pact with development arm

    ROCK FALLS – Saying the city isn’t getting enough “bang for its buck,” the finance committee will recommend that the contract with its economic develo ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, Dec. 2Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 7:23 pm
  • Sterling schools' survey enters phase 2

    STERLING – The people have spoken – 1,509 of them, to be exact. During phase 1 of the Sterling Publ ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • A welcome road reopening in Dixon

    A car travels along Seventh Street on Monday afternoon in Dixon. The road had been closed since June 15, when a flash flood collapsed a culvert and ca ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Christmas makes itself at home at Dillon Museum

    The home is being decked out for the month of December, just in time for its Christmas Walk, which runs Friday through Sunday at 1005 E. Third St. Gui ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Bustos files for re-election; has at least two GOP opponents

    As of 4:15 p.m. today, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, was the only Democratic candidate to file for her 17th Congressional District seat.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in US culture wars

    NEW YORK (AP) – As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Pa ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Chicago announces expansion of police body-camera program

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago says it’s expanding a program to provide police officers with body cameras.A ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Q&A: Spiritual journey spurs first book

    ROCK FALLS – They say there's an author hidden within all of us. Rock Falls native Kay Clark found ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 9:12 pm
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