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  • Stores are worse for wear

    PHILADELPHIA – Mipri Haye, a high school junior, is on Instagram and Snapshot daily, showing off her latest outfits to her girlfriends.
    March 17, 2017 - 1:41 pm
  • Downtown restaurant specializes in barbecue

    STERLING – Sauk Valley natives John French and Michelle Francque-Burns opened a new restaurant in the old Martin’s Steaks and Spirits multistory build ...
    March 17, 2017 - 9:49 pm
  • Sheriff IDs Byron man who police say stabbed his wife

    The Byron man who investigators say stabbed his wife before dying in a car crash was public service administrator with the Illinois Department of Corr ...
    March 17, 2017 - 9:44 pm
  • Sterling JCPenney store on closure list

    STERLING – The JCPenney store at Northland Mall is among 138 of the retailer's sites set to be closed as part of the company's nationwide downsizing p ...
    March 17, 2017 - 9:42 pm
  • Feds argue, again, that Blagojevich sentence is appropriate

    CHICAGO (AP) – Prosecutors say an appeals court shouldn’t grant former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:46 pm
  • Former ‘Power Rangers’ actor pleads guilty to killing roommate with sword

    LOS ANGELES – A former actor who once played one of the Power Rangers in the children’s superhero te ...
    March 17, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Chicago police leader meets with US attorney general

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson asked U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:45 pm
  • University of Illinois financial aid would support in-state students

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The University of Illinois would reserve 85 percent of financial aid for Illinois ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:44 pm
  • Illinois proposal would make changing birth certificates easier for transgender people

    A proposal that would make it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates to re ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:45 pm
  • Slow and steady wins a fine

    WASHINGTON — Maybe you’re a bit of a lead-foot. Maybe you don’t like driving behind trucks. Or maybe ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:44 pm
  • Great Lakes funding cuts are absurd, irresponsible, lawmakers say

    DETROIT – Environmental advocates and Congressional Democrats vowed to fight President Donald Trump’ ...
    March 16, 2017 - 7:53 pm
  • City close to closing deal for new retailer on riverfront

    The city's retail consulting firm has lined up a prospective developer for 5.6 acres of riverfront property on East Second Street.
    March 16, 2017 - 8:27 pm
  • Dinner bell! Eastland students seek donations to help fight hunger

    Eastland High School senior Shelby Fryar isn’t just the president of her FFA chapter. She’s also a member … of a lot of clubs. A lot of clubs that hav ...
    March 16, 2017 - 7:05 pm
  • Experts: 'Repeal and replace' would hurt local health care

    The Whiteside County Health Department could lose $700,000 a year if expanded Medicaid disappears in the Republican's replacement plan for the Afforda ...
    March 16, 2017 - 7:11 pm
  • Eastland junior high football going no-tackle

    LANARK – Safety concerns and declining participation have prompted Eastland-Pearl City to change seventh-eighth grade football to a 7-on-7 no-tackle p ...
    March 16, 2017 - 7:12 pm
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