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  • Illinois governor creates privately funded economic agency

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner used his executive powers Wednesday to establish a privately run an ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Report: Racial disparities persist with Illinois poverty

    CHICAGO (AP) – A nonprofit research group says poverty rates in Illinois are up to three times highe ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Rock Falls' low-income housing repair program could disappear

    ROCK FALLS – The city will likely discontinue its participation in a federal housing program that helps low-income homeowners with needed repairs.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:28 pm
  • Second brother charged with murder posts bond

    DIXON – One of the brothers charged in the murder of a Peoria man was freed from the Lee County Jail on Wednesday after a judge granted a motion to re ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Sterling senior thrives in orchestra, cross country

    STERLING – Little did Cody Lund know that the proverbial intersection he reached in the summer of 2009 was along a road leading to a deeper understand ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Utilities changes on the horizon in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Mayor Bill Wescott has called a Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss the city's plans to establish a utilities board.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:29 pm
  • Dresses wanted for annual fundraiser

    DIXON – Got a prom dress in your closet that's looking for another dance partner? How about a homecoming dress that's just been hanging around? Pull t ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Nursing meeting Monday at Sauk

    DIXON – A free information session for nursing careers and programs begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Room 2E8A at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 stat ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Area spelling bee planned in Dixon

    DIXON – The first combined Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at Dixon High School, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • Milledgeville Methodists plan pancake dinner

    MILLEDGEVILLE – The Milledgeville Methodist Men’s annual all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage fundraiser will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Milledgev ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Milledgeville business will host farm management seminar

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Midwest BioAg staff will offer a free farm management seminar from 10:30 a.m. to 2:3 ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Support groups, clubs, and services

    Friday, Feb. 5Women, infants and children clinic, and family planning services, Lee County Health De ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Police: Wife fatally poisons former Sterling man

    A Sterling native is dead after police say his wife killed him with a smoothie spiked with sleeping pills, then tried to take her own life.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • Yahoo to cut 1,700 workers as CEO tries to save her own job

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess bagga ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • New law imposes fine for minors possessing e-cigarettes

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Anyone under 18 who’s caught with electronic cigarettes or other tobacco-free nic ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:42 pm
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