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  • ‘Potential leads’ in search for suspect

    LANARK – Although tips have come in, Lanark Police still don’t have a main suspect after less than $10,000 was stolen from three businesses in town, L ...
    April 27, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Veterans memorial benefit planned in Polo

    POLO – A Vietnam veteran who wrote a book about his years as a POW will speak May 16 at an Armed Forces Day event and memorial fundraiser at Barnacopi ...
    April 22, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Boxcar settlement inspires Hispanic leader

    STERLING – An internationally known speaker with ties to the area will bring her message of overcoming challenges to empower current and future leader ...
    April 22, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Garden bazaar planned Saturday at Dixon church

    DIXON – Church of the Brethren’s annual garden bazaar will be from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 215 N. Court.
    April 22, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Benefit for homeless vets Friday, Saturday in Dixon

    DIXON – A fundraiser cookout for homeless veterans will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Dixon Food Center, 500 Chicago Ave.
    April 22, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Crossroad bridges over I-88 to close for repairs

    Starting Monday, a group of four crossroad bridges over Interstate 88 in Lee County will close for repairs.
    April 22, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Clerks work to comply with voting law before Schock primary

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — County clerks in the congressional district of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say they're scrambling to comply with a new Illinois v ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Rauner: Stop 'fair share' fees for non-union teachers

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says public school teachers who aren't union members shouldn't have to pay union fees — the same policy he's trie ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • SupplyCore's $1B in military contracts should aid Rockford

    ROCKFORD (AP) — A Rockford logistics and supply-chain management firm has won more than $1 billion in work for the U.S. military to take place over th ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Red light camera ban passes House committee

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Proposed legislation banning red light cameras in certain Illinois communities is expected to be taken up by the state Legislature.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Employers cut jobs in 31 U.S. states as growth slows

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers in 31 U.S. states cut jobs last month as weak economic growth weighed on ...
    April 22, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Council finalizes settlement agreement in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The city and its engineering firm finalized a settlement agreement Tuesday, officially answering the question of who would pay for last y ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Lee County Board approves new gambling ordinance

    DIXON – As far as a new building goes, Lee County Animal Control is home free, Lee County Board member John Nicholson said during the board meeting Tu ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Rauner aide sorry on social service cuts 'miscommunications'

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget chief apologized to a House oversight panel Tuesday fo ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • House OKs bill that would change Illinois specialty plates

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois House has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would change the way t ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:42 pm
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