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  • Get linked at chili cook-off in Sterling

    STERLING – A peace chain will be linked together at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 in the YWCA parking lot, 412 First Ave., during the annual chili cook-off of Unite ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Illinois home day care workers seek repayment of union dues

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Home day care workers in Illinois are seeking a refund of millions of dollars in pa ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Can drastically reduced nicotine take the ‘hook’ out of cigarettes?

    Finding a way to wean America’s 42.1 million adult smokers from their deadly habit is one of the gre ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Governor closing museums, shooting range in budget standoff

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to close state museums and a sport-shooting complex because ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Bloomington weighing water concerns raised by pipeline

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) – City staff in Bloomington plan to review concerns raised by an Illinois State Uni ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 3:14 am
  • Quincy moving into 3rd phase of recovery after July storm

    QUINCY (AP) – The city of Quincy in western Illinois has started the third phase of cleanup after a ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 3:14 am
  • NIU students find community in LGBTQA dormitory cluster

    DeKALB – Margaret Hitchcock was nervous about moving from Chicago Heights to DeKalb for her first ye ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, Oct. 2Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Dixon official talks pension woes, alludes to solutions

    DIXON – Finance Director Paula Meyer opened the latest pension report from state actuary Timothy Sharp.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Spirits light during homecoming week at Newman High

    Newman Central Catholic High School senior Brady Rude puts his hands in the air after he and homecoming queen Morgan Ely light the bonfire during Wedn ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Pumpkin patch returns to Amboy

    AMBOY – What started as a small shed has grown into a popular pumpkin patch. Just outside Amboy, An ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • New grocery store for Amboy?

    AMBOY – The recent closure of this town’s only grocery store was inevitable, but still painful, city officials say.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Coloma Township misses annual report deadline

    ROCK FALLS – Coloma Township missed two deadlines for filing its annual financial report with the state.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Free traditions workshop Wednesday in Dixon

    DIXON – A free program on how celebrations and traditions can strengthen families and communities will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Post House Comm ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • St. Anne anniversary registration due

    MORRISON – Reservations are due Oct. 8 for a dinner to be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Oak Room, 903 W. Morris St., to celebrate the 150th anniver ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:42 pm
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