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  • February trial date for Dixon homicide case scrubbed

    DIXON – The trial of a Dixon man accused of murdering his wife has been postponed for a third time.D ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:35 am
  • Reception Sunday for Coleta artist

    CLINTON, Iowa – A reception for Coleta artist Stuart Roddy will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the River Arts Center, 299 Fifth Ave. S., where his ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • Dixon Main Street in 'holding pattern' regarding executive director position

    DIXON – The search for a new Dixon Main Street executive director likely will wait until the new City Council takes over in May.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Sterling superintendent working on 20/20 vision for Illinois schools

    STERLING – The Sterling School Board will be introduced to a new statewide education plan when it meets Wednesday.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Panic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • Dixon November Student of the Month: Amy Rotella

    Amy Rotella, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's November Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Nicole Miller and Lou Rotella. She has a young ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • Hospice plans new building on donated land

    STERLING – Hospice of the Rock River Valley is kicking off a fundraising drive to build a $3.5 million hospice home on land donated by retired busines ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Spokesman: Iowa governor taken to hospital by ambulance

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad was taken to a hospital by ambulance Monday after falling ill at an event in a Des Moines suburb, his spok ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Quartermania event Friday to benefit Self Help

    ROCK FALLS – A Quartermania auction to benefit Self Help Enterprises will be held Friday at the Rock Falls Community Building, 601 W. 10th St.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • Frerichs announces firm will review Treasurer's office

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says he's bringing in a consulting firm to conduct a performance review of how his office handl ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Illinois pays millions to keep inmates who can't find homes

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois spends as much as $25 million a year to keep inmates in prison because they can't find suitable places to live that meet the t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

    NEW YORK (AP) — The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.As Americans continue t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • New Jersey's Christie launches political action committee

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Monster snowstorm swirls into densely populated northeast

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swir ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it's his

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, b ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 3:44 pm
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