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  • Inventions key to teacher’s success

    WOODSTOCK – Andrew Parke’s creations, which fill about 50 boxes in his Woodstock basement, aren’t ea ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Some Mississippi River recreation areas reopen

    THOMSON – The Thomson Causeway and Bulger’s Hollow Campground and Boat Ramp in Clinton, Iowa, are open now that flood waters have receded, the Army Co ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines sus ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Police charge man in child’s death

    CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago teenager accused of shooting dead an 11-year-old girl was aiming his gun at ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Man held in 1992 teen strangling death

    CHICAGO (AP) – More than two decades after the strangling death of an Illinois teenager, a 71-year-o ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lee County 4-H Fair in full swing

    Lea Koning of the Grove Go-Getters 4-H Club leads her cattle to the barn Thursday on the opening day of the Lee County 4-H Fair at the fairgrounds off ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Second suspect in hit-and-run arrested, also in Texas

    It could be a while before the two Rock Falls men wanted for attempted murder in an April hit-and-run see Whiteside County court.
    July 24, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, July 25Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Locals can go green at Art of Green Festival

    The Art of Green Festival, to be held Aug. 9-10, was created in part to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Deto ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tractor ride set for Sublette park

    SUBLETTE – Sublette’s annual One Day Tractor Drive will be Aug. 6 at Sublette Centennial Park on West Street.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • City asked to help pay for library improvements in Dixon

    DIXON – The Dixon Public Library is asking the city for help with about $1.5 million in building repairs.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ogle sheriff's second job not quite full time

    In his first 5 weeks as maintenance coordinator for the Forrestville Valley School District, Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn didn’t quite work full t ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • All SHS students – who attend session – get to use laptops this fall

    STERLING – It looks like the days of using a writing utensil and a pad of paper are coming to an end at Sterling High School.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Touch a Truck returns to riverfront

    ROCK FALLS – The Optimist Club of Rock Falls will host the 2014 Touch a Truck event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at the remains of the Reliant Fasten ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tennis court project behind schedule at Sterling High

    STERLING – It might take longer than expected, but students at Sterling High School soon will have a new and safer place to play tennis.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am

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