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  • Shows, egg hunts set Saturday at Sterling church

    STERLING – Sterling First Church of the Nazarene will hold its annual Easter EGGstravaganza program Saturday at the church, 411 13th Ave.
    March 29, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Want a bridge? One's for sale in central Illinois

    LACON (AP) – Anyone interested in buying an old 80-foot steel and concrete bridge can get one in cen ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Egg hunt planned Saturday at Dixon Elks

    DIXON – Dixon Elks Lodge 779 and Sauk Valley Jaycees members will organize an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at the lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Ro ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Little ones hunt for eggs in style in Sterling

    Violet Crowe, 1, of Sterling, picks up an Easter egg Saturday afternoon at the Sterling Park District Easter Egg Hunt at the Westwood Fitness and Spor ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Illinois auto-theft task forces closing due to budget crisis

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Officials with police-run auto-theft task forces say they are shutting down acros ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Chicago-area community college to offer free tuition

    PALATINE (AP) – A north-suburban Chicago community college says it will start offering 2 years of fr ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • To balance budgets, governors seek higher education cuts

    WASHINGTON – Governors in nearly a half-dozen states want to cut state spending on colleges and univ ...
    March 29, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

    WASHINGTON (AP) – In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been pl ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Rock Falls January Student of the Month: Lilly Ngai

    Lilly Ngai, 17, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s January Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Rose and Simon Ngai and she has a sist ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • Skunks stinking up spring season in suburban Chicago

    ELGIN (AP) – It’s skunk season in suburban Chicago.Naperville animal control officer Christine Mayba ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Galesburg anti-bullying club inspires acts of kindness

    GALESBURG (AP) – A Galesburg school has started an anti-bullying club that wants to inspire acts of ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, March 31Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • Polo Student of the Month

    POLO — Savanah Phillip, 18, of Polo, is Polo Community High School’s December Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Ronald Eden and Lou Phillip ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Eagle numbers down around area rivers

    APPLE RIVER – The Eagle Nature Foundation has released the results of its 55th annual Midwinter Bald Eagle County.
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Boosters to benefit from competition

    LA MOILLE – A trivia night competition to raise money for the La Moille and Ohio athletic boosters will be April 18 at the La Moille Lions Club, 308 H ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
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