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  • Schools still waiting on special ed, transportation funds

    The state is 7 months behind in funding most school districts for transportation and special and bilingual education.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:18 pm
  • Springing into the new semester at Sauk

    Cheyenne Williams (left) of Dixon, and Sophia Renteria of Sterling face off Wednesday in a pugil stick match during SaukFest at Sauk Valley Community ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • Information about proposed jail will be in the mail

    Ogle County is creating an informational flier on the proposed jail that will include a schedule of public meetings on the matter.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:21 pm
  • Playing Russian roulette with synthetic opioid

    Officials are warning those who buy nonprescribed painkillers, online or elsewhere, of a synthetic drug that could prove fatal – as it did to one Lee ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:17 pm
  • Rock Falls Police seek information on thefts at US Cellular store

    Rock Falls Police are looking for help identifying two men suspected in a theft shortly before 5 p.m. Monday at the US Cellular store at 1021 First Av ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:20 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Jan. 19Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Council faces time crunch with Dixon airport's future

    The City Council is still grappling with what direction the Dixon Municipal Airport should take, but time is running out to seek federal funding for i ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Man sought in home invasion case

    STERLING – Police still are looking for a man on a bicycle in connection with a home invasion in which a resident was assaulted around 12:40 p.m. Tues ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 6:47 pm
  • Lee County sheriff presents rough picture for new jail

    DIXON – Lee County Board members got a first glimpse of what a new jail would look like Tuesday. La ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:46 pm
  • Sterling police seek information on report of shots fired

    STERLING – Sterling Police are investigating a report of shots fired Monday night near the 1500 blocks of Avenue L and K.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:17 pm
  • Bustos won't skip inauguration

    While many Democratic lawmakers are opting not to attend Friday's inauguration, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos plans to be there.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 8:18 pm
  • No injuries in Dixon house fire

    DIXON – No one was injured in a house fire just before 9 p.m. Monday at 713 Douglas Ave.Residents we ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:13 pm
  • Amboy police install drug drop box

    AMBOY – Amboy police have installed a drop box residents can use to dispose of unused or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter drugs.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:18 pm
  • Mount Morris revamps village ordinances, increases fines

    MOUNT MORRIS – Village ordinances have become a little stiffer, and violations a little more expensive.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 7:41 pm
  • Exelon appealing Byron plant’s tax assessment

    The owners of the Byron nuke plant and the owners of a shuttered printing plant in Mount Morris disagree greatly with how much the county has assessed ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:59 am
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