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  • Solar option would save money at new sewer plant

    MOUNT CARROLL – A solar energy provider presented options to the City Council on Tuesday that included a way that would essentially eliminate the prop ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Dixon names 'new' city clerk

    DIXON – In a restructuring that will save the city about $70,000 a year, the City Council will give ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Judge’s ruling weakens Election Day registration in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) – Voters in highly populated areas of Illinois will have fewer options to register on E ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • South suburban man waging online campaign in 16th District

    Congressman Adam Kinzinger is the only candidate on the ballot in the 16th District after a Libertarian was removed Aug. 26, but a Shorewood man is ac ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • No atmospheric pressure for local weather whiz

    STERLING — A bright future seems to be in the forecast for a Sterling native working his first meteorology gig at a TV station in Rockford.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Re-PLAY: Oregon Elementary getting new equipment

    OREGON – Oregon Elementary School students soon will be getting their exercise on a brand new playground.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 8:09 pm
  • Setting the meals in motion at SHS

    Students line up for lunch outside Sterling High School on Tuesday during the school's food truck day. Students could enjoy a taste of fall and a tast ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Teachers reflect on their Head Start

    Who better to preach the gospel of Head Start than two teachers who benefitted from the program when they were little?
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Polo couple honored for a lifetime of good deeds

    POLO – In typical fashion, Beverly and Bill Burkardt, the winners of this year’s Polo Citizen of the ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Apple cider doughnuts to benefit Shannon homecoming

    SHANNON – Apple cider doughnuts will be sold for $12 a dozen to raise money for Shannon homecoming. Orders are due by Monday at homecoming@jcwifi.com ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • Quarter Mania to support Dixon Christian preschool

    DIXON – This month’s Dixon Quarter Mania will benefit the nonprofit Morning Star Christian Preschool of Dixon.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 8:32 pm
  • Study: Illinois video gaming has generated about $785M

    CARBONDALE (AP) – Data from industry experts and the state of Illinois show video gaming has generat ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Shooting victim would have begun new career Monday

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – A suburban Chicago man shot dead as he was walking by a fight on the University of ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Board vote on wind farm could come today

    DIXON – The Lee County Zoning Board is likely to make a recommendation today on a first-of-its-kind ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Clinton, Trump clash over their pasts and their plans in ferocious opening debate

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump launched into a spirited brawl Monday night as th ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:33 pm
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