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  • Council to vote on amending water rates for Bay Valley

    The Dixon City Council will vote on issuing a new water rate tier that could cut costs for its largest customer Monday.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • Public hearing, sales tax resolution on Sterling council agenda

    A public hearing for the proposed tax levy increase, and an ordinance to put a sales tax hike referendum on the April ballot are on tap for Monday's S ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:29 pm
  • Dixon Park District finalizes repairs to Lowell Park roads

    DIXON – Once shoulder repairs are done, the recently resurfaced main road in Lowell Park could reope ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • Accelerated program: High school students earning dozens of college credits

    DIXON – It’s an elementary concept: The fastest route from Point A to Point B is a straight line. W ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 3:50 pm
  • Sauk business leader to speak at workshop

    MOUNT MORRIS – The Mount Morris Economic Development Group will have another Coffee with Dave Business 101 Session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:28 pm
  • Still time to turn in toys, letters for Earth Angels program

    FORRESTON – The deadline for Earth Angels toy and gift donations for children and correspondence for troops is drawing near.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:29 pm
  • Untitled: Working Artists in the Sauk Valley: Fire & Blade

    For all the noise they make creating their works, artists Sloane Wolfe and Houston Shlouff are about as soft-spoken and unassuming as they come. Over ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Dixon Floral blossoms into something new

    DIXON – A lot has changed since Dixon Floral Co. changed hands earlier this year. New owner Shelly ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Cards Against Humanity hole in Oregon raises $100K, for nothing

    OREGON — Goodbye Holiday Hole. It was nice knowing you.A hole outside of town — as large as it was p ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Senate votes to stop robots from stealing your tickets

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate doesn’t want you to have to fight a robot for a chance to see the hit m ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Merchant Marines could get Congressional Gold Medal

    WASHINGTON – The House passed a bipartisan measure on Wednesday to award World War II Merchant Marin ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • White House announces support for women in military draft

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration declared its support Thursday for requiring women to regi ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois shutters nation's last prison roundhouse

    CREST HILL (AP) – Illinois has shuttered the nation’s last prison roundhouse, a circular lockup with ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Bloody month in Chicago brings death toll past 700 mark

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago experienced more than twice as many homicides in November as it did during th ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Fatal crashes were few over Thanksgiving in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois State Police say only three people died in traffic collisions duri ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:54 pm
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    Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
    No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
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