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  • Getting in their licks while they can in Dixon

    Lucas Brown (left) and Spencer Pleskovitch (right) douse Open Sesame playmate Owen Winters with water Tuesday afternoon as Quintynn Sarver observes an ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois River's man-made island now complete

    PEORIA (AP) – A man-made island in the Illinois River built to provide habitat for fish and a place ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Police officer fired after shooting dog

    HOMETOWN (AP) – A suburban Chicago police officer was fired after shooting to death a family dog.Nic ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • State to ask voters about taxing millionaires

    BERWYN (AP) – Illinois voters will get a chance in November to weigh in on whether millionaires shou ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • SVCC's Mihel plans retirement

    DIXON – After 45 years as a professional educator and administrator, George Mihel will retire as president of Sauk Valley Community College next year.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Owner slots new facility in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Suzi’s Video Poker and Slots is coming to the city. The gambling establishment will be ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, July 30Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Children invited to draw, win prizes Saturday at Lowell Park

    DIXON – Young artists can spend time outdoors Saturday drawing the whispering pines at the Ruth Edwards' Nature Center in Lowell Park, 2114 Lowell Par ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Developmental center closure could take time

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A week after a federal court ruled the state of Illinois could move forward with ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Council backs sales tax resolution in Morrison

    MORRISON – The city joined its school district Monday in approving a resolution to put a sales tax referendum on the November ballot.
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Furor engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system

    CHICAGO (AP) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hard to find teens to detassel corn

    URSA (AP) – Larry Lewis has seen changes in how hybrid seeds are developed since he planted his firs ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reports of elder abuse increase

    DeKALB – Elder Care Services is seeing more cases of abused, neglected and exploited seniors than in ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Medicare’s own financial health looking better, annual report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boo ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • County clerks prepare for Election Day

    STERLING – Gearing up for election season at county clerks’ offices around the Sauk Valley is business as usual this year, with just one caveat: For t ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am

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