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  • Rock Falls moves ahead with green space project

    ROCK FALLS – Plans to redevelop the riverfront area in the RB&W District have encountered some huge roadblocks, but the city is ready to move ahead.
    May 4, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • CEO students get taste of success at trade show

    STERLING – It was a bad night to be a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich or a turtle at Northland Mall on Tuesday evening. Now, if you were the CEO of a ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Taking care of business: Mayor's first year focuses on government transition, infrastructure

    DIXON – Starting his term with a brand-new council and form of government, Mayor Li Arellano Jr. aims to keep the past year’s momentum churning.
    May 4, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Dateline Dixon: Students get a look into journalism

    DIXON – My shadow grew in the form of two eighth-graders on Monday. While about 30 Dixon 13- and 14 ...
    UPDATED: May 4, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Sterling makes quarterfinals in Main Street contest

    STERLING – Sterling Main Street has made the cut, and now it needs help to bring home the cash from a national contest.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Sterling grad gets a higher education

    An instructor was using a frying pan to protect himself from golf-ball-sized hail. It was about 2,000 feet to the top of the drainage in the Dark Cany ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Support groups, clubs, and services

    Thursday, May 5Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    May 3, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • Board still working on chicken ordinance in Milledgeville

    MILLEDGEVILLE – The Village Board is in the process of updating its chicken ordinance, but some residents are not happy with the changes.
    May 2, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise

    CHICAGO (AP) – Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monk ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age

    CHICAGO (AP) – Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school a ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • Two more swastikas turn up in U of Illinois buildings

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – University of Illinois police say two more large swastikas have been discovered dra ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Nine years after Chief's end, U of Illinois looks for mascot

    URBANA (AP) – The University of Illinois’ interim chancellor says the campus will begin the process ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • University of Illinois faculty union calls of strike

    URBANA (AP) – Classes at the University of Illinois’ Champaign-Urbana campus resumed on their normal ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois panel again urges medical marijuana expansion

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An Illinois advisory board is once again recommending that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s ad ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Protests target racism, debt at Southern Illinois University

    CARBONDALE (AP) – Several hundred Southern Illinois University protesters have rallied against stude ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:13 pm
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