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  • Trump takes time from victory lap to swat at Ted Cruz

    CLEVELAND (AP) – A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pivoted back to the GOP primaries on Friday, choosing to r ...
    July 22, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • Clinton-Kaine team to make public debut Saturday

    TAMPA, Florida (AP) – Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of ...
    July 22, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • Help wanted: Underprivileged kids camp looks to grow

    The Sauk Valley stepped up big-time to make the first Camp Dixon happen. To make at least five more happen next year, the organizer will need more gen ...
    July 22, 2016 - 7:24 pm
  • Dixon camp for underprivileged kids offers 'freedom time'

    Dozens of inner-city kids got in touch with nature at a camp in rural Dixon – a refuge from the violent Chicago streets on which they live.
    July 23, 2016 - 9:44 am
  • Howze appears to shed some light with his 'Supervisor Spotlight'

    Although Sterling Township Supervisor Matt Howze is choosing to remain mum on the circumstances surrounding the hiring of a woman with multiple felony ...
    July 23, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Police seek information on car thefts

    Sterling Police are looking for information on two car thefts that occurred in the downtown area this week, and they are reminding drivers to use caut ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:51 pm
  • Sterling Township put convicted thief on its payroll

    STERLING – Sterling Township officials, who recently reported the theft of cash from its GPA youth club, are refusing to talk about why they hired a c ...
    July 22, 2016 - 7:05 pm
  • Tobacco-free campaign targets Coloma Park District

    Where there's smoke, there's Judy Randall. The tobacco treatment specialist is working with Rock Falls High School students to ban tobacco from Coloma ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:30 pm
  • Judge dismisses indecency charge against former Amboy mayor

    ROCKFORD – A misdemeanor public indecency charge lodged against former Amboy Mayor Francis J. Mekeel ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:11 pm
  • Lockdown lifted at Dixon prison; still no details on what happened

    DIXON – The lockdown at Dixon prison, imposed at noon Tuesday, was lifted at 10 a.m. Friday, Illinoi ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Photo Story: Jazzing up Sterling

    The sun starts to set as the audience dances to lively big band jazz music July 16 during the Rock River Jazz Band concert at the Grandon Civic Center ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • The Gypsy’s Wanderlust Boutique does boho chic proud

    The Gypsy’s Wanderlust Boutique in Clinton, Iowa, makes it worth your time to wander over the mighty Mississippi.
    July 22, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Angel Treasures flies to new spot up the road

    MOUNT MORRIS – Angel Treasures Resale Shop has moved to a new location and is planning a grand opening Aug. 5 and 6.
    July 22, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • Hackers access Illinois voter registration database

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois election officials say hackers attacked the state’s voter registration s ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois jobless rate falls in June but workforce shrinks

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois’ unemployment rate fell for a second straight month in June but state offici ...
    July 21, 2016 - 10:42 pm
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