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  • 'We just want to help' – Church seeks donations to help veterans

    STERLING – Being homeless is bad enough. To have devoted part of your life to protecting your country, only then to find yourself without a roof over ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Two arrested in chases in Lee, Carroll counties

    Sauk Valley law officers in several counties had a busy Thursday morning, chasing down drivers in two incidents resulting in felony charges.
    May 26, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Rock Falls author set to sign books Saturday

    ROCK FALLS – A Rock Falls writer will sign copies of her first published book from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Treasure Chest LLC resale shop, 2 ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Fixing a hole – Boiler pipe breaks at DHS

    What's going on in Dixon? The high school repaired a boiler pipe under the choir room, and three area historic sites are offering free admission to ac ...
    May 26, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: May 27-29

    It’s the Breast Yard Sale in TownOREGON – The 14th annual Breast Yard Sale in Town runs from 8 a.m. ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Give blood, get a shot at a free oil change

    STERLING – People who give blood from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at a Red Cross blood drive at CGH Medical Center’s Ryberg Auditorium, 100 E. LeFevre ...
    May 26, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Rock Falls man sentenced to probation in April standoff

    MORRISON – A Rock Falls man was sentenced to 2.5 years probation and ordered to pay restitution on a trio of charges stemming from an April motel stan ...
    May 26, 2016 - 7:19 pm
  • Route 40 road work taking holiday hiatus

    SPRINGFIELD – Bridge replacement over the Hennepin Canal, on state Route 40 south of Rock Falls, will be suspended from 3 p.m. Friday until 12:01 a.m. ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Day Trip: Spend a day at the zoon

    BELVIDERE – It’s a fine time to visit Summerfield Zoo as it teems with spring babies and moves into ...
    May 26, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Saturday, May 28Red Cross blood drive, 7-11 a.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815-62 ...
    May 26, 2016 - 4:13 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers approve expansion of adoption information

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A measure that would give Illinois adoptees more information about why they were ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Illinois House fails to override veto of union bill

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois House Democrats failed to overturn a veto from Republican Gov. Bruce Rau ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Lawmakers pass plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Rockford jet repair hub on schedule, to be finished by June

    ROCKFORD (AP) – The executive director of Rockford’s international airport says construction of a $4 ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Illinois House speaker again defies governor on budget

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois' Democratic House speaker is proceeding with his own budget for the next ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:44 pm
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