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  • More time to sign up for class

    MOUNT CARROLL – The deadline for Preservation of Gravestones and Cemetery Monuments has been extended to June 3.
    May 23, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Kids can bowl free at center

    DIXON – Plum Hollow Family Center, 1933 state Route 26, will take part in the Kids Bowl Free Program this summer.
    May 23, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Rochelle hospice buys red noses to fight poverty

    ROCHELLE – Unity Hospice of Western Illinois purchased about 1,000 red noses on May 1 for the Red Nose Day USA drive to help children in poverty.
    May 23, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Teen Turf gets ready for school-free days

    AMBOY – Teen Turf volunteers, in fifth grade and older, will begin the season with an orientation and planning meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Boehl ...
    May 23, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Oregon man injured in motorcycle accident

    An Oregon man was injured Friday in a motorcycle accident on Brick Road, east of Oregon. David Dixon, 24, Oregon, was taken to OSF St. Anthony Medical ...
    May 22, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • From hobby to passion

    STERLING – Computer monitors, electronics, folding chairs, and a file cabinet fill a snug room – items not uncommon for a storage area.
    May 22, 2015 - 7:22 pm
  • Cities learn share of video gambling pot

    The fiscal year-end numbers are out, and the state’s municipalities know what their online gambling share will be for the recently closed fiscal year.
    May 22, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • A lesson in weather at St. Mary School in dixon

    Nick Jansen, a meteorologist with WREX-TV in Rockford, asks students at St. Mary School in Dixon who would like to be on TV. Jansen visited the school ...
    May 22, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • His band of brothers

    AMBOY – It was the trumpet that saved his life. Ted Fredenhagen was just a kid — a Marine in Califor ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • THE PEOPLE'S VOICE: Not just a workout for Workman

    "How many more can you give me?" Shelley McCarty asks Matt Workman. Matty pops out his thumb, looks ...
    May 22, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Special meeting to address 100-day agenda for Dixon

    DIXON – Discussions will continue on Mayor Li Arellano Jr.'s 100-day agenda during a special meeting of the Dixon City Council on Tuesday.
    May 22, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Milledgeville completes industrial park sale

    MILLEDGEVILLE – An agriculture consulting company plans to break ground this summer on a fertilizer blending and distribution facility in the village' ...
    May 22, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Fundraiser planned for Milledgeville swine flu survivor

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Silent auction item donations are wanted for a June 7 benefit to help a Milledgeville man with expenses in his recovery from swine flu ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:19 pm
  • School's out: Teachers who are retiring from local districts

    Listed below are all teachers retiring this spring from local school districts. Also included is their years of experience and the subject they taught ...
    May 22, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • Longtime Dixon elementary teacher will be missed by students

    DIXON – Though only 7 years old, Presley Lappin had no trouble putting into words what teacher Lori Whitson has meant to her.
    May 22, 2015 - 4:33 pm
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