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  • Rauner signs plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabil ...
    July 29, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • Fun finds way through the clouds at Lee County 4-H Fair

    Andrea (from left), 11, Allyn, and Brett Buhrow, 14, all from Ashton, walk Jake, the pig, to the show barn Friday afternoon during the Lee County 4-H ...
    July 29, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • 4-H fair tractor pull moves to Sunday

    AMBOY – Friday's Lee County 4-H Fair tractor pull, delayed by rain, begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the fairgrounds at 1196 Franklin Grove Road.
    July 29, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • Governor signs bill reducing marijuana penalties in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Marijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but ...
    July 29, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • Review: Titanic a gigantic sensation

    MOUNT CARROLL – “Titanic” the musical, which opened Thursday at Timber Lake Playhouse, is fashioned ...
    July 29, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • Economics, roadwork on the agenda in Dixon

    The Dixon City Council plans to discuss undertaking a hotel study to drive economic development and to vote on a contract for a citywide street analys ...
    July 29, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • Sterling police put a camera where your money is

    Sterling police have come up with a way to keep local online buyers and sellers safe from potential dismemberment and/or disembowelment.
    July 29, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • City seeks police levy increase in Morrison

    Morrison is looking for ways to keep up with capital expenditures in several departments, and for police, a referendum is part of the plan.
    July 29, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • Promoting mental health not for chickens

    Chicken Car coming home to roost in Dixon after taking trio on a monthslong mental illness awareness tour.
    July 29, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • Local officials: Overcoming the stigma is hard, but necessary

    DIXON – In most cases it doesn’t take a rooster, or a Chicken Car, to wake folks up to the fact that ...
    July 29, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • Pink Heals warms hearts in Dixon

    Vinnie Mains of Downers Grove gives a hug to cancer survivor Connie Edson on Friday afternoon at the fire department in Dixon.
    July 29, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • Rauner: 'Our Illinois Lottery has been very poorly run'

    CHICAGO (AP) – Aiming to avoid past troubles, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday that the state is ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent a ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Amid opioid epidemic, rules for drug companies are loosened

    LOS ANGELES — When it comes to combating the nation’s opioid epidemic, politicians of all stripes sa ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Support group, clubs and services

    Saturday, July 30Red Cross blood drive, 7-11 a.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointments: 815- ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:42 pm
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