• Sales tax hearing tonight in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The first of three public hearings on the half-cent sales tax proposed by the city for road improvements will be conducted tonight.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • Rock Falls officials: Water, sewer reserves only about $1 million

    ROCK FALLS – There’s a big difference between restricted and unrestricted funds when dealing with municipal budgets.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • Former Dixon inmate wins millions in lottery drawing

    CHICAGO – A former inmate of the Dixon Correctional Center is now a multimillionaire.Jesus Davila Jr ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • 'Eyesore' building on Morris Street in Morrison razed

    MORRISON – A dilapidated apartment building that has raised safety concerns within the city for several years was torn down Tuesday.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • AFC board votes to close middle school

    ASHTON – Beginning next school year, students will not be attending classes at Ashton-Franklin Center Middle School in Franklin Grove. How long that w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • Mayoral candidate to speak at business event

    DIXON – Mayoral candidate Liandro Arellano Jr. will speak during the meeting of the Dixon Generation Success Business Club from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today a ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Expo for convicted felons draws more than 300

    ROCK FALLS –More than 300 offenders, and about 40 different community organizations, attended the Summit of Hope at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Bivins bill aimed at school security is revamped and reintroduced

    DIXON – Shortly after the state's 99th General Assembly was sworn in last month, state Sen. Tim Bivins said a major focus for him would be a bill aime ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Sterling teacher, accused of attempted murder, still on paid leave

    STERLING –A Sterling teacher accused of attempted murder remains on paid administrative leave with Sterling schools while he sits in jail.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Morrison cuts back plans for wastewater plant

    MORRISON – Regulators are looking at revised plans for the city's new wastewater treatment plant that would reduce its scale and capacity by about 30 ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Two die of heroin overdose since Saturday, police say

    DIXON – Since Saturday, two people in Dixon have died of a heroin overdose, police say. A 25-year-ol ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:48 pm
  • Dixon woman dies of suspected heroin overdose; mother, son held in connection

    DIXON – A mother and son are in Lee County Jail today, charged with concealing evidence in a suspected heroin overdose, Dixon police said in a news re ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Flight attendants celebrate 25 years of smoke-free flights

    CHICAGO (AP) — Flight attendants have celebrated the 25th anniversary of the in-flight smoking ban.M ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Rockford City Council OKs $5 million for jet-repair facility

    ROCKFORD (AP) — Rockford's city council has approved spending $5 million to help a $41 million jet-repair facility set up at Chicago Rockford Internat ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • IUDs, hormone implants growing more popular among U.S. women

    CHICAGO (AP) – Long-acting but reversible methods of birth control are becoming increasingly popular ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
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