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  • Walking 500 miles in their shoes

    A Nebraska high school teacher arrived in Sterling Friday as a part of a 500-mile walk along an Underground Railroad route to raise awareness for mode ...
    June 24, 2016 - 6:42 pm
  • A 'great life' worth waiting for

    AMBOY – Dani and Sean Fisher wanted to be parents so badly. Told they couldn’t, they did what any logical couple would do.
    June 25, 2016 - 6:22 am
  • What's next for Lawrence site?

    City officials say options are limited for dealing with the Lawrence Brothers site, after again learning it won't get an EPA assessment grant.
    June 24, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • Despite budget impasse, local school districts plan to open on time this fall

    Public schools in Chicago are threatening to keep their doors closed, if the state doesn’t commit to funding for the 2016-17 school year. No districts ...
    June 24, 2016 - 8:50 pm
  • Photo story: Making a splash in Polo

    Things are just a little more quiet this weekend in Polo than they were last weekend, when the city celebrated its annual Town and Country Days. Here' ...
    June 24, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • Flexible, fun day care opens in Amboy

    AMBOY – There’s a new (sort of) day care in town, and if you’re curious about how homey it is, you should see the way the clients treat the owner.
    June 24, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Business notebook: Pub 'n' Grub closes, Cuisine by Design opens

    Tampico restaurant closesTAMPICO – After serving food and drinks for 2 years, Old Town Pub ‘n’ Grub ...
    June 24, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • Survey: 1M people lost services due to Illinois budget fight

    CHICAGO (AP) – A new survey of Illinois human service providers shows nearly two-thirds have cut pro ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers to reconvene as budget deadline nears

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Legislature plans to reconvene next week as the state approaches a s ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Illinois insurance co-op sues feds over health law payments

    CHICAGO (AP) – A struggling Illinois health insurance co-op is suing the federal government, claimin ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Commission rejects proposal for asphalt plant in Dixon

    The Dixon planning commission unanimously rejected a proposal that would allow Oregon-based Martin and Company Excavating to construct an asphalt plan ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Shear longevity: Amboy clipper approaching 60 years of barbering

    Barber Don Wittenauer has been keeping Amboy-area men and boys looking their best for nearly 6 decades.
    June 23, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • High school withholds diploma because of proposal

    SEATTLE – Jack Graham wanted to propose to Rachael Green in front of both their families and all their friends. But he wasn’t sure how he could pop th ...
    June 23, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • Giddyup and go – to Carnival Days at the mall in Sterling

    Mason, 2, and his mother, Cally Rodriguez, both from Sterling, ride the carousel Thursday night during Carnival Day in Sterling. The Sauk Valley Area ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • They’ve kept their motors running

    Pat Lendman of Sterling stands next to his 1970 Triumph TR6R motorcycle Thursday at Nick's Tap in Rock Falls during Old Bike Night. Whether they were ...
    June 23, 2016 - 9:15 pm
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