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  • Former Amboy mayor arrested during sex investigation

    ROCKFORD – Former Amboy Mayor Francis J. Mekeel was arrested Thursday during a 2-day Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department operation in county forest ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • A green day at Sterling school

    First- and second-graders from Jefferson Elementary School in Sterling takes turns Friday digging a hole for one of three trees that were planted at t ...
    April 29, 2016 - 5:25 pm
  • After industrial exodus, recession, low-income student numbers still rising

    When Brody Rude accepted the assistant principal job at Rock Falls High School in 2006 and moved back to his hometown, the world he came from had chan ...
    April 29, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • The Departed: Turnover spurred by 'generational' differences, interim police chief says

    The Sterling Police Department in 2015 logged notable decreases in traffic stops and tickets, DUI arrests, and community policing – a direct result of ...
    April 29, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Care Mobile coming to Oregon

    OREGON – On May 5, uninsured or underinsured kids in the Oregon School District can get free physicals, free immunizations, free restorative dental wo ...
    April 29, 2016 - 2:01 pm
  • Sauk won't pay spring MAP grants retroactively

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College’s share of the $164 million released by the comptroller’s office Thursday will repay the college for the fall MA ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:18 pm
  • Lots more room: Majeski Motors expanding space, inventory

    STERLING – Majeski Motors is putting in another parking lot to make room for its larger inventory. ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Prophetstown Main Street needs new blood

    DIXON – After 5 years, Eileen Detra is stepping down Dec. 31 as executive director of Prophetstown Main Street.
    April 29, 2016 - 1:26 pm
  • Landfill death that claimed Dixon man's life under investigation

    ROCKFORD – OSHA is investigating the death of a Dixon man killed Thursday afternoon at the Winnebago Landfill.
    April 29, 2016 - 7:56 pm
  • House committee votes to require women to register for draft

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Advocates fear chaos after home health care ruling

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gaileen Roberts’ daughter Jody has cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic and developmen ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Appeals court to hear ex-Subway pitchman's appeal May 20

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A federal appeals court in Chicago has set a May 20 hearing for former Subway pi ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Wrestling Hall of Fame to reconsider Hastert's inclusion

    STILLWATER, Oklaholma (AP) – The National Wrestling Hall of Fame says its ethics committee will cons ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Laws holding back juveniles with criminal records

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – High costs and broad sharing of juvenile records are hurting chances of young peo ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Eastern Illinois University investigates mumps outbreak

    CHARLESTON (AP) – An outbreak of mumps at Eastern Illinois University has affected about a dozen stu ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:59 pm
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