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  • Scouts get ready to serve pancakes

    DIXON – Boy Scout Troop 93 will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion, 1120 W. First St.
    April 18, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois restores $97 million of school funding cuts

    Nearly 600 of the 800 Illinois school districts will have $97 million in state funding restored after a budget deal brokered last month between Gov. B ...
    April 17, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy s ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Pope Francis expresses his esteem for Cardinal George

    CHICAGO (AP) — Pope Francis says he had "great esteem" for Chicago Cardinal George and was very close to him during his suffering.
    April 17, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Dixon theft now part of college courses

    DIXON – College students across the country are learning from mistakes made in Dixon.Former Comptrol ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • New chapter for Dixon Public Library

    DIXON – The Dixon Public Library is overdue: It's been more than 30 years since any major work on the structure has been done.
    April 17, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Success drives Dixon brothers

    DIXON – At just 14 years old, Jared Wiggins races electric and nitro buggies and he competes with grown men twice his age.
    April 17, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Fundraiser set Sunday for Prophetstown yearbook

    PROPHETSTOWN – An all-ages benefit for Prophetstown High School’s 2015-16 yearbook will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Cochran’s Pub, 13464 Galt Road, ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • Cooks wanted for center’s fundraiser

    POLO – The second What’s Cookin’ cooking event to benefit Rock River Center will be May 2 at Barnacopia, 2750 NW Branch Road.
    April 17, 2015 - 7:18 pm
  • Chicago schools chief takes temporary leave amid probe

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett took an immediate leave of absence Friday amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 mil ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • A resurgence for meth in Lee County?

    DIXON – Lee County hasn’t had a meth problem since the early 2000s, but if word of mouth is any indication, that could be changing.
    April 17, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • Health awareness day Friday in Dixon

    DIXON – The Safe Harbor group will offer a Planting Seeds event at 3 p.m. Friday at John Dixon Park, 515 N. Galena Ave.
    April 17, 2015 - 6:15 pm
  • 2-day rummage sale in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – A rummage sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and 8 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Congregational Church, 905 Dixon Ave.
    April 17, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Arbor Day planting in Lowell Park

    Bud LeFevre of Distinctive Gardens shovels dirt while planting a flowering dogwood tree Friday morning at Woodcote cottage in Lowell Park in Dixon. Th ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • New name, new look for Dixon restaurant

    DIXON – BombDigity Bar and Grill in Dixon has changed its name to That Place on Palmyra.The restaura ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:59 pm
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