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  • Rock Falls saloon on a mission for Toys for Tots

    ROCK FALLS – Here’s a fun challenge for all you big-hearted Sauk Valley residents: Can you help fill a 17-foot trailer with toys to help kids have a m ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:29 pm
  • Road closure planned Monday in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – East Second Street will be closed from Avenue F to the Hennepin Canal from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday because of maintenance at the hydroele ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • Rock Falls High School November Student of the Month: Rollie Elder V

    ROCK FALLS – Rollie Elder V, 18, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School's November Student of the Month. His parents are Rollie IV and Kelly. His si ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 9:39 pm
  • Fourth cellphone robbery suspect arrested in Dixon

    DIXON – One of two Kankakee men suspected in the armed robberies of two local U.S. Cellular store 3 weeks ago turned himself in at the Dixon Police De ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • Last-minute Exelon subsidy proposal goes to House floor

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A massive plan to bolster Illinois’ nuclear industry and expand energy efficiency ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Lawmakers ask Illinois governor to resume contract talks

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Nearly three dozen Illinois legislators of both political stripes are asking Gov. ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Illinois agency revokes group home provider's license

    CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Department of Human Services has revoked a group home provider’s license ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Caretakers of disabled Illinois residents could get OT pay

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois General Assembly approved a measure allowing home health care worker ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Lawmakers seek to block lame-duck session tax increases

    Two Illinois House members, including one lame duck by choice, said Tuesday they are trying to make ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Science panel urges makeover of food allergy warning labels

    WASHINGTON (AP) – “Made in the same factory as peanuts.” ‘’May contain traces of tree nuts.” A new r ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Creator of McDonald’s top sandwich, the Big Mac, dies

    PITTSBURGH (AP) – You probably don’t know his name, but you’ve almost certainly devoured his creatio ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • The tax man cometh: California ponders legal pot, paying up

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from back ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Be a merry mannequin Friday in Fulton

    FULTON – The annual Christmas Walk will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Fulton. A manneq ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • ‘A Christmas Twist’ debuts tonight at Dixon Stage Left

    DIXON – “A Christmas Twist by the Illegitimate Players,” directed by Kevin Tumelson, will debut at 7:30 tonight at Dixon Stage Left, 306 W. First St.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:08 am

    Friday, Dec. 2Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health De ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:21 am
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    Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
    No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
    Not sure
    No opinion