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  • Defendant describes fight with wife on night of her shooting

    MOUNT CARROLL – Morgan D. Hake told the jury in his murder trial Thursday about the sequence that led to him fatally shooting his wife.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Shear graciousness: Rock Falls native coming home to cut hair for the homeless

    A Rock Falls native is returning to her old stomping grounds this Sunday to give haircuts to homeless folks – and she's bringing a full crew with her.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Sauk Valley lifestyles: Alpaca edition

    PROPHETSTOWN – In an area where you can barely go 5 miles without seeing cows, horses or pigs, Dwight and Wanda Deitrick are breaking the mold by shar ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Lee County Board chairman receives warm welcome

    DIXON – The 50 or so cars piled in front of Lee County Board Chairman Rick Ketchum were smaller than ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Swanson will be missed by the city

    DIXON – To the community, City Clerk Kathe Swanson uncovered a crime that reshaped Dixon. To the cit ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Benefit Sunday for Penny Helms

    STERLING – A benefit for a Sterling woman battling lung cancer will be Sunday at the Sterling American Legion.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 9:12 pm
  • Lee County in transition between court filing systems

    DIXON – The new Lee County Circuit Court filing system is up, and for the most part, running. The p ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: Sept. 23-25, 2016

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Pumpkin Dash will celebrate 25 years in Sterling

    STERLING – The 25th annual Pumpkin Dash will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at Hoover Park, 3807 Woodlawn Road.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • See Switchback at show in Franklin Grove

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Switchback will be the featured performer at 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Fifth Friday Music Show in the historic H.I. Lincoln Buildi ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Mr. Blotto celebrates new release with festival

    NELSON – Blottumnal Equinox 2016 is set for Friday and Saturday at the Who Else land, along the railroad tracks at 126 Anderson Lane.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Polo Theatre players let their hair down

    Rapunzel, played by Miranda Blankenbehler, performs Wednesday evening as members of the Polo Area Community Theatre rehearse for "Let Your Hair Down, ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Celebrating the Passage of time in Dixon

    The Safe Passage Initiative celebrated its one-year anniversary of combatting heroin addiction Wednesday.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Leatherface from “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3” will be in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – R.A. Mihailoff always dreamed of being the star of your nightmares. “When I was a litt ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Friday, Sept. 23Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 9:37 pm
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