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  • Street resurfacing work delayed in Rock Falls

    The city's expansive road resurfacing project won't start until Friday. Residents won't be allowed to park on the streets once work begins.
    July 26, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • Ducks dive in to lunch at Lawrence Park

    As temperatures cooled down a bit from the 90-plus degrees weather we've had the past few days, Brian Wessels of Rock Falls headed out to feed bread t ...
    July 25, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • Bond set for Indiana men connected to crime spree

    Two Indianapolis men arrested near Harmon on Saturday reportedly committed a crime spree across two states and 300 miles.
    July 25, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, July 27Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Healt ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • There's nowhere to hide from the heat

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is ...
    July 24, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Southern Illinois a trauma desert

    CARBONDALE (AP) – Southern Illinois residents continue to lack easy access to hospitals with trauma ...
    July 24, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Politics and the glass ceiling: Cracked, but not shattered

    Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the ...
    July 24, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Drugmakers profit from Medicare safeguard

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid ...
    July 24, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Democrats aren’t the only tourists flocking to Philadelphia; so are heroin addicts

    PHILADELPHIA – As Democrats from across the country flock to Philadelphia for their national convent ...
    July 24, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Rauner working with police on easing marijuana penalties

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with the Illinois State Police on how to handle a pr ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Courage under fire: Firefighters rush in where the rest of us would never tread

    DIXON – When firefighters deem a situation unsurvivable, they get their personnel the heck out of there.
    July 24, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Simulator gives firefighters a glimpse into an inferno

    DIXON – Centimeters in front of our masks, our hands were invisible. Enveloped in viscous gray smoke, we were as good as blind as the heat intensified ...
    July 25, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • Giving power to kids, giving fun to the community

    Cameron Schneider, 12, of Sterling falls into the landing zone Saturday on the inflatable slide during the GPA Youth Day at the Sterling-Rock Falls YM ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • You gotta give the airport its props

    ROCK FALLS – If you missed the flight of fancy at the Whiteside County Airport over the weekend, don’t fret. There’s more fun waiting in the wings, an ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Music: The Main attraction in Sterling

    Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts perform Saturday at the Sterling Main Street Music Fest at the Grandon Civic Center. The fest returned for its fif ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:00 pm
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