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  • Trump says he’ll turn over company to sons

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he won’t be selling his company, virtually ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • Lawmakers' bills would help fight fake news

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Politicians and members of the media are increasingly bemoaning the rise of “fa ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Director: Plum Creek needs more than a 360-ton bandage

    The Dixon Park District may have found an inexpensive way to address erosion at Plum Creek, but it won't fix the problem in the longterm.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 9:30 am
  • Survey: Police more reluctant to use force, make stops

    ATLANTA (AP) – The so-called “Ferguson effect” – officers backing off of policing out of fear that t ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • Teen locked herself in abandoned prison

    JOLIET – Firefighters were forced to stage a breakout Monday after an urban explorer found herself locked inside a cell at the Joliet Correctional Cen ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • Aide to Illinois congressman fatally stabbed in suburban Chicago

    OAK LAWN (AP) — The death of an aide to Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski has been ruled a homicide. ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:22 pm
  • Madigan re-elected Illinois speaker, nears US tenure record

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois House re-elected Michael Madigan on Wednesday to a 17th term as its ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:20 pm
  • Dixon airport's in a holding pattern

    The Dixon Airport Board is planning improvement projects for the next 5 years, but it will need the City Council's approval before moving forward.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 9:27 am
  • Turning the scales on the audience at Sauk

    Chase Pierce of Walnut reacts to getting up close and personal with Beads, a tegu that handler Jon Heidler brought to Sauk Valley Community College on ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • Partners in crimefighting – and after

    Sterling's long-serving K-9 cop will get to spend his doggie retirement with his best friend – his handler.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:01 pm
  • Leadership on a grander scale: McCombie sworn in

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s official: She’s a freshman. Former Savanna Mayor Tony McCombie is now state Rep. ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • Sauk Valley faces slight chance of icy conditions

    A chance of freezing rain across the Sauk Valley tonight could mean a thin glaze of ice into the morning.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Shortage prompts Red Cross call for blood donors

    ROCK FALLS – Some of you might have found an appeal in your mailbox this week: The American Red Cross needs blood donors to help counter a winter shor ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 9:34 am
  • 64-year-old Dixon man killed in crash identified

    ROCK FALLS – The Dixon man who died Tuesday morning in a fiery crash has been identified as 64-year-old Larry D. Lahman, Lee County Coroner Jesse Part ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 7:27 pm
  • Tax refund delay: Millions of families will have to wait longer

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:54 pm
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