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  • State budget battle forces NICIL to close Oregon office

    OREGON – The budget battle in Springfield has claimed another casualty, and the fallout will impact dozens of disabled residents in the Oregon area.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • Lyndon stabbing suspect still on the run

    LYNDON – A Streator man who police say stabbed another person in a street fight at the Valley Vista mobile home park Dec. 12 has managed to elude capt ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:32 pm
  • St. Mary students serve up defeat to faculty

    Students at St. Mary Elementary and Junior High School in Dixon root for both sides Thursday in a students-vs.-faculty volleyball game.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:47 pm
  • Winter farmers market returns to Loveland on Saturday

    DIXON – The Dixon Winter Farmers Market will return to the Loveland Community House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Free kids' programs Monday at Sterling library

    STERLING – Free children’s activities Monday at Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St., will include a lap-sit storytime for children 18 months to ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:42 pm
  • Kids karate class will focus on anti-bullying

    ROCK FALLS – Coloma Township Park District will offer a Karate Fit Kids class for ages 8 to 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. this Saturday and next in the Merrill ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Hope Life Center offering 30th anniversary tours

    STERLING – Hope Life Center’s 30th anniversary celebration will feature tours of its White Oak Women’s Center at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 and 6 p.m. Feb. ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:38 pm

    Saturday, Feb. 6Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chic ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:54 pm
  • DAY TRIP: Mushers, dog sleds bring winter fun to Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD – Whether it’s for romance or the love of animals, visitors can celebrate Valentine’s Day in style at Brookfield Zoo.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:18 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: Feb. 6-7

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Know someone who makes the community better?

    ROCK FALLS – Do you know someone or a group of people who deserve recognition for their contributions to the community? If so, a nomination for the Sh ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Chicago comedian to perform at Sauk

    DIXON – Michael Issac, a comedian who headlines at Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago, will perform a free show at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Mathis Theatre at ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Antique, collectibles on sale Saturday in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – The February Finds Antique and Collectibles Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Morris Moose Lodge Family C ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • New play coming to Dixon Stage Left

    DIXON – “Marriage Is Murder,” starring Molly Pashon and Kevin Tumleson, will hit the stage for three weekends at Dixon Stage Left, 306 W. First St.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois governor creates privately funded economic agency

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner used his executive powers Wednesday to establish a privately run an ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:34 pm
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    Of all the U.S. presidents born in February, which one is your favorite?
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