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  • One arrested in apparent store robbery in Sterling

    A man who police say apparently stole some pills from CVS pharmacy in Sterling around 9:20 this morning, and was chased out of the store, has been arr ...
    March 26, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Desertion charge intensifies debate over Bergdahl's release

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Charges that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted and endangered his post in Afghanistan intensify the debate over his politically ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Prison contractor seeking extra $18.1M lays blame elsewhere

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A contractor that is seeking an additional $18.1 million for work on a Fort Madison prison that was supposed to open last year ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' the plane

    PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" sent the plane full speed into a mountai ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • School board votes to cut three teachers in Sterling

    STERLING – As expected, the Sterling School Board voted Wednesday to terminate three teachers in the district.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • 1 killed, 1 injured in Aurora crash involving semitrailer

    AURORA (AP) – Authorities say a Carpentersville man was killed and his wife was injured in a crash i ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • 77-year-old is Cook County's 25th cold-related death

    OAK PARK (AP) – Authorities say a 77-year-old man who died over the weekend was Cook County’s 25th c ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Finances central focus for RFHS School Board candidates

    ROCK FALLS – When candidates running for a spot on the Rock Falls High School Board were asked about the biggest issue facing the district, each share ...
    March 26, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Say hello to Newman's take on 'Bye Bye Birdie'

    Conrad Birdie, played by Jake Neiswander, is fawned over as he performs during rehearsal of Newman Central Catholic High School's production of "Bye B ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick h ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Illinois Senate on spot to back measure plugging budget gap

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Egg hunts return in Sauk Valley

    FridayIn SterlingSTERLING – Egg hunting with a twist is coming to Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA, 2 ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, March 27Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Dixon to get bike racks along Lincoln Highway

    DIXON – In the next week or so, three Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition bike racks will be placed in prominent places along the historic route in Dix ...
    March 25, 2015 - 6:04 pm
  • Bustos co-sponsors bill to lower student loan rates

    Federal legislation introduced this month, co-sponsored by a Sauk Valley representative, takes aim at reducing the burden of student loan debt.
    March 25, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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