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  • Dixon Park Board considers referendum to expand tax base

    The Dixon Park Board decided to hold off on raising out-of-district program fees Wednesday to focus on pursuing a bigger source of revenue.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Sauk hires dean of foundation

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College promoted one of its leaders to a new dean position, charged with the task of helping fix its financial woes.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Ex-detective's attorney wants evidence thrown out

    Attorneys for a former Rock Falls police detective asked that evidence in her case be excluded when she goes to trial.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Klahn takes command of Lee County State's Attorney's Office

    DIXON – The mission of the State’s Attorney’s Office is to ensure public health, safety and protection and to seek justice. That’s exactly what new St ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • My wish: Gimme all the time I can have

    My girls were up about 5 Wednesday morning. I’m not commiserating, just setting the scene.OK, maybe ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • Sterling Park District's total tax levy estimate same as last year

    The Sterling Park District has approved a tax levy ordinance that looks a lot like last year's. There is no increase in the total levy estimate from l ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Appeal filed in Lanark murder case

    MOUNT CARROLL – Attorneys for a Freeport man sentenced to life for his wife’s Dec. 5 murder are going to a state appellate court after a Carroll Count ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • Morrison woman delivers own baby en route to hospital

    A Morrison woman delivered her own baby at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday night – according to the clock in the car.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • Pipeline protest arrests strain North Dakota's court system

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Acces ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Escaping wildfires meant fleeing through hell-like landscape

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with e ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Trump taps 'Obamacare' foe, champion of privatizing Medicare

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Reaching deep into conservative territory, President-elect Donald Trump chose Geor ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES

    Thursday, Dec. 1Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Dixon firefighters donate $10K to Home of Hope

    The Dixon Firefighters Charitable Association donated $10,000 to Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center Tuesday.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • Candidates emerge for expiring council terms in Sterling

    STERLING – The city’s filing period ended Monday, yielding four candidates for the City Council’s two at-large aldermanic seats.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • State high court will hear Clean Line appeal

    The fate of a proposed clean-energy transmission line that would run through parts of Whiteside and Bureau counties is in the hands of the Illinois Su ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:28 pm
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