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  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Friday, March 24Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learnin ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • Facebook rape stirs questions about reporting crimes

    CHICAGO (AP) – The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while about 40 p ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Chuck Barris, creator of ‘The Gong Show’ and ‘The Dating Game,’ dies at 87

    Chuck Barris, “The Gong Show” creator and host who claimed – though never too seriously – that he do ...
    March 23, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • After fight, Indiana man gets his 'ATHE1ST' license plate

    ELKHART, Ind. (AP) – A man who was initially denied an Indiana license plate reading “ATHE1ST” was i ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Illinois bill would legalize small amounts of pot

    An Illinois state senator introduced legislation Wednesday that could legalize possession of small a ...
    March 23, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Rauner proposes cutting costs by replacing prison guards with cameras

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to replace guards in watchtowers with closed-circui ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:28 pm
  • Lawsuit: Chicago violates law by destroying 911 tapes

    CHICAGO (AP) – A group of Chicago civil rights lawyers has filed a lawsuit alleging the city’s polic ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • Illinois House plan to reduce court fees advances to floor

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An Illinois House panel has approved a plan to reduce fees people pay in court to ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • Chicago developer: Lowell Park could be a revenue 'juggernaut'

    A Chicago developer with ties to the city has ideas on how the Dixon Park District can expand tourism in Lowell Park.
    March 23, 2017 - 8:06 am
  • Voters can meet Rock Falls candidates on Facebook Live

    Voters will have an opportunity to get to know Whiteside County candidates better on Facebook Live, thanks to the Rock Falls Chamber.
    March 23, 2017 - 8:50 am
  • Baby, baby, baby: Sisters give birth to three children within 21 hours in Sterling

    STERLING – All the feels. That’s how it’s been for Brenda Elder and her two daughters, who had three kids between the two of them in a 21-hour span at ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • Electric rate hike ahead for some Whiteside County customers

    MORRISON – Residents in unincorporated Whiteside County who get their electricity through Dynegy Energy will see a small rate hike, from 6.225 cents t ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • Former Sterling resident seeks help for transplant

    STERLING – A Sterling native is asking for financial help to offset expenses related to his upcoming pancreas transplant.
    March 23, 2017 - 8:16 am
  • Traffic down to one lane on state Route 26 starting Monday

    DIXON – Traffic on a 4-mile section of state Route 26 between Union and Easy roads north of the Lee and Bureau county line will be reduced to one lane ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:20 pm
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    There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
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