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  • Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

    JERUSALEM (AP) – Streets are subdued, marketplaces are quiet, and people are on edge in Jewish areas ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Shop at Books on First, make a child’s holiday

    Books on First manager Brenda Spratt once again is spearheading the Books for Babes campaign. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois dropped off a list ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Harsh winter took toll on county funds

    STERLING – Last winter didn’t take a toll on just the minds and bodies of Sauk Valley residents. It also took a toll on their governments’ pocket book ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Amboy family homeless after fire

    AMBOY – A family was left homeless by a fire at their home in rural Amboy on Tuesday morning. The fi ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Rock Falls veteran seeks lights for holiday tribute

    ROCK FALLS – A Rock Falls veteran is looking for help to make a holiday tribute to his fellow service members.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Sterling cops letting it grow for good cause

    STERLING – Police Chief Ron Potthoff wants the public to know that, if they get pulled over by a cop who’s looking a little scruffier than usual, not ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Pining for the holidays? Visit Festival of Trees in Sterling

    David and Betsy Hoover of Tampico look at the variety of decorated trees Wednesday at the Festival of Trees at Woodlawn Arts Academy in Sterling. The ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Benefits to help Morrison man in need of a heart transplant

    MORRISON – Two benefits are planned to help a Morrison man awaiting a heart transplant deal with medical expenses.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Lee County Board of Appeals cancels for December

    DIXON – The Lee County Zoning Board of Appeals has canceled its Dec. 4 meeting. The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 in the third floor boar ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Open house Friday at Rock Falls museum

    ROCK FALLS – Firehouse Ministries members will have a holiday open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at their Fire Museum, 403 W. Second St.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Police cracking down in downtown Dixon

    DIXON – Police will be cracking down on the downtown area's 2-hour parking rule, starting sometime next week, Chief Danny Langloss said.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • Local teacher launches charity vendor fair in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – As a local Headstart teacher, Amber Stavenger is no stranger to families in need.Seeing ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 7:36 pm
  • Central Illinois county turns away oil drilling

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — The McLean County Board has voted not to allow a Pennsylvania oil company to drill in central Illinois over fears an aquifer could ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Rockford to borrow $12.3M for new sports complex

    ROCKFORD (AP) — The city of Rockford wants to borrow $12.3 million to help develop an indoor sports complex.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Judge denies lower bond in Rock Island arson case

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) — A Rock Island County judge has denied a lower bond for a man accused of setting a fire that destroyed or damaged a handful of build ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:09 am

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