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  • Schools trail bids coming June 10

    The Sterling Park District will soon learn how much, if anything, it needs to kick in for the long-delayed school trail project.
    May 25, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Weekend fees lowered at golf course

    STERLING – The Sterling Park District is banking on lower fees turning around the financial fortunes ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Putting her work in God's hands

    Sterling artist Kelly Sanders paints a mural Wednesday on the Helping Hands building at 1208 E. Fourth St. The Sterling First Church of the Nazarene p ...
    May 25, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Yeowardsville home damaged in afternoon fire

    No one was injured in a house fire today at 2809 Kaufman St., in the Yeowardsville area off U.S. Route 30 east of Rock Falls, but the home sustained m ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Twin Cities' twin bridges to close for new paint jobs

    Last summer, the two Avenue G bridges over the Rock River (know locally in the singular) got a major ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Friday, May 27Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health De ...
    May 25, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • Dixon man pleads not guilty to abusing two children

    DIXON – A former Catholic school custodian pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child younger than ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Social Security presentation set at senior site

    STERLING – A free presentation on maximizing Social Security benefits begins at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth ...
    May 25, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • Road work begins Tuesday near Franklin Grove

    DIXON – Widening and resurfacing work will begin Tuesday along state Route 38 east of Franklin Grove.
    May 25, 2016 - 6:32 pm
  • Sterling boil order lifted

    STERLING – A boil order affecting several businesses on East Lincolnway was lifted Wednesday afternoon.
    May 25, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Dixon One discusses more city-centric focus of organization

    The Dixon One advisory task force turns toward more city-focused hub and edges near making formal presentations to Chamber, Main Street and the city.
    May 24, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Illinois lawmaker, university spar over research animals

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A bill that would’ve required universities in Illinois to offer healthy feline an ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Illinois pushes legal aid for juveniles in murder cases

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A lawyer would have to be present when police question juveniles younger than 15 ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Coming soon to Twitter: More room to tweet

    NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or few ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Fares are cheap; airlines don't want them to stay that way

    DALLAS (AP) – Enjoy lower airfares while you can. Airlines are taking steps to push prices higher by ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:29 pm
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