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  • Illinois agency encourages student towalk to school

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An Illinois agency is encouraging kids to go old school – and walk to school.The ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Carroll County Toys for Tots starts season Saturday

    MOUNT CARROLL – Carroll County Toys for Tots will have a kickoff from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Carroll Fire Station, 318 S. Clay St.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • Every dog has her day: Lucky pup assigned to Rock Falls police force

    Lacey, a 2-year-old Labrador mix, has fit right in as the newest member of the Rock Falls Police Department.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Putting the mettle to the paddle at Thomas Park in Sterling

    Micah Kendrick (left) and Tobi Garcia tumble into the water as their boat takes a dive a few feet from shore Wednesday morning in the Thomas Park pond ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Status hearing postponed for man accused of 33-year-old Lee County murder

    The status hearing has been postponed to December for one of three men accused in a 33-year-old murder.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Mount Carroll council approves bid for van

    MOUNT CARROLL – The city’s Water and Sewer Department will get a new van.Aldermen voted Tuesday to a ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 6:58 pm
  • Wrestlers to rumble Saturday in Dixon

    Professional wrestlers will be throwing down Saturday in Dixon, at a benefit to help one of their own.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Open wider: Bigger dental clinic on its way in Rock Falls

    The Whiteside County Health Department went back to the drawing board and came up with a new plan for its dental clinic expansion.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Ogle County recycling grants available

    OREGON – Businesses, schools, churches and nonprofis that want to establish or improve on waste reduction and recycling programs have until noon Oct. ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Sept. 29Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Healt ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Dixon man shot by police pleads not guilty to attempted murder

    A man shot by Dixon police on Sept. 7 pleaded not guilty today to stabbing a man and holding a woman hostage at knifepoint.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Debates: What does Trump do now to come back?

    WASHINGTON – What does Donald Trump do now?The general consensus among the media, debate experts and ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Lee County Zoning Board gives nod to wind farm project

    The Lee County Zoning Board has approved a recommendation for the county to move forward with the Mendota Hills Wind Farm project.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Solar option would save money at new sewer plant

    MOUNT CARROLL – A solar energy provider presented options to the City Council on Tuesday that included a way that would essentially eliminate the prop ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Dixon names 'new' city clerk

    DIXON – In a restructuring that will save the city about $70,000 a year, the City Council will give ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:32 pm
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