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  • Blagojevich will appeal prison sentence

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich’s lawyer has notified a federal court that the imprisoned former Illi ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Rauner signs bill to punish trafficking guns into Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Firearm traffickers in Illinois will be punished with sentences of up to 30 years ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Britney Spears raffles clothes for Louisiana flood victims

    Pop star Britney Spears is giving the clothes off her back to raise money for the Red Cross to benef ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Main Street stipulation could be a sticking point in Dixon One progress

    The Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce and Dixon Main Street are on board for a merger, but they have conditions. The Dixon One advisory task force plans ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Happiness was waiting in the Q in Erie

    ERIE – If you’ve been surfing the local airwaves at all, you might have run across some new voices on the radio dial.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Former Whiteside development official names to state board

    STERLING – The former director of Whiteside County Economic Development, Betty Steinert, has been na ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Benefit set for Saturday for mental health program

    STERLING – A fundraiser for Sinnissippi Centers’ SASS program will be Saturday at The Factory Pub & Grub, 103 W. Third St.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:22 pm
  • Learn and Live: First-day-of-school jitters? For Dad, perhaps

    OK, what just happened? It seems like just a few months ago, my twins, Anna and Elise, were saying their first words, taking their first steps, going ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 6:50 pm
  • Event to address opioids’ effect on pregnancies

    STERLING – CGH Health Foundation will offer a free program on the risks of using opioid pain killers during pregnancy at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Ryberg Au ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 6:50 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Aug. 25 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family pla ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Prosecutor drops attempted murder, other charges filed against former teacher

    DIXON – Attempted murder and other felony charges filed against a former Sterling elementary school teacher accused of attacking his then-boyfriend we ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Trump staff posts racist, violent remarks on social media

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump’s paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social medi ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • As candidates ask for cash, campaign pitch remains a mystery

    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) – It was a very busy, very lucrative weekend for Hillary Clinton in the sum ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Thrill-ride accidents spark new demands for regulation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whir ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Judge in Texas temporarily blocks Obama's transgender rules

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Obama administration’s order that requ ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:11 pm
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