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  • Teen injured in weekend crash

    STERLING – An accident remains under investigation after a Dixon teen crashed into a building in rural Sterling on Sunday.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Paycheck mystery: More jobs and fewer people but limp raises

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Companies have posted a record number of job openings just when a diminished propo ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Zip line popularity soars along with injuries, study finds

    CHICAGO (AP) – Injuries from zip line accidents have soared along with the popularity of an activity that hurtles riders through the air, sometimes at ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • AP analysis: Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution dodge

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Volkswagen’s pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United St ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • How drunk? Estimates questioned in drunken-driving cases

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) – The way prosecutors see it, Oneil Sharpe Jr. was drunk when he raced down a Long Island highway at nearly 100 mph this summ ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Iraqi PM opens Green Zone to all citizens

    BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad open to all of his citizens for the ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The U.S. and Afghan governments vowed Sunday to jointly investigate the attack on a hospital in Kunduz that killed 22 people ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • It's the great Pumpkin Dash in Sterling

    Kids race to the finish line Saturday during the Sterling Park District's 24th annual Pumpkin Dash at Hoover Park. Families enjoyed music, games and m ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Victims of abuse – and Illinois' budget

    CHICAGO (AP) – Assistance for battered women and children statewide is dwindling because of Illinois ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Illinois' 911 centers feeling the budget's sting

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois residents seeking help through their local emergency 911 systems may be ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Q&A with Sterling High School athletic trainer Andi Sumerfelt

    STERLING – When some employees are called on the mat, it’s not a good thing. For Andi Sumerfelt, it’s part of her job.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, Oct. 6Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Quilters prepare for their fall show

    DIXON – Petunia City Quilters will have its Shades of Autumn quilt show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Northside Baptist ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Aerification needed at Emerald Hill Golf Course

    Aerification is one of the most disliked processes that takes place on a golf course. Everyone asks, "Why are you tearing up our great looking greens? ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Kuchen returns with fall bazaar

    ASHTON – The 19th annual Ashton United Methodist Church fall bazaar will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at 906 Richardson Ave.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 1:15 am
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