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  • Rauner talks tax hikes, need for compromise

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner gave more specifics Wednesday on what tax hikes he’d ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • Percussion-Palooza returns to Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Percussion-Palooza returns Feb. 26, with the entertainment starting at noon at Rock Falls High School, 101 12th Ave.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Farmers market to celebrate Mardi Gras in Dixon

    DIXON – This Saturday, it won’t be hard to get a taste of the Big Easy.The Dixon Winter Farmers Mark ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Friday, Feb. 17Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Troubled waters: Dixon’s water departments face growing deficits

    The Dixon City Council wrapped up its second budget work session Wednesday and had its sights set on keeping the water fund afloat.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Final public hearing held for uniform building codes in Whiteside

    The county moved closer to uniform building codes with the conclusion of the public hearing process Wednesday in Sterling.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:30 am
  • Dixon school board narrowly passes $21.5M bond issue

    DIXON – A lot of gunk has been going around in Dixon schools – pneumonia, bronchitis and the like. It wasn’t a bug, though, that brought a grimace to ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:20 am
  • Start to finish: Woodlawn's woodshop thriving in first year, adding classes

    Board? You can make one, and a variety of other projects, through the relatively new woodshop program at Woodlawn Arts Academy.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:14 am
  • YWCA shocked to learn of funding omission

    The YWCA of the Sauk Valley didn't learn until December that the state somehow omitted funding for domestic violence programs in its stopgap budget th ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:53 am
  • Dixon man charged with sexual assault of a child

    DIXON – A Dixon man accused of sexually assaulting a child was in Lee County Jail on Wednesday on $250,000 bond.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:09 pm
  • Mayors Association has full legislative plate for Rock Falls meeting

    The state budget will be the main focus of municipal leaders gathered for the Northern Illinois Mayors Association meeting hosted this year by Rock Fa ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:12 pm
  • Police reports for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

    STERLING POLICE Rafael A. Villanova-Rojas, 29; 9:33 a.m. Tuesday at Kroger, 2301 Locust St.; retail ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois program will offer state-run plan to help workers save for retirement

    CHICAGO (AP) – States are moving forward with new initiatives to help workers save for retirement, e ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:25 am
  • Microsoft: Shield civilians from government cyberattacks

    SEATTLE – Microsoft is calling for a digital Geneva Convention to outline protections for civilians ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:26 am
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Feb. 16Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:25 am
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