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  • Teachers 'rock' at workshop

    OGLESBY – Teachers from across the state gathered for the Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today’s Society July 11-13 at Starve ...
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Pork chops

    DIXON – Rock River Valley VietNow will have a cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 at Oliver's Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave.
    July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • City getting grant to demolish landslide homes

    EAST PEORIA (AP) – East Peoria officials say the city will receive a $2.7 million grant to purchase and demolish seven properties severely damaged by ...
    July 22, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measure

    CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Supreme Court agreed Friday to quickly take up a case challenging the constitutionality of a ballot measure that could alt ...
    July 22, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • Trump takes time from victory lap to swat at Ted Cruz

    CLEVELAND (AP) – A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pivoted back to the GOP primaries on Friday, choosing to r ...
    July 22, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • Clinton-Kaine team to make public debut Saturday

    TAMPA, Florida (AP) – Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of ...
    July 22, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • Help wanted: Underprivileged kids camp looks to grow

    The Sauk Valley stepped up big-time to make the first Camp Dixon happen. To make at least five more happen next year, the organizer will need more gen ...
    July 22, 2016 - 7:24 pm
  • Dixon camp for underprivileged kids offers 'freedom time'

    Dozens of inner-city kids got in touch with nature at a camp in rural Dixon – a refuge from the violent Chicago streets on which they live.
    July 23, 2016 - 9:44 am
  • Howze appears to shed some light with his 'Supervisor Spotlight'

    Although Sterling Township Supervisor Matt Howze is choosing to remain mum on the circumstances surrounding the hiring of a woman with multiple felony ...
    July 23, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Police seek information on car thefts

    Sterling Police are looking for information on two car thefts that occurred in the downtown area this week, and they are reminding drivers to use caut ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:57 am
  • Sterling Township put convicted thief on its payroll

    STERLING – Sterling Township officials, who recently reported the theft of cash from its GPA youth club, are refusing to talk about why they hired a c ...
    July 22, 2016 - 7:05 pm
  • Tobacco-free campaign targets Coloma Park District

    Where there's smoke, there's Judy Randall. The tobacco treatment specialist is working with Rock Falls High School students to ban tobacco from Coloma ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:30 pm
  • Judge dismisses indecency charge against former Amboy mayor

    ROCKFORD – A misdemeanor public indecency charge lodged against former Amboy Mayor Francis J. Mekeel ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:11 pm
  • Lockdown lifted at Dixon prison; still no details on what happened

    DIXON – The lockdown at Dixon prison, imposed at noon Tuesday, was lifted at 10 a.m. Friday, Illinoi ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Photo Story: Jazzing up Sterling

    The sun starts to set as the audience dances to lively big band jazz music July 16 during the Rock River Jazz Band concert at the Grandon Civic Center ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:32 pm
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