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  • Teacher fired for comments about student who didn't take Pledge

    BLUE ISLAND (AP) – A suburban Chicago teacher has been fired for allegedly bullying a student into s ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court upholds tax break for hospitals

    The Illinois Supreme Court has vacated a lower court's decision against a law that allows many hospi ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Dixon man injured in crash

    GILBERTS – A three-car crash along Interstate 90 near Gilberts on Thursday morning, just west of Chi ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois judge: Lawmakers must be paid, with or without budget

    CHICAGO (AP) – A Cook County judge ruled Thursday that Illinois lawmakers must be paid on time despi ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Police department creates law enforcement support group

    The Dixon Police Department has implemented a law enforcement support program to promote mental wellness.
    March 23, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Savings on electricity bills don’t always have staying power

    The city's electric aggregation plan saved $1.3 million in its first 2 years, but ComEd has bridged the rate gap, giving consumers more to think about ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • New state ID card aims to keep people with disabilities safe

    A new type of identification card designed to ease interactions between police and people with disabilities has yet to become commonplace in the Sauk ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • Newman High School February Student of the Month Megan Carney

    Megan Carney, 17, of Dixon, is Newman Central Catholic High School’s February Student of the Month. Her parents are Daniel and Anita, and her brothers ...
    March 24, 2017 - 9:46 am
  • Quarter Mania coming Sunday at Moose Lodge

    STERLING – A Quarter Mania auction with 15 local vendors will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Moo ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:34 pm
  • The world is his, when he's tested on it – St. Anne eighth-grader qualifies for state bee

    A St. Anne Catholic School eighth-grader qualified for the National Geographic state bee – but not before setting foot on all seven continents.
    March 23, 2017 - 8:57 pm
  • Plea expected next month in attempted murder case

    DIXON – A Dixon man accused of stabbing another man during a domestic dispute in September is set to enter a plea April 20.
    March 23, 2017 - 9:02 pm
  • Lyndon boys face felony charges in campground vandalism

    LYNDON – Two Lyndon boys, 14 and 15, face felony charges in connection with a fire that destroyed a mobile home and vandalism that caused “heavy damag ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:59 pm
  • DAY TRIP: Make yourself at home in Machesney Park

    Home and Garden Showcase featuring clinics and gardening tips will be April 1 and 2 at Forest Hills Lodge Banquet and Conference Center in Machesney P ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • Chili, shrimp dinner supports Rotary Club

    DIXON – It’s almost time to eat some good grub for the Rotary Club.The Dixon Rotary Club will presen ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:18 am
  • Hearts of Gold benefits Bi-County Cooperative Foundation

    ROCK FALLS – Bi-County Cooperative Foundation’s seventh annual Hearts of Gold event will run from 7 to 10 p.m. April 1 at Rock Falls Days Inn, 2105 Fi ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:17 am
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