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  • Twitter and Vine loosen limits to hold on to users

    The forced brevity that gave Twitter its rapid-fire feel is getting pared back for the second time i ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:15 pm
  • White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countle ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • YMCA partnership bringing health and fitness center to Sauk

    DIXON – A partnership that would bring a YMCA extension to Sauk Valley Community College is in the works.
    June 21, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • Legislator backs Black Hawk restoration

    A local legislator promised Oregon residents he would "turn the pressure up" on state officials who have held up the release of funds to repair the to ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • Oregon water and sewer rates will go up

    OREGON – City water and sewer rates will rise three times over the next 18 months to help pay for wa ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • Lee County tables UTV proposal, amends wind turbine building fee

    DIXON – The Lee County Board today postponed moving forward with a proposed UTV trail pending furthe ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Woodhaven thriving 1 year after tornado

    One year after a tornado ripped through Woodhaven Lakes, the resort has recovered, and it's seeing numbers it hasn't seen in years.
    June 21, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • Tournament will raise money for cystic fibrosis

    ROCK FALLS – A softball tournament to raise money for cystic fibrosis begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Centennial Park, 11th Street and Avenue D.
    June 21, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • What's up with the docks? Dixon council to find out Monday

    The Dixon City Council on Monday will discuss amending the budget for building a boat dock down river from the dam, and will reevaluate the city's pri ...
    June 21, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Attorney: Hastert will report to prison in Minnesota this week

    CHICAGO (AP) – Dennis Hastert’s attorney says the former U.S. House speaker will report to a federal ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • SUV that rolled, killed ‘Star Trek’ actor is under recall

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – The SUV that rolled down a driveway and killed “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin wa ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Officials identify Wisconsin woman killed in Illinois crash

    ROCKFORD (AP) – Authorities have identified a Wisconsin woman who was killed in a crash in Illinois. ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • It's official: LA Times owner Tribune changes name to Tronc

    NEW YORK (AP) – Don’t call it Tribune anymore: The newspaper company has officially changed its name ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, 8 days aft ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Illinois measure would create advisory council for Muslims

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois could become the first state in the U.S. with a law giving Muslim-Americ ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:25 pm
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