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  • 'Jihadi John' identified as London-raised college grad

    LONDON (AP) – The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos th ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

    Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Farm equipment maker Deere foresees sharp sales drop

    MOLINE (AP) – The chairman and CEO of Deere & Co. says the agricultural equipment maker is preparing ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Sears 4Q loss narrows, sales slide as business shifts

    NEW YORK (AP) – Sears recorded its fourth straight year of falling profit and revenue, even as cost ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Psychology on order: How restaurants get you to spend more

    NEW YORK (AP) – You might think you’re immune to transparent sales pitches like “Do you want fries w ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Rock Falls Area Chamber honors community servants

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Area Chamber of Commerce gave an emotional tribute to a longtime ambassador recently lost to cancer, while honoring anothe ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Illinois plan would aid Exelon nuclear plants

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Power-producing giant Exelon Corp. rounded out a phalanx of Illinois lawmakers an ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Bi-County starts a new tradition

    STERLING – Kayley Crow never has been to prom. That changes this year. "I get to wear a dress for on ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • Saying farewell to the Rock Falls chief

    ROCK FALLS – Ever since he was a boy growing up in Prophetstown, Rock Falls Police Chief Mike Kuelper knew he would grow up to wear a badge.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Thomson funding on track, BOP chief says

    As promised, the Bureau of Prisons will provide $58.7 million to activate Thomson prison this fiscal year, which will help keep the federal lockup's o ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Eagles keep eyes on river in Sterling

    A young bald eagle looks over the Rock River on Thursday afternoon at Lawrence Park in Sterling. ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:44 pm
  • Locals improving after head-on crash

    MADISON, Wis. – A Madison hospital has upgraded the conditions of a mother and daughter who were injured in a head-on crash Monday just south of Monro ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Sheley arrives, arraigned in Missouri

    HILLSBORO, Mo. – Three-time convicted murderer Nicholas Sheley is in Missouri.Lt. Kevin Carle, comma ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Feb. 27-March 1

    Have some laughs at Arnie’sDEER GROVE – Comedian Tom Garland, who has been on HBO and performed in L ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Gowns for school dances available in Dixon

    DIXON – The Second Look prom and homecoming dress sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the basement at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1013 Frankl ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:09 pm
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