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  • Hearing rescheduled for Sterling man in officer-involved shooting

    Preliminary trial proceedings were rescheduled Tuesday for a Sterling man who police say tried to run down a Rock Falls officer in an SUV in September ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Sliding into winter in Dixon

    Tianna Dunn helps her nephew, Abel Dunn, 11 months, enjoy the slide at Page Park in Dixon. The two got out to enjoy the pleasant weather, and just in ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • So long to the carefree days of Indian summer in Sterling

    Emma Kenny-Oles (left), 4, and her brother, J.R., 6, laugh as they bound back and forth on a wobble board Tuesday afternoon at Hoover Park in Sterling ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Annual VietNow Christmas service Saturday in Dixon

    DIXON – The Rock River Valley Chapter of VietNow’s 28th annual POW/MIA Christmas tree lighting and vigil begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memoria ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Oregon students represent Open Program

    OREGON – Three high-schoolers are well-versed in the gospel of Open Program, an innovative learning environment in its third year at Oregon High Schoo ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 8:15 am
  • Sentence review sought in Lanark murder case

    The lawyers of a Freeport man sentenced to life in prison for murder have asked the judge to reconsider the sentence.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Longtime sheriff honored for 53 years of service in Ogle County

    OREGON – More than 50 years ago, Jerry Brooks was a volunteer deputy in plain clothes. He became the longest-tenured sheriff in Ogle County history, a ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Fatal fire remains under investigation

    BYRON – A suspicious house fire that took the lives of a mother and her 3-year-old son in October remains under investigation.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • Trump's threat to end Cuba detente might rouse GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump’s threat Monday to “terminate” the U.S. detente with ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Imprisoned Hastert fights for tax-covered pension

    CHICAGO (AP) – Dennis Hastert is serving a 15-month prison term in a hush-money case that stemmed fr ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 9:27 am
  • Order could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A government order for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave feder ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Taliban fighter case stirs question on law of armed conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Two years after being brought to the U.S. to face charges in an attempted attack o ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Chevy Bolt isn't stylish, but GM is pushing its practicality

    DETROIT (AP) – The executive in charge of marketing the new electric Chevrolet Bolt keeps coming bac ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected

    NEW YORK (AP) – The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from thei ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES

    Wednesday, Nov. 30Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 11:58 pm
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