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  • Lawmakers seek to boost state's coal industry

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A coalition of lawmakers from Illinois plans to introduce legislation to spur growth in the state's coal industry, ahead of an upco ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm
  • Freeport welcomes visitors with downtown makeover

    FREEPORT (AP) — The spirit of the "Pretzel City" is alive with a downtown makeover Freeport that officials say will complement a new park which will b ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm
  • Graduation dates set across Sauk Valley

    High school students across the Sauk Valley will take their next step during graduation ceremonies this month.
    May 1, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • Kentucky man killed in Ogle County railroad incident

    FORRESTON – A Kentucky man died Thursday in a work-related accident at a Canadian Pacific railroad worksite in northwest Ogle County.
    May 1, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Tale as old as time set for Dixon High

    The Beast, played by Joel Spangler, and Belle, played by Katlyn Bay, rehearse a scene in Dixon High School’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” on T ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year at 3.68 percent, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates rose slightly this week on mixed economic news, with Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of l ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • House reaches deal on measure to end practice

    WASHINGTON (AP) – House leaders have reached a bipartisan compromise on a bill that would end the Na ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Global warming to push 1 in 13 species to extinction, study says

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinc ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Saturday, May 2Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chica ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Illinois redistricting reform efforts rise again

    The effort to end Illinois’ longstanding, unofficial “incumbent protection program” is getting a second life after a similar campaign last year failed ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Center of attention for eighth-graders

    Eighth-grade students from Amboy watch Thursday as Whiteside Area Career Center students demonstrate a lathe during a tour of the Sterling facility on ...
    April 30, 2015 - 7:12 pm
  • Public to get update on long-range plan for Dixon schools

    DIXON – Officials in the Dixon School District will have a public forum next week to continue discussion on the future of Dixon High School. But befor ...
    April 30, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Will Morrison take latest gamble?

    MORRISON – Can, or should, a grocery have video gambling machines? Scott Sullivan, president of Sull ...
    April 30, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • Fulton man faces child porn charge

    FULTON – A Fulton man is being held on $25,000 bond after police arrested him Wednesday night on a child pornography charge.
    April 30, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Roadwork to start Saturday on I-88 in Lee, Ogle counties

    DIXON – Resurfacing is to start Saturday on a 22-mile segment of Interstate 88 between state Route 251 near Rochelle and U.S. Route 52 near Dixon.
    April 30, 2015 - 3:03 pm
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