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  • Dixon dog lends a helping paw

    Dixon comfort dog Shiloh has consoled thousands of those in need, locally and across several states, through Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • Taking the rides for a spin at Whiteside County Fair

    Zack Usterbowski (left), 13, of Morrison and Alyssa Apostoli, 10, of Chicago ride the Orbiter at the Whiteside County Fair in Morrison on Wednesday af ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Volunteers sought for Dixon school district's 'vote-yes' committees

    DIXON – The school district is prohibited by law from using any of its resources to promote a “yes” ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:13 am
  • Fulton mayor facing felony charges

    FULTON – Mayor Larry Russell, charged with felony theft and official misconduct, will remain in his ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Friday, Aug. 19Women, infants and children clinic, and family planning services, Lee County Health D ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 9:25 pm
  • Illinois traffic fatalities expected to reach 1,000 in 2016

    SPRINGFILED (AP) – Safety and insurance industry experts say Illinois traffic fatalities are expecte ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Bill gives domestic workers minimum wage in Illinois

    Illinois nannies, housekeepers and other domestic workers will be entitled to the state minimum wage ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Whiteside County Fair kicks off

    Audiences were treated to one heck of a bash at the Whiteside County Fair in Morrison on Tuesday. Justin Edmunds gets bucked off White Out on during t ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Aetna will leave Illinois health insurance exchange for 2017

    CHICAGO (AP) – Aetna is leaving the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange in Illinois for 20 ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Rock Falls' greenspace grant finally coming

    The state finally is loosening its icy grip on a long-promised greenspace grant that will be used to enhance the developing RB&W District.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Limestone Building's days are numbered

    ROCK FALLS – The good news delivered on riverfront redevelopment Tuesday wasn’t reserved for the eas ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • First-of-its kind project would replace Lee County wind turbines

    The Mendota Hills wind farm is looking to remove all 63 of its wind turbines in southeast Lee County and replace them with about 35 upgraded models.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Four charged with theft of sick leave wages from Dixon prison

    Three current or former Dixon prison officers are charged with theft and forgery, accused of faking illnesses to steal undeserved sick pay from the st ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:48 am
  • Primary concern: Crowded council ticket could cost Lee County $50,000

    Lee County would have to spend $50,000 more on the consolidated election next year, if more than nine people runs for seats on the Dixon City Council.
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Information sought in Sterling drive-by shootings

    STERLING – Sterling police are looking for information on two apparently related drive-by shootings, one at 10:52 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Wes ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 8:57 pm
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