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  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: Sept. 23-25, 2016

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Pumpkin Dash will celebrate 25 years in Sterling

    STERLING – The 25th annual Pumpkin Dash will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at Hoover Park, 3807 Woodlawn Road.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • See Switchback at show in Franklin Grove

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Switchback will be the featured performer at 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Fifth Friday Music Show in the historic H.I. Lincoln Buildi ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Mr. Blotto celebrates new release with festival

    NELSON – Blottumnal Equinox 2016 is set for Friday and Saturday at the Who Else land, along the railroad tracks at 126 Anderson Lane.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Polo Theatre players let their hair down

    Rapunzel, played by Miranda Blankenbehler, performs Wednesday evening as members of the Polo Area Community Theatre rehearse for "Let Your Hair Down, ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Celebrating the Passage of time in Dixon

    The Safe Passage Initiative celebrated its one-year anniversary of combatting heroin addiction Wednesday.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Leatherface from “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3” will be in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – R.A. Mihailoff always dreamed of being the star of your nightmares. “When I was a litt ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Friday, Sept. 23Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • Cyberattacks against companies don’t hurt them much financially, Rand study finds

    SAN DIEGO – The soaring number of cyberattacks against American companies is causing comparatively l ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • Fed keeps key rate unchanged but hints of coming hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 9:36 pm
  • Your TV may use more energy than you think, group charges

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – An environmental group accused three major television manufacturers Wednesday o ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • A puff-and-tumble game of football in Rock Falls

    The senior team breaks from a huddle at the start of the Rock Falls homecoming powder puff football game Wednesday evening in Rock Falls.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Rock Falls students put their own spin on Peace Day

    Middle school students plant their pinwheels Wednesday in a flower bed near the front of St. Andrew Catholic School in Rock Falls. Nearly 50 middle sc ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Sterling Aldi closing for renovations

    The Sterling Aldi will close Sunday for renovations, and a larger store will be reopened Nov. 11. Renovations also are planned yet this year at the Al ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Couple got drunk, fought before fatal shooting

    MOUNT CARROLL – Morgan and Suzanne Hake got drunk and had a fight the night before he shot her, acco ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:00 am
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