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  • Lee County Board holds off on UTV trail proposal

    The Lee County Board postponed voting on the proposed UTV trail in the area and welcomed the new county administrator.
    July 20, 2016 - 9:14 am
  • Dixon prison still on lockdown; no visitors allowed

    DIXON – As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dixon prison remained on full lockdown, which means, among other things, no visitors.
    July 20, 2016 - 4:59 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, July 21Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health ...
    July 19, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • Farm youth plan food donation day Saturday in Dixon

    DIXON – The Lee County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee will accept nonperishable food items or cash for a “Pack the Truck” day from 10 a.m. to 2 p. ...
    July 19, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, July 20Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    July 19, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Amazon to open pickup spot at U of I bookstore

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The University of Illinois has partnered with Amazon to make the school’s Illini Un ...
    July 18, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Phone redefines Cat abroad

    PEORIA (AP) – With the retail debut last month of the Cat S60 Smartphone, the device joins the ranks ...
    July 18, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

    CLEVELAND (AP) — After a harsh primary, Republicans kicked off Donald Trump's general election campa ...
    July 18, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • ‘Bath salts’ sales will be banned

    TAYLORVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Monday to punish Illinois retailers that sel ...
    July 18, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Unclaimed items to be auctioned

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Treasurer’s office plans to auction unclaimed property at this year’ ...
    July 18, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Police: Gunman intentionally targeted officers

    BATON ROUGE, La. – The gunman who shot and killed three officers here, wounding three more, was deli ...
    July 18, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • City postpones boat dock project, addresses water main break

    The Dixon City Council's plan for the installation of a boat dock along the Rock River could be delayed until spring.
    July 19, 2016 - 8:53 am
  • Lawrence Lofts redevelopment pact in place in Sterling

    The city has put a redevelopment agreement in place for the Lawrence Lofts project, paving the way for construction to begin.
    July 19, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Aw, shucks! Getting ready for the corn boil

    Jayden Cheung, 3, all the way from Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, helps shuck corn at Poci's Market and Greenhouse on Mond ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Decades later, Vietnam pilot who saved dozens receives Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON – Almost 50 years after he braved enemy fire to help rescue 44 of his fellow soldiers sur ...
    July 18, 2016 - 7:31 pm
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