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  • Police: Wife fatally poisons former Sterling man

    A Sterling native is dead after police say his wife killed him with a smoothie spiked with sleeping pills, then tried to take her own life.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • Yahoo to cut 1,700 workers as CEO tries to save her own job

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess bagga ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • New law imposes fine for minors possessing e-cigarettes

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Anyone under 18 who’s caught with electronic cigarettes or other tobacco-free nic ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Attendance at Illinois historic sites drops by 7 percent

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Visits to Illinois’ historic sites fell by 7 percent in 2015, despite the state’s ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Rauner: Changing rules for state-bought goods can save $514M

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s comptroller highlighted Illinois’ worsening fin ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Mall exec says Amazon could make brick-and-mortar push

    SEATTLE – Amazon.com has plans to take its Seattle brick-and-mortar bookstore experiment to hundreds ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Quicken Loans getting into personal loans

    DETROIT – Quicken Loans has expanded into the business of personal loans with its first lending prod ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • U.S. firm in China meat scandal disputes court's verdict

    HONG KONG (AP) – A U.S. meat supplier is disputing a Chinese court’s verdict that its local subsidia ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Stringing their praises in Dixon

    St. Anne School religion teacher Mary Beth Oswalt helps sixth-grader Rebecca Riley make a rosary bead necklace Tuesday afternoon at the school in Dixo ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Rock Falls creates new utilities management position

    ROCK FALLS – The city has created a new position to manage its utilities office operations. The Roc ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Dixon man looking to expand use of the Stengel Trail

    POLO – A Dixon man has asked the Polo City Council to waive its permit fees for utility task vehicles as part of a program to develop a trail system t ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • The A, Bee, C's at St. Mary's School

    The three finalists in the St. Mary's School Spelling Bee, from left, runner-up Ainsley Reed, winner Ben Sheets, and third-place finisher Lilliana Cam ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • Dixon now has updated building codes

    DIXON – After 12 years, the city has updated its outdated building codes.The council Monday voted to ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • LEARN AND LIVE: WACC wants you to help celebrate 50 years

    STERLING – Whiteside Area Career Center, the first vocational school in Illinois, will turn 50 this fall.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • There's still lots left in Crundwell property

    DIXON – You can lead a bidder to the auction, but you can’t make them bid – but that doesn’t mean the U.S. Marshals Service is giving up on trying.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:51 pm
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