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  • Most victims of identity theft face months of hassle

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a dat ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, Dec. 16Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • THE PEOPLE'S VOICE: Iron will drives Twin Cities man

    Talent and preparation can get us only so far. It’s at the point of exhaustion where inner strength defines us.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Santa visits Sterling for breakfast, gift requests and photo ops

    Ashley Meenen, 17, a volunteer from Rock Falls High School, helps Alex Cottrell, 8, of Sterling pick out gifts Saturday during the fifth annual Santa' ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Marshall built legacy of giving back in Dixon

    DIXON – Jane Marshall's legacy in Dixon will be more than just the family business. Marshall, 88, di ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Farm show in Sterling showcases gear, services

    Tyler Stepp, 4, of Chadwick, peeks over the steering wheel of a John Deere 5100E Tractor while his sister, Teagan, 1, sits on the lap of their grandfa ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Sterling business surprised by cash mob

    STERLING – The Beautiful You Boutique was having a typical quiet Sunday when about 10 customers, who had gathered in the parking lot, flooded the stor ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Sterling October Student of the Month: Zachary Alston

    Zachary Alston, 17, of Sterling, is one of of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. He is the son of Ted and Jill Alston and has a bro ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Sterling October Student of the Month: Abbey Zacharski

    Abbey Zacharski, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Brad and Lisa, and she has a ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:13 pm
  • Bathroom fire Saturday at Dixon apartment complex

    DIXON – A failed exhaust fan led to a small apartment fire in Dixon on Saturday morning, according to the Fire Department.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Police investigating armed robbery in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Police are investigating an armed robbery at Vapor City Outlet on First Avenue. Accordi ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 6:08 pm
  • September Student of the Month

    Emily Ditzler, 18, of Polo, is Polo Community High School’s September Student of the Month. She is the daughter of David and Annette Ditzler, and has ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • College news

    Kaplan UniversityDAVENPORT, Iowa – Students earning degrees from Kaplan University include Jillian M ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Crop conference offered in January

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference will be Jan. 7-9, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • A Sorry State: Half of local nursing homes cited for severe deficiency since 2012

    Editor's note: These articles are part of a series on nursing homes in the Sauk Valley. Additional articles will be published over the next week.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:01 am

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