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  • 2 charged with murder in DeKalb shooting

    DeKALB – Two men have been arrested on first-degree murder charges after an attempt to rob a drug dealer ended with a fatal shooting, DeKalb police sa ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • '101 Dalmatians Kids' to hit stage at SVCC

    STERLING – Woodlawn Arts Academy will present Disney’s “101 Dalmatians Kids” at 7 pm. Oct. 16 and 17, and 2 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 in the Mathis Theatre ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • Fundraiser set for Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon

    DIXON – The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home will host its third Mystery Dinner Fundraiser on Oct. 16 at the Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Spend an 'Evening at the Mill' near Franklin Grove

    FRANKLIN GROVE – The Franklin Grove Creek & Preservation Committee will hold an “Evening at the Mill” dinner and program Oct. 17 at the Franklin Creek ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • West End festival to feature local bands

    DIXON – The first West End festival will please rock fans in the Sauk Valley on Saturday as it takes over First Street from Peoria to Highland avenues ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Prospective students can meet teachers at event

    MOUNT MORRIS – Aireloom Music will hold a Meet the Teachers open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the facility, 4167 Mud Creek Road.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, Oct. 9Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Newman students hungry to volunteer their time

    Newman sophomores (from left) Bailey Boesen, Torrie Bolin, Cody Bonnell, and Eli Blaney form one of the groups of students that helped pick up donatio ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • Bucket brigades met with resistance in Sterling

    STERLING – Residents have become accustomed to seeing volunteers flag down motorists for donations on Saturdays in the downtown.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • DATELINE DIXON: The full scoop on half staff

    Have a flag? Ever wonder when’s the right time to lower it to half staff? Ever drive by a city of Dixon flag and wonder why it’s lowered?
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Expert to talk to Morrison students, parents about bullying

    MORRISON – It takes a village to raise a child. And to prevent a bully from being born. The Morriso ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Local third-graders learn about the great outdoors

    DIXON – For the 18th consecutive year, about 1,000 third-graders from Lee and Ogle counties came to Lowell Park Tuesday and Wednesday for some hands-o ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • Rochelle man dies in crash

    CRESTON – A Rochelle man was killed Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with a semitrailer on state Route 38 near Creston.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Rauner tries to put pressure on Democrats for budget deal

    OAK LAWN (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has sought to increase pressure on majority Democrats to end Illinois' unprecedented budget stalemate.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary Sc ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:03 pm
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