• Sauk Valley black family's creed: 'Love conquers hate'

    DIXON – Half a century ago, life in the South was rough for black people. Hardly a news flash, right?
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:59 pm
  • City councilman resigns in Dixon

    DIXON – First-term Dixon Councilman Mitch Tucker, who has moved outside the city limits and into rur ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 8:04 am
  • Judge denies Madigan request to stop state workers' pay

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop payi ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois bill would require colleges to accept high-scoring students

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An Illinois House committee has cleared a proposal that would require public univ ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Engineers pick prime spot for Dixon detention pond

    Engineers hired by the city presented preliminary findings on how to alleviate flooding along the west branch of Fargo Creek Thursday.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Storage business expansion, work near cell tower gets commission’s OK

    Two zoning petitions were moved to the Sterling City Council Thursday for its consideration, but one recommendation came with concerns.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:56 am
  • Sterling High quartet head to state speech competition

    STERLING – The veins nearly burst in junior Abby Nitz’s neck. About a minute later, senior Kinsey Zacharski is inches from Nitz’s face, engulfed in an ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:55 am
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Saturday, Feb. 18Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., Gateway Faith Fellowship parsonage, 701 14th Ave., Fu ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:33 pm
  • DAY TRIP: Looking for snow? Head north to Granite Peak Resort

    With no snow on the ground locally, those who want to enjoy the sports that go with it will need to ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Twin Cities PADS now open Sundays; volunteers needed

    STERLING – Twin Cities PADS is now open during the day on Sundays. During the other days of the wee ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:59 am
  • Summer program would help struggling Eastland K-2 readers

    LANARK – Young Eastland students who have significant trouble reading might get some extra help this summer.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:58 am
  • Dixon man faces multiple drug charges

    DIXON – A Dixon man was behind bars Thursday after a search of his home turned up about $2,500 worth of marijuana, some heroin and some opioid pills.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:37 pm
  • Dixon band director: Don’t stop the music

    DIXON – The Dixon Municipal Band director wants to work with the city to keep the band off of the bu ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:53 am
  • Rock Falls bar regains licenses

    The Dead Tree Tavern has resolved a tax-related issue with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, and the owners reopened the Rock Falls bar Thursday ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 6:45 pm
  • Vehicle burglaries prompt Dixon police to remind people to lock 'em up

    DIXON – A rash of 16 vehicle burglaries in the past 6 weeks has Dixon Police once again reminding people to lock up their vehicles and their garages, ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 4:56 pm
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