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  • Hearings clear path for new TIF district in Sterling

    After conducting public hearings Monday, the Sterling City Council can take action on ordinances to set a new downtown TIF district, primarily for the ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • Availing himself to some relief in Dixon

    With temperatures topping out at just above 90 on Monday, it was a perfect day to cool off at the splash pad at Vaile Park in Dixon, which is just wha ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • Police: Charges pending for man who displayed gun outside Duis Center

    Two people are accused of taking part in a gun-related incident Sunday at the Duic Center in Sterling.
    June 20, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Rock Falls Community Development Corp. volunteers starting anew

    After the city cut off its primary source of funding, the Rock Falls Community Development Corp. is on a new path in pursuing its mission.
    June 21, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • In Rock Falls – Food: Slippery when wet

    A cormorant lost its lunch Monday along the lower dam in Rock Falls, as its midday meal slipped through its beak. Though this one had a tough time, th ...
    June 20, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Sterling school board expected to approve 1-year contract with teachers, support

    The Sterling school board will approve 1-year contracts with its teachers and support personnel Wednesday night.
    June 20, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Fans of bikes and trains will soon get a new view in Oregon

    A new viewing platform at Oregon's historic train depot likely will be done by the end of the month; nine scenic new bike trails in and around the riv ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • Nonprofit to have event on riverfront

    DIXON – Kreider Services will hold a job fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the pavilion on the riverfront downtown.
    June 20, 2016 - 7:48 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, June 22Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    June 20, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • Senate votes today on 4 gun-control proposals

    WASHINGTON – The Senate, divided over how to respond to the nation’s latest mass shooting, will vote ...
    June 20, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Peoria work-release center escapee recaptured in Quincy

    QUINCY (AP) – An escapee from a Peoria correctional facility has been recaptured in Quincy.WGEM-AM r ...
    June 19, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • Recovery schools for addicted teens on the rise

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Preston Grundy started drinking at 14 to escape from his depression. He soon mo ...
    June 19, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • Gun views fractious even as fewer bear arms

    Editor’s note: This story is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, soci ...
    June 19, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • Police: Boy killed with assault weapon near Chicago church

    CHICAGO (AP) – A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot with an assault weapon on Sunday just a few feet o ...
    June 19, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Attorney General says Mateen investigation moving forward

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Although the killer is known, the investigation continues into what motivated a ...
    June 19, 2016 - 8:29 pm
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