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  • Rock Falls moves ahead with broadband plan

    Mayor Bill Wescott shined a light on opportunities recently seized by the city, including the planned broadband rollout and riverfront growth, during ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Stalemate over wall finally crumbles

    After 4 years of debate, the Lee County Board has agreed to a three-way split between the city and state to repair a collapsed portion of retaining wa ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • Accused kidnapper built a basement shelter in the home where Erie couple was found

    GENESEO – A Geneseo man accused of kidnapping an Erie couple made major renovations to a basement room in the home where the couple was found.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • Lee County on board for Dixon’s new direction with theater

    DIXON – The city and county agree a new direction is needed for managing the Historic Dixon Theatre, ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:18 am
  • Sex offender charged with abusing a child

    COMPTON – A convicted Creston sex offender again charged with sexually abusing a girl younger than 13 was in Lee County Jail on Tuesday on $50,000 bon ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Rep. McCombie to visit Erie on March 6

    ERIE – State Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, and her staff will hold office hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6 at the Erie Fire Station, 807 Ninth Av ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 7:58 pm
  • State senator takes questions from Fulton students, administrators

    State Sen. Neil Anderson spent the day at Fulton High, mixing and mingling with students curious about his Springfield responsibilities.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:28 pm
  • Accused kidnapper pleads not guilty to 16 felony charges

    A Geneseo man accused of kidnapping an Erie couple from their home pleaded not guilty to a 16-count amended complaint Tuesday morning.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:21 am
  • Spooked by spike in cyber extortion, businesses stockpile bitcoin for payoffs

    SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. corporations that have long resisted bending to the demands of computer hackers ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • Sloppy practices put Internet users' private data at risk

    Many Americans don’t trust companies or institutions – particularly the federal government and socia ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson's presidency

    NEW YORK (AP) – It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.An unvarnished celebrity outsi ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Can a mouse meditate? Why these researchers want to find out

    Can a mouse meditate? A new study suggests the answer is … kind of. Researchers from the University ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Experts urge public to help bring bee numbers back up

    PEORIA (AP) – Bees, pollinators for much of the world’s food supply, are still suffering severe drop ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • Drugs are disappearing at some veterans hospitals

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affai ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} CHICAGO (AP) – Teen suicide attem ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:58 pm
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