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  • Mayors: Closure of Illinois nuclear plants would hurt cities

    CLINTON (AP) – Mayors of six Illinois communities, including Tom Stone of Oregon in Ogle County, are ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Decision made to build new Lincoln Learning Center

    STERLING – The Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society has decided that some things just can’t be preserved.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • School board approves iPads for Challand students

    STERLING – The Sterling School Board voted Wednesday to give Apple iPad Air tablets to all students at Challand Middle School.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Arellano talks about importance of transition in Dixon

    DIXON – Drawing on his experience as a small business owner, Liandro Arellano Jr. laid out a few of his goals for a potential mayoral term.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Rock Falls officials make case for sales tax hike

    ROCK FALLS – Mayor Bill Wescott told residents that without the city’s planned half-cent sales tax increase, putting down new roads would be cost-proh ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Local mother, daughter still hospitalized after head-on in Wisconsin

    MADISON – A mother and daughter still were hospitalized Wednesday after being injured in a head-on crash Monday just south of Monroe, Wisconsin.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Dixon Council candidates prepared for conflicts if elected

    DIXON – A few of the candidates for City Council could have potential conflicts of interest if elected, but all have made plans for how they would add ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Sterling man pleads not guilty to cocaine charges

    DIXON – A Sterling man pleaded not guilty in Lee County Court on Wednesday morning to multiple cocaine charges.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Wrestling benefit Saturday for Ashton teen with bone cancer

    ASHTON – A wrestling benefit will be held Saturday for an Ashton teen with bone cancer. Midwest Wres ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Sterling teacher pleads not guilty to attempted murder

    DIXON – A Sterling teacher indicted Friday on four counts of attempted first-degree murder, among other charges, pleaded not guilty this morning in th ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL oil pipeline bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesda ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) – The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a clus ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Round 2 of Percussion-Palooza set for Sunday

    ROCK FALLS – Percussion-Palooza, a solo and ensemble competition by middle school, high school, and post-secondary school percussionists, will take pl ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, Feb. 27Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Emanuel heads toward runoff

    CHICAGO (AP) – With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel facing an April runoff against Cook County Commission ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:18 pm
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