19°FFairFull Forecast


  • Fundraiser set Saturday to help SVM editor

    LOW MOOR, Iowa – A benefit will take place Saturday to help a member of the Sauk Valley Media staff fight the effects of a brain injury.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • SVM reporter at Books on First today

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini will have “office hours” from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Books on First, 202 W. First St.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Deputy rescues K-9 partner from shed fire, suffers minor injuries

    ROCK FALLS – Whiteside County Deputy Rollie Elder and his police dog are doing just fine after a fire engulfed a shed in Elder's backyard Saturday nig ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Fundraiser set Sunday for Dixon man killed in accident

    DIXON – A benefit is being held Sunday to help with funeral expenses for a Dixon man killed in an automobile crash.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Theater shooting suspect returns to court for jury selection

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The first time James Holmes appeared in court, he wore chains and an orange jail jumpsuit and looked dazed, with his hair dye ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Billions in federal penalties at issue in BP spill trial

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pictures of fouled beaches and oil-coated birds flashed on a courtroom screen Tuesday as the U.S. government began making its case ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Justices debate judicial candidates' campaign appeals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative and liberal justices clashed Tuesday over campaign finance restrictions in a dispute involving cand ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Eating while driving: Man's burger gets him a traffic ticket

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A man says enjoying a double quarter-pounder with cheese as he cruised down a highway outside Atlanta got him in trouble with the ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of the new Republican majority, President Barack Obama will press Congress Tuesday night to raise taxes on the w ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Why cheaper jet fuel won't mean lower airfares anytime soon

    DALLAS (AP) — Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren't likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Contractor for Ohio overpass collapse has $91M contract

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio transportation authorities say that the overpass demolition work that resulted in a fatal collapse onto Interstate 75 is part o ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Durbin touts Obama action on Cuba after delegation trip

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says President Barack Obama's decision to restore U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba will have real benefits for Illi ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Munger says comptroller a good place to help Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — New Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger sees her new job as a chance to help the state get its budget problems in order.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • UN: Iran honors pledge to temporarily freeze nuke program

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran is honoring its commitment not to expand atomic activities that could be used to make weapons while it negotiates with six world po ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Officials: Iowa correctional officer assaulted by inmate

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility in southeaster ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:19 pm

    National video

    Reader Poll

    Did the Chicago Bears make the right choice in hiring John Fox as their new head coach?