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  • State butter cow gets new sculptor

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois State Fair has a new sculptor of its popular butter cow.State fair o ...
    July 17, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Dancing the night away downtown

    Ester Silvius laughs Saturday as she dances with her husband, Wayne, both from Ashton, during the Rock River Jazz Band's concert at the Grandon Civic ...
    July 17, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Trump delegate says Illinois no-shows to convention are week

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – When the Republican Party launches its quadrennial celebration in Cleveland this ...
    July 19, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • Pokemon perspective: How to avoid getting burned by Charmander and Co.

    Growing up, there was only one thing I loved as much as sports: video games.By the time I reached my ...
    July 17, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Pokemon app inviting Sauk Valley gamers to 'Go' outside

    Oregon teen Adam McFalls said he needs to get a bit stronger before trying to take over the gym at Ukulele Station America.
    July 17, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Dangerous heat coming Thursday, Friday

    Things are going to start heating up this week – “Both Thursday and Friday could be dangerous,” according to a Quad City meteorologist.
    July 18, 2016 - 9:37 am
  • Cystic fibrosis benefit lunch set for Thursday, Friday

    STERLING – A cookout to raise funds for cystic fibrosis awareness will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Clover Hills, 2400 L ...
    July 17, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • Water main repairs could take up to 3 weeks

    DIXON – The bad news is it’s likely to take about 3 weeks to fix the broken water main that’s clogging up traffic in downtown Dixon.
    July 17, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Sterling Schools Foundation corn boil will be Thursday

    STERLING – Sterling Schools Foundation’s 18th annual corn boil luncheon will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sterling High School com ...
    July 17, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • It's Show time in Morrison

    Benjamin Zienty, 2, of Sterling takes a peek at the pigs at the petting zoo Saturday in Morrison during the University of Illinois Extension's annual ...
    July 17, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Tuesday, July 19Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    July 17, 2016 - 6:50 pm
  • Health department addition hits roadblock

    The Whiteside County Health Department said it might be forced to kill a planned expansion project without a zoning variance from the city.
    July 16, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Column: SAT for the win? Only time will tell

    The Illinois State Board of Education's change of course on standardized testing will be as effective only as its commitment to stay that course.
    July 16, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Last laugh: Tampico man addresses PTSD, takes control of life

    For nearly 50 years, Jim Seeley Jr. hid his post-traumatic stress disorder behind his music and his jokes. He didn't even know he had PTSD until 2 yea ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Four CC Help Center scholarships awarded

    SAVANNA – Continuing a tradition since 1975, the Carroll County Help Center recently awarded four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors in Carroll C ...
    July 16, 2016 - 1:15 am
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