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  • Dixon woman charged in 4-year-old heroin overdose

    DIXON – A 59-year-old Dixon woman who police say 4 years ago gave a fatal injection of heroin to a man with whom she lived is in Lee County Jail on $1 ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Plenty of spring in spring break

    Shorts and a game of hoops? It must be spring. Gabriel Celestine goes up for a dunk Monday afternoon while playing basketball with friends at Franklin ...
    March 21, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • Breakfast benefits Honor Flight

    DIXON – The Dixon VFW will have a pancake, sausage and eggs breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the post, 1560 Franklin Grove Road.
    March 20, 2017 - 7:46 pm
  • Punishments levied for five businesses that sold liquor to minors

    STERLING – Two businesses will be fined and three others reprimanded for selling liquor to minors, the city’s three-member Liquor Commission Board rul ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Chamber will sponsor forum for candidates

    In response to requests from the public, the Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce has decided to sponsor a candidate forum, but it needs questions from the ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:57 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, March 22Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; WIC nutritiona ...
    March 20, 2017 - 2:40 pm
  • United Way of Whiteside County just shy of 2016 campaign goal

    STERLING – The United Way of Whiteside County came within a hair of making its 2016 workplace fundraising goal, officials announced at its annual reco ...
    March 20, 2017 - 4:33 pm
  • Support group, clubs and services

    Tuesday, March 21Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    March 19, 2017 - 6:02 pm
  • Students build their skills from the ground up

    MARION (AP) – Call it a unique classroom experience that demands students not only use their minds, ...
    March 19, 2017 - 5:55 pm
  • Dixon High School February Student of the Month: Darius McGlown

    Darius McGlown, 17, is Dixon High School’s February Student of the Month. His parents are Shayna Chi ...
    March 19, 2017 - 6:41 pm
  • Public invited to meet Sterling police dog Saturday

    STERLING – The public is invited to meet the newest –and cutest – member of the city’s police force on Saturday.
    March 19, 2017 - 6:40 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers drive a hard bargain

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Senate’s “grand bargain” budget compromise has had a rough go, with ...
    March 19, 2017 - 5:58 pm
  • Savanna company is the face behind the mascots

    Once upon a time, a frog costume turned into a mascot empire. Facemakers Inc. makes mascot costumes ...
    March 19, 2017 - 6:37 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity names homeowner, plans for 25th anniversary

    Dixon Habitat for Humanity is gearing up for its 25th anniversary and has chosen this year's homeowner.
    March 19, 2017 - 6:38 pm
  • Music comes from out of the blues in Dixon

    Gina Venier (left) and Andrea Dozzi perform at Rosbrook Studio in downtown Dixon on Friday. Venier opened the "Blues on First" show at the studio. Ven ...
    March 19, 2017 - 6:40 pm
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