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  • Oregon Elementary students getting new playground

    OREGON – Students will be able to get some play time in before the snowflakes fall at Oregon Elementary School.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 9:59 am
  • Fulton mayor’s criminal charges dropped

    FULTON – Charges of felony theft and official misconduct filed against the city’s 72-year-old mayor were dismissed Tuesday, his attorney said in a new ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Lee County Board approves wind farm project

    The Lee County Board approved the Mendota Hills Wind Farm project Tuesday to decommission its 63 turbines and replace about half of them with upgraded ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 9:29 am
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Oct. 20Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Meal will help senior center purchase doors in Polo

    POLO – A fish fry is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St.The ce ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Jim Beam bourbon will keep flowing despite distillery strike

    CHICAGO – A weekend strike at two Jim Beam distilleries in Kentucky will not leave bourbon lovers hi ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Caterpillar CEO to retire next year

    NEW YORK (AP) – Caterpillar said Monday that CEO and Chairman Doug Oberhelman will retire from the c ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Rauner creates council he says will cut Illinois bureaucracy

    OAK BROOK (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that he’s creating a new council that will review sta ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Supervalu sells Save-A-Lot chain for $1.37 billion

    MINNEAPOLIS – Supervalu said Monday that it sold Save-A-Lot, its discount supermarket chain, to Onex ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, Oct. 19Cholesterol and glucose screenings, 6-9:20 a.m., CGH Downtown Medical Center lower ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Sterling gets serious about drainage issues

    The city knows it can't kick the can down the road any longer on its stormwater problems, but the money it needs will likely come from either a utilit ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 9:40 am
  • Repair costs jump for Galena Avenue Bridge project

    The Dixon City Council discussed how to address rising costs to repair the Galena Avenue bridge railings Monday.
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 9:34 am
  • Slice of life skills: Fundraiser will assist Bi-County community service projects

    Here's a fundraiser that will warm your heart and fill your tummy: Bi-County kids will be working at the Rock Falls Pizza Hut next Tuesday, and the sa ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:04 am
  • Rotary Clubs take on polio together

    ROCK FALLS – Rotary Clubs in Rock Falls and Sterling are teaming up to do their part to end polio. The clubs are joining a global effort for World Pol ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • In Rock Falls: Workers let all the riprap in

    Construction crews carve into the Rock Falls riverfront Monday afternoon as they get the area ready for riprap. Workers are getting closer to wrapping ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:47 pm
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