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  • Flexible, fun day care opens in Amboy

    AMBOY – There’s a new (sort of) day care in town, and if you’re curious about how homey it is, you should see the way the clients treat the owner.
    June 24, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Business notebook: Pub 'n' Grub closes, Cuisine by Design opens

    Tampico restaurant closesTAMPICO – After serving food and drinks for 2 years, Old Town Pub ‘n’ Grub ...
    June 24, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • Survey: 1M people lost services due to Illinois budget fight

    CHICAGO (AP) – A new survey of Illinois human service providers shows nearly two-thirds have cut pro ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers to reconvene as budget deadline nears

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Legislature plans to reconvene next week as the state approaches a s ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Illinois insurance co-op sues feds over health law payments

    CHICAGO (AP) – A struggling Illinois health insurance co-op is suing the federal government, claimin ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Commission rejects proposal for asphalt plant in Dixon

    The Dixon planning commission unanimously rejected a proposal that would allow Oregon-based Martin and Company Excavating to construct an asphalt plan ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Shear longevity: Amboy clipper approaching 60 years of barbering

    Barber Don Wittenauer has been keeping Amboy-area men and boys looking their best for nearly 6 decades.
    June 27, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • High school withholds diploma because of proposal

    SEATTLE – Jack Graham wanted to propose to Rachael Green in front of both their families and all their friends. But he wasn’t sure how he could pop th ...
    June 23, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • Giddyup and go – to Carnival Days at the mall in Sterling

    Mason, 2, and his mother, Cally Rodriguez, both from Sterling, ride the carousel Thursday night during Carnival Day in Sterling. The Sauk Valley Area ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • They’ve kept their motors running

    Pat Lendman of Sterling stands next to his 1970 Triumph TR6R motorcycle Thursday at Nick's Tap in Rock Falls during Old Bike Night. Whether they were ...
    June 23, 2016 - 9:15 pm
  • Learn and Live: Inclusion – Our best bet against bullying

    These past few years, there’s been a lot of discussion on bullying, and rightfully so. It’s an exhausting bane, but I’m optimistic the corner can be t ...
    June 23, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Day Trip: It's time for a magical history tour

    Quad Cities Museum Week focuses on getting out and seeing what's available in the area in the line of museums. Visitors can check them out during or a ...
    June 23, 2016 - 9:04 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: 25 years is patrolman's ticket to retirement

    What's going on in Dixon? The city council honored retiring Dixon police officer Scott Heller and airport manager Larry Haley, and talks have started ...
    June 23, 2016 - 8:57 pm
  • Child safety clinic Saturday during Summer Splash

    ROCK FALLS – A child safety clinic will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at East Second Street and Avenue A, during Summer Splash.
    June 23, 2016 - 7:24 pm
  • Dixon ramp on I-88 to open for holiday weekend

    DIXON – The ramp carrying eastbound Reagan Memorial Tollway traffic over Interstate 88 to state Route 26 will open at 11 a.m. Wednesday for the Dixon ...
    June 23, 2016 - 7:11 pm
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