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  • Moving on: Newman graduates celebrate commencement

    ROCK FALLS – As she sang the hymn “Taste and See” during Newman Central Catholic High School’s baccalaureate Mass on Wednesday evening at St. Andrew C ...
    May 18, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers pass marijuana decriminalization bill

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illi ...
    May 18, 2016 - 8:21 pm
  • People can get rid of TVs, other items during cleanup day

    Area landlords are giving Rock Falls residents an opportunity to dispose of annoying recyclables, such as TVs and tires, at no cost.
    May 18, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • In Dixon: A special teacher indeed

    The workload for a special education teacher has grown and grown over the years, and a retiring Dixon High School teacher has refused to be rattled by ...
    May 18, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • Dixon School District bracing for retirements

    The Dixon School District is losing nine staffers to retirement, but its superintendent is optimistic newcomers will bring fresh eyes to the district.
    May 18, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • Getting a head start on summer safety

    Head Start preschooler Kyle Cox-Martinez takes it easy Wednesday inside of an inflatable raft that served double-duty as a water safety training devic ...
    May 18, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Friday, May 20Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health De ...
    May 18, 2016 - 3:25 pm
  • Rock Falls detective charged with official misconduct, theft

    ROCK FALLS – A Rock Falls detective was in Lee County Jail on Wednesday on charges of theft and official misconduct.
    May 19, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • Off-road vehicle trails could be coming to southern Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources wants to build a series of off-road ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Kellie Pickler added to lineup of DuQuoin State Fair

    DUQUOIN (AP) – Country music and television star Kellie Pickler has joined the grandstand lineup for ...
    May 20, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • Illinois House approves money for college tuition grants

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois House approved a proposal to fully fund tuition grants for low-incom ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Rock Falls riverfront trail project taken off course

    The first phase of the RB&W District's trail project won't start as soon as planned after the council stalls the financing.
    May 17, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Elected officials, county workers get pay increases

    MORRISON – Some Whiteside County staff and elected officials are getting a raise.The Whiteside Count ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Tampico man, 39, drowns in Alabama river

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – A Tampico man drowned Sunday after jumping from a rock into an Alabama river near Little River Canyon in the northeast part of the ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Free heroin antidote, training available Saturday in Dixon

    DIXON – Free training in the use of naloxone, a drug commonly known as Narcan that can stop an opioid overdose immediately, will be provided at 1 p.m. ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:12 pm
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