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  • Order could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A government order for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave feder ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Taliban fighter case stirs question on law of armed conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Two years after being brought to the U.S. to face charges in an attempted attack o ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Chevy Bolt isn't stylish, but GM is pushing its practicality

    DETROIT (AP) – The executive in charge of marketing the new electric Chevrolet Bolt keeps coming bac ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected

    NEW YORK (AP) – The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from thei ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES

    Wednesday, Nov. 30Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Two incumbents taking a pass in Dixon

    DIXON – The City Council lineup – filled with five brand-new faces after the new form of government ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • 'Ag is coming back' to Sauk

    Staring next fall, college students in the Sauk Valley will be able to get an ag degree without leaving the Sauk Valley.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 10:12 am
  • City recognized for groundwater efforts

    Rock Falls has one of three Groundwater Guardian teams statewide working to educate students about groundwater sustainability.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Votes sought in gingerbread house contest in Dixon

    DIXON – Gingerbread houses are on display at Post House Community Center and Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St.
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • The fight against blight in Sterling

    Sterling will demolish four more abandoned structures, with some help from its nonprofit partner, Rock Island Growth Corp.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 9:32 am
  • Accident takes away dad, belongings, but not family's fighting spirit

    ROCK FALLS – Watching 7-year-old Austyn Feldthouse run the show offers an assurance: His family is going to be OK.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Tuesday, Nov. 29Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • New law requires Illinois hairstylists to be trained in domestic violence support

    QUINCY (AP) – Illinois has a new law requiring all hairstylists in the state to be trained in domest ...
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois energy bill generates debate

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A mammoth plan to save nuclear power plants in Illinois, derided as a corporate b ...
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Trump tax cuts favor the rich

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect ...
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 11:24 pm
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