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  • Police reports for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

    STERLING POLICE Rafael A. Villanova-Rojas, 29; 9:33 a.m. Tuesday at Kroger, 2301 Locust St.; retail ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois program will offer state-run plan to help workers save for retirement

    CHICAGO (AP) – States are moving forward with new initiatives to help workers save for retirement, e ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:25 am
  • Microsoft: Shield civilians from government cyberattacks

    SEATTLE – Microsoft is calling for a digital Geneva Convention to outline protections for civilians ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:26 am
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Feb. 16Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Illinois Secretary backs school bus seat belt mandate

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Secretary of State is backing a measure that would require seat belt ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:27 am
  • Costello sworn in as Whiteside County's new state's attorney

    MORRISON – Terry Costello was sworn in as the state's attorney for Whiteside County on Tuesday night.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:34 am
  • Mayor’s proclamation: 2017 is Mount Carroll’s year

    MOUNT CARROLL – Tuesday was more than a day for people to proclaim their love, it also was a day to proclaim a city-wide celebration. 
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:33 am
  • Geneseo man pleads not guilty to kidnapping rural Erie couple

    More information about the life of the Geneseo man who pleaded not guilty to kidnapping an Erie couple are coming to light.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:41 pm
  • Fundraiser for orphaned foreign exchange student Friday at Sterling High

    STERLING – A Sterling High School club is tying a fundraiser for a local family trying to adopt its former foreign exchange student in with Friday’s b ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:28 am
  • State Labor Relations Board files complaint against Lee County

    The Illinois Labor Relations Board is looking into whether Lee County refused to bargain in good faith during negotiations with an engineering union.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:21 am
  • Building blocks of intelligence: Sauk invites parents, kids, to free play day

    DIXON – Who knew playing with blocks could make your kids smarter?The folks at Sauk Valley Community ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 8:34 pm
  • Bonds up for a vote at school board meeting

    A vote – and more discussion – on the issue of bonds to fix up Dixon High School is on tonight's board meeting agenda.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:40 am
  • Coroner: Man whose body was found in Lee County succumbed to heart condition

    DIXON – A heart condition led to the death of a Dunlap man whose body was found in a rural area of southwest Lee County on June 8.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 4:13 pm
  • Delivering love notes in Sterling

    Love is in the air – and the water – Tuesday as members of the Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus fan out to deliver Valentine harmonies from the hea ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:19 am
  • Amboy gauging public support to close junior high

    Amboy is considering closing its dilapidated junior high and building a $13 million addition onto the high school.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:43 pm
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