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  • Sterling man pleads not guilty to cocaine charges

    DIXON – A Sterling man pleaded not guilty in Lee County Court on Wednesday morning to multiple cocaine charges.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Wrestling benefit Saturday for Ashton teen with bone cancer

    ASHTON – A wrestling benefit will be held Saturday for an Ashton teen with bone cancer. Midwest Wres ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Sterling teacher pleads not guilty to attempted murder

    DIXON – A Sterling teacher indicted Friday on four counts of attempted first-degree murder, among other charges, pleaded not guilty this morning in th ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL oil pipeline bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesda ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) – The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a clus ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Round 2 of Percussion-Palooza set for Sunday

    ROCK FALLS – Percussion-Palooza, a solo and ensemble competition by middle school, high school, and post-secondary school percussionists, will take pl ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, Feb. 27Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Emanuel heads toward runoff

    CHICAGO (AP) – With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel facing an April runoff against Cook County Commission ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Police chief gets misconduct charge

    ORIENT (AP) – The police chief of a small southern Illinois city has been arrested on charges of int ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Gay-Straight Alliance at SHS has open house to raise awareness

    STERLING – When Emily Spangler was in sixth grade, she gathered enough courage to tell her parents she was gay.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • St. Mary's student wins Whiteside County bee

    MORRISON – The third time was a charm for Meagan Moore. After 12 rounds, the only thing that stood b ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Two Sauk Valley residents in critical condition in Wisconsin hospital

    MONROE, Wis. – Two Sauk Valley area residents were taken to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison on Monday after a crash near Monroe.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 6:41 am
  • Sales tax hearing tonight in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The first of three public hearings on the half-cent sales tax proposed by the city for road improvements will be conducted tonight.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • Rock Falls officials: Water, sewer reserves only about $1 million

    ROCK FALLS – There’s a big difference between restricted and unrestricted funds when dealing with municipal budgets.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • Former Dixon inmate wins millions in lottery drawing

    CHICAGO – A former inmate of the Dixon Correctional Center is now a multimillionaire.Jesus Davila Jr ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
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