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  • Trump triumphs as GOP nominee, completing stunning climb

    CLEVELAND (AP) – United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidentia ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Change in Illinois law could help victims’ families

    MURPHYSBORO (AP) – A change in Illinois law could help families fighting to learn the truth about th ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Panel recommends new jail site in Oregon

    OREGON – The new jail should be built on South Sixth Street, on county-owned property across the street from the judicial center, the Long Range Plann ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Residents will vote on merging Ogle County townships

    A measure to combine two rural Ogle County townships into one, which officials say will save money and streamline roadwork, will appear on the Nov. 8 ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • City hires firm to do water, sewer study

    ROCK FALLS – The city hasn’t stayed on top of its utility rates, and that could be bad for its botto ...
    July 19, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • The marketplace to be in Sterling

    Liz Fischbach (right) of Baked by Liz in Morrison, talks about the baked goods Tuesday at her booth during the Midweek Market in Sterling. The Twin Ci ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Grinning from ear to ear in Rock Falls

    Allyson McGinn, left, and Macie Rosengren, both 9, enjoy a finger-lickin’ good lunch Tuesday. The two were among the folks who stopped by the 77th Ann ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Dixon High School project cost goes up

    The Dixon school board will go over the wording of referendums that could go on the November ballot and, if passed, would help pay for a new high scho ...
    July 20, 2016 - 9:39 am
  • Sterling tightens solicitation rules

    STERLING – While cities can't lawfully prohibit all solicitors, officials in Sterling are trying to ...
    July 20, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • Showcase returns to Sterling mall

    The Senior Showcase, featuring displays from more than 50 local businesses and agencies that cater to seniors, is returning Aug. 2 to Northland Mall.
    July 26, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • Pack of rowdy teens causing consternation in Polo

    POLO – Some City Council members are asking the police chief to do something about a pack of teenage ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Oregon school board has an opening

    OREGON – Longtime Oregon school board member Bruce Obendorf of Mount Morris has resigned for profess ...
    July 19, 2016 - 7:34 pm
  • Artist’s vision for Mount Morris coming into focus

    A new art gallery is open in Mount Morris, the first step in what the village hopes will be an art-fueled downtown revitalization.
    July 19, 2016 - 7:35 pm
  • GoFundMe page set up for longtime Dixon photographer

    DIXON – Community members are raising funds for a Dixon photographer who has captured memories in the city for the past 3 decades.
    July 19, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • Lee County Board holds off on UTV trail proposal

    The Lee County Board postponed voting on the proposed UTV trail in the area and welcomed the new county administrator.
    July 20, 2016 - 9:14 am
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