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  • ‘Blithe Spirit’ set for SVCC stage

    DIXON – “Blithe Spirit,” Noel Coward’s comedy classic, will be presented by the Sauk Valley Community College Theatre Department at 7 p.m. Friday and ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Enter decoration in competition at Amboy event

    AMBOY – Santa will again show up in style for the Amboy Christmas Walk at noon Nov. 29 when he arrives by fire truck downtown, along with the winners ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Twin Cities firefighters put out fully engulfed home in half an hour

    A Sterling firefighter carries a hose to a home fully engulfed in flames at 511 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls, just before 9 p.m. Wednesday.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, Nov. 20Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Suicide awareness event to take stage Saturday in Sterling

    STERLING – You might think Jen Tuder would be most anxious in the moments before the curtain is drawn for her one-woman show, "Suicide Punchline."
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • 'Skippy' to perform his stand-up in Sterling

    STERLING – Marc Price embraces his ties to his breakout nerdy character, Irwin “Skippy” Handelman, on the popular ‘80s television show “Family Ties,” ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Feral cat talk Monday in Dixon

    DIXON – A discussion on feral cats and Lee County Animal Control’s trap-and-release program will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the animal control bui ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Winter blowing into town this weekend

    The Sauk Valley could be hit with some heavy snowfall in a 12-hour period this weekend. "We're defi ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • A brief look at the DUI process in Illinois

    DIXON – Although Anna Sacco-Miller is charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, she can be convicted of only one.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • 'Humiliating, but ... appropriate'

    DIXON – Lee County State's Attorney Anna M. Sacco-Miller, charged Sunday with misdemeanor DUI after she fell asleep at the wheel and struck a parked c ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Chicago says pension overhaul delivers benefits despite cuts

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Lawyers attempted to convince the Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday that Chicago’ ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Health system gets state approval for new Rockford hospital

    BOLINGBROOK (AP) – An Illinois review board has approved a plan to build a new hospital in Rockford. ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Ex-NFL player joins Illinois' Democratic US Senate primary

    HARVEY (AP) – A former professional football player-turned-Illinois lawmaker joined the Democratic r ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • City buying more prime development land in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The city will buy 67 acres of land adjacent to and west of state Route 40 near Interstate 88, the city’s second acquisition at the exchan ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Blackert: Pensions have reached 'unsustainable level'

    ROCK FALLS – City officials issued a call to battle during a public hearing Tuesday for the city’s proposed 10.09 percent tax levy increase that will ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 12:21 am
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