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  • Day Trip: Dive right in to history in Davenport

    What’s at the bottom of the deep blue sea? “Odyssey’s Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure,” an exhibit at Putnam Museum, will help answer that question.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Boil order ends in Fulton

    FULTON – A boil order along Second Avenue from Ninth to 12th streets was lifted Thursday morning.Res ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Friday, Dec. 9Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health De ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Dec. 8Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planni ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Wednesday, Dec. 7Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Tuesday, Dec. 6Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Bridge players ply their skills

    DIXON – Dixon Monday Night Bridge Club has announced its Nov. 7 results.First place went to Mimi Boy ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Donations sought for public transit

    STERLING – Whiteside County Public Transportation, a nonprofit service, is accepting donations for the Adopt-a-Rider program.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Christmas concert set Sunday to fight local hunger

    MOUNT MORRIS – More than 80 area musicians will perform Sunday for the 12th year at a community Christmas concert to benefit local food pantries.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS

    Saturday, Dec. 3Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Twin City Market, indoors, 106 Avenue A, Sterling, 815- ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES

    Saturday, Dec. 3Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chic ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Future engineers can receive money to study in college

    Rock River Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers is accepting applications from high school seniors who are seeking help for colle ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Cookies, dough needed for troops

    STERLING – Gloria Williams and Pam Beyer will be sending cookies to the troops for Christmas.The pla ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Dinner, auction planned at social club

    STERLING – Whitetail Unlimited will have its Sauk Valley Banquet on Jan. 28 at Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Lincolnway.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Christmas treats, décor to be sold

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A cookie sale will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Franklin Grove, 106 S. Walnut St.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Practical scripture from Al Campbell

    My intention for my articles is to inform and make God's word relevant for the living of our days. In other words, I want scripture to be spiritual, b ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Area churches to mark decade of Christmas music

    MORRISON – Voices of Praise, a 90-voice choir consisting of Emmanuel Reformed Church’s Sanctuary Choir members and other area church members, will per ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Holiday card drive underway for vets

    OTTAWA – Congressman Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, and his staff are collecting holiday letters and cards for local veterans until Thursday.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Mount Morris issues snow rules

    MOUNT MORRIS – Mount Morris police are reminding residents of the village's snow ordinance, which regulates parking for 48 hours after a 2-inch snowfa ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Pearl Harbor observance

    STERLING – American Legion Post 296 members will have its annual Pearl Harbor attack memorial service at 11 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot at the corn ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Applications sought for museum grants

    FREEPORT – The Freeport Art Museum recently received $4,635 for artists' grants through the Community Arts Access re-granting program from the Illinoi ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Annual prisoner of war ceremony set today

    DIXON – The Rock River Valley Chapter of VietNow’s 28th annual POW/MIA Christmas tree lighting and vigil will be held today at Veterans Memorial Park, ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am


  • Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
    No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
    Not sure
    No opinion