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  • Amboy High School September Student of the Month: Zach Becker

    AMBOY – Senior Zach Becker, 17, of Amboy, is Amboy High School's September Student of the Month. He is the son of Steve and Karen Becker. He has two s ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • 'It's starting to look like a park': Sterling riverfront project turns a corner

    STERLING – In September 2013, the city received the largest state green space grant ever awarded in Illinois.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 8:19 pm
  • YWCA looking for links for ambitious peace chain project

    STERLING – The YWCA of the Sauk Valley still needs area community groups, schools, churches, businesses, organizations and families to help create a “ ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 5:44 pm
  • Photos: Loveland Community House turns 75

    See photos from in and around the Dixon landmark, which next week celebrates its 75th anniversary. All are invited to the daylong celebration on Oct. ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Timeline of Northwestern Steel and Wire Co.

    1879: Washington Dillon and William Robinson file for incorporation of Northwestern Steel and Wire Co.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • 'Our focus is Dixon history': Loveland Community House turns 75

    DIXON – One of the gems in Dixon's crown will celebrate its platinum anniversary next week. Lovelan ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • The man of steel

    STERLING – Steam. Such an archaic method of powering locomotives, by today's standards. Funny to think that the innovator who put Northwestern Steel a ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Column: 'Everyone needs to see this'

    My sincere apologies to P.W. Dillon, and to Peter Dillon, who shares both his grandfather's humility and compassion.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • P.W. Dillon, the humanitarian

    STERLING – Jesse Lopez has an idea that many would support, even though it would likely make P.W. Dillon turn in his grave.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Bustos: Boehner resignation provides 'window of opportunity'

    STERLING – Two years later, not much has changed in the eyes of U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos.When the East ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Fire damages westside Sterling home

    STERLING – A fire heavily damaged a home at 1005 Elm Ave. shortly after 3 Friday morning.The single- ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • Dixon man charged in sex assaults bonds out of jail

    DIXON – A Dixon man charged with 25 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a then-teenage boy is free on bond after a bail reduction hearing Th ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • Public a no-show for Whiteside County weather plan forum

    MORRISON – There was one thing missing from a public forum in Morrison on Thursday.The public.The fo ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Day Trip: It's all in the numbers

    CHICAGO – Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze has become a permanent exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 8:38 pm
  • Relay rodeo has students ready for homecoming at Newman

    Newman Central Catholic High School junior Madalyn Wilson throws hula hoops during the first challenge of the homecoming relay rodeo at the high schoo ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Corrections for Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

    Monetary Award Program funds are paid directly to schools to pay for a student's tuition and fees; they cannot be used to pay for living expenses and ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Rock Falls looks at loan terms for water project

    ROCK FALLS – The city is working with engineers to start bidding and finalize its loan agreement for a water well project estimated to cost $607,000.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 8:34 pm
  • Rock Falls looks to ramp up roads projects

    ROCK FALLS – Every year about this time, the city's Public Works panel starts planning for the next round of roads projects. But this year, it will be ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Sterling Moose Lodge holding fish fry, craft and vendor show

    STERLING – The Sterling Moose's annual bazaar will be held Oct. 9 and 10 at its lodge at 2601 E. Lincolnway.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 5:48 pm
  • Fundraisers for Sterling librarian battling breast cancer

    ROCK FALLS – Anita's Army is on the offensive.Anita Elgin, Sterling Public Library children's librar ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 8:33 pm
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