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  • Local group heads to D.C. for Women’s March

    A group of 30 Sauk Valley women is on its way to the nation's capital to join the Women's March on Washington.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:32 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: New United Way office gets some TLC

    What's going on in Dixon? The new United Way of Lee County office got some TLC this week, and tours of the Lee County Jail are going to start soon.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 5:05 pm
  • Sauk Valley schools react to lead-testing legislation

    The governor signed a law Monday requiring all Illinois elementary schools and day cares to test their water for lead. Some Sauk Valley school distric ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:37 pm
  • Ogle County sheriff, family attend Trump inauguration

    The Ogle County Sheriff joined thousands in Washington, D.C. Friday to witness President Donald Trump's inauguration.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:44 pm
  • Dixon council candidate holding meet-and-greet Saturday

    DIXON – City Council candidate JD Grant is inviting voters to a meet-and-greet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Loveland Community House and Museum, ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 3:53 pm
  • Dixon businesses, school district, agency on Day 5 of phone outage

    DIXON – Kreider Services, the Dixon school district office, and Borg Warner are among CenturyLink cu ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:48 pm
  • Goin' fishin' – for good: Rock River Outfitters closing soon, owners ready to retire

    OREGON – Sometime in the next several weeks, a Byron couple will close the doors on the business they have owned and operated along the banks of the R ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 3:53 pm
  • Sterling juice shop to open Jan. 30

    STERLING – Main Squeeze, a natural juice, smoothie and coffee shop at 2501 E. Lincolnway, is expected to open Jan. 30.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 3:55 pm
  • Sterling dispatchers allowed to unionize

    Dispatchers in Sterling are now union employees, after a recent ruling from the Illinois Labor Relations Board.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:18 pm
  • Sinnissippi Centers aims to alleviate trauma across all levels

    DIXON – The slightest of things can make a big impact on people who’ve experienced trauma, and Sinni ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:40 pm
  • A Thome away from home: Helping kids transition to home schools

    A stained-glass art project at Thome Schools is building kids' skills and confidence. It's also a building block toward students transitioning back to ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • LEARN AND LIVE: Here am I, send emails to me! Send emails to me!

    Is your school, student, teacher or administrator up to something innovative? Something fun? Maybe it's something that makes you say "Aw." Our educati ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:15 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: Jan. 21-23, 2017

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 8:06 am
  • Dixon’s costs increase for dispatch services

    Dixon will be paying a bit more for the county to handle its dispatching services for the next 5 years.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:19 pm
  • Perceptions of timeline for consolidation differ

    Rock Falls says it's close to bringing a new intergovernmental agreement for dispatch consolidation before its council, but Sterling says not so fast.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Schools still waiting on special ed, transportation funds

    The state is 7 months behind in funding most school districts for transportation and special and bilingual education.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:18 pm
  • Springing into the new semester at Sauk

    Cheyenne Williams (left) of Dixon, and Sophia Renteria of Sterling face off Wednesday in a pugil stick match during SaukFest at Sauk Valley Community ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • Information about proposed jail will be in the mail

    Ogle County is creating an informational flier on the proposed jail that will include a schedule of public meetings on the matter.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:21 pm
  • Playing Russian roulette with synthetic opioid

    Officials are warning those who buy nonprescribed painkillers, online or elsewhere, of a synthetic drug that could prove fatal – as it did to one Lee ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:17 pm
  • Rock Falls Police seek information on thefts at US Cellular store

    Rock Falls Police are looking for help identifying two men suspected in a theft shortly before 5 p.m. Monday at the US Cellular store at 1021 First Av ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:20 pm
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