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  • Habitual traffic offender sought in Sterling hit-and-run

    Sterling police are looking for help finding a suspect with a long history of traffic offenses who's now wanted in a hit-and-run.
    NEW: Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:11 pm
  • Time running out on former steel mill building

    STERLING – The clock is ticking for the city to decide what it wants to do with a building that is a ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 30, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • Morrison withdraws police levy referendum

    A measure to increase the police tax levy will no longer be on the Nov. 8 election ballot. But it could be on the April ballot.
    UPDATED: Aug. 30, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Dixon couple dips their toes into aquaculture

    Robin and Gregory Cason of Dixon stand next to 13-foot sunflowers growing in their backyard. The couple said the bumper crop of big blooms came as a s ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 30, 2016 - 8:51 pm
  • He's a natural resource for SHS

    Clay Hadley, a 2009 graduate of Sterling High School, is in his second week as the school's student resource officer.
    UPDATED: Aug. 30, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • LEARN AND LIVE: A fundraiser to warm our hearts and fill our bellies

    The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce is running a fundraiser that will warm your heart and fill your tummy.
    UPDATED: Aug. 30, 2016 - 8:56 pm
  • Driver injured, not cited, when semi tips near Nelson

    The Rockford man driving the semi-tractor-trailer that tipped over Monday has been released from CGH Medical Center.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Eldena woman dies after rollover accident

    DIXON – An Eldena woman died early Monday, about 4 hours after being thrown from a car. Alicia Sext ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Lee County going to new court filing system

    Lee County is planning to overhaul its court filing system Sept. 19, following months of preparation and a $500,000 investment.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • Whiteside dental clinic expansion plan still alive

    While expansion of the Whiteside County Health Department's dental clinic won't happen this year, the plans aren't dead.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:17 am
  • Franklin Grove construction firm builds quite a resumé

    To think Kyle Stumpenhorst nearly ended up working in IT. Instead, he's built an award-winning building firm in Franklin Grove.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:16 am
  • Crews dig in to Rock Falls green space project

    Construction crews work on the Rock Falls riverfront Monday afternoon, near the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 301 E. Second St.. The work is part of ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Dixon tollway ramp opens early

    DIXON – The eastbound Interstate 88 tollway ramp in Dixon has opened ahead of schedule.The Illinois ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • Authorities respond to semi rollover in Lee County

    A semitractor-trailer lays in the ditch along Rock Island Road near the Nelson Road intersection Monday. The Lee County Sheriff's Department and Illin ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • 'Vote-yes' committee training Wednesday in Dixon

    DIXON – Superintendent Margo Empen said many members of the school district’s staff and the community have asked her to let them know when they can he ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Lanark homicide trial less than a month away

    Both sides say they are ready to proceed with the homicide trial of a Freeport man accused of killing his wife in December.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Woman injured in Lee County rollover; driver cited for DUI

    DIXON – An Eldena woman was hospitalized and an Eldena man cited for DUI in the wake of a rollover a ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 7:53 pm
  • It's Amboy Depot Days' big draw

    Rayven Wehling, Miss Amboy 2016,  reaches into the tumbler Sunday afternoon to pick a first-place winner during Amboy Depot Days.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 9:43 am
  • Local lawmakers haven't given up on Fair Maps

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are expressing their disappointment and frustration after the courts again ruled to keep a Fair Map Amendment off ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • You can lead a horsepower to water in Sterling

    Who knew a 1930 Fairbanks and Morse three-horsepower, throttle-governed engine and a Fairbanks water pump could be so much fun? Mitchell Martin did.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 9:39 am
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