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  • Polo High’s Student of the Month

    Madison Merdian, 18, of Polo, is Polo Community High School’s November Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Denny and Karla Merdian, and has a ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Whiteside HomeCare to close Friday

    STERLING – After serving the community for 48 years, Friday will mark the final day of Whiteside County HomeCare.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • Mount Morris man still ‘serious’ after hit and run

    ROCKFORD – An 81-year-old Mount Morris bicyclist remained in serious condition Friday afternoon, 2 days after being struck by a semitrailer in a hit-a ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • Family rallies around 'Dad's place'

    ROCK FALLS – When Chaley Lamb was born a quarter-century ago, she went straight from the hospital to the bar.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • AFC moves board night to Tuesday

    ASHTON – The Ashton-Franklin Center school board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library at the district high school, 611 Western Ave.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Drawing, auctions, competition for Granny Rose fundraiser

    DIXON – Tickets are on sale for a 50/50 raffle March 7 to benefit Granny Rose Animal Shelter.Tickets ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Auction to help with funeral costs, hospice

    DIXON – Auction donations are sought for a Jan. 31 benefit for a Dixon man who died in early January.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:05 pm
  • A meaningful day: Year-old Kreider program brings wrestling to town

    DIXON – Kreider Services client Bobby Trader wears a Funky Monkey Wrestling T-shirt, and gets giddy and glows with excitement when he hears about an u ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Internal audit in Ogle County seeks missing money

    OREGON – The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an internal audit into the nearly $11,000 a forensic auditor could not account for in the ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • McNinch wins Champion Award for service to community

    DIXON – Tim McNinch got a phone call earlier this week asking if he was going to attend the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce dinner. He hesitated.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Whose wall is it, anyway?

    DIXON – It’s been an issue for a while: After the retaining wall outside the old Lee County Courthouse collapsed in spring 2013, the city paid to clea ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Rock Falls snow artists: You aint seen nothin’ yet

    A snow sculpture panda bear snuggles its cub on Second Street along the riverfront in Rock Falls. The Gragerts are at it again, as John Gragert and hi ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • State freeze could delay local projects

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's freeze on spending could have serious repercussions for municipalities and local agencies that count on grants for projects and pr ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Jan. 23-25

    Funky Munky wrestling in DixonDIXON – See some wrestling for a good cause at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Bicyclist, 81, seriously injured in hit and run

    ROCKFORD – An 81-year-old Mount Morris bicyclist is in serious condition today after being struck by a semitrailer in a hit-and-run Wednesday morning.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Festival 56 set to hold auditions

    PRINCETON – Festival 56 will hold auditions for the summer season at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Chip Messiner to perform at Fifth Friday

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Chip Messiner, a disc jockey for Rockford radio station Q 98.5 FM, will trade his soundboard for an acoustic guitar and perform at 7 ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Local singer Fischbach heading to Hollywood

    MORRISON – Many of you might be sad, wondering why you didn't see local musician Alex Fischbach's audition on Wednesday night's "American Idol."
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Pass (on) the salt?

    Snowy weather and icy conditions make for unsafe driving conditions. The answer? Road salt, obviously. That’s been the only real answer for the better ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Judge orders Crundwell retirement funds be sent to government

    DIXON – On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered about $90,000 in retirement fund reimbursements owed to former Comptroller Rita Crundwell be turned over ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 6:45 pm

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