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  • Second suspect in hit-and-run arrested, also in Texas

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The second of two Rock Falls men wanted for attempted murder in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a Sterling pedestrian was ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Locals can go green at Art of Green Festival

    The Art of Green Festival, to be held Aug. 9-10, was created in part to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Deto ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • City asked to help pay for library improvements in Dixon

    DIXON – The Dixon Public Library is asking the city for help with about $1.5 million in building repairs.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ogle sheriff's second job not quite full time

    In his first 5 weeks as maintenance coordinator for the Forrestville Valley School District, Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn didn’t quite work full t ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • All SHS students – who attend session – get to use laptops this fall

    STERLING – It looks like the days of using a writing utensil and a pad of paper are coming to an end at Sterling High School.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Touch a Truck returns to riverfront

    ROCK FALLS – The Optimist Club of Rock Falls will host the 2014 Touch a Truck event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at the remains of the Reliant Fasten ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tennis court project behind schedule at Sterling High

    STERLING – It might take longer than expected, but students at Sterling High School soon will have a new and safer place to play tennis.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reagan Trail Days offers week full of events

    DIXON – The Reagan Trail Days will run from Aug. 3-10 and will be highlighted by a concert featuring nationally touring artist Lyle Lovett.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Harvest Festival returns for 35th year

    FRANKLIN GROVE – The 35th annual Harvest Festival will run from Aug. 1-3 in Franklin Grove. The theme of this year's festival is honoring Franklin Gro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Doddy makes first appearance in Lee County

    DIXON – A Rockford man charged with murdering two people, one a Sterling native, made his first appearance in Lee County court Wednesday morning.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Search for salt comes up empty in Lee County

    DIXON – The Lee County Board will have an emergency meeting Friday to figure out how to avert a potential disaster: a winter without road salt.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Nachusa runaway found after 3-hour search

    DIXON – The Lee County Sheriff’s Department and other authorities searched for 3 hours Tuesday night before finding a 14-year-old boy who ran away fro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 'Kiss Me Kate' coming to Sterling stage

    Hunter Wolfe (center) plays Fred Graham, and Kolten Conklen (left) and Matt Mammosser (right) play gangsters in Centennial Auditorium's presentation o ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Candidate thinks office should be more proactive

    STERLING – Tom Cross, the Republican candidate for state treasurer, said the office he’s seeking should be viewed as one that can help turn Illinois a ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:33 am
  • Report: Region has most available landfill space

    Without future expansions, landfills in the Sauk Valley have between 14 and 31 years of life left in them.
    July 23, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Dateline Dixon: Mayor seeks help for small businesses

    Mayor Jim Burke is taking steps to make it easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses to succeed.
    July 23, 2014 - 1:31 am
  • Heat can't stop community crazy for corn

    Ashlyn Terveer (left), 3, and Hailyn Check, 7, enjoy corn on the cob Tuesday afternoon during the 75th annual Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil at the commu ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ogle County Board agrees to allow video gambling

    OREGON – Video gambling is now allowed in the unincorporated areas of Ogle County. Reversing its sta ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:30 am
  • DUI charge dropped against Sterling detective

    STERLING – A Sterling Police detective is back on active duty after a DUI charge in Tazewell County was dropped for lack of evidence.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Whiteside schools work through tax vote process

    The boards of seven of Whiteside County’s nine school districts have approved resolutions for a sales tax increase and sent the necessary paperwork to ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:19 am
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