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  • Former Dixon administrator candidate for Clinton post

    CLINTON, Iowa — The city of Clinton identified Thursday the five candidates vying for the open city ...
    NEW: Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:03 pm
  • Dixon council candidates weigh in on city issues

    Three candidates will be competing for two open Dixon City Council seats this spring without incumbent challengers.
    UPDATED: Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • Coat drive for schools Saturday at Walmart

    STERLING – Folks from First Student Bus Service hope to fill one of their vehicles beyond capacity Saturday morning.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • Whiteside County taking applications for state's attorney

    MORRISON – Whiteside County is looking for a qualified Democrat to replace Trish Joyce as state’s attorney.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 7:55 pm
  • Fulton teen eyes City Hall, optometry career

    FULTON – One of the first things visitors to Paula's Archiving will notice isn't the age of the owner – although not every 17-year-old is helping pres ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: Dec. 9-11, 2016

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} Looking for something fun to do t ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • Fatal I-39 crash victims identified

    ROCHELLE – The victims of Wednesday’s fatal crash on Interstate 39 south of the Rochelle exit have been identified
    UPDATED: Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • Kreider recycling division to close in Dixon

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} DIXON – Secure Recycling Services ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • Oregon mayor introduces public to TIF

    OREGON – More than four dozen residents turned out at a meeting Tuesday night to learn more about a proposed TIF district in Oregon, and share their c ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:29 pm
  • Nashville artists to perform in Dixon

    DIXON – Jay Vonn and Triple Threat, an American/bluegrass band from Dixon, will open for Lillie Mae Rische, a fiddle player for Jack White, on Dec. 17 ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:32 pm
  • LOTS stays afloat with state payment

    The Lee-Ogle Transportation System will keep its doors open past Dec. 31 thanks to a state payment of about $250,000.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:27 pm
  • City expedites roof project at Lawrence building

    The city has waived the bidding process to quickly get a temporary roof on the Lawrence Brothers building before more snowfall hits the area.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:33 pm
  • Salvation Army volunteers on pace to hit goal in Dixon

    DIXON – The business of giving is good in Lee County, where there isn’t a brick-and-mortar Salvation Army agency, and volunteers are back in typical n ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:28 pm
  • Salvation Army needs soldiers to maintain services

    STERLING – The world – Whiteside County’s share of it, particularly – needs more Bill Byars. More Larry Kletts. More people to add to the The Salvatio ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:26 pm
  • Two killed in Lee County crash

    ROCHELLE – Two people from out of state are dead after a crash early Wednesday morning on Interstate 39 just south of the Rochelle exit, according to ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:52 pm
  • Info sought on light fixture thefts in Savanna

    MOUNT CARROLL – Police are seeking tips on a series of burglaries at the former Savanna Army Depot, according to a Carroll County Crime Stoppers news ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:30 pm
  • Dixon architect leaves his mark throughout Sauk Valley

    DIXON – For nearly a half-century, Dixon native John McLane Jr. has been leaving his imprint on the Sauk Valley.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:16 am
  • Fulton alderman Van Zuiden appointed acting mayor

    FULTON – There will be a familiar face in the mayor’s office.Third Ward Alderman Howard Van Zuiden w ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • City aims to create Historic Dixon Theatre task force

    The Dixon City Council is looking at creating a task force to "kick the tires" of the Historic Dixon Theatre while a partnership is still being sussed ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:12 am
  • Bustos elected to Democratic leadership position

    U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos has been elected to a committee entrusted with reshaping the Democratic Party's message to working-class Americans, who's frust ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:51 pm
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    Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
    No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
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