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  • AG's office reviewing 2-year-old complaint about candidate

    DIXON – The Illinois attorney general's office is "looking into" complaints filed by the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society against its fo ...
    April 1, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Contests of Oregon, Mount Morris ballots

    OREGON – A three-way race for mayor awaits Oregon voters when they go to the polls Tuesday.Incumbent ...
    April 1, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Seats open on Polo city council, school board

    POLO – Polo voters have a choice in two contested ward races on Tuesday.In Ward 1, newcomer Phillip ...
    April 1, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • Tampico getting $20K for a new storm siren, generator

    TAMPICO – A $20,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture means this village of about 800 finally will be able to replace its antiquated storm ...
    UPDATED: April 1, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Lee County woman named telecommunicator of the year

    DIXON – A Lee County woman has been named telecommunicator of the year by the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association.
    UPDATED: April 1, 2015 - 7:28 pm
  • Stars and stripes atop Eternal Indian near Oregon

    It is not an April Fools Day prank or an edited image. An American flag is shown attached to the top of the scaffolding surrounding the Black Hawk sta ...
    April 1, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • Harkness selling area dealerships

    STERLING – The old signs were about to come down, and new ones were ready to go up Wednesday afternoon at Pete Harkness in Sterling.
    April 1, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • Wildman wows judges again at Phidian Art Show

    For the second year in a row, Dixon artist Jon Wildman took home the Myrtle Walgreen Best of Show Award at the 68th Annual Phidian Art Show. Judges Ch ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Black Hawk repairs on hold in Oregon

    OREGON – Spring might be unfolding, but a well-known landmark remains encased in its protective "winter coat."
    March 31, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Open house for new Ogle County Public Safety Complex

    OREGON – An open house from 3 to 6 p.m. April 8 will show off the new $4.1 million Ogle County Public Safety Complex, 202 and 208 S. First St.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Fire lane parking ongoing problem in Sterling, Rock Falls

    The fire departments in Sterling and Rock Falls have repeatedly tried to get the word out, but motorists aren't getting the message.
    April 1, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Morrison anxiously awaits state funding cuts

    MORRISON – With budget talks wrapping up in Morrison, the city remains cautious about what’s being included in the spending plan.
    April 1, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • New school board to deal with buildings, contract talks

    DIXON – Whoever is elected to the Dixon School Board next week will be part of a seven-member board that will face some tough challenges.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Rock Falls presents balanced budget to finance committee

    ROCK FALLS – A balanced budget will be presented to the city council at its next meeting with a notable caveat.
    April 1, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Write-ins dominate Park Board election in Dixon

    DIXON – What began as a relatively quiet race in Dixon has turned into one of the city’s most crowded races – and to some, one of the most interesting ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Volunteers help Share the Spirt with students in Sterling

    Allyson Burger runs in her new shoes Tuesday at Payless in Sterling. Burger was one of the Franklin Elementary Students who received new shoes from Pa ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • City looks to hire planning consultants in Sterling

    STERLING – The council on Monday moved a step closer to hiring a consulting duo to develop a new 5-year strategic plan for the city.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Sheley seeks to dismiss Missouri charges

    Nicholas T. Sheley, now facing his fourth and final murder case, has again filed a motion to dismiss charges against him – something he's done without ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Bustos won't run for Senate, praises Duckworth

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos says she’s decided not to challenge Republican Mark Kirk for his U.S. Senate seat.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Good to see – and feel – spring again in Dixon

    Nathan Mansell, 3, and his sister, Lillyana, 4, play at Haymarket Square in Dixon. Lots of sun and a warm breeze Monday afternoon made for a perfect d ...
    March 30, 2015 - 5:18 pm
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