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  • Park board approves budget, addresses boat dock rental hikes

    The Dixon Park Board approved a deficit budget of about $208,000 and discussed concerns of boat dock renters about rate hikes approved for next year a ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Band kicks off summer season in Sterling

    STERLING – The Sterling Municipal Symphony Band will kick off its season summer season Wednesday at Grandon Civic Center in Central Park, at East Four ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Mayfest set for 35th year in Mount Caroll

    MOUNT CARROLL – The 35th annual Mayfest Music & Arts Festival will run from Friday through Sunday on the campus of the Campbell Center for Historic Pr ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Schools trail bids coming June 10

    The Sterling Park District will soon learn how much, if anything, it needs to kick in for the long-delayed school trail project.
    May 25, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Weekend fees lowered at golf course

    STERLING – The Sterling Park District is banking on lower fees turning around the financial fortunes ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Putting her work in God's hands

    Sterling artist Kelly Sanders paints a mural Wednesday on the Helping Hands building at 1208 E. Fourth St. The Sterling First Church of the Nazarene p ...
    May 25, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Yeowardsville home damaged in afternoon fire

    No one was injured in a house fire today at 2809 Kaufman St., in the Yeowardsville area off U.S. Route 30 east of Rock Falls, but the home sustained m ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Twin Cities' twin bridges to close for new paint jobs

    Last summer, the two Avenue G bridges over the Rock River (know locally in the singular) got a major ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Dixon man pleads not guilty to abusing two children

    DIXON – A former Catholic school custodian pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child younger than ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Sterling boil order lifted

    STERLING – A boil order affecting several businesses on East Lincolnway was lifted Wednesday afternoon.
    May 25, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Dixon One discusses more city-centric focus of organization

    The Dixon One advisory task force turns toward more city-focused hub and edges near making formal presentations to Chamber, Main Street and the city.
    May 24, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Fitness hearing for Rock Falls man will remain open, judge rules

    A judge ruled Tuesday that the hearing to determine a Rock Falls man's fitness to stand trial in his criminal case should remain open – but with cert ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Dollar General plans put on hold in Mount Carroll

    MOUNT CARROLL – Dollar General won’t be laying the groundwork on a new store right now, and it’s gro ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Sauk weaves degree programs into web curriculum

    You can now complete one of three degree programs or four certifications at Sauk Valley Community College without setting foot on campus – aside from ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Big prize reeled in for Rock Falls catfish tourney

    A Ford F-150 truck has been added to the prize list for the Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest tourney to be held June 25-26 in Rock Falls.
    May 24, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • The catch of the day: Nice weather

    It was a positively picturesque day in the Sauk Valley on Tuesday, and that meant it was a good time go fishing.
    May 25, 2016 - 5:11 pm
  • Boil order in effect for several businesses

    STERLING – A boil order is in effect for the East Fourth Street retail area after a water main broke Tuesday afternoon behind the Kmart building.
    May 25, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Morrison faced with nearly $3 million in road work

    The Morrison City Council is looking at ways to fix the roads in the city. They want to use the local option sales tax, but more funding is needed.
    May 23, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Sterling liquor commission considering freeze on licenses

    The Sterling Liquor Commission is looking at freezing the number of licenses available. Future applications would be considered on a case-by-case basi ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Dixon man killed in construction accident

    ROCHELLE – A Dixon man was killed Monday afternoon while working in a construction zone on eastbound Interstate 88 near Rochelle, the Illinois State P ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:06 pm
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