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  • Board vote on wind farm could come today

    DIXON – The Lee County Zoning Board is likely to make a recommendation today on a first-of-its-kind ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Cardboard boat races return to Thomas Park pond

    What floats your boat? If it's watching kids have fun while learning physics, be at the pond at Thomas Park at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Benefit brings breakfast, basket raffles, bake sale, all for Buddy Bags

    DIXON – A benefit for Buddy Bags of Dixon, featuring kids games, basket raffles, a breakfast buffet and more, runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Dix ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 8:15 pm
  • Sterling police seek man behind business break-ins

    Sterling police are trying to identify this man, who they say broke into or tried to break into several businesses, including two auto parts stores an ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Education fund surplus, full-day music offerings back in Sterling

    The Sterling school board will vote Wednesday on a budget with badly needed surplus to the education fund.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Challand students to peers: See You at the Pole

    Four Challand Middle School students invite anyone – of any faith, any race, any background at all – to meet them at the flagpole in front of the scho ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Water projects top Mount Carroll council agenda

    MOUNT CARROLL – The status of various water projects is on the agenda at today’s City Council meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m., after its committees ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 8:10 pm
  • Walgreens founder's grandson dies at 80

    Charles R. "Cork" Walgreen III, the third Walgreen to lead the company and the man credited with decades of growth and innovation, died today at the a ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Happiness comes with all the trimmings

    Whether the smile came with or without a beard, there were plenty of them Sunday during the Haircuts for the Homeless event in Sterling. Pamela Rose, ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Area blogger unearths history's hidden gems

    A Princeton man has spent the past several years searching out fascinating, often-overlooked history, and sharing it in his blog.
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Want to have fun? Welcome to the club

    Elias Humke, 6, of Springfield tosses flying disks into a bin Saturday in Coleta. Humke was in the area visiting relatives who brought him out to the ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 8:29 pm
  • Something to crow about in downtown Dixon

    Lucas Wilcox, 9, of Rock Falls, puts some muscle into hauling a pumpkin Sunday afternoon that he bought at Dixon Main Street's Scarecrow Fest. The ann ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Some enchanted excursion – Sauk director invites people on New Mexico trip

    DIXON – The spring break trip to New Mexico through Sauk Valley Community College comes with a disclaimer: It could be habit-forming.
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • St. Mary students share inspiration in Dixon

    Students at St. Mary School in Dixon were spreading positivity Friday. As part of the “Walk, Pray, Love” campaign, students went around town with brac ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • Behind closed doors: Officials see uptick of elder abuse cases in the Sauk Valley

    Editor's note: This story is the first in a series addressing elder abuse in the Sauk Valley. STERL ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:21 pm
  • Sterling seeks input on vision for Grandon

    The city plans to make upgrades at Grandon Civic Center and Central Park. To get the ball rolling, officials are gathering input in a survey posted on ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • Freeport man found guilty of murder

    Morgan D. Hake of Freeport was found guilty Friday afternoon of first-degree murder of his wife, Suzanne.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Rock Falls should have amphitheater by sesquicentennial

    The second phase of the RB&W green space project will start soon, and chances are good that the amphitheater will be up in time for the Rock Falls ses ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Ranking health care risks in Lee County

    DIXON – A diverse group of Lee County residents from the health care field helped local agencies put ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:59 pm
  • Water main flushing to begin in Sterling area

    STERLING – Illinois American Water will flush water mains and hydrants throughout the Sterling district. Fire hydrants also will be checked.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 6:46 pm
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