desktop...

Overcast
28°FOvercastFull Forecast

Local

  • 9 city officers get police powers throughout county

    DIXON – For the first time since the 1970s, nine Dixon police officers have been formally deputized by the Lee County sheriff, granting them full poli ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Three-way race so far for Oregon mayor

    OREGON – As of Friday afternoon, three candidates had thrown their hats into the ring to run for Oregon mayor, and five others had filed for city comm ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 19, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • It's a race! Dixon commissioner Kuhn second to file for mayor

    DIXON – City Commissioner Jeff Kuhn doesn't want to be re-elected to his current position. He wants to be mayor.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:53 pm
  • Judge considers Crundwell restitution

    ROCKFORD – In the next 30 days, a federal judge could issue two judgments related to former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell and the government’s rest ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • From Chicago with love

    STERLING – Can’t make it to Chicago this weekend? Then be sure to check out O’Dawgs downtown near the theater, a new dive that boasts Windy City fare ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • ‘She had been on assignment for God’

    DIXON – Carolyn Aurand was an angel.The Dixon woman, along with her husband, brought the Bible to li ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:31 pm
  • Langloss: Burke was ‘essential’ to get city back

    DIXON – As Mayor Jim Burke sat at a table in the middle of the City Council Chambers, nearly 2 dozen residents, city staff and elected officials liste ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Bloody Gulch Road to reopen Friday

    DIXON – A section of Bloody Gulch Road will reopen Friday, ahead of schedule. The road has been clos ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • WACC among ‘Elite’

    STERLING – Whiteside Area Career Center has been included on a list of the top 50 hospitality programs for secondary schools nationwide.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Bay Valley considers options for water service

    DIXON – Earlier this month, Bay Valley Foods told city officials it might switch off city water if its proposed rates weren’t accepted.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Educators praise Dixon's choice for superintendent

    DIXON – Bob Sondgeroth said Dixon School Board members could not have made a better choice for superintendent when they selected Margo Empen to run th ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Dixon September Student of the Month: Maggie Bushman

    Maggie Bushman, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's September Student of the Month. Her parents are Patrick and Elizabeth Bushman, and she has a sist ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Dixon October Student of the Month: Alex Helander

    Alex Helander, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's October Student of the Month. He is the son of Richard and Doris Helander and has a brother, Aaron ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Forreston man flown to Rockford

    FORRESTON – A Forreston man was in serious condition Thursday after a single-vehicle crash in rural Forreston.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Police warn about seasonal scams

    STERLING – It's that time of year again, police agencies say – phone scams are on the rise.Just in t ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Burke won't seek re-election

    DIXON – The Jim Burke era will end after 16 years. Burke, 76, announced Thursday that he will not se ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Dec. 19-21, 2014

    A Canterbury Christmas in Dixon DIXON – Canterbury Singers & Gaudete Brass Quintet will perform A Fe ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Day Trip: Zoo attractions gear up with holiday finery

    Brookfield Zoo's annual Holiday Magic celebration features zoo chats, a cottage for Santa Claus, and welcoming the new year.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Light at the end of the tunnel in Dixon

    Electricians put up traffic lights Wednesday afternoon at the corner of First Street and Peoria Avenue in Dixon. The work is among the final elements ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Christian traveling family band to play at Fulton church

    FULTON – The Garms Family will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Spring Valley Reformed Church, 10960 Spring Valley Road.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  •  

    National video



    Reader Poll

    When was the last time you visited someone in a nursing home?
    Within the past week
    Within the past month
    Within the past year
    Longer ago than a year
    Never