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  • New anti-drug task force working in Dixon

    DIXON – Four months after the Dixon Police Department launched a pilot street crimes division, the results are in, and it’s here to stay.
    April 18, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Out Here: The Great Doughnut Debate in Lee County

    We cover a lot of public boards and commissions in the area. They all have traditions. Some are char ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Village of Lyndon found in violation of meetings act

    LYNDON – The attorney general's office has found that Lyndon's board of trustees broke the Open Meetings Act – a violation the village had already ack ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:01 am
  • Area gets money for projects

    Whiteside, Lee and Ogle counties will benefit from state road projects, according to a news release from Gov. Pat Quinn's office.
    April 17, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Firefighter pleads not guilty

    STERLING – A Sterling firefighter accused of sexually abusing a girl has pleaded not guilty. According to court documents, Philip D. Johannsen fondled ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Teen Turf chips in at rehab center

    Teen Turf, an after-school program in Amboy visited the Amboy Rehabilitation Center on Thursday afternoon to help prepare Easter eggs for the resident ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Your Weekend Top 5

    Egg hunt in Dixon DIXON – Walmart and the Dixon Park District present an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. S ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Participation up at Sauk Career Fair

    DIXON – Charlene Lampert doesn't find the local job market particularly robust these days, but then her frame of reference is limited.
    April 18, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Wahl Clipper building new headquarters in Sterling

    STERLING – Wahl Clipper will reinvest in Sterling with the help of a state economic development incentive program that targets businesses that are con ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Small investment group buys Sterling Centers

    The Sterling Commons Building was sold to a local investment group Thursday morning during an auction at the building, 301 W. Third St.
    April 17, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Bistro joining west-end resurgence in Dixon

    DIXON – A taste of the French countryside will be on the menu of local restaurants come this summer. Linda Knoll, of Dixon, has bought the former Fung ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Registration due Friday for sales in Dixon

    DIXON – Sellers can register until Friday for the annual Dixon citywide garage sales, set for April 25 and 26.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Information sought in two burglaries

    MOUNT CARROLL – Carroll County Crime Stoppers members asked for tips from the public Tuesday about two burglaries.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Sing-along ‘Sound of Music’ set

    MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse has announced the sing-along "Sound of Music" event and a one-night-only screening of the classic Mel Brooks fil ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Cause of Oregon restaurant fire not yet determined

    OREGON – The exact cause of a fire that destroyed a closed Oregon restaurant last month remains undetermined. Oregon Fire Chief Don Heller said Tuesda ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Area likely to remain green space in Sterling

    STERLING – A half-block vacant lot created by the demolition of distressed rental units near the Manahan Home are likely to be dressed up as green spa ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • ‘Raise the Woof!’ show to benefit animal shelter

    ROCK FALLS – The Happy Tails Humane Society will bring live comedy to the Sauk Valley with "Raise the Woof!" – a professional standup comedy tour that ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Final concert of season set in Rockford

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Symphony Orchestra's final concert in the 2013-14 ComEd Classics Series will be "Love of Homeland," featuring the Mendelssohn ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Trial set for ex-minister

    OREGON – A jury trial has been scheduled for a former minister who is charged with sexually molesting an 11-year-old. Charles Babler, 65, Mount Morris ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Magdich revered on and off the bench

    DIXON – Friends and family remember Tomas Magdich for his wit, dry sense of humor, and, of course, his speeches. Magdich, who served for 18 years as a ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:53 pm
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