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  • RFHS March Student of the Month: Katherine Krone

    Katherine Krone, 18, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s March Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Scott and Holly Krone.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Local kids have a blast at Sauk Valley Child Fair

    Jacie Reynolds, 6, of Morrison feeds a goat in the petting zoo Saturday during the Sauk Valley Child Fair at Sauk Valley Community College.
    April 26, 2015 - 7:51 pm
  • A Little Taste of Louisiana serves up a dose of southern comfort

    STERLING – Aimée Celestine has been cooking since she was 2 years old. She learned from her grandmother down in Grand Island, Louisiana, where she's f ...
    April 26, 2015 - 6:47 pm
  • Public invited to give feedback on Illinois' infrastructure

    DIXON – If you want the state to hear your thoughts on infrastructure, it’s willing to listen.Area r ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • City, CVB sign pact to end lawsuit in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – An agreement has been reached that will end the city's lawsuit against the Rock Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • AFC Student of the Month

    ASHTON — Lauren Meurer, 18, of Ashton, is Ashton-Franklin Center High School’s February Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Mark and Lynnette ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Illinois jokes’ not funny to the GOP

    ROCK FALLS – Illinois Republicans say they are tired of all the jokes they hear about the state of Illinois.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • A good day to grow a community in Dixon

    Natalie Andrews of Grand Detour looks over auction items during the Safe Harbor of Lee County Community Growth Day on Friday afternoon. The event was ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • Students spend a day on the farm in Amboy

    Merrill Kidder of Franklin Grove talks to students about equipment used to ride and care for a horse Friday at the Lee County 4-H Center and Fairgroun ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Prom day for special kids

    STERLING – Justin Richards, a student at Bi-County Special Education Cooperative, was dancing by himself Friday right before the DJ began playing “Tea ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:15 pm
  • Local veteran to receive medals 47 years after Vietnam War

    STERLING – After 47 years, Ray Torres still gets emotional when he talks about the day he was attacked during the Vietnam War.
    April 24, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Paving work to start at Dixon lot

    DIXON – Final paving of a parking lot at First Street and Peoria Avenue, and in Commercial Alley, is scheduled to start Tuesday.
    April 24, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Fire destroys trucking shop in Lanark

    LANARK – Bret Ellinor considers himself lucky to have arrived to work a bit later than usual on Thursday morning.
    April 24, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • It's official: Grubsteakers' owner a hero

    OREGON – Ava Mirtoska likes being called a hero, even if she doesn’t necessarily feel like one.What ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Jobless rates continue to drop across Sauk Valley

    STERLING – Jobless rates in the Sauk Valley dropped in March for the second consecutive month.They a ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • The kids are all right, thanks to Kiwanis

    Geoff Vanderlin threw out one of the opening pitches at the April 15 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Dixon. The Madison, Wisconsin, native was pitching ...
    April 24, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Business Notebook: Shop Small on Mother's Day weekend

    STERLING – In honor of Mother’s Day, May 9 and 10 will be a Build-A-Bouquet weekend in downtown Sterling and beyond.
    April 24, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Public urged to comment on transportation plan

    DIXON – The Illinois Department of Transportation’s statewide “listening tour” will stop in Dixon next week.
    April 24, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • Rock Falls Public Works chooses street projects

    ROCK FALLS – Residents passed a referendum for a sales tax increase to fix city streets, but little money is available for this year's projects.
    April 23, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Faith Christian students take new approach to learning

    GRAND DETOUR – If you walk into Faith Christian School, don’t be surprised if you see students skipping, rolling on the floor, or tossing around bean ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:48 pm
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