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  • Where does opportunity knock? City wants to know

    The Dixon City Council is looking into ways to ramp up economic development opportunities in the city.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Sterling council OKs bids to raze more houses

    Two more abandoned houses in Sterling will come down before the city's Blight Reduction Program grant deadline of March 31.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • Rock Falls moves ahead with broadband plan

    Mayor Bill Wescott shined a light on opportunities recently seized by the city, including the planned broadband rollout and riverfront growth, during ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Stalemate over wall finally crumbles

    After 4 years of debate, the Lee County Board has agreed to a three-way split between the city and state to repair a collapsed portion of retaining wa ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • Accused kidnapper built a basement shelter in the home where Erie couple was found

    GENESEO – A Geneseo man accused of kidnapping an Erie couple made major renovations to a basement room in the home where the couple was found.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • Lee County on board for Dixon’s new direction with theater

    DIXON – The city and county agree a new direction is needed for managing the Historic Dixon Theatre, ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:18 am
  • Sex offender charged with abusing a child

    COMPTON – A convicted Creston sex offender again charged with sexually abusing a girl younger than 13 was in Lee County Jail on Tuesday on $50,000 bon ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Rep. McCombie to visit Erie on March 6

    ERIE – State Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, and her staff will hold office hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6 at the Erie Fire Station, 807 Ninth Av ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 7:58 pm
  • State senator takes questions from Fulton students, administrators

    State Sen. Neil Anderson spent the day at Fulton High, mixing and mingling with students curious about his Springfield responsibilities.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:28 pm
  • Accused kidnapper pleads not guilty to 16 felony charges

    A Geneseo man accused of kidnapping an Erie couple from their home pleaded not guilty to a 16-count amended complaint Tuesday morning.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:21 am
  • Federal court shuts down local tax preparer

    A Sterling tax preparer is vowing to fight the federal government's claims that she falsified tax returns to get her clients more money. In the meanti ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • A taste of spring to come in the Sauk Valley

    Not only was Monday Presidents Day, but a day when the record-high temperature was being dethroned by a mid-winter warm-up. So what better way to spen ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:39 pm
  • Mayor will look ahead in third State of the City address

    Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott said he will focus on the future when he gives the annual State of the City address at tonight's council meeting.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • Bustos decides against gubernatorial run

    U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos said she has decided to make another run for the House next year rather than join the Democratic field lining up to face Gov. B ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:33 pm
  • Benefit set Sunday for Walnut stroke patient

    WALNUT – A benefit luncheon Sunday will help a Walnut woman who had a stroke in December pay for medical expenses.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:37 pm
  • 12 new charges filed against accused kidnapper

    MORRISON – More charges were filed against a Geneseo man accused of kidnapping an Erie couple from their home.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Couple seeks to open metals recycling business in rural Morrison

    A Morrison couple is asking Whiteside County to rezone a plot of land on Smit Road so they can open another metal recycling business.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 4:23 pm
  • LEARN AND LIVE: Let's nerd it up at the CEO trivia contest March 3

    The CEO class is hosting a steak dinner and trivia contest, and our education reporter recommends groups sing up.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:43 pm
  • Stacking the deck in kids’ favor

    DIXON – With a push for STEM development in children, experts are constantly coming up with new research and new methods to find better ways to enhanc ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Amboy High School February Student of the Month Arianna Noble

    Arianna Noble, 17, is Amboy High School's February Student of the Month. Her parents are Keith and Diana Mckinley, and her brother is Levi Mckinley, 1 ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 6:43 am
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