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  • Learning a little about this, and a little about that, in Oregon

    Colton Gehrke (left) of Byron concentrates on wiring an extension cord Saturday morning during the Day of Dabbling in Oregon. He was helped by instruc ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 5:57 pm
  • Drumroll, please! Percussion-Palooza brings out the beats

    Charlie Nawrocki, 7, of Sterling tries his hands at some high-speed drumming Sunday during the Fastest Drummer Contest during the fourth annual Percus ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 26, 2017 - 8:41 pm
  • Tuition hike on docket at Sauk meeting

    Tuition increase at Sauk Valley Community College will be on the docket during Monday night's Board of Trustees meeting.
    UPDATED: Feb. 26, 2017 - 9:03 pm
  • For he's a fast-rising fellow: Dixon grad headed to Princeton University

    A 2014 graduate of Dixon High School, Christopher Kooy, has been accepted into an international political-science fellowship at Princeton University.
    UPDATED: Feb. 26, 2017 - 9:06 pm
  • Rock Falls American Legion rallies the troops for project

    A grant and a ton of local volunteers are making an overhaul of the Rock Falls American Legion happen.
    UPDATED: Feb. 26, 2017 - 9:04 pm
  • Rock Falls man hospitalized after Saturday fire

    The American Red Cross is helping a Rock Falls man who's home is unlivable after a fire Saturday night.
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 8:14 pm
  • Heroin addict shares her recovery

    MORRISON – A prescription led Angie Tarbill down a rabbit hole leading to opioid addiction. A Whiteside County program pulled her out.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:40 pm
  • Ogle officials still defending site choice for new jail

    About 50 people packed an informational meeting on the new Ogle County Jail, and chief among the complaints is still the proposed location in downtown ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:42 pm
  • A new vision for Dixon High School

    A retired geologist from Dixon has developed a 20-year plan to reconfigure the existing Dixon High School campus.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:41 pm
  • Chicago alderman making run for governor in Whiteside County on Monday

    STERLING – A Chicago alderman looking to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner next year will be touring Whitesid ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:43 pm
  • Mixed arts at Sterling school

    Fifth-graders at Lincoln Elementary School in Sterling have received their orange belts – in reading. In fact, one of those youngsters earned two belt ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 7:48 am
  • Dixon man facing child pornography charges

    DIXON – A Dixon man is charged with three counts of child pornography after Illinois State Police investigators, acting on a tip, found images on his ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:59 pm
  • From dairy to marry: Couple converts barn to a venue for weddings and more

    LEAF RIVER – Their daughter’s wedding inspired a Leaf River couple to turn their century-old dairy barn into an event venue.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:43 pm
  • Rock Falls Chamber recognizes contributions to the community

    ROCK FALLS – Joe McDonald isn’t one to take credit for all the things he’s done for the city, but on Thursday night, he got it anyway.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 6:31 am
  • DAY TRIP: Come watch Brookfield herd stretch its legs

    With February feeling more like spring than winter, why not make a visit to the zoo and see who else ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Voters will decide who fills vacant council seat

    The Dixon City Council will be leaving former Councilman Mitch Tucker's seat open and letting the April 4 election fill it.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 6:29 am
  • LEARN AND LIVE: R-E-S-P-E-C-T (noun): Theme of annual spelling bee

    Some of the most memorable stuff from the 2017 Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee was the subtext, the grace shown by the competitors, rather th ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Following the Scripps: Polo sixth-grader earns third straight trip to national bee

    DIXON – If only sixth-grader Rebekah Zeigler didn’t know what she knew, earning her third straight t ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • The time is ripe to crack open the capsule in Rock Falls

    Rock Falls city workers stopped by the Founder's Rock Memorial on East Second Street on Tuesday afternoon to inspect the site where a time capsule was ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 5:22 pm
  • Sterling boy batting with the big dogs

    STERLING – Ten-year-old Kaden Beer just might have a future in the big leagues.The Lincoln Elementar ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:26 pm
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