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  • Courage under fire: Firefighters rush in where the rest of us would never tread

    DIXON – When firefighters deem a situation unsurvivable, they get their personnel the heck out of there.
    July 24, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Simulator gives firefighters a glimpse into an inferno

    DIXON – Centimeters in front of our masks, our hands were invisible. Enveloped in viscous gray smoke, we were as good as blind as the heat intensified ...
    July 25, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • Giving power to kids, giving fun to the community

    Cameron Schneider, 12, of Sterling falls into the landing zone Saturday on the inflatable slide during the GPA Youth Day at the Sterling-Rock Falls YM ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • You gotta give the airport its props

    ROCK FALLS – If you missed the flight of fancy at the Whiteside County Airport over the weekend, don’t fret. There’s more fun waiting in the wings, an ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Music: The Main attraction in Sterling

    Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts perform Saturday at the Sterling Main Street Music Fest at the Grandon Civic Center. The fest returned for its fif ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Attempted murder suspect arrested in Lee County

    HARMON – Two Indianapolis men, one wanted on an attempted murder charge, were arrested Saturday morning on Hoyle Road south of Van Petten Road and cha ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Help wanted: Underprivileged kids camp looks to grow

    The Sauk Valley stepped up big-time to make the first Camp Dixon happen. To make at least five more happen next year, the organizer will need more gen ...
    July 22, 2016 - 7:24 pm
  • Dixon camp for underprivileged kids offers 'freedom time'

    Dozens of inner-city kids got in touch with nature at a camp in rural Dixon – a refuge from the violent Chicago streets on which they live.
    July 23, 2016 - 9:44 am
  • Howze appears to shed some light with his 'Supervisor Spotlight'

    Although Sterling Township Supervisor Matt Howze is choosing to remain mum on the circumstances surrounding the hiring of a woman with multiple felony ...
    July 23, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Police seek information on car thefts

    Sterling Police are looking for information on two car thefts that occurred in the downtown area this week, and they are reminding drivers to use caut ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:51 pm
  • Sterling Township put convicted thief on its payroll

    STERLING – Sterling Township officials, who recently reported the theft of cash from its GPA youth club, are refusing to talk about why they hired a c ...
    July 22, 2016 - 7:05 pm
  • Tobacco-free campaign targets Coloma Park District

    Where there's smoke, there's Judy Randall. The tobacco treatment specialist is working with Rock Falls High School students to ban tobacco from Coloma ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:30 pm
  • Judge dismisses indecency charge against former Amboy mayor

    ROCKFORD – A misdemeanor public indecency charge lodged against former Amboy Mayor Francis J. Mekeel ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:11 pm
  • Lockdown lifted at Dixon prison; still no details on what happened

    DIXON – The lockdown at Dixon prison, imposed at noon Tuesday, was lifted at 10 a.m. Friday, Illinoi ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Photo Story: Jazzing up Sterling

    The sun starts to set as the audience dances to lively big band jazz music July 16 during the Rock River Jazz Band concert at the Grandon Civic Center ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • The Gypsy’s Wanderlust Boutique does boho chic proud

    The Gypsy’s Wanderlust Boutique in Clinton, Iowa, makes it worth your time to wander over the mighty Mississippi.
    July 22, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Students hold the Key to cars for kids

    What's going on in Dixon? Dixon High School Key Club members plan to travel to Chicago on July 30 to build a car to benefit a Tampico child with mobil ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Rock Falls roadwork begins Tuesday

    Rock Falls residents will see road work crews all over town next week, and they'll need to keep their vehicles a safe distance from the action.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Kids blast away the heat in Dixon

    Dixon police officers and kids take a break from water-fighting Thursday afternoon. Scroll down to watch video of the shootout that took place.
    July 21, 2016 - 7:30 pm
  • Dixon wants to avoid trouble down the road

    Dixon is looking to avoid a repeat of the Seventh Street collapse last year by requesting bids for an engineering study on infrastructure along Fargo ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:08 am
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