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  • Lee County cracking down on DUIs

    DIXON – Lee County authorities will ring in the new year with a more stringent DUI policy.Starting J ...
    NEW: Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:07 pm
  • Firefighters seek funds to equip Lee County squad cars

    DIXON – Lee County fire departments hope to make their county a little safer by raising funds to equip each sheriff's department squad car with a defi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Law signed to name Evans VA Center

    GALESBURG – The Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic is official.President Obama has s ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Nominations sought for Rock Falls Chamber award

    ROCK FALLS – Nomination forms are available for annual Shoulder to the Wheel awards presented by Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Mount Carroll man faces meth charges

    MOUNT CARROLL – Two Mount Carroll men were in the Carroll County Jail today after being arrested on meth charges.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Incumbent files for second term on council

    DIXON – Commissioner Dennis Considine made his bid for re-election official today.He filed his candi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Hospitals try to contain flu with policies

    STERLING – Want some health advice? Get a flu shot. “We just ordered more flu shots from the state b ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Spreading cheer for the younger students in Rock Falls

    Band director Brendon O'Donnell conducts the Rock Falls Middle School band as it performs a variety of Christmas songs Tuesday afternoon at Merrill El ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Rock Falls Armory prepped for invasion of Toys for Tots recipients

    Deb Gonzalez (left) and Carroll Whitlock sort through bags of toys Tuesday morning at the Rock Falls Armory. The Sauk Valley Marines of the Marine Cor ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Late payments create 'snowball effect' for nursing homes

    Depending on whom you believe, the state of Illinois is about 3 months behind on its Medicaid reimbursement payments to nursing homes.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Not all nursing home violations result in fines

    Two state inspections dated Sept. 14, 2012, cited Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center for 14 violations.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Ogle County OKs 50-year plan

    OREGON – Two Ogle County Board members voiced their concern Tuesday that a 50-year plan for buying property is too long-sighted.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Whiteside board appoints commissioners, approves meeting dates

    MORRISON – The Whiteside County Board approved the appointment of a number of residents to various commissions, starting with the appointment of Jeffr ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Council recognizes longtime Rock Falls family

    ROCK FALLS – Louis and Doris Celletti will never be forgotten in Rock Falls. At its regular meeting ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Sterling man jailed on sex abuse charge

    MORRISON – A convicted felon from Sterling was being held Tuesday on a $150,000 bond after being arrested on a felony charge of aggravated criminal se ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Man appeals 2005 Ogle County murder conviction

    OREGON – A former Oregon man found guilty of a 2003 murder is seeking to have his conviction overturned.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Sauk Valley representatives weigh in on CIA torture report

    Congressman Adam Kinzinger said the release of a CIA interrogation report this month fell into the category of partisan politics.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Kinzinger tours Allied Locke Industries

    DIXON – Congressman Adam Kinzinger walked the floor of the Allied Locke Industries factory Tuesday morning, weaving his way through machinery in the e ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • County assessment officer named Official of the Year

    DIXON – Wendy Ryerson, Lee County's chief assessment officer, was named 2014's County Official of the Year at Tuesday's Lee County Board meeting.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • Sterling council approves 4.95 percent tax levy increase

    STERLING – The City Council approved the 2014 tax levy at a 4.95 percent increase compared to 2013. ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:17 am
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