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  • Main Street stipulation could be a sticking point in Dixon One progress

    The Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce and Dixon Main Street are on board for a merger, but they have conditions. The Dixon One advisory task force plans ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Happiness was waiting in the Q in Erie

    ERIE – If you’ve been surfing the local airwaves at all, you might have run across some new voices on the radio dial.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Former Whiteside development official names to state board

    STERLING – The former director of Whiteside County Economic Development, Betty Steinert, has been na ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Learn and Live: First-day-of-school jitters? For Dad, perhaps

    OK, what just happened? It seems like just a few months ago, my twins, Anna and Elise, were saying their first words, taking their first steps, going ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 6:50 pm
  • Event to address opioids’ effect on pregnancies

    STERLING – CGH Health Foundation will offer a free program on the risks of using opioid pain killers during pregnancy at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Ryberg Au ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 6:50 pm
  • Prosecutor drops attempted murder, other charges filed against former teacher

    DIXON – Attempted murder and other felony charges filed against a former Sterling elementary school teacher accused of attacking his then-boyfriend we ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Sterling making changes to liquor ordinance

    A greater emphasis on special events, and the desire to smooth out inconsistencies with state law are driving changes to Sterling's liquor ordinance.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Lowell Park roads to be resurfaced

    With construction progressing on the Page Park road, the Dixon Park District is looking to move forward with resurfacing the main road in Lowell Park.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Starting school in Dixon on a wing and prayer

    Karen Payan, lead administrator at St. Anne School in Dixon, managed a real coup for the first day of school on Monday.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:33 am
  • It’s another new beginning for Sterling students

    Jefferson Elementary school welcomed a new flock of students and new start to the school year Monday.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:23 am
  • Rifle raffle deadline nears in Morrison

    MORRISON – Sept. 1 is the last day to buy tickets for a $700 rifle being raffled to benefit Whitesid ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 8:59 pm
  • Storm siren work today in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Be forewarned: Fire department staff will perform maintenance today on the severe weath ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:41 am
  • Dixon prison guard retires, avoids prosecution

    DIXON – Prosecutors dropped charges against a former Dixon Correctional Center lieutenant accused la ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Sterling crow tests positive for West Nile

    MORRISON – A dead crow found in Sterling has tested positive for West Nile virus, the Whiteside County Health Department said in a news release Monday ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Rock Falls barber gives kids a Phresh start for school

    Josiah Garcia-Chandler, 6, of Sterling gets a haircut by Ben's Phresh Kutz owner Ben Phillips on Sunday. For the past 4 years, Phillips has offered a ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Fun in the sun – and the rain – in Morrison

    Fair-goers didn’t let a little rain stop them from having fun Saturday at the Morrison County Fair. Aaron Cook, 4, of Morrison joined the raindrops in ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Mission statement accomplished at Sauk

    Sauk Valley Community College's Board of Trustees will hear and vote on the final version of the school's mission statement tonight.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:10 am
  • A view from the top

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Chuck Uhing is teetering on the verge of a world record.The 77-year-old retired weld ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • Their love of Oregon rewarded

    Award winners turned the spotlight off themselves and back on their community Thursday evening at the annual Oregon Chamber of Commerce dinner.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 9:20 pm
  • Economic development office creating identity

    Whiteside County Economic Development Director Gary Camarano is working to build consensus, which he calls his biggest responsibility.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 7:44 pm
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