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  • Kirk, Duckworth spar in first televised Senate debate

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – In a debate packed with testy exchanges, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk ribbed De ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Tolerance: The free alternative to cosmetic surgery

    The moment it came out of my mouth, I wanted to facepalm: “She’s such a cutie.” It’s the very phra ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Dixon City Council meets bridge problem half-way

    DIXON – The city will fix only the east side Galena Avenue Bridge railings, because the west side is ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • October Student of the Month: Anton Halla

    Anton Halla, 18, is Dixon High School’s October student of the Month. His parents are Thomas and Sa ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Mount Carroll council considers levy increase

    MOUNT CARROLL – Property taxes could go up for Mount Carroll residents if the City Council approves ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • The verdict is in at Sterling High School

    Jonathan Abele casts a glance toward his fellow jurors Wednesday as they deliberate during dress rehearsal for “Twelve Angry Jurors.” Sterling High Sc ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • State economic development leader pays visit

    Jim Schultz, CEO and co-founder of the state's new economic development arm, met with local leaders Thursday in Morrison.
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • BWS: Sterling toddler Battling With a Smile

    A 2-year-old with a syndrome that makes her more susceptible to cancer, and makes her organs overgrow, is bound to make your heart swell a bit.
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Sign-ups due soon for abandoned property discussion

    PRINCETON – Registration is due Monday for a dinner and presentation on managing abandoned properties that will be held Wednesday at Chapel Hill Golf ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • Legion providing free Thanksgiving meal for Twin Cities veterans

    STERLING – Reservations are due by Nov. 10 for Sterling American Legion Post 296’s first Operation: Let Us Give Thanks, a free Thanksgiving dinner for ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • Haunted maze for Huntington's disease in new spot

    COMO – The Shocker 3D Haunted Maze will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 25119 Indian Ridge Road. ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Tasting event benefits Granny Rose in Dixon

    DIXON – Woofin’ for Wine and Barkin’ for Beer, the first wine-tasting fundraiser for Granny Rose Animal Shelter, will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 5 at t ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Plum Creek erosion is a serious problem waiting to happen

    DIXON – The erosion at Plum Creek in Page Park is a problem the Park Board would like solved sooner ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 9:43 am
  • Fire destroys Dixon auto sales office, shop

    DIXON – The fire that broke out around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the shop at Credit Auto Sales, 601 state Route 2 just west of Dixon, destroyed the entire ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Shaw Media CEO earns lifetime achievement award

    Shaw Media CEO Tom Shaw is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award for his journalistic career and his commitment to community.
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 7:10 pm
  • Sterling students explore local manufacturing trade

    About 300 Sterling High School freshmen got a behind-the-scenes look at the local manufacturing industry Wednesday.
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Persistence pays off at Self Help

    Self Help Enterprises celebrated the organization's achievements at its 48th annual awards banquet Wednesday at the Latin American Social Club.
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 7:08 pm
  • Route 30 bridge down to one lane today

    DIXON – Traffic on the U.S. Route 30 bridge across the Mississippi River, south of Fulton, will be reduced to one lane starting at 8 a.m. today while ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Explosions of learning STEM from experiments at Franklin

    STERLING – In a manner of concluding, kindergartner Levi Rhodenbaugh’s prediction was spot-on. He pr ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 7:09 pm
  • Mount Carroll council gets ready to celebrate 150 years

    MOUNT CARROLL – Most anniversary celebrations last a day. Mount Carroll’s will last all year.  Afte ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 7:12 pm
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