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  • Get your country on in Mount Carroll

    MOUNT CARROLL – Country Girl Boutique has been a fun and funky provider of country bling since it opened in October 2012.
    May 27, 2016 - 1:52 pm
  • New motorcycle shop opens in Savanna

    Hammer Down Speed Shop opens in Savanna, selling and repairing stock motorcycles – and building custom beauties of their own.
    May 27, 2016 - 1:54 pm
  • Decor and More on the move

    STERLING – For this charming store, the third move could be the charm.Decor and More, which started ...
    May 27, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • Several projects underway at Centennial Park, some nearing completion

    Coloma Township Park District staff are making a big push to finish some of the projects underway at Centennial Park before Memorial Day.
    May 26, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Bail set at $1 million for Byron man accused of assaulting boy at rec center

    OREGON – An 18-year-old Byron man is in jail on $1 million bond, accused of sexually assaulting a boy younger than 13 at Nash Recreation Center shortl ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:56 pm
  • Getting the jet in top-flight condition in Dixon

    Gary DeBord puts a fresh coat of paint on the fighter jet at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Dixon on Thursday afternoon. Members hope to have the Thunderc ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • City explores options for troublesome building

    STERLING – The city is mulling its options for dealing with a troublesome building it inherited at t ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • New attorneys, new trial date set for man charged in wife’s shooting death

    MOUNT CARROLL – The 49-year-old Freeport man accused of shooting and killing his wife Dec. 5 in Lanark had his July 18 trial date pushed back 2 months ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • 'We just want to help' – Church seeks donations to help veterans

    STERLING – Being homeless is bad enough. To have devoted part of your life to protecting your country, only then to find yourself without a roof over ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Two arrested in chases in Lee, Carroll counties

    Sauk Valley law officers in several counties had a busy Thursday morning, chasing down drivers in two incidents resulting in felony charges.
    May 26, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Fixing a hole – Boiler pipe breaks at DHS

    What's going on in Dixon? The high school repaired a boiler pipe under the choir room, and three area historic sites are offering free admission to ac ...
    May 26, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: May 27-29

    It’s the Breast Yard Sale in TownOREGON – The 14th annual Breast Yard Sale in Town runs from 8 a.m. ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Rock Falls man sentenced to probation in April standoff

    MORRISON – A Rock Falls man was sentenced to 2.5 years probation and ordered to pay restitution on a trio of charges stemming from an April motel stan ...
    May 26, 2016 - 7:19 pm
  • Park board approves budget, addresses boat dock rental hikes

    The Dixon Park Board approved a deficit budget of about $208,000 and discussed concerns of boat dock renters about rate hikes approved for next year a ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Band kicks off summer season in Sterling

    STERLING – The Sterling Municipal Symphony Band will kick off its season summer season Wednesday at Grandon Civic Center in Central Park, at East Four ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Mayfest set for 35th year in Mount Caroll

    MOUNT CARROLL – The 35th annual Mayfest Music & Arts Festival will run from Friday through Sunday on the campus of the Campbell Center for Historic Pr ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Schools trail bids coming June 10

    The Sterling Park District will soon learn how much, if anything, it needs to kick in for the long-delayed school trail project.
    May 25, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Weekend fees lowered at golf course

    STERLING – The Sterling Park District is banking on lower fees turning around the financial fortunes ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Putting her work in God's hands

    Sterling artist Kelly Sanders paints a mural Wednesday on the Helping Hands building at 1208 E. Fourth St. The Sterling First Church of the Nazarene p ...
    May 25, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Yeowardsville home damaged in afternoon fire

    No one was injured in a house fire today at 2809 Kaufman St., in the Yeowardsville area off U.S. Route 30 east of Rock Falls, but the home sustained m ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:36 pm
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