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  • Longest serving Dixon firefighter to retire after 37 years

    DIXON – Lt. Keith Gabany sets a record every time he walks into work at the Dixon Fire Department. ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Putting the 'community' in community college

    DIXON – David Hellmich took the reins as president of Sauk Valley Community College a year ago with ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Most of lost cement plant jobs are back in Dixon

    The Dixon area lost about 90 jobs when the St. Marys Cement plant in Dixon closed. The plant was idled for 7 years, but since resuming operations last ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • State: Details on drug indictments in ex-cop's case coming today

    The state Attorney General's office failed to release information today on charges filed against a former Rock Falls police detective and three other ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • While eating in the park one day ...

    Ella Bowman, 6, enjoyed some finger-lickin’ good pizza Monday during a family picnic at Lincoln Park in Sterling. The rest of the week is shaping up t ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Musical mob entertains at the mall

    The cast of the Timber Lake Playhouse’s "School of Rock” gathered up a flash mob of performers Monday afternoon for an impromptu performance of the mu ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Oregon man facing DUI charge in fatal boating accident

    An Oregon man is facing misdemeanor charges in the wake of a fatal boating accident that took the life of a Rockford woman, who died of blunt force tr ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Dixon man dies of medical issue suffered while tubing in Rock Falls

    STERLING – A 52-year-old Dixon man died Monday after suffering a medical incident around 3:30 p.m. S ...
    June 27, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • Dixon Public Works director resigns

    DIXON – Public Works Director Tim Ridder has resigned after about 9 months in the position to pursue ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • 1644th marches down memory lane

    ROCK FALLS – Pete Anderson, a member of the Illinois National Guard 1644th Transportation Co., could ...
    June 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls resident wins fishing tournament

    ROCK FALLS – Winning fishing tournaments is nothing new to Joe Dyer. The Rock Falls resident said h ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Educating the public, one step at a time

    Barry Jurgensen, 32 (left) a history teacher from Arlington, Nebraska, and Austin Harms, 18, one of Jurgensen’s former students, walk along state Rout ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Rock Falls High School May Student of the Month: Reid Akerman

    ROCK FALLS – Reid Akerman, 18, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School May Student of the Month. He is the son of Kurt and Julie Akerman, and he has ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Current attraction in Rock Falls

    Kip Trump flies down a straightaway Saturday afternoon on the Rock River during a 750 modified hydro race at the River Chase in Rock Falls. The event ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • A shot in the park in Dixon

    A German soldier takes aim at American soldiers during a battle re-enactment Saturday morning at Elks Page Park in Dixon during World War II Recreated ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Sterling Police Explorers earn three awards

    ROCKFORD – The judges at the 2016 Rockford Police Explorer Competition sat up and took notice when a Sterling teen flexed his muscles – as well they s ...
    June 26, 2016 - 8:41 pm
  • Woman killed in boat accident near Oregon leaves behind 3 children

    OREGON – The 31-year-old Rockford woman who died in a boat collision about 3 miles north of Oregon w ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • 1 dead after pontoon boat, fishing boat, collide on Rock River in Ogle County

    A Rockford woman died after the pontoon boat she was on collided with a fishing boat Friday night in the Rock River north of Oregon. Six people were i ...
    June 26, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • PCHS May Student of the Month

    POLO – Kaleigh Powell, 17, of Polo is Polo Community High School’s May Student of the Month. She is ...
    June 25, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Taking steps to fight cancer in Lee County

    Cancer survivors and caregivers take a lap Friday evening near the start of the Lee County Relay for Life at Sauk Valley Community College. Relay for ...
    June 24, 2016 - 9:19 pm
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