• ELECTION: Mount Morris village president – Former rivals again vying for village president

    MOUNT MORRIS – It's a rivalry redux: In this village of 3,000, current president Dan Elsasser is being challenged Tuesday by Greg Unger, a former two- ...
    NEW: March 28, 2017 - 7:51 pm
  • Resurfacing begins Monday on Interstate 88

    DIXON – Road resurfacing resumes Monday on Interstate 88, the Reagan Memorial Tollway, in Whiteside and Lee counties.
    March 28, 2017 - 7:24 pm
  • Making a pitch to fix A.C. Bowers Field in Dixon

    To guarantee A.C. Bowers Field will be playable in the fall, the school board will have to bite the bullet and approve spending more than twice the pr ...
    March 28, 2017 - 6:52 pm
  • Paroled drug dealer caught with cocaine

    DIXON – A convicted coke dealer and self-proclaimed gang member already on parole when police say he was caught with $24,500 worth of cocaine in his c ...
    UPDATED: March 28, 2017 - 8:11 pm
  • Head Start's grant request met; federal budget, however, remains a wild card

    Tri-County Opportunities Council stands to receive as much federal funding as it did last year, but now the budget process in Washington is creating u ...
    March 28, 2017 - 6:39 pm
  • Rock Falls man facing 39 felony child porn charges

    ROCK FALLS –A 34-year-old Rock Falls man facing 39 counts of possession of child pornography was in Whiteside County Jail Tuesday on $200,000 bond.
    March 28, 2017 - 7:27 pm
  • Whiteside County widow sues deputy in fatal collision with motorcyclist

    The widow of the motorcyclist killed in a crash with a Whiteside County Sheriff's Department squad car is suing the county and the deputy involved.
    March 27, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Meet-and-greets are an important part of public service

    What's going on in Dixon? Local officials are starting up their own community "office hours" for the public to stop by and chat.
    March 27, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • A Plan B for Lawrence building taking shape

    After years of failing to get an assessment grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the city is putting together a Plan B.
    March 27, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • APRIL 4 ELECTION: 3 candidates compete for 2 seats on Dixon City Council

    DIXON – Three candidates with similar goals for the city will compete for two council spots in next ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • So this is what a park is like!

    Sadie Baxter (left), 10, and Kaytlyn Miller, 12, try to calm down a rambunctious Harley, a 4-month old pitbull, on Monday as the three play in E.C. Sm ...
    March 27, 2017 - 9:35 pm
  • Sauk's multicraft program gears up for more training

    The Multicraft program is growing. In the fall, Sauk Valley Community College will begin offering machining and CNC courses through the Whiteside Area ...
    March 27, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Danish orphan opts to remain in his homeland

    A local family is trying to decide what to do with money raised to help them bring an orphaned Danish foreign exchange student back to the United Sta ...
    March 27, 2017 - 9:55 pm
  • Sterling candidates forum today

    STERLING – A forum featuring candidates for Sterling City Council, Park District, township supervisor, and township trustee begins at 6:30 p.m. today ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • It’s time to do justice to equality

    STERLING – Lady Justice may be blind, but she can see one thing pretty clearly: There’s not enough people like her in law enforcement.
    March 26, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Dixon One finally nearing fruition

    The Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce and Dixon Main Street have both signed off on merging to be the city's hub for marketing and tourism, but there's s ...
    March 26, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • County Board members to host community hours

    DIXON – Three Lee County Board members will be available downtown today to chat with community members. Board members Tom Kitson, Greg Witzleb and Arl ...
    March 25, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Two-tiered salaries for Sterling Township officials questioned

    STERLING – Sterling Township officials have set a 4-year salary schedule for elected officials that pays incumbents or current employees who are elect ...
    March 24, 2017 - 9:40 pm
  • Contract arrives for sale of RB&W property in Rock Falls

    It didn't take long for the city to receive the first draft of a land sale contract from a developer that appears to be motivated to close a deal as q ...
    March 24, 2017 - 6:18 pm
  • Court facility in Sterling will be closed April 10-14

    STERLING – Due to construction, the Whiteside County Eastern Branch court facility, 101 E. Third St., will be closed from April 10 to April 14. All no ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:37 pm
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