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  • Happiness comes with all the trimmings

    Whether the smile came with or without a beard, there were plenty of them Sunday during the Haircuts for the Homeless event in Sterling. Pamela Rose, ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Area blogger unearths history's hidden gems

    A Princeton man has spent the past several years searching out fascinating, often-overlooked history, and sharing it in his blog.
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Want to have fun? Welcome to the club

    Elias Humke, 6, of Springfield tosses flying disks into a bin Saturday in Coleta. Humke was in the area visiting relatives who brought him out to the ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 8:29 pm
  • Something to crow about in downtown Dixon

    Lucas Wilcox, 9, of Rock Falls, puts some muscle into hauling a pumpkin Sunday afternoon that he bought at Dixon Main Street's Scarecrow Fest. The ann ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Some enchanted excursion – Sauk director invites people on New Mexico trip

    DIXON – The spring break trip to New Mexico through Sauk Valley Community College comes with a disclaimer: It could be habit-forming.
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • St. Mary students share inspiration in Dixon

    Students at St. Mary School in Dixon were spreading positivity Friday. As part of the “Walk, Pray, Love” campaign, students went around town with brac ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • Behind closed doors: Officials see uptick of elder abuse cases in the Sauk Valley

    Editor's note: This story is the first in a series addressing elder abuse in the Sauk Valley. STERL ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:21 pm
  • Sterling seeks input on vision for Grandon

    The city plans to make upgrades at Grandon Civic Center and Central Park. To get the ball rolling, officials are gathering input in a survey posted on ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • Freeport man found guilty of murder

    Morgan D. Hake of Freeport was found guilty Friday afternoon of first-degree murder of his wife, Suzanne.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Rock Falls should have amphitheater by sesquicentennial

    The second phase of the RB&W green space project will start soon, and chances are good that the amphitheater will be up in time for the Rock Falls ses ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • Ranking health care risks in Lee County

    DIXON – A diverse group of Lee County residents from the health care field helped local agencies put ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:59 pm
  • Water main flushing to begin in Sterling area

    STERLING – Illinois American Water will flush water mains and hydrants throughout the Sterling district. Fire hydrants also will be checked.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 6:46 pm
  • Oregon veterinarian sells business to co-worker

    OREGON – Why own the veterinarian clinic, if you can still enjoy the animals? Thomas Champley, who’ ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Fore sale! Owners selling Edgewood Golf Club

    POLO – Beverly Burkardt never meant to break her husband’s heart. But there came a point where it wa ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Carroll County Fair fundraiser run to honor longtime volunteer

    MILLEDGEVILLE – A 5K run to benefit the Carroll County Fair will recognize a Milledgeville High School track coach.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 6:46 pm
  • Info sought on man charged in connection to Ladd woman’s death

    LADD – Authorities are looking for more information about the Standard man arrested in connection to the death of a 62-year-old Ladd woman.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Volunteers promote helping at Rock Falls colonel’s house

    Toby Handel paints the living room walls in the colonel's house Thursday in Rock Falls during Wipfli's Community Day. Volunteers from Wipfli worked in ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • Defendant describes fight with wife on night of her shooting

    MOUNT CARROLL – Morgan D. Hake told the jury in his murder trial Thursday about the sequence that led to him fatally shooting his wife.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Shear graciousness: Rock Falls native coming home to cut hair for the homeless

    A Rock Falls native is returning to her old stomping grounds this Sunday to give haircuts to homeless folks – and she's bringing a full crew with her.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Sauk Valley lifestyles: Alpaca edition

    PROPHETSTOWN – In an area where you can barely go 5 miles without seeing cows, horses or pigs, Dwight and Wanda Deitrick are breaking the mold by shar ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:43 pm
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