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  • City Council creates 'super tier' water rate for Bay Valley Foods

    The Dixon City Council created a new "super tier" water rate to cut costs for Bay Valley Foods in the hopes of future business development.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Sterling residents voice frustrations at tax levy hearing

    Several residents voiced their frustrations with the pensions crisis Monday during a public hearing, wondering if there is an end in sight to property ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Twin Cities at odds over dispatch director hiring process

    The hiring process for a dispatch director has stalled Whiteside County's 911 consolidation process.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Mob builds good faith, one scoop at a time

    About 50 students at WACC spent part of their Monday class periods learning how good it feels to help others.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Backstory drives Sauk's new dean of foundation

    The lack of state funding has put Sauk Valley Community College in a deep hole. On Monday, it announced who will help the college dig its way out.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Dixon firefighters see red for the holidays

    DIXON – If you drive by the Dixon Rural or Dixon City fire departments, you’ll see a wreath hanging above each department’s firehouse doors. The wreat ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Lee County Board elects new leadership

    The Lee County Board has elected new leadership, and Rick Ketchum has passed the gavel to Jim Wentling.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Hope burns bright at Veterans Memorial Park

    DIXON – The holiday season means many things to many people, not the least of which is music, whether it’s the festive “Jingle Bells” that reminds us ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Local Toys for Tots donations down this year

    If global warming is, in fact, a thing, it might have an unforeseen consequence: a marked downtick in Christmas spirit.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Sign-up due by Friday for family memory program

    DIXON – Registration is due by Friday for “Have the Talk of a Lifetime,” a program on documenting family memories for future generations.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:55 am
  • Fulton mayor submits resignation papers

    FULTON – After 8 years as mayor, Larry Russell has turned in his resignation papers.Russell, 72, was ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Ho ho ho at Heritage Square in Dixon

    Rose Wendler (left) and Nelli Tieken help themselves to a candy cane from Santa on Sunday at Heritage Square in Dixon. The jolly old fella stopped by ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Sauk Valley gets a taste of winter

    Liam Elmendorf, 3, tries out the snow Sunday while playing outside with his grandma Jodi in Dixon. ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:48 am
  • Dixon High School November Student of the Month: Justin Sherman

    Justin Sherman, 17, is Dixon High School’s November Student of the Month. His parents are Paula and Warren, and his brother is Ethan, 14.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • Information wanted in Dixon pharmacy theft

    DIXON – Dixon police are asking the public for any information in connection with a retail theft at Snyder’s Pharmacy, 301 N. Galena Ave.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Let the holiday fun begin in Dixon!

    The first ones for a crack at the Dixon Great Snowball Drop Friday night were the 6-year-olds. Dixon Main Street fired off 5,000 ping pong balls durin ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • Rauner appoints Dixon mayor to bicentennial commission

    Dixon Mayor Li Arellano Jr. has been appointed by the governor to serve on the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • No arrests yet in Yeowardsville shooting

    The Whiteside County Sheriff's Department is seeking information on the shooting that occurred Thursday during a fight in Yeowardsville.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • Lee County state's attorney eager to get to work

    DIXON – The verdict is in: The new Lee County state’s attorney is human.Matt Klahn, 37, who collecte ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 7:21 pm
  • Council to vote on amending water rates for Bay Valley

    The Dixon City Council will vote on issuing a new water rate tier that could cut costs for its largest customer Monday.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 10:01 am
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