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  • Fitness hearing for Rock Falls man will remain open, judge rules

    A judge ruled Tuesday that the hearing to determine a Rock Falls man's fitness to stand trial in his criminal case should remain open – but with cert ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Dollar General plans put on hold in Mount Carroll

    MOUNT CARROLL – Dollar General won’t be laying the groundwork on a new store right now, and it’s gro ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Sauk weaves degree programs into web curriculum

    You can now complete one of three degree programs or four certifications at Sauk Valley Community College without setting foot on campus – aside from ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Big prize reeled in for Rock Falls catfish tourney

    A Ford F-150 truck has been added to the prize list for the Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest tourney to be held June 25-26 in Rock Falls.
    May 24, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • The catch of the day: Nice weather

    It was a positively picturesque day in the Sauk Valley on Tuesday, and that meant it was a good time go fishing.
    May 25, 2016 - 5:11 pm
  • Boil order in effect for several businesses

    STERLING – A boil order is in effect for the East Fourth Street retail area after a water main broke Tuesday afternoon behind the Kmart building.
    May 25, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Morrison faced with nearly $3 million in road work

    The Morrison City Council is looking at ways to fix the roads in the city. They want to use the local option sales tax, but more funding is needed.
    May 23, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Sterling liquor commission considering freeze on licenses

    The Sterling Liquor Commission is looking at freezing the number of licenses available. Future applications would be considered on a case-by-case basi ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Dixon man killed in construction accident

    ROCHELLE – A Dixon man was killed Monday afternoon while working in a construction zone on eastbound Interstate 88 near Rochelle, the Illinois State P ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • Rollie's rolling on: Auto tech teacher retiring after 33 years at WACC

    Rollie Conkling is retiring from teaching automotive technology after 33 years at Whiteside Area Career Center.
    May 23, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Autos 101: Instructors drive home basics in WACC course

    Students learn a variety of skills automotive technology at WACC, and its instructors won't let them leave without drilling home the basics.
    May 23, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • GenNex shows off pool’s potential

    Members of Project GenNex raised nearly $1,500 during an open house Saturday at Veterans Memorial Pool, and welcomed more than 100 people who stopped ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Man sentenced who led authorities on high-speed chase in Ogle County

    A Peoria man who led Ogle County authorities on a high-speed chase in 2015 was sentenced to a combination of probation, court supervision and communit ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • Dixon Park Board to vote on deficit budget

    If its budget is approved Wednesday, the Dixon Park District will need to dip into its reserves to fund infrastructure projects.
    May 23, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Connection status: Excellent at Dixon High

    DIXON – Adventure is out there. So reads the mortar board of newly minted Dixon High School graduate Katlynne Helfrich.
    May 22, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Jinkies! It's a car show!

    The Mystery Machine stopped by the Sterling Main Street Car Show in Sterling on Sunday. The replica of the iconic vehicle from the Scooby Doo cartoon ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Plan for new Dixon High will be discussed at open house

    The Dixon School District has enlisted experts in several areas to help educate the public on the plan for a new high school at an open house Wednesda ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Rock Falls High School April Student of the Month: Michaela Busch

    Michaela Mary Lynne Busch, 18, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s April Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Derek and Colleen Busch a ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • AFC March Student of the Month: Mackenzie Wolf

    ASHTON – Mackenzie Wolf, 18, of Franklin Grove, March Student of the Month at Ashton-Franklin Center High School in Ashton. She is the daughter of Kev ...
    May 21, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • AFC April Student of the Month: Adam Mairs

    ASHTON – Adam Mairs, 18, of Ashton, is the April Student of the Month for Ashton-Franklin Center High School in Ashton. He is the son of Dave and Mich ...
    May 21, 2016 - 1:15 am
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