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  • Judge sets another hearing in teen's death

    MORRISON – A little more than a year after a 15-year-old Rock Falls High School student was accidentally shot and killed by his best friend, the case ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Road crews spring into action

    Welcome spring, with its greening grass, budding trees, warm breezes – and annual infrastructure repairs.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Answers demanded at annual Coloma Township board meeting

    ROCK FALLS – Coloma Township has hired a new accounting firm, but some residents at Tuesday’s annual board meeting were hoping the scope of their work ...
    April 15, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Three (performances) is a magic number for Polo troupe

    Gemma, played by Ashley Rinehart, rehearses during the song "Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla" in Polo Area Community Theatre's production of "School House R ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Coloma Township Park District plans anniversary events

    ROCK FALLS – The Coloma Township Park District turns 90 on Thursday, but the anniversary celebration will continue throughout the year.
    April 14, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • Oregon teacher on losing home: 'It's all material'

    OREGON – Oregon High School teacher Kim Radostits decided to head for home a little early Thursday, because the National Weather Service had issued a ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Administrators hope to stave off mental health budget cuts

    DIXON – In the face of potentially catastrophic budget cuts, Sinnissippi Centers administrators are in Springfield for the second straight day today, ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • Local support staff join call for minimum wage increase

    STERLING – Local school support staff will hold a news conference today to push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
    April 15, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Students depicting life at Newman through mural

    Rhyanna Hadden, at Newman High School junior, works on part of a mural Tuesday in the school's film room. Art teacher Abby Jones is leading the mural ...
    April 14, 2015 - 6:26 pm
  • Ogle County finds four gas tanks under future parking lot

    OREGON – Four gasoline tanks have been found at a former gas station at state Route 64 and Fifth Street – two more than county officials thought were ...
    April 14, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • Pitch prepared for kickoff in Sterling

    Doug Schryver of the Sterling Park District uses a white spray paint and a tape measure Monday afternoon as he outlines the midfield circle on the soc ...
    April 14, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Donations pile up after Fairdale tornado

    KIRKLAND – Donations started to pile up at local businesses, parks and government offices after groups throughout DeKalb County rallied over the weeke ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Derby Divas roll out carhop service at fundraiser in Morrison

    Derby Divas team owner Andrea "Anita Painkiller" Wakeman, in classic carhop fashion, delivers food to a patron on her skates at Hardee's in Morrison. ...
    April 14, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Dixon workers make leaves absent at Lowell Park

    Dixon Park District employees Dave Shank (left) and Len Reuter rake leaves Monday afternoon at Lowell Park in Dixon, while Monroe Wells scoops up the ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Newman High superintendent takes job in Woodstock

    STERLING – Andy Edmondson, superintendent of Newman Central Catholic High School, has accepted the same position at Marian Central Catholic High Schoo ...
    April 13, 2015 - 6:35 pm
  • Court 'customers' to be asked about their experiences

    The Illinois Supreme Court wants you to tell them about your experience with your local court. This ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Dixon School Board to get update on long-range facility plan

    DIXON – The Dixon School Board will receive an update on the long-range facilities plan during Wednesday's meeting.
    April 13, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • Focus Services filling additional space in Sterling

    STERLING – Focus Services will have its grand opening Thursday with a larger staff than it left Rock Falls with at the beginning of the year.
    April 14, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Prairie burn planned for Wednesday in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Plans are underway to improve the city’s nature areas, particularly prairie land and the bike path.
    April 13, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • More than 40 employers coming to Sauk job fair

    DIXON – More than 40 employers will be taking resumes and applications from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Sauk Valley Community College's Sauk Careers job f ...
    April 13, 2015 - 4:59 pm
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