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  • Summer program would help struggling Eastland K-2 readers

    LANARK – Young Eastland students who have significant trouble reading might get some extra help this summer.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:58 am
  • Dixon man faces multiple drug charges

    DIXON – A Dixon man was behind bars Thursday after a search of his home turned up about $2,500 worth of marijuana, some heroin and some opioid pills.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:37 pm
  • Dixon band director: Don’t stop the music

    DIXON – The Dixon Municipal Band director wants to work with the city to keep the band off of the bu ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:53 am
  • Vehicle burglaries prompt Dixon police to remind people to lock 'em up

    DIXON – A rash of 16 vehicle burglaries in the past 6 weeks has Dixon Police once again reminding people to lock up their vehicles and their garages, ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 4:56 pm
  • There's still space at Block Fest for parents and kids

    DIXON – Hey parents, here's a sneaky way to teach your kids math: Play with them. Block Fest runs f ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 6:08 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Feb 17-19, 2017

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 6:04 am
  • Percussion-Palooza returns to Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Percussion-Palooza returns Feb. 26, with the entertainment starting at noon at Rock Falls High School, 101 12th Ave.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Farmers market to celebrate Mardi Gras in Dixon

    DIXON – This Saturday, it won’t be hard to get a taste of the Big Easy.The Dixon Winter Farmers Mark ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Troubled waters: Dixon’s water departments face growing deficits

    The Dixon City Council wrapped up its second budget work session Wednesday and had its sights set on keeping the water fund afloat.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Final public hearing held for uniform building codes in Whiteside

    The county moved closer to uniform building codes with the conclusion of the public hearing process Wednesday in Sterling.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:30 am
  • Dixon school board narrowly passes $21.5M bond issue

    DIXON – A lot of gunk has been going around in Dixon schools – pneumonia, bronchitis and the like. It wasn’t a bug, though, that brought a grimace to ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:20 am
  • Start to finish: Woodlawn's woodshop thriving in first year, adding classes

    Board? You can make one, and a variety of other projects, through the relatively new woodshop program at Woodlawn Arts Academy.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:14 am
  • YWCA shocked to learn of funding omission

    The YWCA of the Sauk Valley didn't learn until December that the state somehow omitted funding for domestic violence programs in its stopgap budget th ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:53 am
  • Dixon man charged with sexual assault of a child

    DIXON – A Dixon man accused of sexually assaulting a child was in Lee County Jail on Wednesday on $250,000 bond.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:09 pm
  • Mayors Association has full legislative plate for Rock Falls meeting

    The state budget will be the main focus of municipal leaders gathered for the Northern Illinois Mayors Association meeting hosted this year by Rock Fa ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:12 pm
  • Police reports for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

    STERLING POLICE Rafael A. Villanova-Rojas, 29; 9:33 a.m. Tuesday at Kroger, 2301 Locust St.; retail ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Costello sworn in as Whiteside County's new state's attorney

    MORRISON – Terry Costello was sworn in as the state's attorney for Whiteside County on Tuesday night.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:34 am
  • Mayor’s proclamation: 2017 is Mount Carroll’s year

    MOUNT CARROLL – Tuesday was more than a day for people to proclaim their love, it also was a day to proclaim a city-wide celebration. 
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:33 am
  • Geneseo man pleads not guilty to kidnapping rural Erie couple

    More information about the life of the Geneseo man who pleaded not guilty to kidnapping an Erie couple are coming to light.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:41 pm
  • Fundraiser for orphaned foreign exchange student Friday at Sterling High

    STERLING – A Sterling High School club is tying a fundraiser for a local family trying to adopt its former foreign exchange student in with Friday’s b ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:28 am
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