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  • Little ones hunt for eggs in style in Sterling

    Violet Crowe, 1, of Sterling, picks up an Easter egg Saturday afternoon at the Sterling Park District Easter Egg Hunt at the Westwood Fitness and Spor ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Rock Falls January Student of the Month: Lilly Ngai

    Lilly Ngai, 17, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s January Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Rose and Simon Ngai and she has a sist ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • Polo Student of the Month

    POLO — Savanah Phillip, 18, of Polo, is Polo Community High School’s December Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Ronald Eden and Lou Phillip ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • In Tampico, infrastructure, day care top candidate priority lists

    TAMPICO – Tampico Mayor Kristine Hill is seeking a second term, but not without a challenge.Commissi ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Dixon Park District looks to add handicap parking at Page Park

    DIXON – The Dixon Park District will reduce its annual funding to Kreider Services in order to pay for three projects that focus on accessibility and ...
    March 27, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Byron schools cut 6 teaching jobs

    BYRON – The wave of teacher dismissals in northern Illinois swept through Byron this week.The Byron ...
    March 27, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Perennial wonderland

    It’s a farm with a mission. It’s a farm with a soul. Genesis Nursery, tucked quietly away in a corne ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Dixon mayoral candidates weigh in on video gambling revenue

    DIXON – With the election less than 2 weeks away, the two candidates for mayor are reaching the home stretch of their campaigns.
    March 27, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Sauk finalists visiting this week

    DIXON – Two more opportunities to meet finalists for president of Sauk Valley Community College are coming up.
    March 27, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • The People's Voice: Leaving indelible marks

    Nancy Lillyman uses an unconventional sales pitch at Dixon Monument Co.: No, she won't sell you your headstone today. At least not if it's the first t ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Three on ballot in Sterling's 2nd Ward

    STERLING – Three first-time candidates are battling for the 2nd Ward council seat held by longtime Alderman Barry Cox.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • Young newcomer mounts challenge in Sterling's 1st Ward

    STERLING – Incumbent Retha Elston is being challenged by a young political newcomer in the city's 1st Ward this spring.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Three topics dominate Joyce forum: Sheley, jails and drug crime

    ROCK FALLS – Residents at the Rock River Open Forum had three things on their mind Thursday night: Nicholas Sheley, jail population, and drugs.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Man dies after Thursday morning crash in rural Erie

    ERIE – A man died after his vehicle hit a tree in rural Erie on Thursday morning, the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office said.
    March 26, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Phidian Art Show a great place to hang with other artists

    Gloria Nusbaum (left) and Ellen Allen share a laugh while hanging a work Thursday afternoon for the Phidian Art Show. This years judges are a couple f ...
    March 26, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Ashton seeks historical photos, items for history book

    ASHTON – It's a major milestone for this village of about 1,000 people. Ashton is turning 150.A big, ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Corrections for Friday, March 27, 2015

    Dennis Fulrath, a candidate for Rock Falls High School Board, works at Donaldson Co. in Dixon. He is not a senior consultant there, as was reported in ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Sterling School Board candidate wants to help improve finances

    STERLING – Sterling School Board candidate Paul Sandefer said problems in the district are financial, not educational, and he believes he can help the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Rock Falls man arrested after pharmacy robbery

    STERLING – A Rock Falls man was charged with armed robbery after a hold-up this morning at the CVS Pharmacy, 2301 Locust St.
    March 26, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • All invited to Good Friday 'Walk of the Cross' in Twin Cities

    ROCK FALLS – Three local churches invite area residents to participate in a "Walk of the Cross" on April 3, which is Good Friday.
    March 29, 2015 - 8:10 pm
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