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  • Newman December Student of the Month: Ken Ellorando

    Ken Ellorando, 17, of Dixon, is Newman Central Catholic High School’s December Student of the Month. He is the son of Nep and Pam Ellorando and has a ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:42 pm
  • Raising biliterate kids: Voluntary dual language program coming to Jefferson elementary

    STERLING — Sophia Lopez may be only a preschooler, but her mother already is preparing for her future.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Day Trip: Annual museum fundraiser to feature treats

    FREEPORT – The Freeport Art Museum will again tantalize taste buds with its annual Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Trial date set in Rock Falls teen shooting

    MORRISON – A Rock Falls teen accused of accidentally shooting and killing his best friend nearly a year ago will be tried March 23, a judge decided at ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend (Jan. 30-Feb. 1)

    Hypnotizing act in Mount MorrisMOUNT MORRIS – Captain Andy, a nationally known hypnotist, will perfo ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Crundwell contests motion to seize trophies and other assets

    DIXON – Former Comptroller Rita Crundwell wants to keep her trophies. Her attorney, Ruth Robinson, f ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Morrison Park Board names officers

    MORRISON – The resurrected park board has a vision and a face. Five of them, actually. The newly app ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Sterling School Board unanimously signs on with Vision 20/20

    STERLING – The Sterling School Board on Wednesday unanimously got behind a mission to be proactive, not reactive.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • City could be St. Marys’ plan B

    DIXON – The future of the city’s idled cement plant could depend on what happens with a proposed expansion plan at a plant in Michigan.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Franklin Creek nature area expands

    FRANKLIN GROVE – As of Tuesday, the Franklin Creek State Natural Area got 40 acres bigger, thanks to the efforts of a local volunteer group.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Mount Morris bicyclist, 81, upgraded after hit-and-run

    ROCKFORD – An 81-year-old Mount Morris man has been upgraded to fair condition at a Rockford hospital after being struck by a semitrailer a week ago.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Judge sides with government on loans to Ortgiesens

    DIXON – The nearly $200,000 former City Engineer Shawn Ortgiesen and his wife owe Rita Crundwell will be put toward the nearly $54 million in restitut ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • AFC Middle School's fate at issue

    ASHTON – A large deficit in spending over the last couple years has the Ashton-Franklin Center School Board thinking about reorganizing the schools in ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Shamrock Club names Grand Marshals, gives posthumous honor

    Carol Rock says a few words about her son, Sean, on Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dixon. Rock and her husband, Joe (middle), were named G ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Burke: Airport an 'unrealized asset'

    DIXON – The city is eyeing ways to set the airport up as an economic asset in the future.Airport-rel ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • New acting Bureau County state's attorney chosen

    PRINCETON – Bureau County has a new, temporary chief prosecutor.Geno J. Caffarini will serve as acti ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Bureau County Jail's radio room getting $150,000 makeover

    PRINCETON – The the radio room in the Bureau County Jail is getting an upgrade, thanks to a $150,000 state grant.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:07 pm
  • Mount Morris man gets 36 years for sexual assault of child

    OREGON – A Mount Morris man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • More lovebirds flock to Sinnissippi for engagement pictures

    Photographer Heather Lanell of Sterling reviews photos taken during an engagement photo shoot of Kayla Grennan of Rock Falls and Doug Brown of Sterlin ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 7:44 pm
  • Judge grants Convention and Visitors Bureau's motion to dismiss

    MORRISON – The legal battle between the city of Rock Falls and its Convention and Visitors Bureau will go on a while longer.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:27 pm
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