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  • Local hospitals to take cautious approach to medical marijuana

    Starting in September, some Illinois residents will be able to apply for a medical marijuana ID card.
    July 27, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Just like the old days for assisted-living residents

    DIXON – Some older gentlemen putter at a workbench. Some older ladies fold brightly colored towels. Another group of seniors plays games and puts toge ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Free school supplies available to local students

    STERLING — Children who are in need of free school supplies now have places to go in the area. Begin ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Local traffic to open on short stretch of Peoria in Dixon

    DIXON – Peoria Avenue will slowly begin to open to traffic next week as the downtown streetscape project enters its 11th week.
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lee County to buy its own salt

    DIXON —  The Lee County Board voted unanimously Friday morning to give the county engineer permission to buy road salt for the winter.
    July 27, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Dixon man dies when motorcycle hits semitrailer

    A Dixon man was killed Thursday night when his motorcycle struck a semitrailer in Stephenson County.
    July 27, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Strangers’ random acts of kindness kills farmer’s goats

    ROCK FALLS – Andrea Hensgen, owner of Horseplay Farm, loves her animals. She gives her goats names like Poppet, Snuggles, Waddles and Cuddles.
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Jobless rates in area hold steady

    Unemployment rates fell in all 102 counties in Illinois for the first time since February 2011, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Sec ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    4-H Fair in AmboyAMBOY – The Lee County 4-H Fair and Junior Show continues today, Saturday and Sunda ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sigler pleads not guilty to new charges

    DIXON – A Dixon man already charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of his wife pleaded not guilty in Lee County court Wednesday to ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lee County 4-H Fair in full swing

    Lea Koning of the Grove Go-Getters 4-H Club leads her cattle to the barn Thursday on the opening day of the Lee County 4-H Fair at the fairgrounds off ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Second suspect in hit-and-run arrested, also in Texas

    It could be a while before the two Rock Falls men wanted for attempted murder in an April hit-and-run see Whiteside County court.
    July 24, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Locals can go green at Art of Green Festival

    The Art of Green Festival, to be held Aug. 9-10, was created in part to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Deto ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • City asked to help pay for library improvements in Dixon

    DIXON – The Dixon Public Library is asking the city for help with about $1.5 million in building repairs.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ogle sheriff's second job not quite full time

    In his first 5 weeks as maintenance coordinator for the Forrestville Valley School District, Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn didn’t quite work full t ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • All SHS students – who attend session – get to use laptops this fall

    STERLING – It looks like the days of using a writing utensil and a pad of paper are coming to an end at Sterling High School.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Touch a Truck returns to riverfront

    ROCK FALLS – The Optimist Club of Rock Falls will host the 2014 Touch a Truck event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at the remains of the Reliant Fasten ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tennis court project behind schedule at Sterling High

    STERLING – It might take longer than expected, but students at Sterling High School soon will have a new and safer place to play tennis.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reagan Trail Days offers week full of events

    DIXON – The Reagan Trail Days will run from Aug. 3-10 and will be highlighted by a concert featuring nationally touring artist Lyle Lovett.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Harvest Festival returns for 35th year

    FRANKLIN GROVE – The 35th annual Harvest Festival will run from Aug. 1-3 in Franklin Grove. The theme of this year's festival is honoring Franklin Gro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
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