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  • SUV driver cited for rear-ending Eastland bus

    SHANNON – The driver of an SUV that rear-ended an Eastland school bus Wednesday was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 9:36 pm
  • Pizza Ranch set to open Feb. 13

    STERLING – Sauk Valley residents soon will have a new casual dining option. Pizza Ranch, a franchis ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:06 am
  • Forward march: MLK celebrated with passion, memories and song at annual event

    STERLING – In case anyone missed the inspiring, often hair-raising, insights the Rev. Galon Darby offered Sunday night at First Church of the Nazarene ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 9:41 am
  • Students turn designs into reality with 3-D printers

    MORRISON – The class of high school students sat at their computers Thursday, following teacher Chris Scott's instructions to create a three-dimension ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • Sterling High School December Student of the Month: Rachel Spencer

    Rachel Spencer, 18, is one of Sterling High School’s December Students of the Month. Her parents are Jim and Michelle Spencer.
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • Sterling High School December Student of the Month: Gage Anderson

    Gage Anderson, 18, is one of Sterling High School’s December Students of the Month. His parents are Aaron and Tonya Anderson, and his sisters are Madi ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:37 pm
  • Information wanted on stolen propane tanks

    SAVANNA – Several 30-gallon propane tanks were stolen from a Carroll County campground, and the Sheriff’s Department and Carroll County Crime Stoppers ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 3:10 pm
  • Overnight weather 'not an ice storm, by any means'

    Unless you're traveling between midnight and 9 a.m., the weather passing through overnight shouldn't mess with your routine, a Quad Cities-based meteo ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Two from Princeton facing narcotics charges in Lee County

    LEE COUNTY – Two Bureau County residents were in Lee County Jail on Friday on heroin and cocaine charges.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 8:56 pm
  • Two arrested in Dixon vehicle break-ins; more arrests pending, police say

    DIXON – Thanks to tips from the public, a Sterling man and a Geneseo teen are facing seven counts of burglary each in connection with vehicle break-in ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:48 pm
  • Morrison nominates citizens of the year

    MORRISON – The Morrison Chamber of Commerce annual dinner committee members were looking for a way to honor some of its most loyal community members a ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 6:14 pm
  • Sterling Police look for shoplifting suspect

    Sterling Police are looking for help identifying and locating this man, who they say is suspected of shoplifting undisclosed items from County Market ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 8:58 pm
  • GE continues to work with IEPA on Morrison plant site

    Morrison is using part of the GE site for storage, but the long-term prospects for redevelopment will be unknown regulators sign off on the environmen ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:28 pm
  • Camp Dixon director to include Sauk Valley's at-risk youth

    A Chicago man wants to expand the summer camp he hosts in Dixon to include underprivileged Sauk Valley kids.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 5:17 pm
  • The People's Voice: The league that Stutzke built

    STERLING – Dave Stutzke is sort of the Jamie Moyer of Little League baseball. Similar to the way th ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 6:35 am
  • Volunteers seek school supply donations

    DIXON – ABC AmeriCorps at Sauk Valley Community College will hold a classroom supplies drive next Monday through Friday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 8:58 pm
  • Rauner names Moffitt assistant ag director

    SPRINGFIELD – Former state Rep. Don Moffitt is the new assistant director of the Department of Agriculture, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Friday.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:30 pm
  • Expanding his vision in Dixon

    When Bob Klomann looked at where his customers were coming from, one thing was plain to see: He needed a shop in Dixon.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 2:18 pm
  • Warehouse or self-storage? Business plans on hold for now

    A planned business project request on West 16th Street along the U.S. 30 business corridor was tabled until its zoning designation could be more clear ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Mayor meets with state bicentennial planners

    The Illinois Bicentennial Commission started planning celebrations for the state's 200th birthday Thursday.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:43 am
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