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  • Chinese trade delegation visits region

    A Chinese trade delegation visited the Sauk Valley Tuesday to lay some groundwork in exploring business opportunities in the region.
    March 21, 2017 - 9:53 pm
  • Lee County Jail no longer housing women

    The Lee County Jail no longer is housing women, and jailing them elsewhere could cost the county about $200,000 a year.
    March 22, 2017 - 4:06 pm
  • Time to stock up for trout season

    Preschoolers from the Little Red Schoolhouse watch Tuesday as trout are funneled into the pond at Centennial Park in Rock Falls. Spring trout fishing ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:40 am
  • If you build yourself, success will come

    A Sauk Valley Community College is building a FEMA database for the Lee County Emergency Management Agency.
    March 22, 2017 - 7:59 pm
  • Associate judge stepping down

    MORRISON – A longtime associate judge based in Whiteside County is retiring after 12 years on the bench.
    March 21, 2017 - 9:56 pm
  • Sterling officials make the case for sales tax increase

    The Sterling City Council spelled out just how it wants to use money from sales tax increase that’s on the ballot next month.
    March 21, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Dixon City Council straightens out liquor licenses, raises fees

    The Dixon City Council hiked fees and reshuffled its liquor licenses to put businesses in their correct categories Monday.
    March 20, 2017 - 11:53 pm
  • Sterling man accused of dealing crack

    STERLING – A 38-year-old Sterling man was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with dealing crack cocaine.
    March 21, 2017 - 11:27 am
  • Food for thought: Agencies join to create summer food program in Lee County

    United Way of Lee County has partnered with several community organizations to bring a summer food program to Dixon.
    March 21, 2017 - 9:08 am
  • Outdoor fun in Dixon? Chalk it up to spring

    Siblings Sophie (left), 9, Camryn, 12, and Zach Bennett, 14, work on their chalk masterpieces Monday outside of their Dixon home. The three were takin ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Dixon woman charged in 4-year-old heroin overdose

    DIXON – A 59-year-old Dixon woman who police say 4 years ago gave a fatal injection of heroin to a man with whom she lived is in Lee County Jail on $1 ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Plenty of spring in spring break

    Shorts and a game of hoops? It must be spring. Gabriel Celestine goes up for a dunk Monday afternoon while playing basketball with friends at Franklin ...
    March 21, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • Punishments levied for five businesses that sold liquor to minors

    STERLING – Two businesses will be fined and three others reprimanded for selling liquor to minors, the city’s three-member Liquor Commission Board rul ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:10 pm
  • Chamber will sponsor forum for candidates

    In response to requests from the public, the Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce has decided to sponsor a candidate forum, but it needs questions from the ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:57 pm
  • United Way of Whiteside County just shy of 2016 campaign goal

    STERLING – The United Way of Whiteside County came within a hair of making its 2016 workplace fundraising goal, officials announced at its annual reco ...
    March 20, 2017 - 4:33 pm
  • Dixon High School February Student of the Month: Darius McGlown

    Darius McGlown, 17, is Dixon High School’s February Student of the Month. His parents are Shayna Chi ...
    March 19, 2017 - 6:41 pm
  • Public invited to meet Sterling police dog Saturday

    STERLING – The public is invited to meet the newest – and cutest – member of the city’s police force on Saturday.
    March 19, 2017 - 6:40 pm
  • Savanna company is the face behind the mascots

    Once upon a time, a frog costume turned into a mascot empire. Facemakers Inc. makes mascot costumes ...
    March 19, 2017 - 6:37 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity names homeowner, plans for 25th anniversary

    Dixon Habitat for Humanity is gearing up for its 25th anniversary and has chosen this year's homeowner.
    March 19, 2017 - 6:38 pm
  • Music comes from out of the blues in Dixon

    Gina Venier (left) and Andrea Dozzi perform at Rosbrook Studio in downtown Dixon on Friday. Venier opened the "Blues on First" show at the studio. Ven ...
    March 19, 2017 - 6:40 pm
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