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  • A lesson in weather at St. Mary School in dixon

    Nick Jansen, a meteorologist with WREX-TV in Rockford, asks students at St. Mary School in Dixon who would like to be on TV. Jansen visited the school ...
    May 22, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • His band of brothers

    AMBOY – It was the trumpet that saved his life. Ted Fredenhagen was just a kid — a Marine in Califor ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • THE PEOPLE'S VOICE: Not just a workout for Workman

    "How many more can you give me?" Shelley McCarty asks Matt Workman. Matty pops out his thumb, looks ...
    May 22, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Special meeting to address 100-day agenda for Dixon

    DIXON – Discussions will continue on Mayor Li Arellano Jr.'s 100-day agenda during a special meeting of the Dixon City Council on Tuesday.
    May 22, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Milledgeville completes industrial park sale

    MILLEDGEVILLE – An agriculture consulting company plans to break ground this summer on a fertilizer blending and distribution facility in the village' ...
    May 22, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • School's out: Teachers who are retiring from local districts

    Listed below are all teachers retiring this spring from local school districts. Also included is their years of experience and the subject they taught ...
    May 22, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • Longtime Dixon elementary teacher will be missed by students

    DIXON – Though only 7 years old, Presley Lappin had no trouble putting into words what teacher Lori Whitson has meant to her.
    May 22, 2015 - 4:33 pm
  • Longtime Sterling High School teacher, coach to retire

    STERLING – Sterling teacher Bob Ptak said that some advice from his dad, Ted, stuck with him.“My dad ...
    May 22, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • Sand dune that trapped Sterling boy to remain closed this summer

    SOUTH BEND, Indiana (AP) – A popular sand dune along Lake Michigan will remain closed this summer as scientists continue investigating what caused a S ...
    May 22, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Rock Falls man identified as traffic victim

    MORRISON – Police Friday reported it was a Rock Falls man who was killed Thursday when he walked in front of a semitrailer along Lincolnway (U.S. Rout ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • Rock Falls High School April Student of the Month: Carmina Lopez

    ROCK FALLS – Carmina Lopez, 17, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s April Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Beatriz and Carmelo Lope ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Students go full Rudolph for a good cause in Dixon

    Fourth-graders in Mary Shippert's class at St. Mary's School in Dixon wear red noses Thursday in recognition of Red Nose Day, an event geared to raise ...
    May 21, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Anchorage to Amboy in a Model A

    AMBOY – Codey Fredenhagen was nervous. It was nearly 7 a.m. May 3, and he had just arrived in Anchorage the night before. Now here he was, waking up a ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Rockin' Slots will open next month

    ROCK FALLS – The owner of the city's newest video gambling parlor wants it to look like Vegas, but without the noise.
    May 21, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Rock Island group brokering Reliant project on Rock Falls riverfront

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation is working with the city's economic development group on a mixed-use riverfront project.
    May 22, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Greyhound schedule, start date released

    DIXON – Dixon is days away from having daily bus service to Chicago, Davenport, Iowa, and cities in between.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Police: Pedestrian 'intentionally' walked in front of semi

    MORRISON – The 53-year-old pedestrian who was struck and killed on U.S. Route 30 this morning deliberately walked in front of the semitrailer, police ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Memorial Day observances set across Sauk Valley

    The sacrifices of military personnel will be recognized this weekend at Memorial Day programs throughout the Sauk Valley. All observances except Baile ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • Let's Feed Our Children kicks off June 2

    STERLING – The demand just keeps growing. Whiteside County United Way's free summer lunch program, " ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • Lincoln mural campaign kicks into high gear

    STERLING – Plans to unveil the Sterling Mural Society’s 20th mural to mark the organization’s 20th anniversary are progressing, but help is needed to ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:34 am
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