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  • Farmer injured in Rochelle fire in critical condition

    ROCKFORD – A rural Rochelle man who was injured in a fire Thursday afternoon is in critical condition at OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • No cause determined yet in Ashton police chief's death

    DIXON – The cause of Ashton Police Chief Darrell Farringer's death Thursday is still undetermined, folowing an autopsy Friday morning.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Second-Peoria intersection to be closed for streetscape work in Dixon

    DIXON – The intersection of Second Street and Peoria Avenue might be closed for a week as work continues on the downtown streetscape project.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Bill would have capped premium hike at 15 percent

    DIXON – In 2009, MetLife raised the rate for long-term care insurance premiums in Illinois by 18 percent. Five years later there was another increase ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Campaign Notebook: Schilling, Bustos weigh in on Ebola outbreak

    Former Congressman Bobby Schilling on Friday called for an immediate halt to commercial air traffic in and out of three West African countries at the ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Twin Cities will have joint holiday parade

    Holiday celebrations in Sterling and Rock Falls will include, for the first time, a joint parade. Th ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • State police: 1 injured in rollover on I-88

    ROCK FALLS – One person was taken to CGH Medical Center and then airlifted to another hospital after the driver's pickup truck rolled over just west o ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:41 pm
  • New spa and salon coming to Sterling

    STERLING –People are always asking Yvonne Walker when her new day spa and salon is going to open.“Pe ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Adios, Fiesta Cancun in Sterling

    STERLING – Fiesta Cancun in Sterling is no more. The mail is piling up behind the restaurant’s locked door, and the phone number is “temporarily disco ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Mall drops its signage petition in Sterling

    STERLING – Dunham's Sports told the Plan Commission last month that the company no longer had a problem with its signage plans at Northland Mall. The ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Ice cream, truck rides in Rock FallsROCK FALLS – Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will present a fal ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Ashton police chief dies at 52

    AMBOY – Ashton Police Chief Darrell Farringer died Thursday evening, the Lee County Sheriff's Department announced in a news release.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Rochelle man injured in barn fire

    ROCHELLE – A rural Rochelle man was injured Thursday afternoon after a furnace in his barn exploded, according to the Rochelle Fire Department.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Students practice earthquake preparedness at Christ Lutheran

    Second-graders at Christ Lutheran School in Sterling take cover under their desks Thursday morning during the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. At 10:16 a. ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Senate bill could shake up school district funding

    DIXON – Dixon Schools Superintendent Michael Juenger wants to gather as much support for Senate Bill 16 as he can.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Jacobs holds information fair for Fulton seniors

    FULTON – Providing local and state resources to communities is something on which Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-Moline, prides himself.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Morrison officials to present sales tax information

    MORRISON – A meeting is planned for voters who want more information about the two half-cent sales tax questions that will be on the ballot in Novembe ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Forum to feature Bureau County sheriff, treasurer candidates

    PRINCETON – The Bureau County Board is adjusting its search for a county administrator. Tuesday, the ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Bureau County modifies its administrator search plans

    PRINCETON – The Bureau County Board is adjusting its search for a county administrator.Tuesday, the ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • SwedishAmerican building new clinic in Byron

    BYRON – SwedishAmerican Medical Group will replace its clinic in Byron with a state-of-the-art building that will open next fall or winter, the compan ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:01 pm
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