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  • Friend sets up fundraiser for Byron stabbing victim

    BYRON – A fundraising account for a Byron woman who police say was stabbed by her husband raised nearly all of its $5,000 goal in 1 day.
    March 19, 2017 - 6:39 pm
  • Ashton-Franklin Center January Student of the Month: Dakota Hurd

    Dakota Hurd, 18, is Ashton-Franklin Center High School's January Student of the Month. Her parents are Heather and Todd Grove, and her brother is Chri ...
    March 18, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Polo High School January Student of the Month: Lauren Rhodes

    Lauren Rhodes, 17, is Polo Community High School’s January Student of the Month. Her parents are Brenda and Doug, and her siblings are Sam, 21, and Al ...
    March 18, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Brinkley gets comfortable with local students

    Sterling Police officer Nicole Diehl holds Brinkley, the department’s new comfort dog, Friday afternoon during their visit to Rock Falls Middle School ...
    March 17, 2017 - 10:12 pm
  • Should they stay or should they build in Erie?

    With two open houses left, Erie residents still have ample opportunities to study up before voting on the referendum for a campus overhaul April 4.
    March 17, 2017 - 9:43 pm
  • CGH ends visitor restrictions

    STERLING – Visitors’ restrictions put in place to guard against the flu no longer are in effect at CGH Medical Center.
    March 17, 2017 - 9:50 pm
  • Political advocacy group grows

    A new political advocacy group has sprouted up in the Sauk Valley, one that has hit the ground marching.
    March 17, 2017 - 10:22 pm
  • Downtown restaurant specializes in barbecue

    STERLING – Sauk Valley natives John French and Michelle Francque-Burns opened a new restaurant in the old Martin’s Steaks and Spirits multistory build ...
    March 17, 2017 - 9:49 pm
  • Sheriff IDs Byron man who police say stabbed his wife

    The Byron man who investigators say stabbed his wife before dying in a car crash was public service administrator with the Illinois Department of Corr ...
    March 17, 2017 - 9:44 pm
  • Sterling JCPenney store on closure list

    STERLING – The JCPenney store at Northland Mall is among 138 of the retailer's sites set to be closed as part of the company's nationwide downsizing p ...
    March 17, 2017 - 9:42 pm
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