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  • Dixon family of three safe, renting home in Polo

    DIXON – Days after a devastating fire displaced a Dixon family, they say they are doing well and have a place to stay.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • Challand students getting iPads

    STERLING – Thanks to more than $150,000 in donations and pledges, Challand Middle School will get 800 Apple iPads 4 years ahead of schedule.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • Making history: Morrison, Fulton sites added to national register

    Historic downtown Morrison, the Martin House museum in Fulton, and a railroad depot in Springfield where Abraham Lincoln spoke before leaving for his ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Groups appeal decision on Clean Line

    OTTAWA – The battle continues for Rock Island Clean Line and those who oppose it. That battle has moved into the Illinois court system.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Home, dog lost in Dixon fire

    DIXON – A family lost its home and a dog when flames engulfed a home, garage, and two cars Saturday.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Defending champ Newman sizzles at sectional, returns to state

    STERLING – And so it goes. Once again, Newman Central Catholic High School was the team to beat at the Masonic Scholastic Bowl sectional competition, ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Rock Falls takes gambling amendment off table

    ROCK FALLS – The city will let the state Legislature, and the market, further dictate what businesses can have video gambling.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Seized accounts, wage garnishment options to collect Crundwell loans

    DIXON – In January, a federal judge ordered that the ownership of loans owed by former city Engineer Shawn Ortgiesen and his wife, Angela, be transfer ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • They go where sheriff's deputies can't

    STERLING – It's been about 5 years since Stacey Fowkes first called the Whiteside County Sheriff's Department to see whether it needed help with snow ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • School officials encouraged, eager for details from Rauner

    STERLING – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget includes $300 million in education funding, which is a much-needed boost for local school districts.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 7:36 pm
  • A shoe-in for success

    MORRISON – Whether in a small Midwest town or the largest city on either coast, the limelight always finds Megan Linke.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:28 pm
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