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  • Council recognizes longtime Rock Falls family

    ROCK FALLS – Louis and Doris Celletti will never be forgotten in Rock Falls. At its regular meeting ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Sterling man jailed on sex abuse charge

    MORRISON – A convicted felon from Sterling was being held Tuesday on a $150,000 bond after being arrested on a felony charge of aggravated criminal se ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Man appeals 2005 Ogle County murder conviction

    OREGON – A former Oregon man found guilty of a 2003 murder is seeking to have his conviction overturned.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Sauk Valley representatives weigh in on CIA torture report

    Congressman Adam Kinzinger said the release of a CIA interrogation report this month fell into the category of partisan politics.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Kinzinger tours Allied Locke Industries

    DIXON – Congressman Adam Kinzinger walked the floor of the Allied Locke Industries factory Tuesday morning, weaving his way through machinery in the e ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • County assessment officer named Official of the Year

    DIXON – Wendy Ryerson, Lee County's chief assessment officer, was named 2014's County Official of the Year at Tuesday's Lee County Board meeting.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • Sterling council approves 4.95 percent tax levy increase

    STERLING – The City Council approved the 2014 tax levy at a 4.95 percent increase compared to 2013. ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Bay Valley discussion pulled from Dixon council agenda

    DIXON – The future of Bay Valley Foods as a city water customer remains unknown. The city and the co ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Dairy Queen closes in Dixon

    DIXON – The Dixon Dairy Queen will close, and if it reopens, it’ll be with new ownership.Owner Jeff ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Duo outperforms 524 other teams in state competition

    STERLING – They might not win millions of dollars investing in the stock market, but two Sterling High School students won first place in the fall sem ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Inspiring others: Dixon native's weight loss a transformation

    DIXON – Be your best self: It’s a philosophy that lifted Dixon native Greg Clausen from the depths of being overweight and unhealthy, and made him fac ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Tampico police seek help in solving tire slashings

    TAMPICO – Tampico police say that tires were slashed on 11 cars in the northern part of town earlier this month, and now they're seeking the public's ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • Filing period starts for Dixon's April election

    DIXON – Liandro Arellano Jr. will be running for mayor in Dixon, but Bob Gibler will not.Arellano fi ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • THE PEOPLE'S VOICE: Iron will drives Twin Cities man

    Talent and preparation can get us only so far. It’s at the point of exhaustion where inner strength defines us.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Santa visits Sterling for breakfast, gift requests and photo ops

    Ashley Meenen, 17, a volunteer from Rock Falls High School, helps Alex Cottrell, 8, of Sterling pick out gifts Saturday during the fifth annual Santa' ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Marshall built legacy of giving back in Dixon

    DIXON – Jane Marshall's legacy in Dixon will be more than just the family business. Marshall, 88, di ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Farm show in Sterling showcases gear, services

    Tyler Stepp, 4, of Chadwick, peeks over the steering wheel of a John Deere 5100E Tractor while his sister, Teagan, 1, sits on the lap of their grandfa ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Sterling business surprised by cash mob

    STERLING – The Beautiful You Boutique was having a typical quiet Sunday when about 10 customers, who had gathered in the parking lot, flooded the stor ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Sterling October Student of the Month: Zachary Alston

    Zachary Alston, 17, of Sterling, is one of of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. He is the son of Ted and Jill Alston and has a bro ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Sterling October Student of the Month: Abbey Zacharski

    Abbey Zacharski, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Brad and Lisa, and she has a ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:13 pm
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