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  • Five Amboy residents facing felony drug charges

    AMBOY – Five Amboy residents are facing an array of cocaine- and marijuana-related charges stemming from a joint Dixon/Lee County investigation, autho ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 8:49 pm
  • Get your pet a new do in Oregon

    OREGON – A former Sterling pet groomer has moved her business to Oregon.A Furry AffHair – Primp Your ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:07 pm
  • What local educators say about finding new teachers

    In response to an ROE request for feedback on their recent applicant pools, here's what Sauk Valley administrators said:
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Teacher shortage felt in local districts

    Good luck finding a local school district that isn’t implementing new programs and realigning curriculum, in an ongoing effort to better prepare its k ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:02 pm
  • Official: Sub shortage easier problem for schools to fix

    Adding insult to injury for local school districts struggling to fill teacher slots is a shortage of substitute teachers.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 8:47 pm
  • Home of Missiles not landing many candidates

    CHADWICK – Since Chadwick-Milledgeville Superintendent Tim Schurman started 6 years ago, the quantity and quality of candidates applying for jobs in t ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • Area leaders see potential in private development arm

    Area economic development leaders are hopeful that plans for a new agency that partially privatizes the state’s efforts to bring in new business will ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • Lee County administrator candidates say no thanks

    DIXON – For the second time, officials have come up empty in the search for Lee County’s first administrator.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 8:03 pm
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