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  • Accused kidnapper pleads not guilty to 16 felony charges

    A Geneseo man accused of kidnapping an Erie couple from their home pleaded not guilty to a 16-count amended complaint this morning.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:50 pm
  • Federal court shuts down local tax preparer

    A Sterling tax preparer is vowing to fight the federal government's claims that she falsified tax returns to get her clients more money. In the meanti ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • A taste of spring to come in the Sauk Valley

    Not only was Monday Presidents Day, but a day when the record-high temperature was being dethroned by a mid-winter warm-up. So what better way to spen ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:39 pm
  • Mayor will look ahead in third State of the City address

    Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott said he will focus on the future when he gives the annual State of the City address at tonight's council meeting.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • Bustos decides against gubernatorial run

    U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos said she has decided to make another run for the House next year rather than join the Democratic field lining up to face Gov. B ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:33 pm
  • Benefit set Sunday for Walnut stroke patient

    WALNUT – A benefit luncheon Sunday will help a Walnut woman who had a stroke in December pay for medical expenses.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:37 pm
  • 12 new charges filed against accused kidnapper

    MORRISON – More charges were filed against a Geneseo man accused of kidnapping an Erie couple from their home.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:36 pm
  • Couple seeks to open metals recycling business in rural Morrison

    A Morrison couple is asking Whiteside County to rezone a plot of land on Smit Road so they can open another metal recycling business.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 4:23 pm
  • LEARN AND LIVE: Let's nerd it up at the CEO trivia contest March 3

    The CEO class is hosting a steak dinner and trivia contest, and our education reporter recommends groups sing up.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:43 pm
  • Stacking the deck in kids’ favor

    DIXON – With a push for STEM development in children, experts are constantly coming up with new research and new methods to find better ways to enhanc ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Amboy High School February Student of the Month Arianna Noble

    Arianna Noble, 17, is Amboy High School's February Student of the Month. Her parents are Keith and Diana Mckinley, and her brother is Levi Mckinley, 1 ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 6:43 am
  • No-fret pets: Business owner finds a way to keep her fur-coat clients – and their owners – happy

    SHANNON – A Shannon business owner likes to think of herself as a dog’s best friend – which comes in especially handy in her line of work, where a cli ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • Former Sterling doctor gets 7 years for illegal prescriptions

    The former owner of Sauk Medical Clinic will serve 7 years in federal prison for illegally prescribing narcotics, and also must pay more than $600,000 ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 6:36 am
  • Regional airport might take flight

    The city has discovered it has more time and options when it comes to the Dixon Municipal Airport, and it could pass on some grant funds to Whiteside ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:00 pm
  • Sauk Valley black family's creed: 'Love conquers hate'

    DIXON – Half a century ago, life in the South was rough for black people. Hardly a news flash, right?
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:59 pm
  • City councilman resigns in Dixon

    DIXON – First-term Dixon Councilman Mitch Tucker, who has moved outside the city limits and into rur ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 8:04 am
  • Engineers pick prime spot for Dixon detention pond

    Engineers hired by the city presented preliminary findings on how to alleviate flooding along the west branch of Fargo Creek Thursday.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Storage business expansion, work near cell tower gets commission’s OK

    Two zoning petitions were moved to the Sterling City Council Thursday for its consideration, but one recommendation came with concerns.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:56 am
  • Sterling High quartet head to state speech competition

    STERLING – The veins nearly burst in junior Abby Nitz’s neck. About a minute later, senior Kinsey Zacharski is inches from Nitz’s face, engulfed in an ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:55 am
  • Twin Cities PADS now open Sundays; volunteers needed

    STERLING – Twin Cities PADS is now open during the day on Sundays. During the other days of the wee ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:59 am
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