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  • It's Amboy Depot Days' big draw

    Rayven Wehling, Miss Amboy 2016,  reaches into the tumbler Sunday afternoon to pick a first-place winner during Amboy Depot Days. The drawing has beco ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Local lawmakers haven't given up on Fair Maps

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are expressing their disappointment and frustration after the courts again ruled to keep a Fair Map Amendment off ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • You can lead a horsepower to water in Sterling

    Who knew a 1930 Fairbanks and Morse three-horsepower, throttle-governed engine and a Fairbanks water pump could be so much fun? Mitchell Martin did. T ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Fords putt through the Sauk Valley

    Antique Fords line up at the John Deere Historical Site in Grand Detour on Saturday. The group of Ford owners stopped by the site after its visit to t ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Morrison might withdraw its request for a police tax levy

    The Morrison City Council will have a special meeting Monday to determine whether it will withdraw the sales tax referendum it voted to place on the N ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:56 pm
  • Fitness plan finalized: Y officially coming to Sauk

    It's official: A YMCA facility is coming to Sauk Valley Community College. It's tentative opening date is Nov. 1.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:30 pm
  • Filling in the riverfront in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The wait is over and plans for two memorial parks along the riverfront are in motion. ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • Town Hall on drug use in teens, other issues coming Tuesday

    AMBOY – Haven't you always wondered or feared what kinds of substances your kids are hiding in their teen caves?
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:02 pm
  • Business build-up in Dixon

    Three new businesses could be coming to the Lee County Business Park in Dixon, leaving little room left in the industrial development grounds.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Matching fundraiser for Home of Hope

    Home of Hope is asking you for a measly 10-spot, which it magically will turn into $60 worth of care and kindness.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 7:33 pm
  • A bakery made from scratch in Oregon

    OREGON – People with a sweet tooth should have something to smile about before the year is over, and so will some members of the developmentally disab ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:09 pm
  • Family fulfills diner dream in Dixon

    Flynnie's Diner moves next door, and Duwaynes Diner: The Garden of Eaten plans to open in Flynnie's old spot on Monday.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • New craft mall opens in Sterling

    STERLING – There’s a new creative outlet for artists and crafters just off Locust Street.Primitive F ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 1:43 pm
  • Firefighters asking folks to fill the boot for MDA

    STERLING – Firefighters are passing the boot today and Saturday to raise money for the Muscular Dyst ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Dixon mom and daughter navigate the darkness, 1 day at a time

    DIXON – Stacey Nielsen never meant to bring her daughter into her darkness. But that’s how it played out.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 9:33 am
  • Greenhouse at Oregon High could teach us how to garden indoors, year-round

    An off-the-grid greenhouse at Oregon High School could lead to residents growing and harvesting vegetables and herbs indoors year-round.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: A 4 scores Dixon family nearly $120,000

    DIXON – The Queen of Hearts appeared at a crucial time for Amanda Ganze and her family. Amanda’s hu ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: Aug. 26-28, 2016

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Bootleg Flyers to reunite Friday in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – Bootleg Flyers, a local classic rock and blues band, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the bandshell downtown.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 9:21 am
  • Gospel musician to perform Saturday in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Jim Worthing, a singer of gospel and patriotic music, will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, 905 Dixon Ave.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 9:21 am
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    Reader Poll

    The high school football season begins Aug. 26. Do you plan to attend any games?
    Yes, I’m a big fan and will attend most of my team’s games
    Yes, I’ll attend maybe half of the games
    Yes, I’ll go to at least one game
    No, but I’ll follow high school football in the media
    No, not interested