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  • Rock Falls council kills Buell Road speed ordinance

    ROCK FALLS – An ordinance that would have reduced the speed limit on Buell Road was shot down by the council after a first reading Tuesday.
    UPDATED: Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Whiteside County Board to vote on budget next month

    MORRISON – The Whiteside County Board agreed Tuesday night to vote on the proposed $38,377,629 budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year next month.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Peoria Avenue bridge to close for at least a week

    DIXON – The Peoria Avenue bridge will be closed for at least a week starting Thursday.The closure wi ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • SVM reporter at Books on First today

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini will have “office hours” from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Books on First, 202 W. First St.
    UPDATED: Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Differing opinions on treasurer's role

    DIXON – The biggest difference between the candidates for Lee County treasurer is their vision for the office's role.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Third-graders brave Halloween tour of Parkway Center

    Mad Medical Director Kay Wallin greets the Washington Elementary School third-graders before they enjoy a show by Jeremy the Amazer on Tuesday during ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Sterling students take on physics challenge, try to stay dry

    Sterling High School seniors Tyler Austin (left) and Jacob Oelrichs paddle furiously to cross the pool Tuesday morning at the Duis Center in Sterling. ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Sauk Valley Orthodontics patients told there will be no refunds

    STERLING – In emails to patients, Dr. Neal Jones is telling Sauk Valley Orthodontics patients who prepaid for services that they won't be getting refu ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Polo mayor on issue: Let it bee

    POLO – Before allowing any public discussion about honey bees at Monday night's City Council meeting, Polo Mayor Doug Knapp put his foot down.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Threat keeps 220 Reagan students at home

    DIXON – Because of a threatening message found Monday at Reagan Middle School, about 220 students were not in attendance Tuesday.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Lee County Board approves budget

    DIXON – Lee County Board members unanimously passed a $20,771,468 budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at Tuesday morning's meeting.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Ogle County forensic audit: $10,754 from tow fund unaccounted for

    OREGON – The forensic audit of the Ogle County administrative tow fund found that more than $10,000 of expected tow fees are unaccounted for.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Postal Service to deliver packages in parts of Sauk Valley on Sundays

    DIXON – Starting this weekend, some Sauk Valley residents might start seeing letter carriers on their doorsteps on Sundays.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Twin birth ... with a twist in Sterling

    STERLING – Melissa Jordan has a high tolerance for pain. That’s why, at 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, she sa ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Oregon police chief puts homicide rumor to rest

    OREGON – A Facebook rumor turned a routine medical emergency into a wild tale over the weekend. Oreg ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Self Help Awards banquet set for Thursday

    STERLING – Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises will celebrate the achievements of its clients Thursday during its annual awards banquet.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Police: Woman was texting before her car rolled

    ROCK FALLS – The woman who was injured Friday in a rollover accident just west of the Prophet Road overpass on Interstate 88 was texting while driving ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Focus groups emphasize economic development in Dixon, city government

    DIXON – Economic development and city government were the the top themes from the focus groups of Dixon residents as part of the first phase of the ci ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Passenger extricated after two-vehicle accident

    First responders from Twin City Joint Fire Command place a passenger on a gurney after extracting the person from a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Wanted: Fierce and fearsome feminine flag-yankers for fundraiser

    STERLING – It’s a breast cancer fundraiser of potentially near-epic proportions – the potential, of course, being you.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:28 pm
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