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  • Polo’s Student of the Month

    Casandra Kurschner, 17, of Polo, is Polo Community High School’s April Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Todd Kurschner and Reanne and Wes ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • The pot continues to thicken for video gaming

    The first 7 months of 2014 saw more action on video gaming terminals than all of last year. In 2013, ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Divining rod leads Dixon man to ... bodies?

    Mike Chandler, a handyman and painter from Eldena, uses a bronze, L-shaped welder’s rod that, he says, helps him to find and identify dead bodies. He ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Doh! New pretzel restaurant coming to Sterling

    STERLING – We kid you knot: Didoughs Twisted Pretzel Co. is coming to Northland Mall. Depending on h ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • A genteel retirement in Prophetstown

    PROPHETSTOWN – When Les and Ann Wilson were talking about what they were going to do when they retired, they focused on what they love: buying antique ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Car dealership, tow service opens in Prophetstown

    PROPHETSTOWN – There’s a new wheeler-dealer in town. RK Auto Sales opened in May, bringing new life ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sterling man faces sex abuse charge

    Sterling man faces sex abuse chargeSTERLING – A Sterling man was in Whiteside County Jail on Friday ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Heroin’s prevalence in Lee County worrisome

    DIXON – Contrary to a lot of recent media reports, the number of teens using heroin in America seems to be on the decline. In the Sauk Valley, though, ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Openings and closures as Dixon streetscape continues

    DIXON – There will be water shut-offs and a lane closure on a portion of First Street next week as the downtown streetscape project enters its 15th we ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Scholarship will be named to honor former Rock Falls teacher

    ROCK FALLS – Officials at Rock Falls High School now have a way to pay tribute to a former teacher and help students at the same time.
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bustos gets nod from Farm Bureau

    The Illinois Farm Bureau on Friday endorsed the re-election of U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline.
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Teachers remember colleague with ALS challenge

    AMBOY – Teachers at Amboy Junior High School not only had some fun with the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, they also honored a former sta ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Day Trip: Guns quiet now, 200 years later

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Back in 1814, Credit Island was not a peaceful park. It was fighting ground during the War of 1812.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Depot Days in Amboy AMBOY – The 36th annual Depot Days festival ends Sunday. The big moment is the 5 ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bridge, road work will total about $5.2 million

    OTTAWA – About $5.2 million in road and bridge projects in Whiteside, Lee and Bureau counties will be paid for by the Illinois Jobs Now! construction ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Deputy on leave after firing weapon during car chase

    STERLING – A Whiteside County sheriff’s deputy was placed on administrative leave after firing his gun at a car during a chase Wednesday night.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Amboy schools dismissed early because of heat

    AMBOY — Students in the Amboy School District were dismissed early Thursday because of excessive heat.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dunham’s signage petition denied

    STERLING – The Plan Commission on Thursday denied a petition from Northland Mall to amend the city’s sign code to allow a new tenant to display signag ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Area jobless rates edge upward in July

    While the Illinois unemployment rate dropped for a fifth consecutive month in July, the same could not be said for the Sauk Valley area.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • In Ivy's memory in Milledgeville

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Adam Drinkall wishes he could watch his daughter, Ivy Faith, play with her two sisters, Lili, 8, and June, 5.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
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