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  • Morrison faced with nearly $3 million in road work

    The Morrison City Council is looking at ways to fix the roads in the city. They want to use the local option sales tax, but more funding is needed.
    May 23, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Sterling liquor commission considering freeze on licenses

    The Sterling Liquor Commission is looking at freezing the number of licenses available. Future applications would be considered on a case-by-case basi ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Dixon man killed in construction accident

    ROCHELLE – A Dixon man was killed Monday afternoon while working in a construction zone on eastbound Interstate 88 near Rochelle, the Illinois State P ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • Rollie's rolling on: Auto tech teacher retiring after 33 years at WACC

    Rollie Conkling is retiring from teaching automotive technology after 33 years at Whiteside Area Career Center.
    May 23, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Autos 101: Instructors drive home basics in WACC course

    Students learn a variety of skills automotive technology at WACC, and its instructors won't let them leave without drilling home the basics.
    May 23, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • GenNex shows off pool’s potential

    Members of Project GenNex raised nearly $1,500 during an open house Saturday at Veterans Memorial Pool, and welcomed more than 100 people who stopped ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Man sentenced who led authorities on high-speed chase in Ogle County

    A Peoria man who led Ogle County authorities on a high-speed chase in 2015 was sentenced to a combination of probation, court supervision and communit ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • Dixon Park Board to vote on deficit budget

    If its budget is approved Wednesday, the Dixon Park District will need to dip into its reserves to fund infrastructure projects.
    May 23, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Connection status: Excellent at Dixon High

    DIXON – Adventure is out there. So reads the mortar board of newly minted Dixon High School graduate Katlynne Helfrich.
    May 22, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Jinkies! It's a car show!

    The Mystery Machine stopped by the Sterling Main Street Car Show in Sterling on Sunday. The replica of the iconic vehicle from the Scooby Doo cartoon ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Plan for new Dixon High will be discussed at open house

    The Dixon School District has enlisted experts in several areas to help educate the public on the plan for a new high school at an open house Wednesda ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Rock Falls High School April Student of the Month: Michaela Busch

    Michaela Mary Lynne Busch, 18, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s April Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Derek and Colleen Busch a ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • AFC March Student of the Month: Mackenzie Wolf

    ASHTON – Mackenzie Wolf, 18, of Franklin Grove, March Student of the Month at Ashton-Franklin Center High School in Ashton. She is the daughter of Kev ...
    May 21, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • AFC April Student of the Month: Adam Mairs

    ASHTON – Adam Mairs, 18, of Ashton, is the April Student of the Month for Ashton-Franklin Center High School in Ashton. He is the son of Dave and Mich ...
    May 21, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • A queen for a cause: VFW awards last round of donations from first Queen of Hearts game

    The Dixon VFW wrapped up the last of its donations from the first Queen of Hearts game in March. Two local families of injured soldiers accepted donat ...
    May 20, 2016 - 7:55 pm
  • New hotel in Rock Falls offering tours Sunday

    Want to see what the inside of the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Rock Falls looks like without booking a room? Tours will be available Sunday.
    May 20, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Mowers run in the family

    Most kids take up lawn mowing so they can have a little walking around money. The Clark brothers tu ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:10 pm
  • Milledgeville company wins award for exports

    A Milledgeville company was recently recognized in Washington, D.C., for its contributions to the nation's exports growth.
    May 20, 2016 - 6:13 pm
  • Evolution of city utilities in Rock Falls

    The hiring of Diane Hatfield represents a significant step forward in the city's plans to keep up with the rapid changes in running its utilities.
    May 20, 2016 - 3:58 pm
  • Oregon gas station robbed

    A 17-year-old girl was arrested about an hour after a robbery at an Oregon gas station this morning.
    May 20, 2016 - 5:22 pm
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