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  • Friday Night Football: Live Coverage

    Sports reporters Ty Reynolds, Brian Weidman, Patrick Mason and Cody Cutter are out and about at area football games tonight. Sports Editor Dan Woessne ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 7:38 am
  • Anything but an empty feeling in downtown Fulton

    FULTON – We’ve all heard the story before, and it goes something like this: Small towns are slowly dying, and often the most visible of symptoms are t ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:46 pm
  • Sex offender arrested on new child porn charges

    STERLING – A Sterling man was arrested Friday following a 6-month child pornography investigation.Ro ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • Investigation of deputy who fired gun during car chase complete

    MORRISON – An investigation into what happened when a Whiteside County Sheriff’s deputy fired his gun at a civilian’s car during a car chase has been ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Astronaut urges Sterling students to reach for the sky

    STERLING – Retired astronaut Story Musgrave wants students at Challand Middle School to design a life for themselves one step at a time.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • Road closures planned for next week's streetscape work

    DIXON – Galena Avenue will be reduced to one northbound lane for a few days next week as the downtown streetscape project continues into its 19th week ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:39 pm
  • Tech savvy students share their knowledge

    STERLING — Two local 20-year-olds want to help bring Sauk Valley residents into the 21st century. "T ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • SHS students, teachers benefit from laptop computers

    STERLING – When someone looks at Britni Shaw's Apple MacBook Air, they can easily tell what her favorite color is.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • The ‘BEST’ way to move forward

    STERLING – The Business Employment Skills Team is one of the best programs Sterling has to offer, according to Alicia Olalde of Rock Falls.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Business Notebook: Mom's Diner in Sterling a family affair

    STERLING – Renovation is progressing for a new downtown restaurant at 23 E. Third St., the former home of Twin City Cafe.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Man charged in road rage stabbing arrested in Morrison

    MORRISON – A 45-year-old Iowa man who, police say, stabbed another man in a fit of road rage Wednesday in suburban Chicago was later arrested in Morri ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Group will filter input on Dixon schools facilities plan

    DIXON – The leadership group seeking community input on the Dixon School District's long-range facility plan also will determine which options are off ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Hit-and-run suspects now jailed in Illinois

    MORRISON – Two Rock Falls men charged in an April hit-and-run accident that left a Sterling man critically injured are behind bars in Illinois.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Smiddy writes check to Tampico day care

    TAMPICO – State Rep. Mike Smiddy was in town Thursday to visit a new day care center and write a check to the hosts.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 6:35 pm
  • Historical society unearths 150-year-old tomato seeds

    STERLING – You wouldn't expect to find delicious tomatoes while digging around an old outhouse. And ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • Community work day for Wipfli employees

    Kreider Services client Jacob Hoak carries a shovel full of dirt to a waiting wheelbarrow Thursday morning at a south Dixon work site. Hoak was lendin ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Comcast closing Rock Falls service office

    ROCK FALLS – Time is running out for local Comcast customers to pay their bills at the company’s service center at U.S. Route 30 and 13th Avenue.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Score up some fun in DixonDIXON – The Metropolis Symphony of Chicago will perform music from "Star W ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Scarecrow Festival will feature wrestling show in Dixon

    DIXON – The 18th annual Scarecrow Festival returns from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 in downtown Dixon. 
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dixon School Board approves budget

    DIXON – At its Wednesday meeting, the Dixon School Board unanimously approved the 2015 fiscal year budget, which includes a $1.4 million deficit in th ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:09 pm

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