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  • Semi driver dies in I-39 crash involving three big rigs

    ROCHELLE – A fiery crash on Interstate 39 in Ogle County Friday night involving three semi tractor trailers took the life of a driver from Texas, Stat ...
    April 19, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • January Student of the Month

    Brooke Smith, 18, of Franklin Grove, is Ashton-Franklin Center High School’s January Student of the ...
    April 17, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • New nature center springing to life

    FULTON – A longtime local elementary school teacher's love for her little slice of heaven will live on in a nature center that will bear her family's ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Sewer Equipment Company of America looking for more workers

    DIXON – OK, like the book says, everyone poops, but that's not the only reason Sewer Equipment Company of America is doing so well: Some good business ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • How will Ogle sheriff transition go?

    OREGON – The result of the March 18 Republican primary election led to a "sigh of relief" for many members of the Ogle County Sheriff's Department, ac ...
    April 19, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Crundwell lawyer: No further appeals

    Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell won't further appeal to have her sentence reduced. Paul Gaziano, her federal public defender, said this week t ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Business notebook: Rock Falls Chamber realigns resources

    Business Notebook: A little of this, a little of that on the comings and goings on the Sauk Valley business scene.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • ‘The man with Civil War passion’

    You won't find an Xbox in 11-year-old Ethan Larson's bedroom. That's not his style. On one bedroom wall is a mural by Loreen Mead of Amboy, which he g ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Bustos still ahead in fundraising in 17th

    Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos remains way ahead in fundraising over Bobby Schilling, her Republican opponent in the November election. As of March 31, ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Painting the stools red

    Margaret Thomas, 16, of Dixon, paints one of a dozen stools Friday afternoon for the high school’s production of “Footloose.” Thomas is a member of bo ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Easter processional in twin cities

    Bearing a cross, Larry Siperly of Rock Falls walks across Second Avenue in Rock Falls on the way to the First Christian Church. Thirteen members of th ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • I-88 work near Erie set to start

    DIXON – Pavement repairs will start Wednesday on a 12-mile section of Interstate 88 from state Route 78, near Erie, to the Rock Island and Whiteside c ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Firefighter resigns amid sex abuse charge

    STERLING – A Sterling firefighter who is charged with sexual abuse has resigned. Philip D. Johannsen, 37, resigned – effective immediately – on Tuesda ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • New anti-drug task force working in Dixon

    DIXON – Four months after the Dixon Police Department launched a pilot street crimes division, the results are in, and it’s here to stay.
    April 18, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Out Here: The Great Doughnut Debate in Lee County

    We cover a lot of public boards and commissions in the area. They all have traditions. Some are char ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Village of Lyndon found in violation of meetings act

    LYNDON – The attorney general's office has found that Lyndon's board of trustees broke the Open Meetings Act – a violation the village had already ack ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:01 am
  • Area gets money for projects

    Whiteside, Lee and Ogle counties will benefit from state road projects, according to a news release from Gov. Pat Quinn's office.
    April 17, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Firefighter pleads not guilty

    STERLING – A Sterling firefighter accused of sexually abusing a girl has pleaded not guilty. According to court documents, Philip D. Johannsen fondled ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Teen Turf chips in at rehab center

    Teen Turf, an after-school program in Amboy visited the Amboy Rehabilitation Center on Thursday afternoon to help prepare Easter eggs for the resident ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Your Weekend Top 5

    Egg hunt in Dixon DIXON – Walmart and the Dixon Park District present an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. S ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:03 am
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