STERLING – “Art Rocks!” is the theme of Woodlawn Arts Academy’s annual fundraising campaign.
DIXON – Governing bodies around Illinois annually approve prevailing wage resolutions. Usually, they do so unanimously, without a second thought. Not so with the Lee County Board on Tuesday.
DIXON – A soda shop photographed in black and white appears in my Facebook news feed.
DIXON – Citing an increased caseload, Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller plans to hire another prosecutor.
DIXON – A Dixon woman dragged by a car and critically injured is not expected to survive, the Lee County state's attorney said Tuesday.
DIXON – Plaza Cinemas owners still plan to reopen the movie house, closed now for 3 years, and show first-run movies, and Midway Drive-In and Diner owners still hope to convert their historic, 63-year-old theater to digital projection.
OREGON – A marble statue of onetime Gov. Frank Lowden, one of Ogle County's most prominent citizens, soon may stand on the downtown courthouse lawn.
The Oregon School Board Monday postponed its vote on a new 5-year contract with teachers.
MORRISON – The Whiteside County Board gave the go-ahead Tuesday to the extension of the Whiteside Carroll County Enterprise Zone to include the $4 million assisted living center being planned in Morrison.
OREGON – The city will resume management of the Oregon Coliseum on Aug. 1.
ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls officials have long preferred buying police cars outright, rather than leasing them. But they changed course Tuesday.
Ogle County has a new website that offers more information and options for the public and county departments.
Andrea Harrison, 9, of Dixon, happily waters the petunias Tuesday afternoon outside a home in DIxon. Andrea says she enjoys tending to the flowers whenever she can.
Construction workers are busy on the roof of one of the 24 units being built for the Country Lane Apartments at Avenue L and West 11th Street Tuesday afternoon in Sterling.
DIXON – Fire Chief Tim Shipman said Monday he still is waiting to hear back from the U.S. Attorney's Office in regard to a personal loan he received from former comptroller Rita Crundwell.
DIXON – The board will consider Wednesday raising student fees 10 cents for lunch and $50 for driver's education.
DIXON – The Lee County Sheriff's Department is in a dispute with the local 911 agency over the department's hiring process for dispatchers.
DIXON – A Dixon woman who suffered head injuries when she was dragged from a car Saturday was not at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria on Monday, where she was previously listed in critical condition.
STERLING – Northland Mall is demolishing a long-vacant building, but officials are tight-lipped on plans for the site in the east end of its parking lot.
DIXON – Next on the list for the governmental task force, charged with examining the city's form of government, is a look Wednesday at the city manager form.
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