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  • Quinn visits to announce $1M grant for Whiteside health department

    ROCK FALLS – A chorus of applause erupted inside the Whiteside County Health Department’s Rock Falls clinic Thursday evening as Gov. Pat Quinn, standi ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Sterling mayor backs Jacobs in 36th District

    STERLING – Sterling Mayor Skip Lee on Thursday morning announced his endorsement of 36th District state Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-Moline, in his re-election ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Sterling Theater gets liquor license back

    STERLING – The Sterling Theater has a liquor license again for the first time since Skip Huston and Theater Management Group left town in June.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 7:21 pm
  • 71st District candidates urge more education funds

    STERLING – Former Rock Island County Assistant State's Attorney Jim Wozniak and state Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale each share at least one priority: ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Rockford man charged in three-vehicle crash

    BYRON – A Rockford man faces multiple charges after a three-vehicle crash left three people with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday on state Rout ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Dixon pastor released from hospital after Monday crash

    POLO – A Dixon pastor involved in a crash Monday north of Polo has been released from a Rockford hospital.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Police charge 10-year-old Madison student with felony

    DIXON – The fifth-grade girl who police say wrote a threat on the wall of a girls bathroom at Madison Elementary School on Tuesday was charged Thursda ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Sounds of the season from Sauk DIXON – The Sauk Valley Community College department of music will pe ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Jacobs at Willy's tonight; dinner is on him

    STERLING – Residents are invited to a free dinner and a meet-and-greet tonight with state Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-Moline.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Quinn making announcement at Whiteside County Health Department today

    ROCK FALLS – Gov. Pat Quinn is making a stop at 5 p.m. today at the Whiteside County Health Department's clinic, 1300 W. Second St., to make an announ ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • Annual holiday bazaar at Dixon church

    DIXON – The annual holiday bazaar of the Catholic Women’s Club of St. Patrick Church will be Nov. 8 and 9 at the church’s Holloway Center, 612 Highlan ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Halloween fun wraps up across Sauk Valley

    Party set at Lee senior centerDIXON – A Halloween party will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Lee County C ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Local women to compete in Sweet Adelines championship

    Three local members of the Rockford-based River City Sound will be among the chorus’ 48 songstresses competing Nov. 6 in the 2014 Sweet Adelines Inter ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Kids get out and play, despite chill in air

    Jacob Newberry, 7, of Sterling swings off the monkey bars Wednesday afternoon at Wallace Park. ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Students spreading playoff fever in Dixon

    Dixon High School dance squad member Mekayla Anderson decorates the window of Dixon Paint Company on Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of the Dukes' ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Vasquez to challenge 1st Ward incumbent in Sterling

    STERLING – Diana Vasquez believes there is a generation gap in her hometown, and the younger residents need to pick up the pace.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Longtime Rock Falls superintendent dies

    ROCK FALLS – B.J. Wolf, a former superintendent in the Rock Falls High School District, died Wednesday at his home. He was 65.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • 17th Congressional District hopefuls work to highlight differences

    Less than a week before the Nov. 4 election, the candidates for the state's 17th congressional district seat are working to highlight the differences ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Third threat found at Dixon school

    DIXON – As plain-clothes police officers were milling the halls of Madison Elementary School on Wednesday, the third threat in a matter of 2 weeks was ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Smiddy, Wozniak eye Illinois House seat

    STERLING – State Rep. Mike Smiddy says he has done more than enough to earn him a repeat stint in Springfield.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 8:19 pm

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