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  • County Board members to host community hours

    DIXON – Three Lee County Board members will be available downtown today to chat with community members. Board members Tom Kitson, Greg Witzleb and Arl ...
    March 25, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Two-tiered salaries for Sterling Township officials questioned

    STERLING – Sterling Township officials have set a 4-year salary schedule for elected officials that pays incumbents or current employees who are elect ...
    March 24, 2017 - 9:40 pm
  • Contract arrives for sale of RB&W property in Rock Falls

    It didn't take long for the city to receive the first draft of a land sale contract from a developer that appears to be motivated to close a deal as q ...
    March 24, 2017 - 6:18 pm
  • Court facility in Sterling will be closed April 10-14

    STERLING – Due to construction, the Whiteside County Eastern Branch court facility, 101 E. Third St., will be closed from April 10 to April 14. All no ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:37 pm
  • YWCA names new director

    Interim Executive Director Rebecca Muņoz-Ripley will become permanent director at YWCA of the Sauk Valley April 1.
    March 24, 2017 - 8:54 pm
  • Upload started: Longtime Sauk employee to reveal new site, get promotion

    The Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees will get a look at the college's soon-to-launch new website Monday, then approve the promotion of ...
    March 24, 2017 - 5:52 pm
  • Historic day at Morrison elementary school

    MORRISON – Observers in Lonnie Chattic’s life skills class at Southside Elementary School learned a lot about dinosaurs from 6-year-old aspiring paleo ...
    March 24, 2017 - 5:45 pm
  • Erie man, 36, dies in car crash

    A 36-year-old Erie man, formerly of Prohetstown, was killed early Thursday in a single-vehicle car crash just outside Erie.
    March 24, 2017 - 10:03 pm
  • Information sought on ‘suspicious’ machine shed fire

    STERLING – A fire that burned down a machine shed in rural western Whiteside County shortly after midnight Friday morning is suspicious and under inve ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:35 pm
  • Police department creates law enforcement support group

    The Dixon Police Department has implemented a law enforcement support program to promote mental wellness.
    March 23, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Savings on electricity bills don’t always have staying power

    The city's electric aggregation plan saved $1.3 million in its first 2 years, but ComEd has bridged the rate gap, giving consumers more to think about ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • New state ID card aims to keep people with disabilities safe

    A new type of identification card designed to ease interactions between police and people with disabilities has yet to become commonplace in the Sauk ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • Newman High School February Student of the Month Megan Carney

    Megan Carney, 17, of Dixon, is Newman Central Catholic High School’s February Student of the Month. Her parents are Daniel and Anita, and her brothers ...
    March 24, 2017 - 9:46 am
  • The world is his, when he's tested on it – St. Anne eighth-grader qualifies for state bee

    A St. Anne Catholic School eighth-grader qualified for the National Geographic state bee – but not before setting foot on all seven continents.
    March 23, 2017 - 8:57 pm
  • Plea expected next month in attempted murder case

    DIXON – A Dixon man accused of stabbing another man during a domestic dispute in September is set to enter a plea April 20.
    March 23, 2017 - 9:02 pm
  • Lyndon boys face felony charges in campground vandalism

    LYNDON – Two Lyndon boys, 14 and 15, face felony charges in connection with a fire that destroyed a mobile home and vandalism that caused “heavy damag ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:59 pm
  • DAY TRIP: Make yourself at home in Machesney Park

    Home and Garden Showcase featuring clinics and gardening tips will be April 1 and 2 at Forest Hills Lodge Banquet and Conference Center in Machesney P ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • Chili, shrimp dinner supports Rotary Club

    DIXON – It’s almost time to eat some good grub for the Rotary Club.The Dixon Rotary Club will presen ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:18 am
  • Hearts of Gold benefits Bi-County Cooperative Foundation

    ROCK FALLS – Bi-County Cooperative Foundation’s seventh annual Hearts of Gold event will run from 7 to 10 p.m. April 1 at Rock Falls Days Inn, 2105 Fi ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:17 am
  • Mom 2 Mom Market a resource for mothers

    STERLING – Christ Lutheran School Boosters will present its Mom 2 Mom Market, an indoor garage sale for mothers, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 in the ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:42 am
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