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  • When looking, start early, visit many nursing homes

    Brenda Nye walked into a Whiteside County nursing home on the day her father moved in. Her mother, w ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Low pay, tough work leads to 'high rate of burn out' for nursing home nurses

    On the morning of Nov. 7, 2012, an 87-year-old diabetic man was late waking up at the Good Samaritan Society in Mount Carroll.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • State ombudsman: All nursing home violations major

    Residents in Sauk Valley nursing homes have died or been injured because of neglect or mistakes or lack of prudent policies.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Memories and a 'maddening' system

    My earliest memories of long-term care facilites are from visiting my grandparents during my childhood.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • AFC Student of the Month

    Bret Gittleson, 17, of Ashton, is Ashton-Franklin Center High School’s September Student of the Month. He is the son of Traci and Mike Gittleson, 46, ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • What lawmakers say about local nursing homes

    What state lawmakers representing the Sauk Valley in Springfield said to SVM reporter Matt Mencarini about the state of nursing homes in the area and ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 9 city officers get police powers throughout county

    DIXON – For the first time since the 1970s, nine Dixon police officers have been formally deputized by the Lee County sheriff, granting them full poli ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Three-way race so far for Oregon mayor

    OREGON – As of Friday afternoon, three candidates had thrown their hats into the ring to run for Oregon mayor, and five others had filed for city comm ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • It's a race! Dixon commissioner Kuhn second to file for mayor

    DIXON – City Commissioner Jeff Kuhn doesn't want to be re-elected to his current position. He wants to be mayor.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:53 pm
  • Judge considers Crundwell restitution

    ROCKFORD – In the next 30 days, a federal judge could issue two judgments related to former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell and the government’s rest ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • From Chicago with love

    STERLING – Can’t make it to Chicago this weekend? Then be sure to check out O’Dawgs downtown near the theater, a new dive that boasts Windy City fare ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • ‘She had been on assignment for God’

    DIXON – Carolyn Aurand was an angel.The Dixon woman, along with her husband, brought the Bible to li ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:31 pm
  • Langloss: Burke was ‘essential’ to get city back

    DIXON – As Mayor Jim Burke sat at a table in the middle of the City Council Chambers, nearly 2 dozen residents, city staff and elected officials liste ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Bloody Gulch Road to reopen Friday

    DIXON – A section of Bloody Gulch Road will reopen Friday, ahead of schedule. The road has been clos ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • WACC among ‘Elite’

    STERLING – Whiteside Area Career Center has been included on a list of the top 50 hospitality programs for secondary schools nationwide.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Bay Valley considers options for water service

    DIXON – Earlier this month, Bay Valley Foods told city officials it might switch off city water if its proposed rates weren’t accepted.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Educators praise Dixon's choice for superintendent

    DIXON – Bob Sondgeroth said Dixon School Board members could not have made a better choice for superintendent when they selected Margo Empen to run th ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Dixon September Student of the Month: Maggie Bushman

    Maggie Bushman, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's September Student of the Month. Her parents are Patrick and Elizabeth Bushman, and she has a sist ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Dixon October Student of the Month: Alex Helander

    Alex Helander, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's October Student of the Month. He is the son of Richard and Doris Helander and has a brother, Aaron ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Forreston man flown to Rockford

    FORRESTON – A Forreston man was in serious condition Thursday after a single-vehicle crash in rural Forreston.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:53 pm
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