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  • Polo Student of the Month

    POLO — Savanah Phillip, 18, of Polo, is Polo Community High School’s December Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Ronald Eden and Lou Phillip ...
    March 28, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • In Tampico, infrastructure, day care top candidate priority lists

    TAMPICO – Tampico Mayor Kristine Hill is seeking a second term, but not without a challenge.Commissi ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Dixon Park District looks to add handicap parking at Page Park

    DIXON – The Dixon Park District will reduce its annual funding to Kreider Services in order to pay for three projects that focus on accessibility and ...
    March 27, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Byron schools cut 6 teaching jobs

    BYRON – The wave of teacher dismissals in northern Illinois swept through Byron this week.The Byron ...
    March 27, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Perennial wonderland

    It’s a farm with a mission. It’s a farm with a soul. Genesis Nursery, tucked quietly away in a corne ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Dixon mayoral candidates weigh in on video gambling revenue

    DIXON – With the election less than 2 weeks away, the two candidates for mayor are reaching the home stretch of their campaigns.
    March 27, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Sauk finalists visiting this week

    DIXON – Two more opportunities to meet finalists for president of Sauk Valley Community College are coming up.
    March 27, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • The People's Voice: Leaving indelible marks

    Nancy Lillyman uses an unconventional sales pitch at Dixon Monument Co.: No, she won't sell you your headstone today. At least not if it's the first t ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Three on ballot in Sterling's 2nd Ward

    STERLING – Three first-time candidates are battling for the 2nd Ward council seat held by longtime Alderman Barry Cox.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • Young newcomer mounts challenge in Sterling's 1st Ward

    STERLING – Incumbent Retha Elston is being challenged by a young political newcomer in the city's 1st Ward this spring.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Three topics dominate Joyce forum: Sheley, jails and drug crime

    ROCK FALLS – Residents at the Rock River Open Forum had three things on their mind Thursday night: Nicholas Sheley, jail population, and drugs.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Man dies after Thursday morning crash in rural Erie

    ERIE – A man died after his vehicle hit a tree in rural Erie on Thursday morning, the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office said.
    March 26, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Phidian Art Show a great place to hang with other artists

    Gloria Nusbaum (left) and Ellen Allen share a laugh while hanging a work Thursday afternoon for the Phidian Art Show. This years judges are a couple f ...
    March 26, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Ashton seeks historical photos, items for history book

    ASHTON – It's a major milestone for this village of about 1,000 people. Ashton is turning 150.A big, ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Corrections for Friday, March 27, 2015

    Dennis Fulrath, a candidate for Rock Falls High School Board, works at Donaldson Co. in Dixon. He is not a senior consultant there, as was reported in ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Sterling School Board candidate wants to help improve finances

    STERLING – Sterling School Board candidate Paul Sandefer said problems in the district are financial, not educational, and he believes he can help the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Rock Falls man arrested after pharmacy robbery

    STERLING – A Rock Falls man was charged with armed robbery after a hold-up this morning at the CVS Pharmacy, 2301 Locust St.
    March 26, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • All invited to Good Friday 'Walk of the Cross' in Twin Cities

    ROCK FALLS – Three local churches invite area residents to participate in a "Walk of the Cross" on April 3, which is Good Friday.
    March 26, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, March 27-29

    Take the kids out huntingIt's Easter egg hunting season in the Sauk Valley. Here are just a few of t ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Mount Morris grocery expansion to begin in May

    MOUNT MORRIS – Sullivan's Foods plans to start construction in May on a new building at its site along 101 state Route 64.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
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