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  • AFC High School March Student of the Month: Laura Lafrentz

    ASHTON — Laura Lafrentz, 17, of Franklin Grove, is Asthon-Franklin Center High School's March Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Jill Marcin ...
    May 23, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Oregon man injured in motorcycle accident

    An Oregon man was injured Friday in a motorcycle accident on Brick Road, east of Oregon. David Dixon, 24, Oregon, was taken to OSF St. Anthony Medical ...
    May 22, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • From hobby to passion

    STERLING – Computer monitors, electronics, folding chairs, and a file cabinet fill a snug room – items not uncommon for a storage area.
    May 22, 2015 - 7:22 pm
  • Cities learn share of video gambling pot

    The fiscal year-end numbers are out, and the state’s municipalities know what their online gambling share will be for the recently closed fiscal year.
    May 22, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • A lesson in weather at St. Mary School in dixon

    Nick Jansen, a meteorologist with WREX-TV in Rockford, asks students at St. Mary School in Dixon who would like to be on TV. Jansen visited the school ...
    May 22, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • His band of brothers

    AMBOY – It was the trumpet that saved his life. Ted Fredenhagen was just a kid — a Marine in Califor ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • THE PEOPLE'S VOICE: Not just a workout for Workman

    "How many more can you give me?" Shelley McCarty asks Matt Workman. Matty pops out his thumb, looks ...
    May 22, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Special meeting to address 100-day agenda for Dixon

    DIXON – Discussions will continue on Mayor Li Arellano Jr.'s 100-day agenda during a special meeting of the Dixon City Council on Tuesday.
    May 22, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Milledgeville completes industrial park sale

    MILLEDGEVILLE – An agriculture consulting company plans to break ground this summer on a fertilizer blending and distribution facility in the village' ...
    May 22, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • School's out: Teachers who are retiring from local districts

    Listed below are all teachers retiring this spring from local school districts. Also included is their years of experience and the subject they taught ...
    May 22, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • Longtime Dixon elementary teacher will be missed by students

    DIXON – Though only 7 years old, Presley Lappin had no trouble putting into words what teacher Lori Whitson has meant to her.
    May 22, 2015 - 4:33 pm
  • Longtime Sterling High School teacher, coach to retire

    STERLING – Sterling teacher Bob Ptak said that some advice from his dad, Ted, stuck with him.“My dad ...
    May 22, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • Sand dune that trapped Sterling boy to remain closed this summer

    SOUTH BEND, Indiana (AP) – A popular sand dune along Lake Michigan will remain closed this summer as scientists continue investigating what caused a S ...
    May 22, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Rock Falls man identified as traffic victim

    MORRISON – Police Friday reported it was a Rock Falls man who was killed Thursday when he walked in front of a semitrailer along Lincolnway (U.S. Rout ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • Rock Falls High School April Student of the Month: Carmina Lopez

    ROCK FALLS – Carmina Lopez, 17, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s April Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Beatriz and Carmelo Lope ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Students go full Rudolph for a good cause in Dixon

    Fourth-graders in Mary Shippert's class at St. Mary's School in Dixon wear red noses Thursday in recognition of Red Nose Day, an event geared to raise ...
    May 21, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Anchorage to Amboy in a Model A

    AMBOY – Codey Fredenhagen was nervous. It was nearly 7 a.m. May 3, and he had just arrived in Anchorage the night before. Now here he was, waking up a ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Rockin' Slots will open next month

    ROCK FALLS – The owner of the city's newest video gambling parlor wants it to look like Vegas, but without the noise.
    May 21, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Rock Island group brokering Reliant project on Rock Falls riverfront

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation is working with the city's economic development group on a mixed-use riverfront project.
    May 22, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Greyhound schedule, start date released

    DIXON – Dixon is days away from having daily bus service to Chicago, Davenport, Iowa, and cities in between.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
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