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  • Board members voice concerns on Dixon One merger

    The fate of the Dixon One proposal now lies with the Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce and Dixon Main Street boards.
    UPDATED: July 26, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • A look at the road, thus far, to Dixon One

    DIXON – What began as a rough concept to develop a tourism, marketing and development hub for the city has become a proposal with a bit of meat on its ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • Rock Falls will redouble efforts in downtown area

    The city vowed Tuesday to chase down more grants and loans to finish environmental work started at the Parrish-Alford site.
    July 26, 2016 - 8:23 pm
  • All roads lead to work

    From painting to paving, crews were working on the streets in Prophetstown and Morrison on Tuesday. In Prophetstown, workers were doing their part to ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • It’s almost mission accomplished at Sauk

    Sauk Valley Community College is almost done overhauling its mission statement, and it's been a very meticulous process.
    July 26, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • Oregon school playground coming down

    OREGON – The playground equipment just outside Oregon Elementary School used to lead to active youth. Lately, though, it’s been leading to injured kid ...
    July 26, 2016 - 5:55 pm
  • Locals invited to show appreciation for local law enforcement

    DIXON – Local businesses and community members plan to express their support for area law enforcement agencies Monday.
    July 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • Reward offered for missing wallaby in Erie

    ERIE – If you spot a wallaby, try not to freak out over its cuteness. Instead, its owner asks that you call her, or get down on the ground and try to ...
    July 26, 2016 - 4:07 pm
  • Man found safe after wandering into cornfield

    STERLING – An 18-year-old who wandered away from a home for the mentally ill and got lost in a cornf ...
    July 26, 2016 - 8:08 pm
  • Morrison motorcyclist dies in collision with sheriff's car

    A Morrison motorcyclist was killed late Monday night in a collision with a Whiteside County Sheriff's car, the Illinois State Police said in a news re ...
    July 26, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Sauk board approves $1.9M deficit budget

    The Sauk Valley Community College is looking into where it can tighten its belt after approving a fiscal year budget with a $1.9 million shortfall.
    July 26, 2016 - 9:39 am
  • Archers hit a bull's-eye on new outdoor range near Dixon

    DIXON – Sauk Valley Archers has taken aim on a new outdoor range. The group's target came in the fo ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:29 am
  • Getting in step with the Fiesta Parade

    The 64th annual Sterling-Rock Falls Fiesta Parade, set for Sept. 10, will feature the talents of the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago.
    July 25, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Street resurfacing work delayed in Rock Falls

    The city's expansive road resurfacing project won't start until Friday. Residents won't be allowed to park on the streets once work begins.
    July 26, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • Ducks dive in to lunch at Lawrence Park

    As temperatures cooled down a bit from the 90-plus degrees weather we've had the past few days, Brian Wessels of Rock Falls headed out to feed bread t ...
    July 25, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • Bond set for Indiana men connected to crime spree

    Two Indianapolis men arrested near Harmon on Saturday reportedly committed a crime spree across two states and 300 miles.
    July 25, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Courage under fire: Firefighters rush in where the rest of us would never tread

    DIXON – When firefighters deem a situation unsurvivable, they get their personnel the heck out of there.
    July 24, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Simulator gives firefighters a glimpse into an inferno

    DIXON – Centimeters in front of our masks, our hands were invisible. Enveloped in viscous gray smoke, we were as good as blind as the heat intensified ...
    July 25, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • Giving power to kids, giving fun to the community

    Cameron Schneider, 12, of Sterling falls into the landing zone Saturday on the inflatable slide during the GPA Youth Day at the Sterling-Rock Falls YM ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • You gotta give the airport its props

    ROCK FALLS – If you missed the flight of fancy at the Whiteside County Airport over the weekend, don’t fret. There’s more fun waiting in the wings, an ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:02 pm
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