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  • 27-year-old kills woman, 71, then himself in Lee County

    DIXON –  A 71-year-old woman was stabbed to death this afternoon in her home in Woodland Shores, and her 27-year-old attacker, who lived with her, die ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • Annual celebration of Latino culture kicks off Friday

    STERLING – Fiesta Days, a free, two-weekend celebration of the Twin Cities' Latino heritage and culture, and of Mexican Independence Day, begins this ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Sensibilities meeting reality on medical marijuana

    STERLING – While state statute lays the ground rules for the medicinal marijuana pilot program in Illinois, local governments still have plenty of wor ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Softball teams get call to help girl fight muscle disease

    ROCK FALLS – A co-ed slowpitch softball tournament is planned for Saturday to help a 3-month-old girl in her fight against a terminal genetic disorder ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Walkers for Climate Action make way through Sauk Valley

    FRANKLIN GROVE – What better way to raise awareness about climate change than being out in the elements?
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:25 am
  • Oregon landmark sold to two local men

    OREGON – After being on the market for several years, a downtown Oregon landmark has been sold. Two ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Long-range forecast: A bit milder winter

    Keep your fingers crossed. The Sauk Valley might not have a repeat of last winter’s extreme cold and snow.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rauner tour stops by Candlelight in Sterling

    STERLING – Bruce Rauner wants to speak to as many people as he can before Nov. 4 – whether that’s in a restaurant, an African-American church, or on a ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Midnight magic in Morrison

    MORRISON – Creativity might be the sweetest ingredient at Matthew Henthorn’s Midnight Cake Shop.  Fo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 100 years later, Verucchi’s still in restaurant business

    SPRING VALLEY – It has stayed “la famiglia” for 100 years: Verucchi’s Ristorante in Spring Valley opened in 1914 at 600 N. Greenwood St., where it rem ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls Chamber to have quarterly meetings with members

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce next month will kick off a new program for its members.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • The People's Voice: Life in the back row with the band

    The back row can be a pretty unassuming place. For Dave Johnson, the last line of chairs is where he ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Her Heart’s Desire might be yours, as well

    PROPHETSTOWN – JoAnn Frederick is the heart in Heart’s Desire, and she has a shop full of things she loves and things she loves to make.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dari-DeLite doling out deliciousness once again

    PROPHETSTOWN – Dari-DeLite is back.During the ’60s and ’70s, Dari-DeLite was the place to go in P’to ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Police forces militarized here, too?

    A man in full-body armor sits atop an armored vehicle, his sniper rifle pointed into a crowd of people.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Kids these days: Late to bed, early to rise

    If school didn’t start until 8:30 a.m., students would be more awake in class, according to 12-year-old Ashley Vences.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Woman injured in two-vehicle crash near Sterling

    STERLING – A Milledgeville woman was in serious condition Friday with injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning at Freeport and Pi ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Durbin offers an ear, but no solutions

    DIXON – Sen. Dick Durbin says that as he has campaigned throughout the state, communities big and small have brought one business issue to the forefro ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Three injured in head-on crash in Lee County

    DIXON – Three people were injured Friday morning in a head-on collision at U.S. Route 52 and Cedar Grove Road south of Sublette, near the border of La ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Streetscape work takes short holiday break

    DIXON – There will be no laboring over the downtown streetscape project during the Labor Day weekend.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am

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