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  • Sterling council holding off on budget cuts

    STERLING – The council adopted its fiscal year 2015-2016 budget Monday, but the city will wait for state budget cuts before making its own.
    UPDATED: April 20, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Dixon City Council approves $15,000 request from Sister Cities

    DIXON – The council voted to grant the Dixon Sister Cities Association’s request for $15,000 related to former Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s theft.
    UPDATED: April 20, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Rock Falls mayor to explain details of water shutdown

    ROCK FALLS – Fourteen months after a wastewater infrastructure failure left the city without its water supply for 18 hours, residents tonight will fin ...
    UPDATED: April 20, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Stoller appointed to Sauk College Board

    DIXON – Although Sauk Board Vice Chairman Scott Stoller was not re-elected to the board of trustees this month, he will remain a member of the board.
    UPDATED: April 20, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Three teens charged with armed robbery in Dixon

    DIXON – Three teenagers were arrested on armed robbery charges after a boy was held up while he was hanging out Friday with friends in Dixon, city pol ...
    April 20, 2015 - 7:47 pm
  • Sauk board makes offer to presidential finalist

    DIXON – The Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees has come to a consensus on the school's next president.
    UPDATED: April 20, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Big fish story: Fourth-graders meet monster catfish in Dixon

    Dennis Halgren (far left) and Amy Shaffer (far right) hoist a 50-pound catfish, with support from Halgren's granddaughter, Trista Janssen. The profess ...
    April 20, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • Two-week-old bison calf might be female

    FRANKLIN GROVE – The baby bison born at Nachusa Grasslands 2 weeks ago – likely the first born east of the Mississippi in 200 years – is a female. Pro ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Sterling High School February Student of the Month: Jacob Reynolds

    Jacob Reynolds, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's February Students of the Month. He is the son of Colin and Kelly Reynolds and he has ...
    April 19, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Sterling High School February Student of the Month: Kestrel Smoot

    Kestrel Smoot, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's February Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Carolyn and Gary Smoot and she ...
    April 19, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • Father, 3 children safe after Sterling house fire

    STERLING – A Sterling family is out of a home after a fire Saturday afternoon.Firefighters responded ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Spring cleaning along Hennepin Canal

    Emily Brotheridge, 9, helps clean up the Hennepin Canal on Saturday afternoon in Rock Falls. ...
    April 19, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Amboy High School December Student of the Month: Grace Thompson

    AMBOY – Grace Thompson, 17, of Amboy, is Amboy High School's December Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Brad and Jennifer Thompson, and has ...
    April 18, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Illinois restores $97 million of school funding cuts

    Nearly 600 of the 800 Illinois school districts will have $97 million in state funding restored after a budget deal brokered last month between Gov. B ...
    April 17, 2015 - 6:45 pm
  • Dixon theft now part of college courses

    DIXON – College students across the country are learning from mistakes made in Dixon.Former Comptrol ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:49 pm
  • New chapter for Dixon Public Library

    DIXON – The Dixon Public Library is overdue: It's been more than 30 years since any major work on the structure has been done.
    April 17, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Success drives Dixon brothers

    DIXON – At just 14 years old, Jared Wiggins races electric and nitro buggies and he competes with grown men twice his age.
    April 17, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • A resurgence for meth in Lee County?

    DIXON – Lee County hasn’t had a meth problem since the early 2000s, but if word of mouth is any indication, that could be changing.
    April 17, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • Arbor Day planting in Lowell Park

    Bud LeFevre of Distinctive Gardens shovels dirt while planting a flowering dogwood tree Friday morning at Woodcote cottage in Lowell Park in Dixon. Th ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • New name, new look for Dixon restaurant

    DIXON – BombDigity Bar and Grill in Dixon has changed its name to That Place on Palmyra.The restaura ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm
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