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  • Million-dollar lottery ticket sold in Ogle County

    LEAF RIVER – Citgo Gas at 406 E. Third St. sold the winning $1 million Lucky Day Lotto ticket for Mo ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Challand getting $10 million sports, fine arts addition

    A 3-year facilities plan for Sterling schools includes a $10 million-plus addition to Challand Middle School.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Ribbon cutting celebrates Sauk upgrades

    Andy Thornton, CEO of the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA, gestures toward Sauk Valley College's YMCA on Monday during a ribbon cutting for the colleg ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 9:34 pm
  • Sweet freedom: Sterling native sees world through camera lens

    STERLING – Sarah Giroux sees the world through a camera lens, and it’s not often she sees the same thing twice.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • New year, old problems for Dixon Park Board

    The Dixon Park Board could be faced with another deficit budget for FY 2018 as an early draft shows $81,000 in the red.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:37 pm
  • Catfish circuit again will include Rock Falls

    The Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Tournament circuit will include Rock Falls in 2017, the second year the city has participated.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Trial date finally to be set in 6-year-old homicide case

    If all goes as expected, a Dixon woman will go on trial about 7 years after prosecutors say she injured her 7-year-old stepson so severely that he eve ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 9:33 pm
  • Bivins wins another Senate committee post

    DIXON – State Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, became a spokesman for the Senate’s Local Government Committee on Monday.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 8:37 pm
  • CenturyLink on the mend

    DIXON – A broken cable under the 800 block of Dement Avenue is the cause. Its location – underneath ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 9:32 pm
  • School facilities, funding topic of special meeting in Dixon

    DIXON – The school board is expected to vote on a proposed facilities plan Tuesday so that bids can be let and bonds issued in time for work to commen ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 3:15 pm
  • Stupor Bowl deadline looms

    Hey trivia buffs, take note: Friday is the deadline to sign up for the Stupor Bowl, a major fundraiser for the Dixon Public Schools Foundation.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 8:37 pm
  • No injuries in Sunday fire at Savanna business

    SAVANNA – A box fan caused a Sunday night fire that damaged a downtown business.Savanna Fire Chief S ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 3:37 pm
  • Dixon turns its eyes to D.C. as Trump is sworn in

    At Dion’s one-seat barbershop in Ronald Reagan’s boyhood hometown, three local gents watched as Pres ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • New law helps schools fill in for absent teachers

    A new law will make it easier for schools to find substitute teachers, because it will be easier to get a license to sub.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 9:25 am
  • Sterling schools give regular substitute teachers a pay raise

    STERLING – At the same time a new bill kicked in, making it easier for folks to get their substitute ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:51 am
  • Mayor-turned-legislator prepares her game plan

    Property taxes, state budget problems, education funding are priorities for new state Rep. Tony McCombie.
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • Mid-winter thaw headed for an end

    STERLING – It was nice while it lasted, but the weekend’s warm spell will be be short-lived, with a chance of snow returning by Tuesday night and temp ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 9:26 am
  • Local group heads to D.C. for Women’s March

    A group of 30 Sauk Valley women is on its way to the nation's capital to join the Women's March on Washington.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • Dateline Dixon: New United Way office gets some TLC

    What's going on in Dixon? The new United Way of Lee County office got some TLC this week, and tours of the Lee County Jail are going to start soon.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 5:05 pm
  • Sauk Valley schools react to lead-testing legislation

    The governor signed a law Monday requiring all Illinois elementary schools and day cares to test their water for lead. Some Sauk Valley school distric ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:37 pm
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