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  • Sterling approves public comment policy

    STERLING – The city approved a public comments policy for its council meetings on the heels of a resident’s formal complaint that was sent to the Illi ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • City places new water rates on file, will affect Bay Valley Foods

    DIXON – After about 7 months of negotiations, the new water rate for Bay Valley Foods boiled down to 32 cents.
    March 2, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Where there’s smoke, there’s no fire in Sterling

    Firefighters check the roof of the evacuated Dollar Tree store at 4311 E. Lincolnway on Monday afternoon in Sterling. The Sterling Fire Department rec ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Breaking in a gift in Sterling

    Olivia Leal, 8, of Sterling tries out a new pair of ice skates for the first time with help from her mom, Mary Rohlik, on Monday afternoon at Thomas P ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • 23-year-old Dixon man faces multiple charges

    DIXON – A Dixon man is charged with three counts of aggravated DUI after leading police on a chase that ended in a crash, injuring the driver and thre ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Rock Falls chosen to present at national brownfields event

    ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls has been selected to tell its environmental cleanup story at the National Brownfields 2015 Conference Sept. 2-5 at the Chicago ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • AFC eyes reduction in teaching staff

    ASHTON – Seven teachers in the Ashton-Franklin Center School District are on the verge of losing their jobs, and officials will hold a public hearing ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Sterling woman critically hurt in snowmobile crash

    WAUSAU, Wis. – A Sterling woman is in critical condition at a Wisconsin hospital after being injured in a weekend snowmobiling accident.
    March 2, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Demmer on task force to study local government mergers

    State Rep. Tom Demmer has been named to a state task force that will study local government consolidation and unfunded mandates.
    March 2, 2015 - 6:21 pm
  • Area medical marijuana cultivation center headed to Hillcrest

    DIXON – A medical marijuana cultivation center that was supposed to open in Dixon will instead open in Ogle County – and with a different company.
    March 2, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • After calling 911, 22-year-old dies in Ashton fire; father, friend, escape

    ASHTON – A 22-year-old man who called 911 to report a house fire later was found dead inside the home, the Lee County sheriff said in a news release.
    March 2, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Budget shortfall could mean delays for felony cases

    DIXON – Unless legislators in Springfield can figure out an answer before March 31, the state will run out of money to pay court reporters statewide.
    March 1, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Fire displaces Amboy family

    AMBOY – No one was seriously injured in a fire that broke out in a kitchen Saturday afternoon at 8 N. Jones Ave. in Amboy.
    March 1, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Demmer bill aims to increase capital for Illinois small businesses

    DIXON – A bill making its way through the Illinois General Assembly could make it easier for small businesses or startups to raise capital.
    March 1, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Finest, bravest treated to fine dining in Dixon

    Lee County Sheriff John Simonton and Dixon Rural Assistant Chief Nancy Mercer attend Liberty Court's First Responders brunch Saturday morning in Dixon ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Wrestlers raise funds for Ashton teen grappling with cancer

    MWA wrestler Vash Heartly works the crowd Saturday night at Mills & Petrie gymnasium in Ashton. The professional wrestling outfit put on the fundraisi ...
    March 1, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Milledgeville nears sale of industrial park

    MILLEDGEVILLE – The village is closing in on a deal to sell all 30 acres of its industrial park to ...
    March 1, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Nine to share passion for fine arts in Dixon

    The 19th annual Sauk Valley Youth Talent Showcase will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Next Picture Show in Dixon. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, t ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Perms and braids and extensions, oh my!

    There’s a new place in town to get your glam on. Sisters Natikka and Alexis Lerma opened Nasos Salon ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:43 pm
  • Business Notebook: Sterling bakery on the move

    STERLING – Aurelio’s Bake Shop is moving to 517 Locust St. in Sterling. Owner Aurelio Gallardo has been at 406 Avenue G since starting the business in ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:38 pm
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