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  • Crundwell auctions net almost $125,000

    DIXON – It may be just a drop in the horse bucket, but the third auction of Rita Crundwell's belongings has pushed the total of money recovered from D ...
    NEW: Dec. 1, 2015 - 7:46 pm
  • Oregon Fire Department buys site next door

    OREGON – The Oregon Fire Department now has plenty of room to expand, if the need should arise.Fire ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 6:20 pm
  • Mount Morris woman accused of stealing from elderly woman

    MOUNT MORRIS – A 36-year-old Mount Morris woman accused of stealing money from an elderly Polo woman is free on a $10,000 recognizance bond, awaiting ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 6:17 pm
  • Rock Falls men charged with robbing man at knife point

    ROCK FALLS – Two local felons who police say robbed a man at knife point whom they met on an Internet dating site are facing up to 30 years in prison.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • Go Fund Me account for Dixon baby with malformed heart

    DIXON — A GoFundMe account has been established for a Dixon newborn with an underdeveloped heart.Aal ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • Volunteers helping former Fairdale couple rebuild near Oregon

    OREGON – Interior work soon will begin on a new home being built west of Oregon for a Fairdale couple who lost everything in the April 9 tornado.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • State police investigating death of former mayor's wife

    OREGON – State Police are investigating the death of an Oregon woman found unconscious in a bathtub.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 6:17 pm
  • Polo police officer facing domestic battery charge

    GRAND DETOUR – A part-time Polo police officer, who also is a LaSalle County school superintendent, is facing a domestic battery charge.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • Cantata Sunday in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – More than 60 vocalists and instrumentalists will perform a Christmas cantata at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 W. Brayto ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • State-mandated assessment scores expected soon

    The state is on the hook for $160 million over 4 years to administer a test that some local officials are putting “zero” stock into.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Sauk Valley candidates ready to run

    Plan on some new faces in local and statewide politics. In Lee County, three people have filed for ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Rock Falls leans toward ending pact with development arm

    ROCK FALLS – Saying the city isn’t getting enough “bang for its buck,” the finance committee will recommend that the contract with its economic develo ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 9:42 am
  • Sterling schools' survey enters phase 2

    STERLING – The people have spoken – 1,509 of them, to be exact. During phase 1 of the Sterling Publ ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • A welcome road reopening in Dixon

    A car travels along Seventh Street on Monday afternoon in Dixon. The road had been closed since June 15, when a flash flood collapsed a culvert and ca ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Christmas makes itself at home at Dillon Museum

    The home is being decked out for the month of December, just in time for its Christmas Walk, which runs Friday through Sunday at 1005 E. Third St. Gui ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Bustos files for re-election; has at least two GOP opponents

    As of 4:15 p.m. today, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, was the only Democratic candidate to file for her 17th Congressional District seat.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Q&A: Spiritual journey spurs first book

    ROCK FALLS – They say there's an author hidden within all of us. Rock Falls native Kay Clark found ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • Rock Falls man doing light duty for fellow veterans

    Burt Fuller untangles and tests strings of lights at his Rock Falls home. Burt, who served as a Marine during the Vietnam War, started decorating tree ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Two hospitalized after Friday night crash near Amboy

    AMBOY – An Amboy man is in jail and two people were sent to the hospital after an accident Friday night.
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • GoFundMe page started for Galt family that lost home to fire

    GALT – Friends have started a GoFundMe campaign to help the Cantu family, which lost its home in a fire Thursday morning.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 8:14 pm
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