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  • 1644th marches down memory lane

    ROCK FALLS – Pete Anderson, a member of the Illinois National Guard 1644th Transportation Co., could ...
    June 27, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Rock Falls resident wins fishing tournament

    ROCK FALLS – Winning fishing tournaments is nothing new to Joe Dyer. The Rock Falls resident said h ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Educating the public, one step at a time

    Barry Jurgensen, 32 (left) a history teacher from Arlington, Nebraska, and Austin Harms, 18, one of Jurgensen’s former students, walk along state Rout ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Rock Falls High School May Student of the Month: Reid Akerman

    ROCK FALLS – Reid Akerman, 18, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School May Student of the Month. He is the son of Kurt and Julie Akerman, and he has ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Current attraction in Rock Falls

    Kip Trump flies down a straightaway Saturday afternoon on the Rock River during a 750 modified hydro race at the River Chase in Rock Falls. The event ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • A shot in the park in Dixon

    A German soldier takes aim at American soldiers during a battle re-enactment Saturday morning at Elks Page Park in Dixon during World War II Recreated ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Sterling Police Explorers earn three awards

    ROCKFORD – The judges at the 2016 Rockford Police Explorer Competition sat up and took notice when a Sterling teen flexed his muscles – as well they s ...
    June 26, 2016 - 8:41 pm
  • Woman killed in boat accident near Oregon leaves behind 3 children

    OREGON – The 31-year-old Rockford woman who died in a boat collision about 3 miles north of Oregon w ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • 1 dead after pontoon boat, fishing boat, collide on Rock River in Ogle County

    A Rockford woman died after the pontoon boat she was on collided with a fishing boat Friday night in the Rock River north of Oregon. Six people were i ...
    June 26, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • PCHS May Student of the Month

    POLO – Kaleigh Powell, 17, of Polo is Polo Community High School’s May Student of the Month. She is ...
    June 25, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Taking steps to fight cancer in Lee County

    Cancer survivors and caregivers take a lap Friday evening near the start of the Lee County Relay for Life at Sauk Valley Community College. Relay for ...
    June 24, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • Ex-detective indicted in purported drug conspiracy

    DIXON – The former Rock Falls detective accused of stealing money from an evidence vault now is entangled with at least three others in a purported 2- ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Walking 500 miles in their shoes

    A Nebraska high school teacher arrived in Sterling Friday as a part of a 500-mile walk along an Underground Railroad route to raise awareness for mode ...
    June 24, 2016 - 6:42 pm
  • A 'great life' worth waiting for

    AMBOY – Dani and Sean Fisher wanted to be parents so badly. Told they couldn’t, they did what any logical couple would do.
    June 25, 2016 - 6:22 am
  • What's next for Lawrence site?

    City officials say options are limited for dealing with the Lawrence Brothers site, after again learning it won't get an EPA assessment grant.
    June 24, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • Despite budget impasse, local school districts plan to open on time this fall

    Public schools in Chicago are threatening to keep their doors closed, if the state doesn’t commit to funding for the 2016-17 school year. No districts ...
    June 24, 2016 - 8:50 pm
  • Photo story: Making a splash in Polo

    Things are just a little more quiet this weekend in Polo than they were last weekend, when the city celebrated its annual Town and Country Days. Here' ...
    June 24, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • Flexible, fun day care opens in Amboy

    AMBOY – There’s a new (sort of) day care in town, and if you’re curious about how homey it is, you should see the way the clients treat the owner.
    June 24, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Commission rejects proposal for asphalt plant in Dixon

    The Dixon planning commission unanimously rejected a proposal that would allow Oregon-based Martin and Company Excavating to construct an asphalt plan ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Shear longevity: Amboy clipper approaching 60 years of barbering

    Barber Don Wittenauer has been keeping Amboy-area men and boys looking their best for nearly 6 decades.
    June 27, 2016 - 12:38 am
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