• Silver history brought to life in Sterling

    STERLING – Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch said her brothers wondered if anyone would show up for her presentation. If Sterling still gets a lot of snow. ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Mount Morris man dies in crash

    MOUNT MORRIS – An Mount Morris man died Tuesday afternoon after he was ejected from his sport utility vehicle in a roll-over crash southeast of Mount ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Council members, treasurer sworn in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Six newly elected city officials were sworn in at Tuesday's council meeting, all but one of them the products of uncontested races.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Spud truck stop supports car show in Franklin Grove

    All eyes were on the Idaho potato truck, as it pulled up next to the Lincoln Highway headquarters in Franklin Grove Tuesday afternoon. The root cause ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Dixon students celebrate Virgin Mary in May Crowning

    St. Mary's School eighth-graders Mary Powers and Ethan Partington place a crown of flowers on the head of a statue of the Virgin Mary on Tuesday in ce ...
    May 5, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • Rock Falls gets check from dissolving CVB

    ROCK FALLS – The office has been closed and the website taken down at the Rock Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Contracts signed, Black Hawk repairs in the offing

    OREGON – After months of paperwork and waiting, work finally can begin on the restoration of Oregon’s best-known icon, the Black Hawk statue.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Ogle County crews praised for tornado response

    State officials praised Ogle County’s emergency crews for their response when an EF4 tornado destroyed an estimated 40 homes and damaged nearly 180 st ...
    May 5, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • Dixon Museum Alliance branches out

    DIXON – Two years ago, Dixon Museum Alliance was founded on the idea that local historical and cultural institutions could rely on each other as resou ...
    May 5, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Dixon to dip deeper into Crundwell funds to fix River Street

    DIXON – City officials say the public wants River Street fixed now. So instead of waiting for federa ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Dixon grad, wife 'grateful' after Nepal earthquake

    KATHMANDU – What does one grab as an emergency unfolds? As a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, Ben and Holly Hilty had three priorities ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Found: One lizard, extra large

    PROPHETSTOWN – Can't you just hear 'ol Bobby Bare a wailin'? "Iguana go home, iguana go home, oh, how iguaaaana go home!"
    May 5, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • What to do when an adult child is addicted to heroin?

    STERLING – Bill doesn’t know what to do anymore. And what is there to do, really? When your 30-year- ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • In with the new Dixon City Council

    DIXON – In the words of one councilman, change is exciting. In the spirit of change, five unproven leaders took charge of the city Monday night.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Sterling mayor, new council members sworn in

    STERLING – Mayor Skip Lee and four aldermen were sworn in for new 4-year terms during Monday’s council meeting.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Happy days for waterfowl in Dixon

    Pelicans and geese share tree space Monday afternoon in the middle of the Rick River. It'll be a good day to be a waterfowl today, with more rain expe ...
    May 4, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • In a league of his own in Dixon

    Dylan Cruz gets in some practice on the roller hockey rink at The Meadows on Monday afternoon in Dixon. Cruz used to be in a league through the Dixon ...
    May 4, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • Ex-Sterling teacher named Retiree of the Year

    STERLING – It’s not so much the award, but what it represents that makes Jim Duffy so proud.The form ...
    May 4, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Bureau Valley educators discuss concerns

    MANLIUS – As Bureau Valley has continued to explore future opportunities within the district, the board has asked teachers to meet and discuss concern ...
    May 3, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • 'A symbol of strength and pride'

    MILLEDGEVILLE – As it has for more than 40 years, a finned artifact stands watch day and night on Milledgeville High School's front lawn.
    May 4, 2015 - 12:29 pm
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