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  • Easier than 1-2-3 at Northside Elementary

    MORRISON – After a few minutes, the chorus of coughs at Northside Elementary School became white noise, and a visitor could practically hear the gears ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 6:46 pm
  • Dixon woman facing drug-induced homicide charge

    DIXON – A Dixon woman accused of providing the heroin that killed another woman – who was using the drug for the first time – is in Lee County jail on ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 6:23 pm
  • County moves to streamline building codes

    The Northwest Illinois Regional Building Code is a collaborative effort to standardize building, electrical, and plumbing codes in the region.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 6:05 pm
  • Local riders cruising for a cause to Memphis

    ROCK FALLS – Imagine taking a motorcycle ride across the countryside, the wind in your hair, nothing but the open road in front of you – and all while ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 5:33 pm
  • Room for growth for local farmers

    MOUNT CARROLL – Illinois may be faced with a busted budget and a backlog of bills, but the state’s still ready, willing – and able – to help its farme ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • New restaraunt spices up downtown Oregon

    OREGON – If you haven’t been out to eat in Oregon lately, there’s a new resident in town who hopes you stop by for a visit: His name is Stan and he’s ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • No winner in VFW Queen of Hearts fundraiser

    DIXON – The Queen of Hearts didn't show her face Thursday night at the Dixon VFW, but a lot of other people did, and we do mean a lot. 
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Head Start exposes kids to positive role models

    STERLING – With one word, Emiliano Martinez declared Male Interaction Week in the Head Start program at Wallace School a success.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Ag production zoning change moves to Rock Falls City Council

    ROCK FALLS – Before development can sprout up on some farmland the city has acquired recently, officials have to make sure they cross their T's and do ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • Suzi's opens in Sterling, applies for license in Dixon

    STERLING – After a long wait between liquor and gambling licenses, the Suzi’s Video Poker & Slots is open in Sterling, and one of the next planned sit ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • Oregon business owner plans a new 'upscale' bar

    OREGON – A new upscale bar is coming to the downtown.David Wiesner has requested a liquor license fo ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • DATELINE DIXON: Abe Lincoln pulls up a seat at the Telegraph museum

    DIXON – Abraham Lincoln's memory lives on at the Telegraph. As you might know, today is Lincoln's b ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 9:39 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: Feb. 13-14

    Comedy at Stage Left DIXON – The comedy “Marriage Is Murder” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today a ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:36 pm
  • City turns a negative into a positive in Dixon

    DIXON – On Monday, City Council members were told there’d be a $27,000 deficit in the general fund for the 2016-17 budget year. By Wednesday, that def ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Event benefits Dixon Rural Fire Department

    DIXON – A quartermania auction to raise money for the Dixon Rural Fire Department will be held Friday at the Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • Fun day for women Feb. 20 in Mount Carroll

    MOUNT CARROLL – The 10th annual Ladies Pampered Day Out fundraiser for the Patriots Relay for Life team is set to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb 20 at ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • Spend time with sweetie at Second Saturdays in Dixon

    DIXON – Second Saturdays Art Happenings will return this weekend to downtown Dixon. Second Saturdays features art, music and other cultural events.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Area's drug problem: 'It's a wildfire'

    STERLING – The founder of a Naperville-based drug intervention group brought an arsenal of powerful testimony Wednesday to a group of nearly 40 local ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Figures of speech shine at Sterling High School

    STERLING – Evan Lobdell hit the deck of the Centennial Auditorium stage, then rolled under a pretend door. The Sterling High School senior was a crayo ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • New thrift store will hold grand opening Friday

    ROCK FALLS – It's been up and selling for a couple of weeks, and now the new St. Andrew Thrift Shop is inviting the community to its grand opening Fri ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 8:53 pm
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    Of all the U.S. presidents born in February, which one is your favorite?
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