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  • Help wanted: Underprivileged kids camp looks to grow

    The Sauk Valley stepped up big-time to make the first Camp Dixon happen. To make at least five more happen next year, the organizer will need more gen ...
    July 22, 2016 - 7:24 pm
  • Dixon camp for underprivileged kids offers 'freedom time'

    Dozens of inner-city kids got in touch with nature at a camp in rural Dixon – a refuge from the violent Chicago streets on which they live.
    July 23, 2016 - 9:44 am
  • Howze appears to shed some light with his 'Supervisor Spotlight'

    Although Sterling Township Supervisor Matt Howze is choosing to remain mum on the circumstances surrounding the hiring of a woman with multiple felony ...
    July 23, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Police seek information on car thefts

    Sterling Police are looking for information on two car thefts that occurred in the downtown area this week, and they are reminding drivers to use caut ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:51 pm
  • Sterling Township put convicted thief on its payroll

    STERLING – Sterling Township officials, who recently reported the theft of cash from its GPA youth club, are refusing to talk about why they hired a c ...
    July 22, 2016 - 7:05 pm
  • Tobacco-free campaign targets Coloma Park District

    Where there's smoke, there's Judy Randall. The tobacco treatment specialist is working with Rock Falls High School students to ban tobacco from Coloma ...
    July 22, 2016 - 8:30 pm
  • Judge dismisses indecency charge against former Amboy mayor

    ROCKFORD – A misdemeanor public indecency charge lodged against former Amboy Mayor Francis J. Mekeel ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:11 pm
  • Lockdown lifted at Dixon prison; still no details on what happened

    DIXON – The lockdown at Dixon prison, imposed at noon Tuesday, was lifted at 10 a.m. Friday, Illinoi ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Photo Story: Jazzing up Sterling

    The sun starts to set as the audience dances to lively big band jazz music July 16 during the Rock River Jazz Band concert at the Grandon Civic Center ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • The Gypsy’s Wanderlust Boutique does boho chic proud

    The Gypsy’s Wanderlust Boutique in Clinton, Iowa, makes it worth your time to wander over the mighty Mississippi.
    July 22, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Students hold the Key to cars for kids

    What's going on in Dixon? Dixon High School Key Club members plan to travel to Chicago on July 30 to build a car to benefit a Tampico child with mobil ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Rock Falls roadwork begins Tuesday

    Rock Falls residents will see road work crews all over town next week, and they'll need to keep their vehicles a safe distance from the action.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Kids blast away the heat in Dixon

    Dixon police officers and kids take a break from water-fighting Thursday afternoon. Scroll down to watch video of the shootout that took place.
    July 21, 2016 - 7:30 pm
  • Dixon wants to avoid trouble down the road

    Dixon is looking to avoid a repeat of the Seventh Street collapse last year by requesting bids for an engineering study on infrastructure along Fargo ...
    July 22, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • Jaramillo arraignment reset for next month

    DIXON – The arraignment of former Rock Falls Police Detective Veronica Jaramillo nopw is being held next month.
    July 21, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Learn and Live: Kids get a breath of fresh air in the Sauk Valley

    My heart goes out to Marquis Shelton. He’s 9, and got to attend Camp Dixon on Dixon Road, just west of town.
    July 22, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • 'A safe place to nerd out' – New game store opens in Rock Falls

    The Gaming Goat, a place to buy and play a wide variety of tabletop games, debuts today in Rock Falls.
    July 22, 2016 - 9:13 am
  • Relief on the Rock

    LEFT: Michael Jackley of Sterling tosses a stick to his dog, Sara, Thursday afternoon at Seward’s Park in Rock Falls. As the mercury headed into the 9 ...
    July 21, 2016 - 9:04 pm
  • Soaking up some relief in Ashton

    With a little friendly coercing, Drew Dawson gets Clay Kennay to stand still and get a good drenching at the Ashton splash pad Thursday morning. With ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • Lockdown still in force at Dixon prison

    DIXON – As of 5 p.m. Thursday, Dixon prison remained on full lockdown.The lockdown was instituted at ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:30 pm
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