• Family of man slain by conservation officer suing local officals

    The parents of a man shot and killed by a state conservation police officer on Interstate 88 west of Rock Falls in November 2013 are suing the officer ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Sterling woman updated to 'fair' after weekend snowmobile crash

    WAUSAU, Wis. – A Sterling woman injured in a weekend snowmobile crash has been upgraded to fair condition at a Wisconsin hospital.
    March 4, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • WACC students create recording studio

    STERLING – Bradley Davis said a new studio created by the Whiteside Area Career Center is where all the magic happens.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Police find marijuana in raid of Dixon home

    DIXON – Officers seized 38 marijuana plants and 35 pounds of dried marijuana during a raid at a home south of Dixon on Monday, they reported Wednesday ...
    March 4, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • New Greyhound service running behind schedule

    DIXON – Residents will have to wait a little longer to catch a Greyhound out of Dixon.In August, Lee ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Parents have mixed feelings on budget cuts

    ASHTON – Cutting staff in the Ashton-Franklin Center School District may not be a popular solution, but Andrew Kida says the school board has to make ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Nine to share passion for fine arts in Dixon

    The 19th annual Sauk Valley Youth Talent Showcase will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Next Picture Sho, 113 W. First St., Dixon. Sponsored by the ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Whiteside County Board member dies at 82

    MORRISON – Longtime Whiteside County Board member Don Blair has died. He was 82. A Democrat, Blair w ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Lee County groups meet to discuss heroin problem

    DIXON – A Dixon woman died of a heroin overdose Tuesday morning. She was 34 years old, white, and the third person in as many weeks to die of a heroin ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Council OKs water, sewer hikes in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – City residents will see higher water and sewer bills in the next 3 years. The council o ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • St. Mary's School set to host open house in Sterling

    Jackson Graham, 6, is helped by older brother Chase, 14, make a card Tuesday morning at St. Mary's School in Sterling. Eighth-graders teamed up with k ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Sterling man arrested on seven child porn charges

    STERLING – Police arrested a Sterling man Tuesday on seven counts of child pornography.Drew W. Barge ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Smiddy on state task force to study mass shootings

    Rep. Mike Smiddy and a state task force will meet next week to discuss ways to prevent mass shootings in Illinois.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Six arrested in Dixon drug bust

    DIXON – Six Dixon residents were arrested in a drug bust that also netted more than half a pound of marijuana, three-quarters of an ounce of cocaine, ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Sterling approves public comment policy

    STERLING – The city approved a public comments policy for its council meetings on the heels of a resident’s formal complaint that was sent to the Illi ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • City places new water rates on file, will affect Bay Valley Foods

    DIXON – After about 7 months of negotiations, the new water rate for Bay Valley Foods boiled down to 32 cents.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Where there’s smoke, there’s no fire in Sterling

    Firefighters check the roof of the evacuated Dollar Tree store at 4311 E. Lincolnway on Monday afternoon in Sterling. The Sterling Fire Department rec ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:23 am
  • Breaking in a gift in Sterling

    Olivia Leal, 8, of Sterling tries out a new pair of ice skates for the first time with help from her mom, Mary Rohlik, on Monday afternoon at Thomas P ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • 23-year-old Dixon man faces multiple charges

    DIXON – A Dixon man is charged with three counts of aggravated DUI after leading police on a chase that ended in a crash, injuring the driver and thre ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Rock Falls chosen to present at national brownfields event

    ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls has been selected to tell its environmental cleanup story at the National Brownfields 2015 Conference Sept. 2-5 at the Chicago ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:39 pm
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