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  • This greenhouse stays green year-round

    DIXON – Five minutes out of town, a quaint greenhouse gears up for a busy winter. While most greenh ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:28 pm
  • West Seventh Street in Dixon is open

    DIXON – West Seventh Street is now open. City officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the inte ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • 'Some songs I simply had to write'

    CANTON, Ga. – Alex Ceruzzi is eager to share a gift. But then, he's been sharing one since he was 4.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • Deadline to vote for Main Street grant is Monday

    DIXON – The field has been narrowed to 25, and Dixon is in the mix.Voting to help Dixon Main Street ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Small Business Saturday marking fifth year

    STERLING – For several years, business pundits have predicted the death of Black Friday, while the "Shop Small" movement seems to pick up steam.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Nov. 27-29, 2015

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Sterling High School October Student of the Month: Katelyn Everett

    STERLING – Katelyn Everett, 16, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Tad and Cindy Ever ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Sterling High School October Student of the Month: Evan Lobdell

    STERLING – Evan Lobdell, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. He is the son of Brian and Lisa Lobdell, and ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • 'Trash genius' author to speak in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – A Mount Morris author described as a “trash genius” by Paperback Fanatic magazine will talk from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 at Rock Falls Public ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Learn and Live: Educate me on your favorite teachers

    For a journalist, I’ve got a terrible memory. Names, in particular, don’t tend to stick. But Chris Glandt? That name has an ewig spot in my mind.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 6:04 pm
  • Late surge in giving fills holiday baskets

    STERLING – Sterling and Coloma townships were faced with some challenges this year in organizing their annual Thanksgiving basket drive, so the commun ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Whiteside County Health Department nearly complete

    ROCK FALLS – Six months after construction began, the addition designed to hold the Whiteside County Health Department Community Health Clinic's behav ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • The Next Picture Show on the hunt for new director

    DIXON – After a decade at the helm, Bonnie Kime is stepping down as executive director of The Next Picture Show.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • An over-arching problem in Dixon

    DIXON – It’s becoming a more frequent problem, city officials say. For years, semitractor-trailers have been getting stuck under viaducts in the south ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:55 pm
  • Kinzinger announces re-election bid

    OTTAWA – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger is running for a fourth term as 16th District congressman.The Chan ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • 450 pounds of generosity in Dixon

    Dixon Knights of Columbus bar manager Gary Gornik totals up the bill Monday afternoon after purchasing 30 turkeys with all the fixings for Council 690 ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:12 am
  • SVCC puts college data on display

    DIXON – It’s one thing to talk about what is going on at Sauk Valley Community College. It’s another thing to show it.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Rock Falls woman charged with theft from booster club

    ROCK FALLS – A former Montmorency School Athletic Boosters Club member is charged with stealing thousands of dollars from the club.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • City moves ahead with utility tax

    STERLING – The city attorney is drawing up a utilities tax ordinance that, if passed by the City Council, could add a new revenue stream of up to $2 m ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Local leaders get a taste of poverty

    ROCK FALLS – Hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, rice casserole, and chicken noodle soup: it’s not a meal fit for a king – nor is it a meal fit for low-inc ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:21 pm
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