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  • Bloody Gulch Road to reopen Friday

    DIXON – A section of Bloody Gulch Road will reopen Friday, ahead of schedule. The road has been clos ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • WACC among ‘Elite’

    STERLING – Whiteside Area Career Center has been included on a list of the top 50 hospitality programs for secondary schools nationwide.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Bay Valley considers options for water service

    DIXON – Earlier this month, Bay Valley Foods told city officials it might switch off city water if its proposed rates weren’t accepted.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Educators praise Dixon's choice for superintendent

    DIXON – Bob Sondgeroth said Dixon School Board members could not have made a better choice for superintendent when they selected Margo Empen to run th ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Dixon September Student of the Month: Maggie Bushman

    Maggie Bushman, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's September Student of the Month. Her parents are Patrick and Elizabeth Bushman, and she has a sist ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Dixon October Student of the Month: Alex Helander

    Alex Helander, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's October Student of the Month. He is the son of Richard and Doris Helander and has a brother, Aaron ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Forreston man flown to Rockford

    FORRESTON – A Forreston man was in serious condition Thursday after a single-vehicle crash in rural Forreston.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Police warn about seasonal scams

    STERLING – It's that time of year again, police agencies say – phone scams are on the rise.Just in t ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Burke won't seek re-election

    DIXON – The Jim Burke era will end after 16 years. Burke, 76, announced Thursday that he will not se ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Dec. 19-21, 2014

    A Canterbury Christmas in Dixon DIXON – Canterbury Singers & Gaudete Brass Quintet will perform A Fe ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Day Trip: Zoo attractions gear up with holiday finery

    Brookfield Zoo's annual Holiday Magic celebration features zoo chats, a cottage for Santa Claus, and welcoming the new year.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Light at the end of the tunnel in Dixon

    Electricians put up traffic lights Wednesday afternoon at the corner of First Street and Peoria Avenue in Dixon. The work is among the final elements ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Christian traveling family band to play at Fulton church

    FULTON – The Garms Family will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Spring Valley Reformed Church, 10960 Spring Valley Road.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Empen lands Dixon superintendent post

    DIXON – Margo Empen was named superintendent of the Dixon School District on Wednesday after spending the past 8 years in the No. 2 post.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Lee County cracking down on DUIs

    DIXON – Lee County authorities will ring in the new year with a more stringent DUI policy.Starting J ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Funds sought to equip squad cars

    DIXON – Lee County fire departments hope to make their county a little safer by raising funds to equip each sheriff’s department squad car with a defi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Law signed to name Evans VA Center

    GALESBURG – The Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic is official.President Obama has s ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • Nominations sought for Rock Falls Chamber award

    ROCK FALLS – Nomination forms are available for annual Shoulder to the Wheel awards presented by Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Two Mount Carroll men face meth charges

    MOUNT CARROLL – Two Mount Carroll men were in the Carroll County Jail Wednesday after being arrested on meth charges.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Incumbent files for second term on council

    DIXON – Commissioner Dennis Considine made his bid for re-election official Wednesday. He filed his ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
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