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  • Ex-detective indicted in purported drug conspiracy

    DIXON – The former Rock Falls detective accused of stealing money from an evidence vault now is entangled with at least three others in a purported 2- ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Walking 500 miles in their shoes

    A Nebraska high school teacher arrived in Sterling Friday as a part of a 500-mile walk along an Underground Railroad route to raise awareness for mode ...
    June 24, 2016 - 6:42 pm
  • A 'great life' worth waiting for

    AMBOY – Dani and Sean Fisher wanted to be parents so badly. Told they couldn’t, they did what any logical couple would do.
    June 25, 2016 - 6:22 am
  • What's next for Lawrence site?

    City officials say options are limited for dealing with the Lawrence Brothers site, after again learning it won't get an EPA assessment grant.
    June 24, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • Despite budget impasse, local school districts plan to open on time this fall

    Public schools in Chicago are threatening to keep their doors closed, if the state doesn’t commit to funding for the 2016-17 school year. No districts ...
    June 24, 2016 - 8:50 pm
  • Photo story: Making a splash in Polo

    Things are just a little more quiet this weekend in Polo than they were last weekend, when the city celebrated its annual Town and Country Days. Here' ...
    June 24, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • Flexible, fun day care opens in Amboy

    AMBOY – There’s a new (sort of) day care in town, and if you’re curious about how homey it is, you should see the way the clients treat the owner.
    June 24, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Commission rejects proposal for asphalt plant in Dixon

    The Dixon planning commission unanimously rejected a proposal that would allow Oregon-based Martin and Company Excavating to construct an asphalt plan ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Shear longevity: Amboy clipper approaching 60 years of barbering

    Barber Don Wittenauer has been keeping Amboy-area men and boys looking their best for nearly 6 decades.
    June 27, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Giddyup and go – to Carnival Days at the mall in Sterling

    Mason, 2, and his mother, Cally Rodriguez, both from Sterling, ride the carousel Thursday night during Carnival Day in Sterling. The Sauk Valley Area ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • They’ve kept their motors running

    Pat Lendman of Sterling stands next to his 1970 Triumph TR6R motorcycle Thursday at Nick's Tap in Rock Falls during Old Bike Night. Whether they were ...
    June 23, 2016 - 9:15 pm
  • Learn and Live: Inclusion – Our best bet against bullying

    These past few years, there’s been a lot of discussion on bullying, and rightfully so. It’s an exhausting bane, but I’m optimistic the corner can be t ...
    June 23, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: 25 years is patrolman's ticket to retirement

    What's going on in Dixon? The city council honored retiring Dixon police officer Scott Heller and airport manager Larry Haley, and talks have started ...
    June 23, 2016 - 8:57 pm
  • Sterling May Student of the Month: Juan Carlos Cabral Rubio

    Juan Carlos Cabral Rubio, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's May Students of the Month.
    June 23, 2016 - 8:59 pm
  • Sterling May Student of the Month: Maddison Grell

    STERLING – Maddison Grell, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's May Students of the Mon ...
    June 23, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • Dixon man wanted on sex charges arrested in Indiana

    DIXON – A Dixon man is facing up to 30 years in prison for having sex with a child younger than 13, prosecutors say.
    June 23, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • Some jobs can be a real drag

    Members of the Rock Falls Fire Department drag a stretch of the Rock River on Thursday morning to make sure its smooth sailing ahead for all the traff ...
    June 23, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: Jun 24-26, 2016

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    June 23, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • Park board discusses Page Drive improvements

    The Dixon Park Board is looking to make road improvements to Page Drive by adding curbs, gutters and additional parking.
    June 22, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • Wild weather in the Sauk Valley – again

    No injuries or damage has been reported following the possible tornado touch down east of Amboy reported by the National Weather Service.
    June 22, 2016 - 10:05 pm
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