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  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, March 27-29

    Take the kids out huntingIt's Easter egg hunting season in the Sauk Valley. Here are just a few of t ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Mount Morris grocery expansion to begin in May

    MOUNT MORRIS – Sullivan's Foods plans to start construction in May on a new building at its site along 101 state Route 64.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • One arrested in apparent store robbery in Sterling

    A man who police say apparently stole some pills from CVS pharmacy in Sterling around 9:20 this morning, and was chased out of the store, has been arr ...
    March 26, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • School board votes to cut three teachers in Sterling

    STERLING – As expected, the Sterling School Board voted Wednesday to terminate three teachers in the district.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Finances central focus for RFHS School Board candidates

    ROCK FALLS – When candidates running for a spot on the Rock Falls High School Board were asked about the biggest issue facing the district, each share ...
    March 26, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Say hello to Newman's take on 'Bye Bye Birdie'

    Conrad Birdie, played by Jake Neiswander, is fawned over as he performs during rehearsal of Newman Central Catholic High School's production of "Bye B ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Egg hunts return in Sauk Valley

    FridayIn SterlingSTERLING – Egg hunting with a twist is coming to Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA, 2 ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Dixon to get bike racks along Lincoln Highway

    DIXON – In the next week or so, three Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition bike racks will be placed in prominent places along the historic route in Dix ...
    March 25, 2015 - 6:04 pm
  • Bustos co-sponsors bill to lower student loan rates

    Federal legislation introduced this month, co-sponsored by a Sauk Valley representative, takes aim at reducing the burden of student loan debt.
    March 25, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • Mayoral candidates take to stage for debate

    DIXON – Dixon’s mayoral candidates may not always see eye-to-eye, but they both have a vision for the city’s future – and they shared it during a near ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Morrison council approves funding for street repairs

    MORRISON – The city will seek bids for repairs to Orange Street now that funding has been approved.D ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Board will vote to cut three staff members in Sterling

    STERLING – The Sterling School Board will vote Wednesday to terminate the contract of Mario Garnica Jr., a teacher jailed on four counts of attempted ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • New emergency department unveiled at CGH in Sterling

    Visitors stopped by CGH Medical Center Tuesday for a guided tour of the new emergency department. CGH officials showed off the $8.6 million expansion. ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Stocking up for trout season in Rock Falls

    Three and four-year-olds in Coloma Park District's preschool program watch as trout are funneled into the pond at Centennial Park in Rock Falls. The I ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Attempted murder charges dropped in hit-run case

    MORRISON – Charges have been dropped against two Rock Falls men accused of critically injuring a Sterling man in a hit-and-run accident.
    March 24, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Dixon hasn't had all-new council in a century

    DIXON – Some people in Dixon want a fresh start – a whole new City Council, which would be another step into new territory.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Oregon gas tanks were disclosed, officials agree

    OREGON – Both the seller and the buyer agree that the existence of underground storage tanks was disclosed when the Ogle County Board bought a former ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Morrison hits snag with IEPA loan efforts

    MORRISON – The city is exploring alternative financing options for a new wastewater treatment plant after receiving disappointing news from the Illino ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Forum today for Sterling, Rock Falls candidates

    ROCK FALLS – A forum for Sterling and Rock Falls city and school board candidates will be held at 6 p.m. today at Rock Falls City Hall, 603 W. 10th St ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Sigler gets 20 years for murder

    DIXON – A Dixon man was given the minimum prison sentence of 20 years on Tuesday for strangling his wife 2 years ago.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:43 pm
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