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  • Lee County Board chairman receives warm welcome

    DIXON – The 50 or so cars piled in front of Lee County Board Chairman Rick Ketchum were smaller than ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: Swanson will be missed by the city

    DIXON – To the community, City Clerk Kathe Swanson uncovered a crime that reshaped Dixon. To the cit ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Benefit Sunday for Penny Helms

    STERLING – A benefit for a Sterling woman battling lung cancer will be Sunday at the Sterling American Legion.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 9:12 pm
  • Lee County in transition between court filing systems

    DIXON – The new Lee County Circuit Court filing system is up, and for the most part, running. The p ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend: Sept. 23-25, 2016

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Pumpkin Dash will celebrate 25 years in Sterling

    STERLING – The 25th annual Pumpkin Dash will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at Hoover Park, 3807 Woodlawn Road.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • See Switchback at show in Franklin Grove

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Switchback will be the featured performer at 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Fifth Friday Music Show in the historic H.I. Lincoln Buildi ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Mr. Blotto celebrates new release with festival

    NELSON – Blottumnal Equinox 2016 is set for Friday and Saturday at the Who Else land, along the railroad tracks at 126 Anderson Lane.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Polo Theatre players let their hair down

    Rapunzel, played by Miranda Blankenbehler, performs Wednesday evening as members of the Polo Area Community Theatre rehearse for "Let Your Hair Down, ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Celebrating the Passage of time in Dixon

    The Safe Passage Initiative celebrated its one-year anniversary of combatting heroin addiction Wednesday.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Leatherface from “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3” will be in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – R.A. Mihailoff always dreamed of being the star of your nightmares. “When I was a litt ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • A puff-and-tumble game of football in Rock Falls

    The senior team breaks from a huddle at the start of the Rock Falls homecoming powder puff football game Wednesday evening in Rock Falls.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Rock Falls students put their own spin on Peace Day

    Middle school students plant their pinwheels Wednesday in a flower bed near the front of St. Andrew Catholic School in Rock Falls. Nearly 50 middle sc ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Sterling Aldi closing for renovations

    The Sterling Aldi will close Sunday for renovations, and a larger store will be reopened Nov. 11. Renovations also are planned yet this year at the Al ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Couple got drunk, fought before fatal shooting

    MOUNT CARROLL – Morgan and Suzanne Hake got drunk and had a fight the night before he shot her, acco ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Prophetstown hosting townwide garage sales

    PROPHETSTOWN – Townwide garage sales will be Friday and Saturday.Maps and a list of sales are availa ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 8:12 pm
  • Traffic will be down to one lane on Route 26

    DIXON – Road construction is scheduled to begin Monday on a 4-mile stretch of state Route 26, reduci ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 8:11 pm
  • Vice president endorses Bustos

    MOLINE – Vice President Joe Biden has officially endorsed 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos i ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 7:58 pm
  • Dixon hires new public works director

    DIXON – The city has hired a new public works director, and he plans to start next month.Terry Weter ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Mount Carroll haunted house will have you grinning from fear to fear

    MOUNT CARROLL – Halloween is getting scary close. For some, like Jim Warfield, every day is All Hallows’ Eve.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 7:22 am
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