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  • CEO students get taste of success at trade show

    STERLING – It was a bad night to be a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich or a turtle at Northland Mall on Tuesday evening. Now, if you were the CEO of a ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Taking care of business: Mayor's first year focuses on government transition, infrastructure

    DIXON – Starting his term with a brand-new council and form of government, Mayor Li Arellano Jr. aims to keep the past year’s momentum churning.
    May 4, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Dateline Dixon: Students get a look into journalism

    DIXON – My shadow grew in the form of two eighth-graders on Monday. While about 30 Dixon 13- and 14 ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Sterling makes quarterfinals in Main Street contest

    STERLING – Sterling Main Street has made the cut, and now it needs help to bring home the cash from a national contest.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Sterling grad gets a higher education

    An instructor was using a frying pan to protect himself from golf-ball-sized hail. It was about 2,000 feet to the top of the drainage in the Dark Cany ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Board still working on chicken ordinance in Milledgeville

    MILLEDGEVILLE – The Village Board is in the process of updating its chicken ordinance, but some residents are not happy with the changes.
    May 2, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • City council discusses Historic Dixon Theatre collaboration

    DIXON – The city is discussing joining forces with the county and Dixon Theater Renovation Inc. to better utilize the Historic Dixon Theatre and allev ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • New TIF won't be ready until June in Sterling

    STERLING – The city's new TIF district hasn't been established yet, but work on its star project will continue as scheduled.
    May 2, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • Bustos: American exports need a boost

    STERLING – Democratic Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was in town Monday to visit a local business that she said perfectly illustrates the need for legisla ...
    May 2, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • Dixon students today, taxpayers tomorrow

    DIXON – After learning about the U.S. Constitution, 14-year-old John Simpson was eager to get an up-close look at how government operates outside of a ...
    May 2, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • Walnut parents take part in fundraising ride for daughter, nonprofit

    WALNUT – Even while fighting a rare form of cancer, Cora Peters cheered on her fellow patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
    May 2, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • Rock Falls man charged with threatening to kill officer

    ROCK FALLS – A Rock Falls burglar was in Whiteside County Jail on Monday on $100,000 bond after prosecutors say he threatened to kill a police officer ...
    May 2, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • Dixon prison officer facing official misconduct, battery charges claims self defense

    DIXON – A Dixon Correctional Center lieutenant facing charges of official misconduct and battery for pushing, slapping, and punching an inmate says it ...
    May 2, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • Oregon students put classmates in a good light

    OREGON – The irony is not lost on Oregon High School junior Alex Sitze. Among the many plates he’s ...
    May 2, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • Junior CEOs invite public to come see their companies

    STERLING – From soap scrubs to sheer deliciousness to car detailing, there will be a variety of goods and services sold Tuesday and Wednesday at the C ...
    May 1, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • At home on the range near Polo

    Mae Becker, 10, of Dixon, shoots a bow Saturday at the Sauk Valley Archers tent during the Tri-County Gun Club’s 16th annual open house.
    May 1, 2016 - 8:45 pm
  • Dixon home damaged by fire; no injuries reported

    DIXON – No one was injured in a house fire Sunday morning, but the blaze kept several area fire departments busy.
    May 1, 2016 - 8:57 pm
  • Amboy High School February Student of the Month: Drake Barlow

    Amboy – Drake Barlow, 19, of Amboy, is Amboy High School's February Student of the Month. He is the son of Darrin and Deanna Barlow, and he has a brot ...
    April 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • A tree planting in Polo

    Parks employee Judy Shipman pulls the burlap off the root ball of a red sunset maple donated by ComEd and planted for Arbor Day on Friday at Polo Comm ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:54 pm
  • Sterling students graduate from D.A.R.E. program

    Cora Allen, a fifth-grader in Mrs. Hesser's class at Lincoln Elementary School in Sterling, grabs her D.A.R.E. graduation certificate Friday from Ster ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:29 pm
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