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  • Rock Falls barber gives kids a Phresh start for school

    Josiah Garcia-Chandler, 6, of Sterling gets a haircut by Ben's Phresh Kutz owner Ben Phillips on Sunday. For the past 4 years, Phillips has offered a ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Fun in the sun – and the rain – in Morrison

    Fair-goers didn’t let a little rain stop them from having fun Saturday at the Morrison County Fair. Aaron Cook, 4, of Morrison joined the raindrops in ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Mission statement accomplished at Sauk

    Sauk Valley Community College's Board of Trustees will hear and vote on the final version of the school's mission statement tonight.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:10 am
  • A view from the top

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Chuck Uhing is teetering on the verge of a world record.The 77-year-old retired weld ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • Their love of Oregon rewarded

    Award winners turned the spotlight off themselves and back on their community Thursday evening at the annual Oregon Chamber of Commerce dinner.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 9:20 pm
  • Economic development office creating identity

    Whiteside County Economic Development Director Gary Camarano is working to build consensus, which he calls his biggest responsibility.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 7:44 pm
  • Dateline Dixon: From Dixon with love

    DIXON – Fifty-five Russians walking into a bar sounds like the setup to a joke, but that wasn't the case Friday.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 6:27 pm
  • State representative to meet with Sterling residents

    STERLING – State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, will have a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Opioid risk program Wednesday in Sterling

    STERLING – CGH Health Foundation will offer a free program on the risks of using opioid pain killers during pregnancy at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Ryberg Au ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Pickups planned in Dixon for flood-damaged items

    DIXON – Republic Services will work with the city of Dixon to pick up flood- or water-damaged items next week in the city.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 4:34 pm
  • Payan takes lead at St. Anne in Dixon

    DIXON – Six kids and a little more than 30 years later, Karen Payan’s dream is about to come true. ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 8:10 am
  • Sterling native blazes a trail for women

    STERLING – Minda Harts knows business success on both coasts, cherishes her Midwest roots, and aims to set up a support system for women that knows no ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:05 am
  • Back to school at Sterling's Lincoln Elementary

    Third-grader Jack Stange, 8, of Sterling, writes his hope for the year on the hope board Thursday during Back-to-School Night at Lincoln Elementary Sc ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • Sauk Valley economy has had its ups and downs

    Economic development rankings of Sauk Valley cities were recently released showing a decade of growth and decline.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Learn and Live: Sterling school turns a distraction into an attraction

    Smartphones introduce students to the fun behind the faces of staff at Lincoln Elementary School in Sterling.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Robotic welding added to Sauk curriculum

    DIXON – Welding students at Sauk Valley Community College won't have to wonder whether prospective employers will put them through robotic welding tra ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • Bustos challenger plaintiff in voting lawsuit

    Patrick Harlan, the GOP challenger to U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos in the 17th District, is a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging an Illinois Election Day vo ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • State’s attorney reviewing Sterling High cyberbullying case

    STERLING – The Whiteside County State’s Attorney’s office and the Sterling School District are weighing potential charges and discipline for students ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • Dixon hit by early-morning flooding

    Dixon businesses and homes sustained early morning flooding damage where some areas were under more than 2 feet of water.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 10:20 pm
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