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  • Gowns for school dances available in Dixon

    DIXON – The Second Look prom and homecoming dress sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the basement at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1013 Frankl ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Day Trip: Nature's sweetener attracts visitors to village

    NAPERVILLE – The sap will be on the rise at Naper Settlement in time for Maple Sugar Days. All it ta ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Dixon Park Board talks new hire, security cameras

    DIXON – Without a quorum at its monthly meeting Wednesday, the Dixon Park District Board discussed a few agenda items but couldn't take votes.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Round 2 of Percussion-Palooza set for Sunday

    ROCK FALLS – Percussion-Palooza, a solo and ensemble competition by middle school, high school, and post-secondary school percussionists, will take pl ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Decision made to build new Lincoln Learning Center

    STERLING – The Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society has decided that some things just can’t be preserved.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • School board approves iPads for Challand students

    STERLING – The Sterling School Board voted Wednesday to give Apple iPad Air tablets to all students at Challand Middle School.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Arellano talks about importance of transition in Dixon

    DIXON – Drawing on his experience as a small business owner, Liandro Arellano Jr. laid out a few of his goals for a potential mayoral term.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Rock Falls officials make case for sales tax hike

    ROCK FALLS – Mayor Bill Wescott told residents that without the city’s planned half-cent sales tax increase, putting down new roads would be cost-proh ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Local mother, daughter still hospitalized after head-on in Wisconsin

    MADISON – A mother and daughter still were hospitalized Wednesday after being injured in a head-on crash Monday just south of Monroe, Wisconsin.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Dixon Council candidates prepared for conflicts if elected

    DIXON – A few of the candidates for City Council could have potential conflicts of interest if elected, but all have made plans for how they would add ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Sterling man pleads not guilty to cocaine charges

    DIXON – A Sterling man pleaded not guilty in Lee County Court on Wednesday morning to multiple cocaine charges.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Sterling teacher pleads not guilty to attempted murder

    DIXON – A Sterling teacher indicted Friday on four counts of attempted first-degree murder, among other charges, pleaded not guilty this morning in th ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Round 2 of Percussion-Palooza set for Sunday

    ROCK FALLS – Percussion-Palooza, a solo and ensemble competition by middle school, high school, and post-secondary school percussionists, will take pl ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Gay-Straight Alliance at SHS has open house to raise awareness

    STERLING – When Emily Spangler was in sixth grade, she gathered enough courage to tell her parents she was gay.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • St. Mary's student wins Whiteside County bee

    MORRISON – The third time was a charm for Meagan Moore. After 12 rounds, the only thing that stood b ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Two Sauk Valley residents in critical condition in Wisconsin hospital

    MONROE, Wis. – Two Sauk Valley area residents were taken to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison on Monday after a crash near Monroe.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 6:41 am
  • Sales tax hearing tonight in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The first of three public hearings on the half-cent sales tax proposed by the city for road improvements will be conducted tonight.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • Rock Falls officials: Water, sewer reserves only about $1 million

    ROCK FALLS – There’s a big difference between restricted and unrestricted funds when dealing with municipal budgets.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • 'Eyesore' building on Morris Street in Morrison razed

    MORRISON – A dilapidated apartment building that has raised safety concerns within the city for several years was torn down Tuesday.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • AFC board votes to close middle school

    ASHTON – Beginning next school year, students will not be attending classes at Ashton-Franklin Center Middle School in Franklin Grove. How long that w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:20 am
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