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  • Rock Falls' low-income housing repair program could disappear

    ROCK FALLS – The city will likely discontinue its participation in a federal housing program that helps low-income homeowners with needed repairs.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:28 pm
  • Second brother charged with murder posts bond

    DIXON – One of the brothers charged in the murder of a Peoria man was freed from the Lee County Jail on Wednesday after a judge granted a motion to re ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Sterling senior thrives in orchestra, cross country

    STERLING – Little did Cody Lund know that the proverbial intersection he reached in the summer of 2009 was along a road leading to a deeper understand ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Utilities changes on the horizon in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Mayor Bill Wescott has called a Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss the city's plans to establish a utilities board.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:29 pm
  • Police: Wife fatally poisons former Sterling man

    A Sterling native is dead after police say his wife killed him with a smoothie spiked with sleeping pills, then tried to take her own life.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • Stringing their praises in Dixon

    St. Anne School religion teacher Mary Beth Oswalt helps sixth-grader Rebecca Riley make a rosary bead necklace Tuesday afternoon at the school in Dixo ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Rock Falls creates new utilities management position

    ROCK FALLS – The city has created a new position to manage its utilities office operations. The Roc ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Dixon man looking to expand use of the Stengel Trail

    POLO – A Dixon man has asked the Polo City Council to waive its permit fees for utility task vehicles as part of a program to develop a trail system t ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • The A, Bee, C's at St. Mary's School

    The three finalists in the St. Mary's School Spelling Bee, from left, runner-up Ainsley Reed, winner Ben Sheets, and third-place finisher Lilliana Cam ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • Dixon now has updated building codes

    DIXON – After 12 years, the city has updated its outdated building codes.The council Monday voted to ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • LEARN AND LIVE: WACC wants you to help celebrate 50 years

    STERLING – Whiteside Area Career Center, the first vocational school in Illinois, will turn 50 this fall.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • There's still lots left in Crundwell property

    DIXON – You can lead a bidder to the auction, but you can’t make them bid – but that doesn’t mean the U.S. Marshals Service is giving up on trying.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Nuke plant appeal: On each side of the middle ground, disappointment

    OREGON – The Ogle County Board of Review disappointed both sides of a tax appeal last week and struck the middle ground when it set the value of Exelo ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • Taxes and rebirth: Whiteside schools planning, executing projects

    Some lists of projects are long, others are to be determined, as Whiteside County schools put to use the money being brought in by the 1 percent sales ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • Dixon City Council expresses concerns about sales tax

    DIXON – Members of the Dixon City Council agree that Lee County needs a new jail, but not all of them are sold on the idea of raising taxes to do it, ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • Police: Amboy man takes stolen tractor on 5-mile joyride – in reverse

    AMBOY – Can’t you just hear those road signs a-thwunking?According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Depar ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Illness prompts Sterling City Council to move business to next meeting

    STERLING – Illness cut short the Sterling City Council meeting Monday. City Manager Scott Shumard w ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • A half-century of Smiley: Family, colleagues remember longtime local teacher

    TAMPICO – In every picture, Daryl Smiley lives up to his name – his infectious smile is strung from ear to ear. And if you think that changed as he be ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Having a ball at St. Andrew Catholic Grade School

    First- and second-graders at St. Andrew Catholic Grade School in Rock Falls twist, turn and toss during a dodgeball game Monday afternoon.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Champs is movin' on up in Sterling

    STERLING – Champs Bar & Grill owner Denny Strader has been in the bar business for a long time, and along the way, he's learned to roll with the chang ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:31 pm
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