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  • AFC moves board night to Tuesday

    ASHTON – The Ashton-Franklin Center school board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library at the district high school, 611 Western Ave.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Drawing, auctions, competition for Granny Rose fundraiser

    DIXON – Tickets are on sale for a 50/50 raffle March 7 to benefit Granny Rose Animal Shelter.Tickets ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Auction to help with funeral costs, hospice

    DIXON – Auction donations are sought for a Jan. 31 benefit for a Dixon man who died in early January.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:05 pm
  • A meaningful day: Year-old Kreider program brings wrestling to town

    DIXON – Kreider Services client Bobby Trader wears a Funky Monkey Wrestling T-shirt, and gets giddy and glows with excitement when he hears about an u ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Internal audit in Ogle County seeks missing money

    OREGON – The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an internal audit into the nearly $11,000 a forensic auditor could not account for in the ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • McNinch wins Champion Award for service to community

    DIXON – Tim McNinch got a phone call earlier this week asking if he was going to attend the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce dinner. He hesitated.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Whose wall is it, anyway?

    DIXON – It’s been an issue for a while: After the retaining wall outside the old Lee County Courthouse collapsed in spring 2013, the city paid to clea ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Rock Falls snow artists: You aint seen nothin’ yet

    A snow sculpture panda bear snuggles its cub on Second Street along the riverfront in Rock Falls. The Gragerts are at it again, as John Gragert and hi ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • State freeze could delay local projects

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's freeze on spending could have serious repercussions for municipalities and local agencies that count on grants for projects and pr ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Jan. 23-25

    Funky Munky wrestling in DixonDIXON – See some wrestling for a good cause at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Bicyclist, 81, seriously injured in hit and run

    ROCKFORD – An 81-year-old Mount Morris bicyclist is in serious condition today after being struck by a semitrailer in a hit-and-run Wednesday morning.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Festival 56 set to hold auditions

    PRINCETON – Festival 56 will hold auditions for the summer season at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Chip Messiner to perform at Fifth Friday

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Chip Messiner, a disc jockey for Rockford radio station Q 98.5 FM, will trade his soundboard for an acoustic guitar and perform at 7 ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Local singer Fischbach heading to Hollywood

    MORRISON – Many of you might be sad, wondering why you didn't see local musician Alex Fischbach's audition on Wednesday night's "American Idol."
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Pass (on) the salt?

    Snowy weather and icy conditions make for unsafe driving conditions. The answer? Road salt, obviously. That’s been the only real answer for the better ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Judge orders Crundwell retirement funds be sent to government

    DIXON – On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered about $90,000 in retirement fund reimbursements owed to former Comptroller Rita Crundwell be turned over ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 6:45 pm
  • Dixon attorney disciplined over alcohol abuse

    DIXON – The law license of Dixon attorney Kelly Patrick Ward was suspended for 2 years, and that suspension was immediately put on hold and will not b ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Picturesque moment frozen in time at Sinnissippi

    Tiffani Fisher and Kamryn Dickinson have an engagement photo taken by friend Elizabeth Megill on Wednesday afternoon in Sinnissippi Park. The group to ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • Byron nuclear plant assessment cut $27 million

    OREGON – Various local taxing bodies will receive less property tax income as a result of a $27 million reduction in the assessment of the Byron Gener ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:04 pm
  • Dixon streetscape roads need repair work

    DIXON – Sections of downtown roads, recently upgraded as part of the streetscape project, will need to be repaired.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:58 pm

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