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  • Fulton man faces child porn charge

    FULTON – A Fulton man is being held on $25,000 bond after police arrested him Wednesday night on a child pornography charge.
    April 30, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Oregon fire chief hangs up his hat Thursday

    OREGON – Being able to help his neighbors was one of the reasons Oregon Fire Chief Don Heller devoted the last 38 years to being a volunteer firefight ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Honor Flight coverage

    SVM Night News Editor Christopher Heimerman was along for the ride to Washington, D.C. on Thursday as area veterans visited the war memorials.
    May 1, 2015 - 9:15 am
  • Washington Elementary School has new principal

    STERLING – Nine years ago, longtime Dixon teacher Heidi Palmer and a fresh-faced educator named Lindsy Stumpenhorst were leaving class when Palmer sai ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • Crest Foods on road to normalcy

    ASHTON – Three weeks after a tornado ripped through the Crest Foods complex, some sleep-deprived folks at one of Lee County's biggest employers can se ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • New Dixon school board members to be seated Thursday night

    DIXON – The two newest members of the Dixon School Board will be sworn in Thursday night. Jill Stoke ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Dixon meeting: Exploring roads to sustainable funding

    DIXON – The state's infrastructure tour was in town Wednesday, but the stage belonged to an array of government and business leaders, and concerned re ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Roadwork to start Monday near Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Construction will start Monday on the U.S. Route 30 interchange with Interstate 88, east of Rock Falls.
    April 29, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Rockford man pleads guilty to murdering Sterling native

    DIXON – Calmly and with an almost peaceful air, Terence Doddy pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering a Sterling native at a Paw Paw rest stop during th ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Dixon streets to get makeover

    DIXON – Sixteen streets in Dixon will get a makeover this summer. The Dixon City Council held a brie ...
    April 29, 2015 - 1:56 am
  • Spring returns on the double in Sterling

    A pair of tulips reach for the sky near the Civil War monument Tuesday at Grandon Civic Center in downtown Sterling. The Sauk Valley was once again tr ...
    April 28, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Hotel construction should resume soon in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Construction crews should soon be back at the site of a 68-room hotel being built along the riverfront.
    April 28, 2015 - 6:11 pm
  • Sauk Trustee to lead state community college group

    DIXON – The Illinois Community College Trustees Association has named Dixon attorney Andrew Bollman as its president for the next year.
    April 28, 2015 - 7:29 pm
  • Dixon chooses new electricity provider

    DIXON – Residents will have a new electricity provider in July, after a new deal was negotiated through the city's municipal aggregation program.
    April 28, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Story doesn't end well for the man in the orange mask

    DIXON – Around here, an orange ski mask in April ain’t likely a fashion statement.According to polic ...
    April 29, 2015 - 1:53 am
  • Rock Falls man homeless after Monday night fire

    ROCK FALLS – No one was injured Monday night in a fire that consumed a single-story home in Rock Falls.
    April 28, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Sauk board makes presidential hire official

    DIXON – The Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees have their man.Without any discussion, t ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Water, sewer rate hikes OK'd in Morrison

    MORRISON – Residents will once again be seeing an increase in their water and sewer rates, after the City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance ask ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:02 am
  • New Sterling School Board member to be seated

    STERLING – Local business owner Paul Sandefer will claim his spot on the Sterling School Board at Wednesday’s meeting.
    April 27, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • Dixon Y boasts wheelchair-accessible equipment

    DIXON – The Dixon Family YMCA is the proud new parent of three pieces of strength-training gear that are – and here’s the cool part – wheelchair-acces ...
    April 27, 2015 - 9:21 pm
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