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  • Sterling firefighter charged with sex crime

    STERLING – A Sterling firefighter was being held Monday on a $300,000 bond after being arrested on a sexual assault charge involving a victim younger ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Newman High School Student of the Month Warren Melton

    Warren Melton, 17, of Rock Falls, is Newman High School's January Student of the Month. He is the so ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Newman Student of the Month Christina Long

    Christina Long, 18, of Dixon, is Newman Central Catholic High School's February Student of the Month.
    April 13, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Concealed-carry, medical marijuana policies on the Whiteside County Board agenda

    MORRISON – Replace isn't quite the right word. When the Whiteside County Board meets Tuesday, Chairman Jim Duffy will fill the spot left vacant by the ...
    April 14, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Coloma trustee: 'You're opening up a floodgate'

    Coloma Township is rethinking its longtime practice of handing out money to local groups that request help. Under Illinois law, townships have a few m ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • New executive director on job at RFCDC

    ROCK FALLS – Former Fulton city administrator Randy Balk has been named executive director of the Rock Falls Community Development Corporation.
    April 14, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Equestrian building replacing bar at K’s Korners

    STERLING – It’s an udderly enormous undertaking. On May 7, a two-story dairy barn now situated on th ...
    April 14, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Thousands of eggs await hunters in Rock Falls

    The 3-to-5-year-old egg hunt consisted of 1,150 eggs (like the one seen up close below), and the 6-to-8 division’s hunt featured 950 eggs. Kids had fu ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • An egg-cellent time had in Dixon

    Kids looked for and snatched up easter eggs during the Easter egg hunt Saturday at the Dixon Elks Club. The egg hunt was accompanied by other activiti ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • ‘You can’t tell’ the difference in dresses

    Should girls consider secondhand prom dresses? That's what Sauk Valley Media asked local students, parents, and Facebook fans. With new dresses costin ...
    April 11, 2014 - 6:50 pm
  • Business Notebook: Brothers Flooring opening second store

    DIXON – The brothers Grell are inviting a whole new set of customers to walk all over them. Keith an ...
    April 11, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • The People's Voice: Be like Mike? That’s a loaded question

    Mike Nerstheimer has a lot of stuff. Literally. If you can convince him to let you drop by his house (good luck with that, by the way), you would find ...
    April 13, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Fenwick cycles back

    DIXON – A local cycling enthusiast who closed his downtown sporting goods store 2 years ago has kept on his path, reopening a bicycle shop near KSB Ho ...
    April 11, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • Cross: Treasurer's job requires aggression, balance

    DIXON – Tom Cross thinks the office of the Illinois treasurer needs to be more aggressive. Cross, R-Oswego, is a former prosecutor in the Kendall Coun ...
    April 11, 2014 - 7:03 pm
  • Burke saw a ‘cold angle’ to Crundwell

    DIXON – Mayor Jim Burke had been in City Hall for about 13 years before former Comptroller Rita Crundwell was arrested. But in that time, he said, he ...
    April 11, 2014 - 6:55 pm
  • Ogle sheriff misspent some of 2013 grant

    The Ogle County Sheriff's Department reimbursed the state late last year for more than $30,000 in expenses it thought were covered by a grant but turn ...
    April 11, 2014 - 6:52 pm
  • No audit for 2 decades in Coloma Township

    ROCK FALLS – More than a quarter of Rock Falls' population wasn't even born the last time Coloma Township conducted an audit. Under state law, townshi ...
    April 11, 2014 - 7:47 pm
  • McDonald’s ready to rebuild?

    ROCK FALLS – Plans in the works for more than 2 years to tear down and rebuild McDonald's at 1003 First Ave. seem to be coming to a head.
    April 11, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Time to hunt eggs

    An Easter egg hunt with additional activities will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church, 131 N. Court., in Dixon.
    April 11, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • February Student of the Month: Kyle Sinn

    Kyle Sinn, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School’s February Students of the Month. He is t ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:35 pm
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