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  • Hearts of Gold benefits Bi-County Cooperative Foundation

    ROCK FALLS – Bi-County Cooperative Foundation’s seventh annual Hearts of Gold event will run from 7 to 10 p.m. April 1 at Rock Falls Days Inn, 2105 Fi ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:17 am
  • Mom 2 Mom Market a resource for mothers

    STERLING – Christ Lutheran School Boosters will present its Mom 2 Mom Market, an indoor garage sale for mothers, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 in the ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:42 am
  • Chuck Berry’s new ‘Chuck’ album set for June 16 posthumous release

    Chuck Berry’s long-gestating final studio album “Chuck” has been set for release on June 16, and the ...
    March 23, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • Chicago developer: Lowell Park could be a revenue 'juggernaut'

    A Chicago developer with ties to the city has ideas on how the Dixon Park District can expand tourism in Lowell Park.
    March 23, 2017 - 8:06 am
  • Voters can meet Rock Falls candidates on Facebook Live

    Voters will have an opportunity to get to know Whiteside County candidates better on Facebook Live, thanks to the Rock Falls Chamber.
    March 23, 2017 - 8:50 am
  • Baby, baby, baby: Sisters give birth to three children within 21 hours in Sterling

    STERLING – All the feels. That’s how it’s been for Brenda Elder and her two daughters, who had three kids between the two of them in a 21-hour span at ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • Electric rate hike ahead for some Whiteside County customers

    MORRISON – Residents in unincorporated Whiteside County who get their electricity through Dynegy Energy will see a small rate hike, from 6.225 cents t ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • Former Sterling resident seeks help for transplant

    STERLING – A Sterling native is asking for financial help to offset expenses related to his upcoming pancreas transplant.
    March 23, 2017 - 8:16 am
  • Traffic down to one lane on state Route 26 starting Monday

    DIXON – Traffic on a 4-mile section of state Route 26 between Union and Easy roads north of the Lee and Bureau county line will be reduced to one lane ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:20 pm
  • Two boys 'detained' in Lyndon campground fire

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} LYNDON – Two boys are being "deta ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:37 am
  • Dixon prison nurses getting pink slips

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has told 124 prison nurses – including 13 at Dixon ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • Chinese trade delegation visits region

    A Chinese trade delegation visited the Sauk Valley Tuesday to lay some groundwork in exploring business opportunities in the region.
    March 21, 2017 - 9:53 pm
  • Lee County Jail no longer housing women

    The Lee County Jail no longer is housing women, and jailing them elsewhere could cost the county about $200,000 a year.
    March 22, 2017 - 4:06 pm
  • Time to stock up for trout season

    Preschoolers from the Little Red Schoolhouse watch Tuesday as trout are funneled into the pond at Centennial Park in Rock Falls. Spring trout fishing ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:40 am
  • If you build yourself, success will come

    A Sauk Valley Community College is building a FEMA database for the Lee County Emergency Management Agency.
    March 22, 2017 - 7:59 pm
  • Associate judge stepping down

    MORRISON – A longtime associate judge based in Whiteside County is retiring after 12 years on the bench.
    March 21, 2017 - 9:56 pm
  • Sterling officials make the case for sales tax increase

    The Sterling City Council spelled out just how it wants to use money from sales tax increase that’s on the ballot next month.
    March 21, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Dixon City Council straightens out liquor licenses, raises fees

    The Dixon City Council hiked fees and reshuffled its liquor licenses to put businesses in their correct categories Monday.
    March 20, 2017 - 11:53 pm
  • Sterling man accused of dealing crack

    STERLING – A 38-year-old Sterling man was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with dealing crack cocaine.
    March 21, 2017 - 11:27 am
  • Food for thought: Agencies join to create summer food program in Lee County

    United Way of Lee County has partnered with several community organizations to bring a summer food program to Dixon.
    March 21, 2017 - 9:08 am
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