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  • Change in system drops ratings for 7 local nursing homes

    Seven Sauk Valley area nursing homes were downgraded this month when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services changed the methodology for its five ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • More state surveyors of nursing homes could be on the way

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's first budget proposal called for the addition of 50 nursing home surveyors. As o ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Rock Falls Area Chamber honors community servants

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Area Chamber of Commerce gave an emotional tribute to a longtime ambassador recently lost to cancer, while honoring anothe ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Bi-County starts a new tradition

    STERLING – Kayley Crow never has been to prom. That changes this year. "I get to wear a dress for on ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • Saying farewell to the Rock Falls chief

    ROCK FALLS – Ever since he was a boy growing up in Prophetstown, Rock Falls Police Chief Mike Kuelper knew he would grow up to wear a badge.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Thomson funding on track, BOP chief says

    As promised, the Bureau of Prisons will provide $58.7 million to activate Thomson prison this fiscal year, which will help keep the federal lockup's o ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Eagles keep eyes on river in Sterling

    A young bald eagle looks over the Rock River on Thursday afternoon at Lawrence Park in Sterling. ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:44 pm
  • Locals improving after head-on crash

    MADISON, Wis. – A Madison hospital has upgraded the conditions of a mother and daughter who were injured in a head-on crash Monday just south of Monro ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Sheley arrives, arraigned in Missouri

    HILLSBORO, Mo. – Three-time convicted murderer Nicholas Sheley is in Missouri.Lt. Kevin Carle, comma ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Feb. 27-March 1

    Have some laughs at Arnie’sDEER GROVE – Comedian Tom Garland, who has been on HBO and performed in L ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Gowns for school dances available in Dixon

    DIXON – The Second Look prom and homecoming dress sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the basement at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1013 Frankl ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Day Trip: Nature's sweetener attracts visitors to village

    NAPERVILLE – The sap will be on the rise at Naper Settlement in time for Maple Sugar Days. All it ta ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Dixon Park Board talks new hire, security cameras

    DIXON – Without a quorum at its monthly meeting Wednesday, the Dixon Park District Board discussed a few agenda items but couldn't take votes.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Round 2 of Percussion-Palooza set for Sunday

    ROCK FALLS – Percussion-Palooza, a solo and ensemble competition by middle school, high school, and post-secondary school percussionists, will take pl ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Decision made to build new Lincoln Learning Center

    STERLING – The Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society has decided that some things just can’t be preserved.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • School board approves iPads for Challand students

    STERLING – The Sterling School Board voted Wednesday to give Apple iPad Air tablets to all students at Challand Middle School.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Arellano talks about importance of transition in Dixon

    DIXON – Drawing on his experience as a small business owner, Liandro Arellano Jr. laid out a few of his goals for a potential mayoral term.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Rock Falls officials make case for sales tax hike

    ROCK FALLS – Mayor Bill Wescott told residents that without the city’s planned half-cent sales tax increase, putting down new roads would be cost-proh ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:25 am
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