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  • Dixon High School project cost goes up

    The Dixon school board will go over the wording of referendums that could go on the November ballot and, if passed, would help pay for a new high scho ...
    July 20, 2016 - 9:39 am
  • Sterling tightens solicitation rules

    STERLING – While cities can't lawfully prohibit all solicitors, officials in Sterling are trying to ...
    July 20, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • Senior Showcase returns to the mall Aug. 2

    The Senior Showcase, featuring displays from more than 50 local businesses and agencies that cater to seniors, is returning Aug. 2 to Northland Mall.
    July 19, 2016 - 7:37 pm
  • Pack of rowdy teens causing consternation in Polo

    POLO – Some City Council members are asking the police chief to do something about a pack of teenage ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Oregon school board has an opening

    OREGON – Longtime Oregon school board member Bruce Obendorf of Mount Morris has resigned for profess ...
    July 19, 2016 - 7:34 pm
  • Artist’s vision for Mount Morris coming into focus

    A new art gallery is open in Mount Morris, the first step in what the village hopes will be an art-fueled downtown revitalization.
    July 19, 2016 - 7:35 pm
  • GoFundMe page set up for longtime Dixon photographer

    DIXON – Community members are raising funds for a Dixon photographer who has captured memories in the city for the past 3 decades.
    July 19, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • Lee County Board holds off on UTV trail proposal

    The Lee County Board postponed voting on the proposed UTV trail in the area and welcomed the new county administrator.
    July 20, 2016 - 9:14 am
  • Dixon prison still on lockdown; no visitors allowed

    DIXON – As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dixon prison remained on full lockdown, which means, among other things, no visitors.
    July 20, 2016 - 4:59 pm
  • City postpones boat dock project, addresses water main break

    The Dixon City Council's plan for the installation of a boat dock along the Rock River could be delayed until spring.
    July 19, 2016 - 8:53 am
  • Lawrence Lofts redevelopment pact in place in Sterling

    The city has put a redevelopment agreement in place for the Lawrence Lofts project, paving the way for construction to begin.
    July 19, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Aw, shucks! Getting ready for the corn boil

    Jayden Cheung, 3, all the way from Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, helps shuck corn at Poci's Market and Greenhouse on Mond ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Third time's the charm: Lee County hires its first administrator

    Theresa Wittenauer, executive director of Blackhawk Hills Regional Council, will be Lee County's first administrator beginning Aug. 8.
    July 19, 2016 - 9:09 am
  • Agency losing its compassionate compass

    Russ Siefken, United Way of Whiteside County's executive director for 24 years, is retiring March 1.
    July 19, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • SHS squad spreads good cheer – and mulch

    From left: Sterling High School sophomore Lauren Gearing, junior Sonrisa Coronado, and sophomore Lauren Fassler help spread mulch at the Thomas Park p ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Keeping cool in the pool

    Max Macklin, 5, of Sterling cools off in the Polo Pool on Monday, with a little help from his shark life jacket. The pool was hopping, and kids were h ...
    July 18, 2016 - 8:39 pm
  • Closure starts Sunday on Garden Plain Road

    MORRISON – Garden Plain Road, about a half-mile west of town, will be closed to through traffic Sunday through July 29 while Union Pacific Railroad do ...
    July 19, 2016 - 8:58 am
  • Burns Road section reopens in Whiteside County

    MORRISON – A section of Burns Road, about 5 miles northeast of Erie between Albany and Wilmot roads, is open now that culvert repairs have been finish ...
    July 19, 2016 - 8:56 am
  • History takes wing, lands in Rock Falls

    The public, and especially World War II vets, are invited to see aviation history come alive at the Whiteside County Airport this week and next.
    July 19, 2016 - 9:13 am
  • Dancing the night away downtown

    Ester Silvius laughs Saturday as she dances with her husband, Wayne, both from Ashton, during the Rock River Jazz Band's concert at the Grandon Civic ...
    July 17, 2016 - 10:50 pm
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