• Officials welcome 13 German visitors in Dixon

    Dixon mayor Li Arellano's speech is interpreted by Wolf Koch (right) for the 13 German visitors who are in town as part of the Dixon Sister Cities Ass ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • People's Voice: Rock Falls grad pens gift for students everywhere

    Here's a reminder that is bound to make me less popular among the kids: Before we know it, school will be back in session.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Mobile cafe serving up coffee, cold drinks in Sterling

    STERLING – Rock Falls resident Roman Sotelo says he has a sweet addiction. He is hooked on the soda ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA helps fill summer gap

    STERLING – Local elementary and middle school students now have a place where they can get a healthy meal and participate in a structured summer schoo ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Dixon man arrested on dealing charge

    DIXON –A Dixon man was in Lee County Jail on Monday, charged with dealing prescription pills.Eric E ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Shuffleboard newbies take aim in Rock Falls

    Emma Paris (left), 10, of Leawood, Kansas, and Paezliegh Hudgin, 8, of Beloit, Wisconsin, play shuffleboard for the first time Monday afternoon at Cen ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Rain interrupts some tasks in Dixon

    Sow Belly's employee Mendell Muhammad plants a flag Monday on the roof of the Dixon restaurant. A brief downpour drove Muhammad inside before he was a ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Multi-vehicle crash clogs up I-39 in Ogle County

    Traffic was backed up in both directions on Interstate 39 on Monday afternoon following a multi-vehicle accident about a quarter-mile south of Bethel ...
    June 29, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Franklin Grove man critically hurt in morning crash

    ASHTON – Fog is being blamed for a wreck Monday morning that put a Franklin Grove man into a Rockford hospital with critical injuries.
    June 29, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Sterling lifts water conservation request

    STERLING – A new backup system is in place, so the city no longer needs residents hooked into the sanitary sewer system to conserve water, City Manage ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Whiteside County Health Department expansion underway

    ROCK FALLS – And so it begins – “it” being construction at the Whiteside County Health Department.Co ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Foul play not suspected in death of Milledgeville woman, 37

    MILLEDGEVILLE – At this time, no foul play is suspected in the death of a 37-year-old Milledgeville woman found Sunday in a home at 421 Holcomb Ave., ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Bureau Valley building plan inches forward

    MANLIUS – Members of the Bureau Valley School District Board have struggled with a plan to make the best use of the district’s buildings.
    June 29, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • Information sought on Sterling burglary

    Police are looking for information on a residential burglary Tuesday in the 1500 block of Avenue F in Sterling. A woman who was seen leaving the area ...
    June 28, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Making a mess at Tampico Fest

    Sarah Kapp, 22, of Sterling, gets bogged down in a muddy mess Saturday as she grabs the ball during the mud volleyball tournament in Tampico.
    June 28, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Chief: Tell us where our new speed sign should go

    OREGON – Police would like you to share your ideas about where a new speed monitoring sign should be placed. And yes, it’s cool if you send a Facebook ...
    June 29, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Summer makes a splash in Rock Falls

    Bella Frias, 5 (left) of Sterling, gets her face painted Saturday afternoon by Andrea Murray, 33, of Prophetstown during the Rock Falls Summer Splash. ...
    June 28, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Rockin' their boats during the River Chase

    Thomas Allen (left) gets around Donny Allen Saturday as the racers headed into turn one during the Rock Falls River Chase. The Illinois Marine Racing ...
    June 28, 2015 - 10:55 pm
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