23°FFairFull Forecast


  • Sportshorts for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

    Outfielder Matt Kemp could be headed back to the logjam in Los Angeles after his physical with the Padres revealed arthritis in both hips.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Sportshorts for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

    The Don Ebersole 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held at Westwood Sports Complex in Sterling on Dec. 27 starting at 9 a.m. Cost is $40 for a team ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • NBA: Butler must be mentally wary of upcoming restricted free agency

    As the Bulls’ 1-1 trip concluded, coach Tom Thibodeau revealed a telling anecdote about Jimmy Butler.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • NFL: Packers offense coming off sluggish loss

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers are in playoff mode, even after a disappointing loss at Buffalo.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Prophets convert Oregon turnovers into points

    POLO – Prophetstown weathered an early storm of energy from Oregon, and cruised to a 62-41 victory in the final match-up of the round-robin Polo Holid ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Rock Falls hires its AD as new football coach

    Rock Falls did not have to look far and wide to find its next varsity football coach.Rich Montgomery ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Bears bench Cutler

    Jimmy Clausen will start at quarterback for the Bears in Sunday's game against the Lions, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. Per Chris Mortensen, Marc Tre ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Men's basketball: Nunn leads Illinois to easy win over Hampton

    CHAMPAIGN – Kendrick Nunn is used to coming off the bench. He wasn't a starter for two seasons at Chicago's Simeon High School and wasn't for most of ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Marcos down Wolves

    Polo was down big, but rallied for a 50-42 victory against Pearl City in a consolation bracket game on Wednesday at the Forreston tournament.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Hahn puts Sox back in game

    On a giant board inside his office, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn ranked his primary offseason targets at each position.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Boys basketball: Dukes handle Cardinals' pressure

    DIXON – The Dixon Dukes may have come into Tuesday's Big Northern West tilt undefeated against a Stillman Valley team looking for its first conference ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Boys basketball: Marcos start fast, but Bulldogs finish strong

    FORRESTON – The Marcos had a picture perfect start in their matchup against Aquin in the Forreston Holiday Tournament Tuesday night. Unfortunately for ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Who’s to blame for this mess?

    The Bears didn’t quit Monday night against the New Orleans Saints.To quit, they would have had to sh ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Local roundup: Blair shoots Rockets past Riverdale

    Chelsi Blair made five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Rock Falls girls basketball team in a 71-36 home win over Riverdale.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • MLB: White Sox spending spree done with eye toward sustained success

    The question on everyone’s minds while watching the White Sox spend so freely this offseason is this: Why is chairman Jerry Reinsdorf suddenly busting ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 am

    National video

    Reader Poll

    Should the U.S. government retaliate for the computer hack attack by North Korea against Sony?