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  • Local roundup: Sterling falls despite 16 from Gomez

    Juan-Antonio Gomez led all scorers with 16 points, but the Sterling boys basketball team opened its season with a 52-46 loss to Rock Island on Wednesd ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Lions pull ahead in NFC North

    Matthew Stafford led another crucial drive late in the fourth quarter, and Matt Prater’s kicking again helped Detroit to a tight victory over Minnesot ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Illini can’t handle Mountaineers

    Illinois coach John Groce stood behind the podium and offered a bit of analysis.And an understatemen ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • NBA: Bulls learning plenty about themselves during lengthy trip

    Teammates learn things about one another during long trips that have them gallivanting across the country, including who the go-to guys are on the cou ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Girls basketball: Rock Falls' D gets tough in Shootout title win

    ROCK FALLS — Coming into Wednesday’s Sauk Valley Shootout finale against Sterling, the Rock Falls Rockets had two goals in mind.
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 8:56 pm
  • Duchesses sink Comets from the free-throw line

    ROCK FALLS — Every basketball practice has free throw sessions, and why not — they are undistracted tosses tried while standing mostly still.
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Local Roundup: Williams leads Newman over Milledgeville

    Travis Williams paced a balanced attack with 13 points to lead the Newman boys basketball team to a 64-56 victory against Milledgeville on Tuesday at ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • White using experience to help younger Dukes

    DIXON – Five freshmen have joined the Dixon boys bowling team, helping to double the Dukes’ participation numbers this season.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 6:59 pm
  • From gridiron to court

    Nobody wants the outcome of a high school football game that starts on a Saturday night under the lights being determined in a courtroom on a Wednesda ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 6:57 pm
  • NCAA recommends Notre Dame give up victories from 2012 & ’13

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – In the midst of Brian Kelly’s worst season as head coach at Notre Dame, the school learned Tuesday that his best season could be er ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 6:57 pm
  • Cleveland still seeking first win of 2016

    Misery doesn’t always love company. Shaun Cody, who was a young defensive lineman on the 0-16 Detroit Lions in 2008, does not want to see the winless ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 6:56 pm
  • Cowboys hope to extend winning streak

    FRISCO, Texas – The historic run the Cowboys find themselves on began against the team they face on Thanksgiving. A win against Washington on Sept. 1 ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • ’Hawks have unhealthy reliance on comebacks

    The Blackhawks lead the Western Conference with 28 points through their first 20 games. It's a position most teams in the NHL would envy.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 6:54 pm
  • College football: Still plenty up for grabs for Badgers

    MADISON, Wis. – At some point this week, Wisconsin linebacker Vince Biegel will stand up in front of his teammates and deliver a speech about what it ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 6:54 pm
  • Furyk would eagerly accept Ryder Cup captaincy

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Nothing about Jim Furyk's game would suggest with certainty he has played his last Ryder Cup.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 6:53 pm
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    Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
    No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
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