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  • Mens basketball: Illinois has little trouble against Detroit Mercy

    CHAMPAIGN – Malcolm Hill made sure Illinois didn't step off the gas pedal Friday night so that the Illini could took care of business against Detroit ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • 3 sophomores a key to Dukes’ success

    There is a clean slate when it comes to the Dixon boys basketball team, in more ways than one. The program is now under the guidance of first-year he ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • MVP award could be Bryant’s first step to Hall of Fame

    About 10 years ago at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Frank Thomas met Mike Bryant through a mutual friend who also lived in Sin City. Thomas recalled ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Rockets prepare Harris to run point

    ROCK FALLS – Coming off a season where he averaged 8.2 points and 2.4 assists per game, Dylan Leaf will be handed the keys to the Rock Falls offense a ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Jeffery suspension leaves Cutler with new targets

    LAKE FOREST – Jay Cutler has been here before, in more than one respect. The Bears quarterback has gone from a hero one week to zero the following we ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Pecatonica

    Prophetstown was edged out by Pecatonica in a 32-31 loss Thursday at the Oregon Tournament.The Proph ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Matthews, Michael could help the Packers on Sunday night

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Packers coach Mike McCarthy has said no one man can change the fortunes of a team. But in Clay Matthews and Christine Michael, Gree ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, November 18, 2016

    Eastland seniors Makenzie Fink and Ashley Beyers were both first-team all-conference volleyball picks in the NUIC West Division.
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Iowa buried from deep

    Myles Powell scored 26 points off the bench, Desi Rodriguez had 25, and Seton Hall beat Iowa 91-83 on Thursday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa C ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • NFL: Panthers hold off Saints late

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cam Newton threw for 192 yards and a touchdown, and the Carolina Panthers held off New Orleans’ fourth-quarter rally to beat the Sai ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Duchesses dig out of early hole to beat Golden Warriors

    STERLING – Ellie Provo termed the Dixon girls basketball team falling into an 11-2 hole to start its season “a rough start.” But everything after that ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Sterling swimmer & diver have different level of state experience

    STERLING – Freshman Lauren Moeller is heading to state for the first time. Senior Kallie Zuidema has been there before.
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Scherzer, Porcello win Cy Young awards

    NEW YORK – Max Scherzer celebrated aboard a boat off the British Virgin Islands, doused by college pals on a floating party.
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Girls basketball: Rockets hold off Stillman Valley

    Rock Falls pulled out a 56-54 win at Stillman Valley on Wednesday in the Sauk Valley Shootout. The Rockets held Stillman Valley’s Macy Weaver – an Ar ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Cubs’ Edwards finds a way to deal with pressure

    As a fan of the Carolina Panthers, Carl Edwards Jr. is familiar with their rally cry, "Keep Pounding," which will be scrawled across the drum he bangs ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:50 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.
    Not sure
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