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Don T. Bricker, Publisher

3200 E. Lincolnway
Sterling, IL 61081
Phone: 815-625-3600
Fax: 815-625-9390

113 S. Peoria Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815-284-2224




News tips, story ideas
815-625-3600, ext. 5501

Abbie Clark
Circulation Manager
815-625-3600, ext. 5320

Jennifer Heintzelman
General Manager/
Advertising Director
815-625-3600, ext. 5630

Kathleen Schultz
News Editor
815-625-3600, ext. 5535

Ryan Melborg
Production Manager
815-625-3600, ext. 5760

Lori Walker
Advertising Sales Manager
815-625-3600, ext. 5623

Pam Eggemeier
Opinion Page Editor
815-625-3600, ext. 5570

Kevin Elder
Vice President of Operations

Carolyn Smoot
815-625-3600, ext. 5654

Alex T. Paschal
Chief Photographer
815-625-3600, ext. 5540

Mary Near
Community Editor
815-625-3600, ext. 5530

Ty Reynolds
Sports Editor
815-625-3600, ext. 5554

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815-625-3600, ext. 5501

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815-625-3600, ext. 5316

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