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Body-cam footage shows police helping 12-year-old girl out of Sterling fire

STERLING – A child hospitalized after a deadly apartment fire Monday was released from OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

Chicago truck collision causes huge Comcast outage in the Sauk Valley, across the Midwest

Thousands of northern Illinois Comcast customers, including those in Sterling, Dixon and Rock Falls, and even some in nearby states, were without phone and internet service for most of the afternoon and on into the evening Wednesday after a truck collided with the company's equipment in Chicago.

BEYOND TRIM: Don’t worry. Be happier

In my previous column, I wrote about the importance of diet, exercise, and sleep to keep your immune system in good working order, but did you know that your mental state can also affect your body's ability to fight off disease? Researchers have found links between a person's mental state and many health conditions and it turns out that your brain is wired to your immune system fairly directly.

Numbers grow, but demonstrations in Dixon remain orderly and nonviolent

Led by Dixon police officers on bicycles, about 110 mostly young protesters marched peacefully Tuesday from John Dixon Park to the Dixon arch and back to make known their frustrations about the treatment of black Americans by the police. Nationwide violence and worldwide protests have erupted after a handcuffed George Floyd was asphyxiated by a Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day.

Six new coronavirus cases in area on Wednesday

Whiteside County reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as well as three recoveries. Lee County had a pair of new cases, people in their 40s and 60s. Ogle County had three new cases and six new recoveries. Carroll County had no new cases to report Wednesday.

Mom critical, daughter good after Sterling fire that killed another daughter, a niece, and a neighbor

STERLING – The victims of the early morning apartment fire were a mother, her two young daughters and a niece, two of whom died, and a neighbor, who also was killed.

Vigil for George Floyd Thursday in Sterling

STERLING – The Diversity Committee of the Sauk Valley will be hosting a candlelight vigil in memory of George Floyd and all those affected by injustice at 7 p.m. Thursday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1313 Woodburn Ave.

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