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  • VFW, Legion join forces in food fundraiser in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5418 Ladies Auxiliary members and the Junior American Legion Unit 902 will sell food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Ogle recycling day is Friday

    OREGON – The monthly residential recycling day of the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 909 W. Pin ...
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Drop off unused, unwanted prescriptions Saturday

    STERLING – The national Prescription Drug Take-Back day, when the public can drop off unwanted and/or unused prescription drugs, will run from 10 a.m. ...
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Oregon fire district mulling ambulance options

    OREGON – The half dozen people who attended the Oregon Fire Protection District Board meeting last week asked many questions about ambulance service, ...
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Facility for disabled to break ground Sept. 30

    STERLING – The public is invited to a groundbreaking at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 1521 Woodburn Ave. for a home for the developmentally disabled.
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • Campaign Notebook: Whiteside candidates to help raise funds for Hometown Holidays

    ROCK FALLS – Candidates on the Whiteside County ballot in the Nov. 4 general election will be at Culver's in Rock Falls on Oct. 21 to help raise funds ...
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Treasurer hopefuls look to boost office's image

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The two candidates who want to be Illinois' next treasurer have different ideas f ...
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • Police: UPS gunman had been fired before shooting

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The man who killed two people and himself inside a UPS warehouse in Alabama ...
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Dixon mayor will be out for several days

    DIXON – Mayor Jim Burke will be out for several days.City officials declined to comment further, cit ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Chicago mayor wants Illinois to loosen drug laws

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misd ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Auto insurer to market Blue Cross health coverage

    CHICAGO (AP) – Consumers shopping for health insurance in five states will be able to buy one well-known brand from a leading provider of car insuranc ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • US officials: Terrorist group was nearing attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's decision to order airstrikes against an al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group was based on int ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Police: 10 cows shot, killed after truck overturns

    MOUNT VERNON (AP) – Ten cows that escaped from a cattle truck after it overturned before dawn Tuesda ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Experts predict vibrant fall colors in Illinois

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) – Fall tree colors are expected to be vibrant in Illinois this year due to spring a ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • USDA: Illinois corn harvest continues to lag

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois' corn harvest continues to lag at a pace roughly one-quarter of the average over the previous 5 years, according to the U. ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:10 am

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