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  • Illinois bill would bar public funds for graduation speakers

    PRINGFIELD (AP) – A proposal in the Illinois House would bar public universities from paying commenc ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:10 am
  • Three topics dominate Joyce forum: Sheley, jails and drug crime

    ROCK FALLS – Residents at the Rock River Open Forum had three things on their mind Thursday night: Nicholas Sheley, jail population, and drugs.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Schielein: 'Education is all about people'

    My name is James Schielein, and I am seeking a second term on the board of education for Dixon Public Schools. I am 50 years old and was born in Chill ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • LeMoine: 'I enjoy serving in this capacity'

    I am running for the Dixon School Board in the upcoming election in April. I have served on this board for approximately the past 18 years and would l ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • To find out about minerals, take a drive north

    University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum opens ups the world of rocks and minerals to visitors.
    March 26, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Man dies after Thursday morning crash in rural Erie

    ERIE – A man died after his vehicle hit a tree in rural Erie on Thursday morning, the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office said.
    March 26, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Phidian Art Show a great place to hang with other artists

    Gloria Nusbaum (left) and Ellen Allen share a laugh while hanging a work Thursday afternoon for the Phidian Art Show. This years judges are a couple f ...
    March 26, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Ashton seeks historical photos, items for history book

    ASHTON – It's a major milestone for this village of about 1,000 people. Ashton is turning 150.A big, ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Corrections for Friday, March 27, 2015

    Dennis Fulrath, a candidate for Rock Falls High School Board, works at Donaldson Co. in Dixon. He is not a senior consultant there, as was reported in ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Sterling School Board candidate wants to help improve finances

    STERLING – Sterling School Board candidate Paul Sandefer said problems in the district are financial, not educational, and he believes he can help the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Rock Falls man arrested after pharmacy robbery

    STERLING – A Rock Falls man was charged with armed robbery after a hold-up this morning at the CVS Pharmacy, 2301 Locust St.
    March 26, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • All invited to Good Friday 'Walk of the Cross' in Twin Cities

    ROCK FALLS – Three local churches invite area residents to participate in a "Walk of the Cross" on April 3, which is Good Friday.
    March 26, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, March 27-29

    Take the kids out huntingIt's Easter egg hunting season in the Sauk Valley. Here are just a few of t ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Mount Morris grocery expansion to begin in May

    MOUNT MORRIS – Sullivan's Foods plans to start construction in May on a new building at its site along 101 state Route 64.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Western Illinois plans program for women students in science

    MACOMB (AP) — Western Illinois University is starting a new program to help support women studying science, technology, engineering and math.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
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