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  • Authorities assist jet ski rider in Sterling

    Members of the Sterling Fire Department leave Oppold Marina in Sterling on Monday afternoon after they responded to assist a jet ski rider who was str ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Police looking for hit-and-run suspect

    STERLING – Police are looking for a driver who they say hit a parked vehicle with a white pickup truck in the County Market parking lot at 210 W. Thir ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Retiring professor at University of St. Francis an Ashton native

    JOLIET – A planned short detour in his youth marked the start to a lifetime of adventure and accompl ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Standoff between Rauner, Democrats hangs over Legislature

    CHICAGO (AP) – A standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Illinoi ...
    May 25, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Dixon Habitat selects Nave family

    DIXON – Kali Nave is still in disbelief.A year ago, she was planning a marriage while recovering bot ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Bicyclist dies after struck by truck in southern Illinois

    ELSAH TOWNSHIP (AP) – Authorities in southern Illinois say a 65-year-old bicyclist died when she was ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Canoeist drowns trying to save cat in Illinois lake

    ANTIOCH (AP) – Police say a man drowned in a northern Illinois lake while trying to save a cat.Lake ...
    May 25, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Police: Decatur man shot dead, 4 injured at club

    DECATUR (AP) – Police say a man was killed in a shooting at a Decatur club that left four others inj ...
    May 25, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious vehicle destroyed

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a “suspicious” vehicle le ...
    May 25, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Fallen service members remembered in Dixon

    Maj. Gen. James "Red" Brown of the Rock Island Arsenal was Monday's keynote speaker for the Memorial Day ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
    May 25, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Salute to sacrifice and service in Sterling, Rock Falls

    Staff Sergeant Jeremy Wellman of Sterling listens to Rock Falls mayor Bill Wescott give a keynote address as the American flag flies at half mast Mond ...
    May 25, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Rockets ready to move on in Rock Falls

    Students get ready to send their mortarboards sailing Sunday as the Rock Falls High School class of 2015's graduation ceremony comes to a close.
    May 25, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Warriors take wonderful walk across stage in Sterling

    Sterling High School class of 2015 student council president Mariyah Martinez stands up and applauds Sunday during a recognition of veterans at the sc ...
    May 25, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, May 27Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    May 25, 2015 - 8:07 pm
  • AFC High School March Student of the Month: Laura Lafrentz

    ASHTON — Laura Lafrentz, 17, of Franklin Grove, is Asthon-Franklin Center High School's March Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Jill Marcin ...
    May 23, 2015 - 1:15 am
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