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  • City looks to hire planning consultants in Sterling

    STERLING – The council on Monday moved a step closer to hiring a consulting duo to develop a new 5-year strategic plan for the city.
    NEW: March 30, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • UnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle

    The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising presc ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Central Illinois community college to host Lincoln exhibit

    OGLESBY (AP) – A traveling exhibit about President Abraham Lincoln will make a stop at a central Ill ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • 1 killed, 1 injured in crash on Chicago's Lower West Side

    CHICAGO (AP) – Authorities say a Chicago woman was killed and another was critically injured in a cr ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Obama votes absentee for Emanuel in Chicago mayoral runoff

    CHICAGO (AP) – Officials with the Democratic National Committee say President Barack Obama has voted ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Kane County Cougars get special craft beer for 25th season

    GENEVA (AP) – The Kane County Cougars are partnering with Two Brothers Brewing Company to have a spe ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Peoria museum offers look at engineering

    PEORIA – Staring at a dusty terrain ahead, sloping with muddy hills and peppered with trees, Brendan ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, April 1Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Sheley seeks to dismiss Missouri charges

    Nicholas T. Sheley, now facing his fourth and final murder case, has again filed a motion to dismiss charges against him – something he's done without ...
    UPDATED: March 30, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Bustos won't run for Senate, praises Duckworth

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos says she’s decided not to challenge Republican Mark Kirk for his U.S. Senate seat.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Good to see – and feel – spring again in Dixon

    Nathan Mansell, 3, and his sister, Lillyana, 4, play at Haymarket Square in Dixon. Lots of sun and a warm breeze Monday afternoon made for a perfect d ...
    March 30, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Seder service planned Thursday in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – A Seder Passover service will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris, 102 S. Seminary Ave.
    March 30, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • Easter bunny coming to Happy Tails egg hunt Wednesday

    ROCK FALLS – Happy Tails invites children ages 2 to 10 to the animal shelter at 1408 McNeil Road on Wednesday for its annual Easter egg hunt.
    March 30, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • Dixon expected to OK final strategic plan soon

    DIXON – Since June, the city has been going through a strategic planning process – which could come to an end next week.
    UPDATED: March 30, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Months-long water pipe work to begin next week in Sterling

    STERLING – Illinois American Water will replace 7,500 feet of water main in the city's west side, beginning next week.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:05 pm
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