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  • New controls added to finance department in Dixon

    DIXON – It's been 2 years since former Comptroller Rita Crundwell was arrested at City Hall. In those 2 years there have been a lot of chang ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • REACT helicopter in Dixon

    A REACT helicopter from Rockford Health System was in town for training with the Dixon Fire Department's paramedics on Tuesday, April 15, 20 ...

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    April 15, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • Brunching it up for Easter

    First comes church, for those who go to church. Then comes brunch.Easter brunch has become almost as much a part of the Easter celebration a ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Out Here: The Great Doughnut Debate

    We cover a lot of public boards and commissions in the area. They all have traditions. Some are charming. In Mount Carroll, at the start of ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • City looks into official’s residency in Sterling

    Sterling Mayor Skip Lee said that if he were in Alderman Barry Cox's situation, he would leave the City Council. Cox, a 23-year council vete ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Quinn tour highlights tax questions

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn’s tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:36 pm
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  • SportShorts for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    GOLFBilyeu earns CCAC honorFulton native and Olivet Nazarene junior Lydia Bilyeu was named the Chica ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Steamers take first title at own meet in 17 years

    FULTON – Fulton thrower Austin Regenwether had a few extra eyes watching him Tuesday during the 68th annual Fulton Relays. For the first time this se ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Fillies’ Rice throws no-no against Boilermakers

    MORRISON – The only drama at the end of Tuesday's softball game between Kewanee and Morrison was whether Fillies' freshman Lauren Rice would toss a pe ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Game to benefit Wounded Warriors

    When Morrison visits Fulton for a baseball doubleheader on Monday, a bigger purpose will be served than trying to inch up the Three Rivers North stand ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Girls roundup: Duchesses get first NIB-12 win

    The Dixon Duchesses scored early and often Tuesday, taking a four-goal lead less than 20 minutes into their NIB-12 West game against Streator and roll ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Dukes beaten by Maple Leafs

    The Dixon boys baseball team mustered just four hits in an 8-1 loss to Geneseo on Tuesday in a NIB-12 West loss on the road.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Kaleel leads way in circle, at plate for Skyhawks

    Look no further for the key to the Sauk Valley Community College softball team than the player they call "Ki."
    April 15, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    CORRECTIONIn a story in the weekend edition, Rock Falls senior Baylie Janssen’s father was misidenti ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Hot bats lead to Comet sweep

    STERLING – Hot hitting propelled the Newman Comets to a Saturday doubleheader sweep of the Dixon Duchesses in Stelring The Comets won the first game 1 ...
    April 13, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Dukes get it done in the end

    OREGON – What the Gebhardt-Worley Invitational lacked in outstanding performances, it made up for in a heated competition between Dixon and Erie-Proph ...
    April 13, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Jerry A. Fry

    HIGDEN, Ark. – Jerry Allen Fry, 73, of Higden, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014.He was born Dec. 22, 19 ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Elsie A. Merrill

    WALNUT – Elsie A. Merrill, 94, of Walnut Manor Nursing Home, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at the nursing home.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Susan K. Anderson

    DIXON – Susan Kay Anderson, 56, of Dixon, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home. Susan was born F ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Ralph Perino

    ROCK FALLS – Ralph Perino, 93, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home.
    April 14, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • Gregory J. McIntyre

    DIXON – Gregory J. McIntyre, 66, of Dixon, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at his home.Graveside servi ...
    April 14, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • William ‘Bill’ Florschuetz

    SUBLETTE – William “Bill” Florschuetz, 96, of Sublette, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Mendota Lutheran Home.
    April 14, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • W. Jane Ommen

    STERLING – W. Jane Ommen, 85, of Sterling, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling.
    April 14, 2014 - 7:20 pm
  • Susan K. Anderson

    DIXON – Susan Kay Anderson, 56, of Dixon, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home.Preston-Schilling ...
    April 14, 2014 - 7:20 pm
  • Anthony F. ‘Tony’ Papoccia

    STERLING – Anthony Frank “Tony” Papoccia, 59, of Sterling, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Huntsville, Ark., while on a golfing vacation with friends. ...
    April 14, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • Annalisa L. Green

    LANARK – Annalisa Lillian Green, 93, of Lake Carroll, formerly of Chicago, died Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    April 14, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • Reduced prices offered at shelter

    ROCK FALLS – Whiteside County pet owners with limited income can have their pets spayed or neutered at a reduced cost under a new program provided by ...
    April 10, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • RNA comes through for charities

    STERLING – Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 30 donated to several individuals and organizations during February and March.
    April 10, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Company acquires German firm

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner finalized its acquisition of Gustav Wahler GmbH & Co. KG on March 1.
    April 10, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • NICIL to sponsor business class

    STERLING – “Starting A Business,” an introductory course to small business ownership, will be April 23 at Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent ...
    April 10, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Business Notebook: Brothers Flooring opening second store

    DIXON – The brothers Grell are inviting a whole new set of customers to walk all over them. Keith an ...
    April 11, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • Engineering firm expands staff

    ROCKFORD – Fehr Graham of Rockford announced its acquisition of the civil engineering and land surveying firm Arnold Lundgren Associates of Rockford.
    April 10, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Fenwick cycles back

    DIXON – A local cycling enthusiast who closed his downtown sporting goods store 2 years ago has kept on his path, reopening a bicycle shop near KSB Ho ...
    April 11, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • Family Dollar to close stores as shoppers pinched

    Dollar stores are feeling the pinch from mounting financial pressures on low-income shoppers. Family Dollar said Thursday that it will cut jobs and cl ...
    April 11, 2014 - 6:48 pm
  • McDonald’s ready to rebuild?

    ROCK FALLS – Plans in the works for more than 2 years to tear down and rebuild McDonald's at 1003 First Ave. seem to be coming to a head.
    April 11, 2014 - 7:04 pm
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    April 3, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, April 17Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • High water forces slough closure

    FULTON – The Cattail Slough recreation area south of Fulton is closed because of high water levels.U ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, April 16Women, infants and children clinic and family planning services, all by appointme ...
    April 14, 2014 - 7:17 pm
  • Egg hunt hops into Dixon park

    DIXON – Walmart and the Dixon Park District will present an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wooden Wonderland and the soccer fields at Meadows P ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Egg hunt Friday in Tampico

    TAMPICO – An annual Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Friday in Booth Park.Royal Neighbors of Am ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Fire test Thursday at Do It Best

    DIXON – Do It Best Corp., 816 W. Progress Drive, will begin a fire pump test at 8 a.m. Thursday.The ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Annual citywide garage sales registration open

    DIXON – Sellers can register until Friday for the annual Dixon citywide garage sales, set for April 25 and 26.
    April 14, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Safety program Thursday at meeting

    OGLESBY – Behavioral-based safety will be discussed Thursday at the April meeting of North Central Illinois Logistics Council at Illinois Valley Commu ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Photo contest deadline extended to Friday

    CLINTON, Iowa – The deadline for the #SpiritofClinton amateur photography contest has been extended to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
    April 14, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Egg hunt set for Saturday in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – The Mount Morris community Easter egg hunt will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Dillehay Park, at the south end of Ogle Avenue and along S ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Brunching it up for Easter

    First comes church, for those who go to church. Then comes brunch.Easter brunch has become almost as ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Nuts and seeds are good nutrition

    Many weight-conscious people know that nuts and seeds are high in calories and might shy away from them for that reason. While you need to watch your ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Stalk some asparagus this spring

    A sure sign of spring is asparagus poking out of the ground. This vegetable is crazy good for you and has amazing flavor.
    April 8, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Fresh from the plant

    Nuts. And water. That’s really all there is to nut milk.Maybe you’ve noticed all the dairy-free milk ...
    April 9, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Salute spring with strawberry shortcake

    Skip the salutation. Follow the lead of strawberries, which offer no preamble, no “Dear Eater.” One fine day they simply appear – entirely welcome, ne ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Need cheering up? Have a tapas party

    I’d had enough of the snow and freezing temperatures. And I was bored. So, it was time to throw a party – a tapas party.
    April 1, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Masters Tournament known for its green jackets -- and simple sandwiches

    The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., is one cheesy place. The first time my husband, Roy, and I w ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Reporter puts kitchen to test

    I’m not a germaphobe. But for a few hours, I tried to become one.A City of Milwaukee health inspecto ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Adding nutrition to frozen pizza

    We all try our best to plan meals in advance, have all our ingredients on hand, and pre-prep for meals when possible. There are times, however, when l ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Fresh asparagus signals start of spring

    Spring, for me, isn’t sprung on the say-so of meteorologists or a calendar date but on the sudden, d ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:55 pm

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