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  • Election Central 2014

    Welcome to your source for up-to-the-minute election results, candidate profiles, editorial questionnaires, video interviews and more. For m ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • New car shop gets cookin'

    STERLING – Josh Cook has a big passion for engines.“I would take an engine over a woman any day,” Cook said. “They are just as beautiful.“Wh ...
    NEW: Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Get chased by zombies Saturday

    DIXON – A "Zombie-A-Thon" fundraiser for the injured and homeless veteran program at Rosecrance Health Network in Rockford will be held Satu ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 9

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click here to see video ...

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    Oct. 23, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • KSB Cardiology Department Provides Cutting Edge Technology

    Monther El Bzour, MD is one of three doctors who staff the Cardiology Department of KSB Hospital. Dr. El Bzour, an interventional cardiologi ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Day Trip: World without electricity revealed

    ELIZABETH – For those who’ve ever wondered how it would be not to have a light switch, Apple River by candlelight is the answer. Volunteers ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:20 pm
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  • Philip E. 'Phil' Bollman

    ROCK FALLS – Philip Eugene “Phil” Bollman, 88, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Joseph A. 'Joe D' Dravis

    STERLING – Joseph A. “Joe D” Dravis, 61, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at his home.Jos ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Sharon B. Nichols

    SHEFFIELD – Sharon B. Nichols, 69, of rural Sheffield, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at her home.Shar ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Corey S. Bertine

    OGDEN, UTAH – Corey S. Bertine, 28, of Ogden, Utah, formerly of Rock Falls, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, from injuries suffered in an auto accident nea ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Edwin M. Goble

    PROPHETSTOWN – Edwin Marshall Goble, 87, of Prophetstown, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at his home.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Susan A. Seidel

    ROCKFORD – Susan Ann Seidel, 86, of Rockford, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 1 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at River Bluff Nursing Home in R ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Glenn E. Hammer

    STERLING – Glenn E. Hammer, 91, of Sterling, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at home.He was bor ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Artemus W. Pulford

    ROCKFORD – Artemus W. Pulford, 79, of Rockford, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his home.He was bor ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Kathryn S. Lee

    LIHUE, Hawaii – Kathryn Sara Lee, 92, of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, formerly of Dixon, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at her home. She retired as a secretar ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Keith R. 'Robbie' Robison

    GRAND DETOUR – Keith R. "Robbie" Robison, 82, of Grand Detour, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at his home. 
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 9

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 8 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Dixon Dukes roar back to beat Rockets

    After falling behind on Senior Night at A.C. Bowers Field, the Dukes blew past the Rockets for a 48-8 victory, cementing Dixon’s first playoff berth s ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • David's story: A meeting on the field

    David Goken’s life seems pretty ordinary. The Dixon High School senior attends school, goes to football practice, jokes around with his friends, then ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 8

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click h ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 7 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Highlights: Sauk Valley Symposium

    Ideas for fixing Illinois were flowing Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Sauk Valley Community College, in the hope of starting and continuing conversation. ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 7

    Sauk Valley Media Sports Editor Dan Woessner previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 6 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Football: Clippers beat Panthers

    Amboy beat Erie-Prophetstown 18-14 Click to see video ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Blog: Engineering marvel

    Sterling High School's annual cardboard boat race makes me wish I'd had tried harder in school. I en ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • 2014 Fear Book

    The gang at Haunted Haven have always been fun to work with. I'm sure this comes as no big surprise.  Clowns and blood and other scary things, it's h ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Blog: Classic example of a great photo opp

    The 13th annual Riverfront Classic car show in Dixon, which took place Sunday, is a special event. Not many times do you get park car in the middle of ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • BLOG: Look forward to Mayhem in the Meadows

    I've worked on several stories with the Midwest Derby Divas Roller Derby team and always reserve a great level of respect for the team. Especially the ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • The List: 25 bands proving that rock is not dead

    There was a time, very long ago, when Kiss was my favorite rock band. It was in the late 1970s, and ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • New car shop gets cookin'

    STERLING – Josh Cook has a big passion for engines.“I would take an engine over a woman any day,” Co ...
    NEW: Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Business Notebook: New consignment shop opening in Dixon

    DIXON – Atrium Antiques, a new consignment shop, opens Oct. 31 at 404 N. Galena, Suite 240. “People ...
    NEW: Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Volunteers, businesses, schools boost United Way

    DIXON – Members of United Way of Lee County met Oct. 8.Amboy and Dixon Public schools raised more th ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Staff recognized for dedication

    SPRINGFIELD – Kim Shuman of Transitions Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Falls and Linda Burda of Exceptional Care & Training Center in Sterl ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • YMCA beneficiary of grant

    The YWCA of the Sauk Valley, a United Way agency serving Whiteside and Lee counties, received a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation as part of ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Solar electricity program planned

    OREGON – The Illinois Renewable Energy Association will offer a Hands-on Photovoltaic class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at 1230 E. Honey Creek Road.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hospital to merge with OSF system

    MENDOTA – OSF Healthcare System and Mendota Community Hospital have signed an affiliation agreement that will result in MCH joining OSF, pending appro ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Several promoted at bank

    First Federal Savings Bank recently announced several changes.Effective Oct. 1, Laurence E. Bartman ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • New spa and salon coming to Sterling

    STERLING –People are always asking Yvonne Walker when her new day spa and salon is going to open.“Pe ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Adios, Fiesta Cancun in Sterling

    STERLING – Fiesta Cancun in Sterling is no more. The mail is piling up behind the restaurant’s locked door, and the phone number is “temporarily disco ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Spooky stories planned Saturday at Starved Rock

    OGLESBY – Bill Myers will share free Halloween stories for all ages at 7 p.m. Saturday at the visitors center in Starved Rock State Park, 2668 E. 875t ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Religious seminar on conscience set Sunday in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Call to Action Ministries Rockford will sponsor a program on acting according to an informed conscience, as taught in the catechism of th ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Get chased by zombies Saturday

    DIXON – A "Zombie-A-Thon" fundraiser for the injured and homeless veteran program at Rosecrance Health Network in Rockford will be held Saturday at Pa ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Day Trip: World without electricity revealed

    ELIZABETH – For those who’ve ever wondered how it would be not to have a light switch, Apple River by candlelight is the answer.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Sen. Jacobs meet-and-greets today

    SAVANNA – State Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-Moline, will meet with with 36th District constituents this morning in Savanna, then this afternoon in Fulton.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Free rides for voters available in Dixon

    DIXON – Sunshine Cab is giving Dixon voters a free ride.The company is providing free rides to the L ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Santa run to benefit YMCA scholarships

    STERLING – Runners are wanted for the first Santas on the Run on Nov. 21, a fundraiser for the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA scholarship fund.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Fundraiser Saturday for Sublette vet

    SUBLETTE – A benefit to help a Vietnam veteran in his fight against three kinds of cancer will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Arnie's Happy Spot ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, Oct. 23Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Fundraiser set for family of girl

    AMBOY – A benefit Saturday will help the family of a 7-year-old Amboy girl who died Aug. 5 after an ATV accident pay her funeral expenses.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
 

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