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  • EPA to propose stricter smog standard

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollu ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Social service connection group to meet Wednesday in Dixon

    DIXON – The Lee County Networking Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Meridian Senior Living, 124 Liberty Court.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 8:12 pm
  • Lee Center fire leaves man without a home

    LEE CENTER – A Lee Center man lost nearly everything he owned when a fire Nov. 19 destroyed a house where he was renting an apartment.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Carroll County still has region's lowest jobless rate

    Unemployment rates dropped in all 12 of the state's metropolitan areas in October, marking the seventh consecutive month of improvement, according to ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Nov. 28-30, 2014

    Holiday festivities in ProphetstownPROPHETSTOWN – Saturday will be a day full of holiday events, cul ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • Sterling convenience store fined for tobacco violation

    STERLING – A convenience store received a $250 fine after admitting to the city's Tobacco Control Commission that an employee sold tobacco to a minor.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • City pursues liquor complaint against LASC

    STERLING – The city’s Liquor Control Commission will schedule a second meeting to look at possible violations by the Latin American Social Club.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Day Trip: Planetarium explores views of Earth's neighbors

    CHICAGO – There’s a new star in town at the Adler Planetarium and that’s the solar system.“Destinati ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Program empowers girls on and off the running track

    STRASBURG – For 3 years, Girls on the Run has been preparing elementary and junior high girls to cross finish lines. At Stewardson-Strasburg schools, ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:33 pm
  • Festival 56 fall season continues with ‘Rounding Third’

    PRINCETON – The Festival 56 fall season continues today with the opening of “Rounding Third.”“Roundi ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Annual Christmas Walk in Amboy offers family fun

    AMBOY – Santa will arrive by fire truck and kick off the annual Chamber Christmas Walk at noon Sunday in downtown Amboy. The festivities will continue ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Great Snowball Drop returns to Dixon

    DIXON – The 26th annual Christmas Walk will make its return from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 in downtown Dixon.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city's worst wave of violenc ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • Obama defends legal authority — to pardon turkeys

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — s ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Police ID officers involved 12-year-old's shooting

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatal ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:46 pm
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