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  • Dixon warden on paid leave

    DIXON – The Dixon Correctional Center warden is on paid administrative leave during an investigation into something the Illinois Department of Correct ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Navy lieutenant coming home tonight from Afghanistan; all are invited to his surprise party

    POLO — Rick Knutson is in for a couple of big surprises tonight.Not only will the Navy officer retur ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Fate of Crundwell pensions to be discussed in court Monday

    Rita Crundwell doesn't think her pension funds should be part of a court-ordered repayment of the $53,740,394 she stole from Dixon.
    UPDATED: Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Sterling mayor will seek re-election

    STERLING – Mayor Skip Lee has decided to seek a second term in April.Lee told Sauk Valley Media toda ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Bustos: Career center can help bridge 'skills gap' in region

    STERLING – U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos toured the Whiteside Area Career Center this morning and emphasized its role for career preparation.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever b ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • U.S. existing home sales fall in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • Accused White House intruder to appear in court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Following an embarrassing security breach at the White House, one of the most closely protected buildings in the world, the Secret S ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in I ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • Man seen with missing UVa student being sought

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man authorities believe is the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared is being so ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Clorox exits Venezuela citing gov't restrictions

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Clorox is shutting down all operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economic unc ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Woman gives birth on California freeway shoulder

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern Calif ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Pennsylvania governor to speak about hunt for ambush suspect

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have had no confirmed sightings of the survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a police barracks 10 days ago, ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 9:57 am

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