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  • Illinois schools report has host of new features

    CHICAGO (AP) – The yearly report card on Illinois schools released Friday contains a host of new features and benchmarks, including one showing more t ...
    NEW: Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • First lady to campaign in Moline for Quinn, Durbin

    MOLINE (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to be in western Illinois this weekend to campa ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Strengthening growth reflects help from Fed

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Fear catching the disease? Doctors say get a flu shot

    CHICAGO (AP) – Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola – chances are astronomically higher ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Maine in standoff with nurse over safeguards

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Rauner says women will decide close battle

    CHICAGO (AP) – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says women will decide the close race ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Quinn campaign to focus on ‘sporadic’ voters

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Key campaign strategists for Gov. Pat Quinn say they’re focusing on turnout by “s ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Saturday, Nov. 1Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chic ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Social issues take backseat in governor's race

    CHICAGO (AP) – Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have remained ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Quinn visits to announce $1M grant for Whiteside health department

    ROCK FALLS – A chorus of applause erupted inside the Whiteside County Health Department’s Rock Falls clinic Thursday evening as Gov. Pat Quinn, standi ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Sterling mayor backs Jacobs in 36th District

    STERLING – Sterling Mayor Skip Lee on Thursday morning announced his endorsement of 36th District state Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-Moline, in his re-election ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Sterling Theater gets liquor license back

    STERLING – The Sterling Theater has a liquor license again for the first time since Skip Huston and Theater Management Group left town in June.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 7:21 pm
  • 71st District candidates urge more education funds

    STERLING – Former Rock Island County Assistant State's Attorney Jim Wozniak and state Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale each share at least one priority: ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Basketball contest Saturday in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Coloma Township Park District’s 36th annual Hot Shot basketball competition begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the gym at Merrill Elementary ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Rockford man charged in three-vehicle crash

    BYRON – A Rockford man faces multiple charges after a three-vehicle crash left three people with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday on state Rout ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:46 pm

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