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  • Museum tours, concert highlight National FFA Convention trip

    MANLIUS – Bureau Valley High School FFA members and Willard Mott, FFA adviser, traveled to the FFA Convention and Expo Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 in Louisville ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Cattle topic of upcoming meeting

    DIXON – The University of Illinois will have a Beef Cattle Meeting and Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 13 in Room 1K4 at Sauk Valley Community College, 1 ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • What lawmakers say about local nursing homes

    What state lawmakers representing the Sauk Valley in Springfield said to SVM reporter Matt Mencarini about the state of nursing homes in the area and ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 9 city officers get police powers throughout county

    DIXON – For the first time since the 1970s, nine Dixon police officers have been formally deputized by the Lee County sheriff, granting them full poli ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Three-way race so far for Oregon mayor

    OREGON – As of Friday afternoon, three candidates had thrown their hats into the ring to run for Oregon mayor, and five others had filed for city comm ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • It's a race! Dixon commissioner Kuhn second to file for mayor

    DIXON – City Commissioner Jeff Kuhn doesn't want to be re-elected to his current position. He wants to be mayor.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:53 pm
  • Judge considers Crundwell restitution

    ROCKFORD – In the next 30 days, a federal judge could issue two judgments related to former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell and the government’s rest ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • Center helps disabled find jobs

    SPRINGFIELD – Barely a generation ago, it was common for people with intellectual disabilities to sp ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • From Chicago with love

    STERLING – Can’t make it to Chicago this weekend? Then be sure to check out O’Dawgs downtown near the theater, a new dive that boasts Windy City fare ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • ‘She had been on assignment for God’

    DIXON – Carolyn Aurand was an angel.The Dixon woman, along with her husband, brought the Bible to li ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:31 pm
  • China pledges to speed entry of U.S. pharmaceuticals

    CHICAGO (AP) – China is promising to streamline a regulatory process that has held up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United S ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Shopping on the wild, wild Web

    NEW YORK (AP) – Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Digital dilemma: How will U.S. respond to Sony hack?

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Pres ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:24 pm
  • Next steps: Normalizing could take awhile

    WASHINGTON – How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?That’s about ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Sex abuse charge for instructor

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) – Illinois State Police says they’ve arrested an instructor at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired for alleged aggravated ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:58 pm
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