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  • Police warn about seasonal scams

    STERLING – It's that time of year again, police agencies say – phone scams are on the rise.Just in t ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • 2 defendants in meningitis outbreak case seek bail

    BOSTON (AP) — Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people asked to be freed from prison until their criminal tria ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

    MOSCOW (AP) — Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Caterpillar sees Cuba relations as an opportunity

    PEORIA (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. sees President Barack Obama's change in U.S. policy toward Cuba as a potential business opportunity.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • George Ryan: Cuba relations will open markets

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who made a historic trip to Cuba 15 years ago, says restoring diplomatic relations with the island na ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Burke won't seek re-election

    DIXON – The Jim Burke era will end after 16 years. Burke, 76, announced Thursday that he will not se ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Dec. 19-21, 2014

    A Canterbury Christmas in Dixon DIXON – Canterbury Singers & Gaudete Brass Quintet will perform A Fe ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Day Trip: Zoo attractions gear up with holiday finery

    Brookfield Zoo's annual Holiday Magic celebration features zoo chats, a cottage for Santa Claus, and welcoming the new year.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • NIU alum shot near Texas TV station

    Educators with Northern Illinois University’s meteorology program were shocked Wednesday after learn ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Central Illinois man convicted in double murder

    DECATUR (AP) – Jurors have found a 30-year-old central Illinois man guilty of first-degree murder in ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    WASHINGTON (AP) – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wed ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Topinka remembered as honest, tough at memorial

    COUNTRYSIDE (AP) – With tales of her unrestrained honesty to wisecracks about her fiery red hair, la ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Light at the end of the tunnel in Dixon

    Electricians put up traffic lights Wednesday afternoon at the corner of First Street and Peoria Avenue in Dixon. The work is among the final elements ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

    NEW YORK (AP) – Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest mul ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Christian traveling family band to play at Fulton church

    FULTON – The Garms Family will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Spring Valley Reformed Church, 10960 Spring Valley Road.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:48 pm
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