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  • Family rallies around 'Dad's place'

    ROCK FALLS – When Chaley Lamb was born a quarter-century ago, she went straight from the hospital to the bar.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • AFC moves board night to Tuesday

    ASHTON – The Ashton-Franklin Center school board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library at the district high school, 611 Western Ave.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Drawing, auctions, competition for Granny Rose fundraiser

    DIXON – Tickets are on sale for a 50/50 raffle March 7 to benefit Granny Rose Animal Shelter.Tickets ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Auction to help with funeral costs, hospice

    DIXON – Auction donations are sought for a Jan. 31 benefit for a Dixon man who died in early January.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:05 pm
  • A meaningful day: Year-old Kreider program brings wrestling to town

    DIXON – Kreider Services client Bobby Trader wears a Funky Monkey Wrestling T-shirt, and gets giddy and glows with excitement when he hears about an u ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Internal audit in Ogle County seeks missing money

    OREGON – The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an internal audit into the nearly $11,000 a forensic auditor could not account for in the ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Still an underdog, Santorum weighing another White House bid

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum admits that most people probably don't remember how he rallied to kick off the 2012 presidential election with a ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for ba ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • $2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump

    NEW YORK (AP) — At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:54 pm
  • Quinn leaves office without penning final statement

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Former Gov. Pat Quinn worked right up until his successor was sworn into office last week.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Illinois jobless rate falls to 6.2 percent, lowest since '08

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' unemployment rate fell in December to 6.2 percent. That's the lowest it has been in almost seven years and represents the nin ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • Top official: Russians will 'eat less' for Putin

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West agains ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's isn't lovin' it, and it's going to do something about it. The world's l ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Prayers offered for Japanese hostages held by Islamic militants

    TOKYO (AP) — Prayers were offered Friday at Tokyo's largest mosque for two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants who had de ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Northeast preps as first significant winter storm approaches

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fast-moving coastal storm is forecast to blast several major cities in the Northeast with a mix of snow, sleet and rain on Sa ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:41 am
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