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  • Chip Messiner to perform at Fifth Friday

    FRANKLIN GROVE – Chip Messiner, a disc jockey for Rockford radio station Q 98.5 FM, will trade his soundboard for an acoustic guitar and perform at 7 ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Lawmaker altering school funding formula overhaul

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Democrat sponsoring a contentious plan to overhaul the state’s nearly 20-year ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Local singer Fischbach heading to Hollywood

    MORRISON – Many of you might be sad, wondering why you didn't see local musician Alex Fischbach's audition on Wednesday night's "American Idol."
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Pass (on) the salt?

    Snowy weather and icy conditions make for unsafe driving conditions. The answer? Road salt, obviously. That’s been the only real answer for the better ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Judge orders Crundwell retirement funds be sent to government

    DIXON – On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered about $90,000 in retirement fund reimbursements owed to former Comptroller Rita Crundwell be turned over ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 6:45 pm
  • Dixon attorney disciplined over alcohol abuse

    DIXON – The law license of Dixon attorney Kelly Patrick Ward was suspended for 2 years, and that suspension was immediately put on hold and will not b ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Picturesque moment frozen in time at Sinnissippi

    Tiffani Fisher and Kamryn Dickinson have an engagement photo taken by friend Elizabeth Megill on Wednesday afternoon in Sinnissippi Park. The group to ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • Byron nuclear plant assessment cut $27 million

    OREGON – Various local taxing bodies will receive less property tax income as a result of a $27 million reduction in the assessment of the Byron Gener ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:04 pm
  • Ostomy group to meet in Sterling

    STERLING – The Sterling Area Ostomy Association will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Classroom 1 at CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • US Steel says its closing Illinois plant, laying off 176

    GRANITE CITY (AP) — U.S. Steel says it is closing its plant in southern Illinois and laying off 176 workers.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Cook County judge OKs first use of cameras at criminal trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has approved the first use of cameras inside a county criminal co ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Illinois hiring freeze began month before Rauner took office

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's state-government hiring freeze apparently began the month before he took office, under his predecess ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Lawyers contesting Illinois pension law seek extension

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Lawyers contesting the Illinois law that overhauls a state pension program that is $111 billion in debt are asking the state Suprem ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • State senator revamping school funding overhaul

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Democrat sponsoring a contentious plan to overhaul the state's nearly 20-year-old school funding formula said he's altering the ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Peoples Gas wins $75 million rate increase on 3-1 vote

    CHICAGO (AP) — Peoples Gas customers will pay more beginning next month under a rate increase approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission under newly ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:46 pm
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