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  • Harold ‘Bud’ Null Jr.

    STERLING — Harold “Bud” Null Jr., 59, of Sterling, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at his home.Arrangeme ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 7:50 pm
  • Joyce M. Dickinson

    MORRISON — Joyce M. Dickinson, 89, of Morrison, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 7:44 pm
  • Shelby J. Walker

    MOUNT MORRIS – Shelby J. Walker, 72, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in Mount Morris.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 7:50 pm
  • Marie L. Flosi

    STERLING – Marie L. Flosi, 71, of Sterling, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at her home. She was born ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 7:49 pm
  • Diane J. Schmidt

    MOUNT MORRIS – Diane J. Schmidt, 53, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer, in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mount Morris.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 7:49 pm
  • Sylvia A. Schmarje

    STERLING – Sylvia A. Schmarje, 91, of Sterling, died Thursday, December 18, 2014, at her home.She wa ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 7:49 pm
  • William J. ‘Bill’ Norman

    MORRISON – William J. “Bill” Norman, 77, of Morrison, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Morrison Community Hospital. He was employed for 42 years by Ge ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:59 pm
  • Janice L. Adams

    CHADWICK – Janice L. Adams, 73, of Chadwick, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling,
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:59 pm
  • Vivienne I. Gowan

    PROPHETSTOWN – Vivienne I. Gowan, 98, formerly of Rock Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Prophets Riverview Nursing Home. She was employed for m ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:59 pm
  • Margie J. Gilmore

    STERLING – Margie Joan Gilmore, 88, of Sterling, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at her home.She was b ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:59 pm
  • Dixon man to continue on board

    SPRINGFIELD – David Cain, general manager for LRB Distributors Inc. in Dixon, was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Associated Beer Distribu ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Area hospital to get new name

    MENDOTA – Mendota Community Hospital will be renamed OSF Saint Paul Medical Center.The hospital boar ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 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
  • Internet kills the TV star

    One thing I hate about television is all the advertisements. I go out of my way to avoid them. The funny thing is, now that I’m in college, that’s wha ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:13 pm
  • Christmas tree care tips offered

    URBANA – The National Fire Protection Association has reported that from 2007 to 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dixonite becomes fraternal life officer

    DIXON – Czechoslovak Society of America Fraternal Life in New York named Matthew Koski of Dixon as the group’s executive secretary Nov. 14.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Annual fundraiser results announced

    The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. helped local 501c-3 nonprofit organizations raise more than $5.8 million through its semi-annual Community Days event.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Chamber program helps students

    ROCK FALLS – Brent Bolland-Prom joined the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce Intern Team in November.Th ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Time to move on: Nichols Greenhouse closing after 41 years

    DIXON – Just below a small hill in southwest Dixon sits a storefront-style sign at the top of Nichols Greenhouse, where a favorite local flower source ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Rochelle hospice earns recognition

    ROCHELLE – The “We Honor Veterans Program” of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has awarded Unity Hospice of Western Illinois with ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Christmas tree disposals set in Sterling

    STERLING – Christmas trees from Sterling residents will be collected during the first 2 weeks of January.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Games, prizes, food part of event at youth center

    AMBOY – A Teen Turf lock-in and dance for students in junior high and older will be Dec. 29.The even ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Whiteside trail contest finalist

    SPRINGFIELD – The recreational trail between Morrison and Morrison-Rockwood State Park was a finalist in this year’s state Hometown Awards competition ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    TodayAlcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., D ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Seek ways to love lost ones

    Christmas always brings me face to face with my ministry to the least. As John the Baptist called the down-and-out to the wilderness to be baptized, h ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Variety of ways exist to reduce seasonal trash

    OREGON – Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department offers ideas on how to cut back on holiday waste.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Candles to be lit during service

    MOUNT MORRIS – An annual candlelight service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris, 102 S. Seminary Ave.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Area graduate earns scholarship

    NORMAL – Kelly Zook of Rock Falls, a graduate student in exercise physiology, is one of 10 students to earn a $500 University Club scholarship at Illi ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Friday, Dec. 19Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plannin ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Thursday, Dec. 18Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointmen ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:10 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
  • 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
  • Chickenpox forces prison lockdown

    CHESTER (AP) – A southern Illinois maximum-security state prison is in lockdown because five inmates in one housing unit have developed chickenpox.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:12 pm
  • jobless rate falls to 6.4 percent

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Illinois’ unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent, the state Department of Employ ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Quincy mother gets 2 years for unlawful restraint

    QUINCY (AP) – A Quincy woman has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for locking her 5-year-old son in their basement.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:44 pm
  • Report: Illinois fails to monitor runaway kids

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois’ child-welfare agency cannot properly account for thousands of runaway or otherwise missing foster-care children, is slopp ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Quinn calls session for comptroller election

    CHICAGO (AP) – Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has called state lawmakers back to Springfield next month to consider a 2016 special election to replace the la ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Report: Illinois fails to monitor runaway kids

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:56 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
 

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