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Start wearin' those lucky socks: Depot Days' famous 50-50 raffle is back

AMBOY – OK, right now the kitty stands at a measly $28,000 or so. Don't despair – that's right where it was this time last year, and it took just a weekend full of Depot Da…
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Dixon mayor starts active duty

DIXON – Army Reservist Mayor Li Arellano officially is on active duty, and plans are in place for him to stay involved in city business while serving overseas. Arellano, a …
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Rock Falls officials seek public input on marijuana plans

ROCK FALLS – Where's a good place to put a marijuana dispensary? How many dispensaries should the city allow? What about businesses that allow on-site consumption – how will that work? …
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One more time?

ROCK FALLS – Nine years ago, 26 DC-3s and C-47s flew in to the Whiteside County Airport to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Douglas DC-3. By all accounts, the “The Las…
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Dixon native to have book signing

DIXON – Deborah Burggraaf, a Dixon native who has published children’s books with settings reflective of the Sauk Valley, will have a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Bunny’s Bait Shop…
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Vistra closing 4 downstate power plants over emissions

CHICAGO (AP) – Vistra Energy plans to close four power plants, including the 66-year-old Hennepin Power Plant in Putnam County, to comply with tighter air-emissions requirements. …
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Apple+ streaming service could cost $9.99 per month, report says

Apple is reportedly setting itself up for a battle of the new streaming services this fall when it launches its upcoming Apple TV+ subscription TV service. A report from Bl…
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SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES

Thursday Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon…
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Report finds ‘bullying’ rife in Speaker’s office

SPRINGFIELD – An investigation into the “workplace culture” of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s office found his former chief of staff contributed to a culture of bullying pervasive throughou…
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White House insists basics of US economy are ‘very strong’

WASHINGTON (AP) – The “fundamentals” of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could …
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‘Bone-reading’ program Saturday in Franklin Grove

FRANKLIN GROVE – Children and adults can learn to “read” bones at the free Osteology at the Mill program at 10 a.m. Saturday at Franklin Creek Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Road. …
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New funding pushes care toward ‘stability’

For senior care advocates in Illinois, a state funding increase is a reason for optimism after a prolonged period of government disinvestment that was marked by a crippling 2-year state budget impass…
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Florida woman dies after fire, beating by delivery man

BOCA RATON, Fla. – A 75-year-old Boca Raton woman has died after a delivery man struck her in the head with a wooden mallet and set her on fire, Boca Raton police announced Tuesday afternoon. …
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Hearing set for ex-UAW official named in scandal

DETROIT – The latest former UAW official to be named in the ongoing training center scandal is likely to plead guilty when he appears in federal court next week. Michael Gr…
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Descendants say reparations won’t make pain go away

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Five years before the first shots of the Civil War rang out from the harbor here in 1861, alderman Thomas Ryan and a business partner opened Ryan’s Mart at No. 6 Chalmers St. …
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