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STERLING Please don't feed the wild animals

STERLING – The City Council is considering a new ordinance that would make feeding wildlife punishable by a $150 fine. A proposed ordinance was drafted After a Ward 1 resid…
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City wins grant for part of Depot Avenue project

DIXON – The city recently was awarded a long-awaited $100,000 grant that will to toward Depot Avenue improvements. New water main, road resurfacing, sidewalk and curb work …
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Where will Dogwood Acres be?

STERLING – Project organizers working to raise money for a dog park told the Sterling Park District Board of Commissioners Monday that it's time to decide on a site. A mill…
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When it rained, it poured

Traffic slogs along First Avenue in Rock Falls on Tuesday morning after a storm drenched the area with about 2 inches of rain, leaving roads and fields underwater while storm water systems struggled …
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Bustos stopping in Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS – U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, will be available to discuss current issues with constituents at 3:45 p.m. today at Rock Falls Public Library, 1007 Seventh Ave., where she will be…
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American Legion makes joining easier

STERLING – All veterans who served from Dec. 7, 1941, to the present now can become full members of the American Legion under a new federal charter. Members who previously …
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Del Monte facility in Mendota closing

MENDOTA – More than 470 workers will be laid off when Del Monte closes its facility after the current pack season – on or around Oct. 31. Layoffs will begin in stages after…
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Court says Mautino campaign violated election code on travel expenses

An Appellate Court ruled Monday former state Rep. Frank Mautino's campaign committee further violated election codes. The ruling stated the committee's expenses at a bank a…
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Kinzinger: 'We're on the right path' to curb opioid crisis

PERU – Congressman Adam Kinzinger visited the Peru Hy-Vee pharmacy Monday to see what steps area pharmacies are taking to help combat the opioid epidemic.  Laura Urbanski, …
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Differences Between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil

The healthcare product landscape is being shifted with the inclusion and application of CBD products everywhere. As these products continue to rise in popularity, other terms in the same subject are …
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SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES

Wednesday Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixo…
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Off-duty deputy killed while helping motorist

MORRIS (AP) – A Cook County sheriff’s deputy helping a motorist on a northern Illinois street was killed when the stalled vehicle was struck by another vehicle. Officer Ron…
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NYPD announces firing of officer in chokehold death

NEW YORK – NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill announced Monday he is firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the Staten Island chokehold death of Eric Garner. “I examined the total…
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Blood cancer drug gets approval

SAN DIEGO – A promising cancer drug, discovered in San Diego and later discarded for safety concerns, has at last been approved for use. The drug, fedratinib, treats certain kinds of a bone marrow ca…
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Scholar’s family gives $30K to help international students

Yingying Zhang’s family vividly remembers journeying to Champaign in June 2017 after they learned she had been kidnapped from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and killed. …
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