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4 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

Police reports for Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vanessa L. Mulnix, 33, of Rock Falls; 8:42 a.m. Thursday at East Fourth Street and Eighth Avenue; speeding, given notice to appear in court.

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Related Topix: Rock Falls, IL, Wyanet, IL, Dixon, IL, Whiteside County, IL, Rochelle, IL

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Top 5 things to do this weekend

AMBOY – The Lee County 4-H Fair and Junior Show continues today, Saturday and Sunday at the Lee County Fairgrounds, a half-mile east of state Route 52 and U.S. Route 30. Highlights include a tractor/truck pull at 6 p.m. today, Ag Olympics at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and an open speed horse show at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: Amboy, IL, Sterling, IL

The Daily Gazette

Lee County 4-H Fair in full swing

Lea Koning of the Grove Go-Getters 4-H Club leads her cattle to the barn Thursday on the opening day of the Lee County 4-H Fair at the fairgrounds off U.S. Route 30 near Amboy.

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Related Topix: Amboy, IL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Nachusa runaway found after 3-hour search

DIXON – The Lee County Sheriff's Department and other authorities searched for 3 hours Tuesday night before finding a 14-year-old boy who ran away from Nachusa Lutheran Home.

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Related Topix: Dixon, IL, Nachusa, IL

The Daily Gazette

Search for salt comes up empty in Lee County

DIXON – The Lee County Board will have an emergency meeting Friday to figure out how to avert a potential disaster: a winter without road salt.

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Related Topix: Dixon, IL

The Daily Gazette

Doddy makes first appearance in Lee County

Terence Doddy is escorted into the Lee County Courthouse by corrections officers from Winnebago County on Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Winnebago County, IL, Paw Paw, IL, Dixon, IL, Rockford, IL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Police reports for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Richard A. Bertolozzi, 32, of Sterling; 3:48 a.m. Monday on Freeport Road; Whiteside County warrant for failure to appear – driving under the influence; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

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Related Topix: Sterling, IL, Whiteside County, IL, Rockford, IL, Rock Falls, IL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Fair season offers myriad entertainment

If you're interested in places to go, people to see, and things to do this summer, the county fairs of the Sauk Valley are right up your alley.

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Related Topix: Amboy, IL, Ogle County, IL, Oregon, IL, Whiteside County, IL, Morrison, IL

The News-Gazette

Murder charges filed in death of Monticello woman

Murder charges were filed Tuesday by prosecutors in Lee County, the northern Illinois county where a Rockford man allegedly attacked a Monticello woman as she was leaving a rest area along Interstate 39. Anna Sacco-Miller, the Lee County state's attorney, announced at a news conference Tuesday morning in Rockford that her office has filed 16 counts ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Rockford, IL, Illinois

The Daily Gazette

Amboy woman charged in fatal motorcycle accident

DIXON – The driver of a Kreider Services van that collided with a motorcycle, killing its driver, is being charged with failure to yield at a stop intersection, the Lee County Sheriff's Department said in a news release this morning.

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Related Topix: Amboy, IL, Dixon, IL, Sublette, IL, Mendota, IL

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Demmer's bill for more transparent audits now law

A bill requiring Illinois cities and counties to get annual audit presentations was signed into law Thursday.

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Related Topix: Dixon, IL

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Police reports for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Winston Wilbanks, 27, of Chicago; 10:15 p.m. Tuesday on East Second Street; two counts of criminal damage to property, obstructing justice; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

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Related Topix: Whiteside County, IL, Dixon, IL, Ogle County, IL, Morrison, IL, Stephenson County, IL

The Daily Gazette

Telegrapha s side entrance in use

DIXON – For the next 2 weeks, because of the downtown streetscape project, customers coming to the Telegraph office at 113 S. Peoria Ave. to visit the newspaper office, CASA or Lee County Tourism must enter through the side door in the alley between the Telegraph and C&N Industrial Supply.

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Related Topix: Dixon, IL

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Local man, 90, in critical condition

DIXON – A 90-year-old Mount Morris man still was in critical condition at a Rockford hospital Tuesday afternoon after he and another driver, from Dixon, were injured in a crash Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Dixon, IL, Mount Morris, IL

The Daily Gazette

Nelson plant on track to open in 2015

The Nelson power plant, in far western Lee County, between Rock Falls and Dixon, has been dormant for years.

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Related Topix: Nelson, IL, Rock Falls, IL, Dixon, IL

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Amboy man seeks to appeal murder conviction

Matthew Welling is escorted into the Lee County courtroom June 25 for sentencing.

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Related Topix: Amboy, IL, Dixon, IL

The Daily Gazette

From our archives: Circuit clerk's death difficult to bear

A vintage photo of the caretaker's cottage, known as Woodcote, built in 1909 at Dixon's Lowell Park, which was established in 1907.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Dixon, IL

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Police reports for Saturday, July 12, 2014

Oscar E. Moreno, 37, of Corpus Christi, Texas; 1:55 p.m. Thursday at Sterling Police Department; White side County warrant for obstructing a court order; posted $300 bond.

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Related Topix: Sterling, IL, Amboy, IL, Rock Falls, IL

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Visitors take trip back in time at cabin

Jan Conkrite gives visitors a look back in time as they tour the Old Settlers Memorial Cabin on Lincoln Statue Drive in Dixon.

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Related Topix: Dixon, IL

Wed Jul 02, 2014

My FOX Chicago

Rockford man wanted for questioning in two murders

Illinois State Police are searching for a man wanted for questioning in connection with two murders in the last three days, one in Rockford and one in Lee County.

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Related Topix: Paw Paw, IL

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