A fire Tuesday destroyed a home and killed the family’s dog, the Rock Falls Fire Department said in a news release Wednesday.
Seven firefighters and other emergency responders who worked a fire Sept. 27 in which a man died and his wife was critically injured were commended for their efforts at Monday’s Sterling City Council meeting.
Rock Falls plans to bury its second time capsule Friday; it will be opened during the city's bicentennial celebration.
The city of Rock Falls is auctioning its 1979 Pierce fire engine.
An idea that began as a doodle on a napkin 5 years ago and morphed into a $20.5 million Morrison Community Hospital expansion is culminating in an open house on Oct. 24.
Two popular downtown Sterling restaurants are closed because of smoke damage sustained when a fire broke out in the basement of one.
A 46-year-old Sterling man was in Whiteside County jail today on $100,000 bond, charged with sexually assaulting a girl younger than 18.
The embattled former Albany chief of police pleaded not guilty Oct. 4 to leaving the scene of an accident, a misdemeanor traffic offense.
The Whiteside County Healthier Communities Partnership is looking for information that will help local agencies find ways to alleviate and reduce childhood trauma. Participants have until Oct. 29 to complete 5-minute the survey, which is available at go.illinois.edu/ChildhoodTrauma.
YWCA of the Sauk Valley has taken over the space once occupied by The Emporium, opening its own thrift store, YWCA’s West End Moxie Thrift Shoppe, in downtown Sterling.
A 36-year-old Prophetstown man is in Whiteside County jail on $500,000 bond, accused of sexually abusing a child younger than 13.
The Sterling City Council will pay nearly $36,000 for a 38-foot pedestrian bridge over a runoff channel near the retention pond at Riverfront Park.
The Whiteside County Health Department was awarded $644,936 in federal American Rescue Plan money.