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A trial date is set for a Deer Grove man charged with aggravated DUI in a head-on collision that took the life of the president of Astec Mobile Screens in Sterling in 2021.
A 31-year-old registered sex offender from rural Rock Falls is in Whiteside County jail, accused of beating a 6-year-old boy.
Snowstorm brought 5 inches or more to the Sauk Valley, and it isn't over yet – super cold temperatures are on the way.
A Rock Falls woman wanted in Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties, as well as several states, for failing to appear on a variety of low-level felony and misdemeanor offenses dating back at least four years, was arrested this week in Rock Falls.
A Rock Falls man with a history of weapons charges, who was arrested 10 months ago after an armed standoff with police, was charged Thursday with three felonies in the incident, which means he now has four ongoing felony cases in Whiteside County Court.
A woman is jailed and a man is wanted in a violent home invasion a week ago in Rock Falls, Whiteside County Sheriff John Booker said,
A Sterling man accused of holding and threatening to shoot five teenage boys, and of smacking one of them in the face, is free on bond, charged with felony unlawful restraint and misdemeanor battery.
Weather was perfect...fish were biting – the perfect combination for the golden anniversary of the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office and Mounted Patrol’s Youth Fishing Derby.
The weather was perfect and the fish were biting – the perfect combination for the golden anniversary of the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office and Mounted Patrol’s Youth Fishing Derby. Sheriff John Booker was all smiles Saturday, Sept. 9, as he presided over the 50th anniversary of the popular event along the shore of Lake Carlton in Morrison-Rockwood State Park. Approximately 100 kids took part in this year's event.
A 16-year-old girl was treated and released Saturday after being stabbed by another teen girl once in the neck at the Bike Barn in Fenton, Sheriff John Booker said.
In some fairly predictable responses in the conservative-leaning Sauk Valley, legislative representatives and others reacted Friday to news that the state Supreme Court upheld a ban on semiautomatic assault guns.
A bench trial is set for Sept. 27 in the case of a Thomson woman charged with a traffic offense in the death of a pedestrian, who was struck and killed Dec. 25 near Fulton.
Juan Antonio “Tony” Anaya is presumed to have died, City Manager Scott Shumard said in an update sent about 3 p.m.
It’s not yet known if the building destroyed by fire early Friday had smoke alarms, and there is no indication that an explosion preceded the blaze, Sterling City Manager Scott Shumard said in an email Sunday.
One person is missing and presumed dead after a fire Friday that demolished a three-story apartment building at 406/408 E. Third St. in downtown Sterling.