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Gunman Holds Up Store Monday Evening in Sterling

Sterling Police are investigating an armed robbery which happened Monday night. According to Chief Tim Morgan an unknown black male entered the BP Station at E. 4th Street and Freeport Road around 9pm Monday. Reportedly the suspect displayed an unknown type of hand gun.  After getting an undisclosed amount cash fled the scene on foot.…read more »

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Kreider Services Opens Home for Adults With Autism

Kreider Services is hosting an Open House on Thursday, August 23 from 1-2 pm at their newest home for adults with Autism. The home is located at 325 Countryside Lane. Nearly two years ago, Kreider Services began the process of building a new residential home on the land behind the Accessibility Park at 500 Anchor…read more »

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National Straw Sculpting Competition Open in Mt. Morris

The Third Annual US National Straw Sculpting Competition is now open every day through August 26th on the Mt Morris campus square. Six new sculptures for 2018 are featured. This year’s competition will be judged for two awards: ‘People’s Choice’ public voting by all visitors, and ‘Artist’s Choice’ voting by the competing sculptors. The winners…read more »

Nachusa Grassland Whooping Crane

Two Special Feathered Visitors Stop in at Nachusa Grasslands

The Nature Conservancy of Illinois spied a couple of very special visitors who stopped by Nachusa Grasslands! There are only 757 whooping cranes remaining in the world and two that were reintroduced by the International Crane Foundation were spotted at the preserve. This may be the first time we’ve witnessed whooping cranes, American bison, and…read more »

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