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Silgan workers hit picket line

With picket signs in hand, striking workers at Silgan Containers gathered along Eighth Avenue near the entrance to the Rochelle facility on 15th Street early Monday.

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Travel conditions icy this morning

Overnight snowfall left the roadways a bit slick Monday morning and several vehicles ended up in the ditches along IL Route 38.

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Kennays expect to open distillery soon

It has been a project over two years in the making and the Kennay family is in the home stretch of construction of their distillery and brewery in downtown Rochelle.

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Spotlight: Martin embracing new role with Rochelle

Landan Martin’s fondest basketball memories have each come within the last few years. His first unforgettable experience on the hardwood took place when he was an eighth-grader at Georgetowne Middle School in the suburbs of Peoria.

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Passerby alerts family of burning house

A passerby alerted a family that their house was on fire early this morning.

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There’s still time to get a flu shot

Contemplating getting a flu shot? The director of the Illinois Department of Public Health says it is not too late.

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OPINION: Illinois is in a fiscal crisis because of unfunded pension liabilities

Last month, I wrote a column on an idea being pitched by State Rep. Jeanne Ives that contends that state pensions may be illegal contracts because they violate the state constitution.

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Annual Christmas Tree Festival raises $1,200 for CAN

The City of Rochelle’s 13th Annual Christmas Tree Festival was an overwhelming success.

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Celebrating the holiday season

Years ago, Connie Dougherty, the executive director of the Hub City Senior Citizens Center, used to hold the center’s annual open house in her home.

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Amazon set to expand air cargo operation in Rockford

Amazon is set to expand its air cargo operation in Illinois.

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