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  • A few twists in store for DePue Boat Races

    DEPUE — While the landscape may look a little different this weekend, the waterfront promises to bring more of the same exciting boat racing that draw ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Rally for the Valley

    The Spring Valley All-Stars waited out an hour-long lightning delay, then performed some thunder of their own in Tuesday’s Junior League State Basebal ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • DePue Racer Profile

    Name: Pete Kelly.Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.Age: 46.Years in boat racing: 22.Who/what got you started i ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • 2015 Lake DePue Boat races

    At a glance:There is a $3 race admission, free nightly entertainment.Thursday, July 30Noon — Beer ga ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Sports shorts

    MudCross Challenge PRINCETON — Registration remains open for the Perry Memorial Auxiliary MudCross C ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Team of the Week

    1 Veronica Lopez 2 Alexandria Collier 3 Cassie Martin 4 Lexy Michael 5 Tobi Walzer 6 Mari Bill ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Happenings

    Pow Wow Days 5K TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Pow Wow Days 5K will be Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 8 a.m. ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Perona comes full circle

    Joe Perona grew up on the Spring Valley Little League diamonds, preparing for a successful future at St. Bede Academy and Northwestern University and ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • SV staying alive

    STERLING — The Junior League state championship is in full swing and the Spring Valley All-Stars are clinging to life as they won a 12-2 contest again ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • Happy homecoming for Murfin

    PRINCETON — It was a good homecoming for Mike Murfin in the doubles portion of the Tiger Tennis Classic Saturday in Princeton.
    July 27, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • DePue, Tiskilwa Pow Wow 5Ks to race Saturday

    Looking for a race to run this weekend? Here’s two.The fifth annual DePue 5K Run/Walk starts at 8 a. ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Jrs. rebound at state

    STERLING — The Spring Valley All-Stars are staying alive in the State Junior League Baseball Tournament.
    July 25, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Calling ‘em like they see ‘em

    WALNUT — Some families pass down heirlooms such as watches and jewelry.The Wilcoxens pass down whist ...
    July 24, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Illinois Valley Jr. Golf Championships Aug. 3

    SPRING VALLEY — The Illinois Valley Junior Golf Championship will be Monday, Aug. 3, at Spring Creek Golf Course.
    July 24, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • Central Regional opens Saturday

    The first pitch for the 2015 Central Region Senior League Baseball Regional Tournament will be thrown Saturday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at two sites around ...
    July 24, 2015 - 3:06 pm
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