Water bills for residents of Blue Grass will look different beginning later this month. Friday the Iowa American Water company, which already serves the Iowa Quad Cities, announced the purchase of the Blue Grass city water system.

Gary Camarano

China could help boost the economy of Whiteside County and northwest Illinois. That's the goal for Tuesday's visit by the Chinese Consul General from Chicago.

Andy Abeyta, Quad City Times

From near extinction, Illinois and Iowa are helping bring back the bison.

Anna Sacco-Miller

Lee County, Illinois' top prosecutor was arrested for driving under the influence. Yesterday morning, Lee County State's Attorney, 48-year-old Anna Sacco-Miller was arrested after she crashed into a parked vehicle.

No one was inside the van when it was hit, while parked on East Fellows Street in Dixon. Sacco-Miller was not hurt.

She was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Jail records show she was released from the Lee County Jail after she posted bond.