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Sterling Will Spend Next Few Months Weighing Their Options for Legal Pot Use

Sterling Will Spend Next Few Months Weighing Their Options for Legal Pot Use

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Tuesday making the recreational use of marijuana legal in the State of Illinois. However, this does not mean people cannot start lighting a joint today.  The legalization will not go into effect until January 1st of 2020. Many communities and law enforcement agencies in the state will be taking full…

Dixon Chamber and Main Street Having a Cookout to Introduce New Director

Dixon Chamber and Main Street Having a Cookout to Introduce New Director

The Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street invites the public to meet the new Executive Director Jeremy Englund Wednesday. The organization is having a cookout at their office at 87 S. Hennepin.  They say they will be grilling up some hotdogs for for those who stop by. Come by, have a snack and get…

Sauk Board of Trustees Hire New Faculty Monday Night

Sauk Board of Trustees Hire New Faculty Monday Night

When Dr. Ryan Anderson came to Sauk Valley Community College to start the schools new Agriculture Department it was looked at as a small coup for the school. Anderson had a national reputation in this field. At the May Sauk Valley College Board of Trustees meeting the board approved the resignation of Dr. Anderson and…

Summer Can Be No Fun if Cookout Leads to Food Illness

Summer Can Be No Fun if Cookout Leads to Food Illness

There is nothing like the idea of cooking over an open fire or charcoal or even on a gas grill. When the sun does shine it is not uncommon to smell the cooking happening. This time of the year it is also not uncommon for people to not have a fond memory of their time…

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35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic Gets Underway on Tuesday July 2nd

35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic Gets Underway on Tuesday July 2nd

35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic begins next Tuesday July 2nd and runs through July 7th. This is a doubles only tournament open to people of all ages. Youth- Tuesday July 2nd and Thursday July 4th Adult- Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th. Registration deadline is today Wednesday June 26th. For more information, call the…

Sauk Valley CC Hires Jamie Russell as its New Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Sauk Valley CC Hires Jamie Russell as its New Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Sauk Valley Community College hired Jamie Russell to take over the Women’s Basketball program. Russell is Rock Falls all-time leader in scoring and steals. She was a 3-time All-State player for the Rockets before graduating in 2008. Russell played College Basketball at Wisconsin and Illinois State and most recently played professionally in the Czech Republic.…

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Fifth police officer fatally shot in last eight days across US

Fifth police officer fatally shot in last eight days across US

amphotora/iStock(AVON, Ill.) — A sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed in Illinois on Tuesday evening — the fifth law enforcement officer shot and killed in just eight days across the country.Troy Chisum, 39, was shot at about 2 p.m. in Avon, Illinois, about an hour west of Peoria, while responding to a battery and domestic…

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Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee liquor sales law in win for big retailers

Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee liquor sales law in win for big retailers

Bill Oxford/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down strict residency requirements for retailers of beer, wine and liquor in Tennessee, clearing the way for more retail options for consumers and, potentially, lower prices. Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the 7-2 majority, called Tennessee’s two-year residency requirement, and similar restrictions nationwide, unconstitutional because it…

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Trump attacks Mueller after he agrees to testify to Congress

Trump attacks Mueller after he agrees to testify to Congress

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked Robert Mueller hours after word came that the former special counsel had agreed to testify before Congress in open session on July 17.Trump once again labeled Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt” and a “hoax” and accused him of illegally handling the…

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Fifth police officer fatally shot in last eight days across US

Fifth police officer fatally shot in last eight days across US

amphotora/iStock(AVON, Ill.) — A sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed in Illinois on Tuesday evening — the fifth law enforcement officer shot and killed in just eight days across the country.Troy Chisum, 39, was shot at about 2 p.m. in Avon, Illinois, about an hour west of Peoria, while responding to a battery and domestic…