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Social Media Threats Concerning Rock Falls High School Causes Police Response

Social Media Threats Concerning Rock Falls High School Causes Police Response

Rock Falls Police say a series of alarming social media posts concerning Rock Falls High School were seen on Sunday October 20th.  The posts were brought to the attention of Rock Falls High School Officials and Rock Falls Police. Throughout Sunday afternoon school and police officials worked to identify the person (s) responsible and to…

It Was a Spooktacular Time for the Haunted 5K

It Was a Spooktacular Time for the Haunted 5K

In all of the slasher movies of the day, there always seems to be a monster ready to jump out from behind a tree to scare the kids in the forest. Saturday night the fun was real as the Dixon Park District held their annual Haunted 5K event.  This unique run takes place at night…

Over a Hundred People Came to Ogle County Courthouse to Remember Maggie and Amos

Over a Hundred People Came to Ogle County Courthouse to Remember Maggie and Amos

Saturday evening, over one hundred people came to the Old Ogle County Courthouse lawn carrying white flowers and candles as a show of remembrance. This vigil was for the third year anniversary of the tragic arson fire that took the life of Maggie Meyer and her three year old son Amos in Byron.  Organizers want…

Friday Afternoon Accident Takes Life of Dixon Driver

Friday Afternoon Accident Takes Life of Dixon Driver

A two vehicle crash Friday afternoon claimed the life of a Dixon woman. According to Lee County Sheriff’s Department the accident occurred at the intersection of Lowell Park Road and Timber Creek Road around 2pm.  Deputies say a vehicle driven by 37 year old Stephanie Hopper of Dixon was northbound on Lowell Park.  As Hopper…

McCombie Pushes for Creation of Ethics Task Force to Look at Problems in Springfield

McCombie Pushes for Creation of Ethics Task Force to Look at Problems in Springfield

With the past year, questionable activities by those within Illinois State Government has raised concerns that Illinois ethics rules are not strict enough.  Some of the examples have included a State Senator indicted on embezzlement charges, an ongoing federal probe into another member of the State Senate and a federal investigation into the campaign finance…

Polo Police Searching for Suspect in Felony Retail Theft

Polo Police Searching for Suspect in Felony Retail Theft

Earlier this week, Polo Police shared photos of an unidentified individual that had been within Dixon. After an investigation this week by the Polo department they also found footage of the individual within the Polo Fresh Food Market and have now obtained an arrest warrant for Felony Retail Theft based upon items taken. The subject…

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Week 8- Illinois High School Football Scoreboard

Week 8- Illinois High School Football Scoreboard

Big Northern Conference- North Boone 35 Oregon 19 Byron 42 Genoa-Kingston 13 Dixon 47 Winnebago 0 Mendota 26 Rock Falls 21 Stillman Valley 35 Rockford Lutheran 14   Three Rivers Conference- Peru St Bede 24 Erie-PTown 23 Kewanee 22 Sherrard 14 Princeton 42 Monmouth-Roseville 13 Orion 55 Bureau Valley 0 Morrison 27 Rockridge 13 Spring…

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Chicago mayor begs teachers to return to classrooms amid ongoing strike

Chicago mayor begs teachers to return to classrooms amid ongoing strike

martinedoucet/iStock(CHICAGO) — The mayor of Chicago is asking for the city’s teachers union to stop the strike while continuing negotiations.This comes as the strike in the country’s third-largest school district enters its fifth day.Disagreements over pay, benefits and class size are among the top concerns that prompted the strike, which started on Thursday, Oct. 17.…

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Opioid companies reach tentative $260M settlement just before landmark trial in Ohio

Opioid companies reach tentative $260M settlement just before landmark trial in Ohio

BCFC/iStock(CLEVELAND) — Hours before a landmark opioid trial was set to start in an Ohio courthouse, major drug distributors and a manufacturer agreed to a tentative settlement, according to lawyers representing the thousands of communities involved in the case.The settlement deal totals $260 million, according to a source familiar with the matter.The settlement agreement between…

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Chicago mayor begs teachers to return to classrooms amid ongoing strike

Chicago mayor begs teachers to return to classrooms amid ongoing strike

martinedoucet/iStock(CHICAGO) — The mayor of Chicago is asking for the city’s teachers union to stop the strike while continuing negotiations.This comes as the strike in the country’s third-largest school district enters its fifth day.Disagreements over pay, benefits and class size are among the top concerns that prompted the strike, which started on Thursday, Oct. 17.…