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New Era Begins for Dixon School Board

New Era Begins for Dixon School Board

A new era for the Dixon School Board began Wednesday night with the official swearing in of three new members and new officers installed. During a special board meeting the district bid farewell to the three outgoing board members.  Jill Stoker, Scott Johnson and Brandon Rogers each received a plaque in recognition for their service. …

Grant Money Will Bring New Technology to Help Make Dixon School Crossing Safer

Grant Money Will Bring New Technology to Help Make Dixon School Crossing Safer

Dixon City Manager Dan Langloss says there have been many near misses with school kids crossing South Galena Avenue at Division Street.  He said the city is lucky a tragedy has not occurred. Tuesday, Governor JB Pritzker announced several Safe Route to School Grants were being awarded and one of them will be coming to Dixon.…

Road Closure Will Occur as I-39 and Creston Road Project Goes Into Next Phase

Road Closure Will Occur as I-39 and Creston Road Project Goes Into Next Phase

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces Wednesday that weather permitting, construction work on the next phase of I-39/Creston Road project will begin on Tuesday April 30, 2019. This phase will require the complete closure of Creston Road in order to facilitate work on the bridge structural repair items. The closure of Creston Road is expected…

Morrison Man Facing Several Charges Following Car Chase and Foot Pursuit

Morrison Man Facing Several Charges Following Car Chase and Foot Pursuit

On Friday, shortly before 1pm, Morrison Police attempted to stop a vehicle at North Genesee Street and West Main Street in Morrison for expired registration. The vehicle failed to stop and attempted to flee/elude Morrison Police. Morrison Police continued to follow the vehicle westbound on West Main Street and then northbound on North Orange Street. …

Ogle County Sheriff Department Identifies Victim of Early Morning Fiery Crash

Ogle County Sheriff Department Identifies Victim of Early Morning Fiery Crash

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim of a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning. The office says 37 year old Jacob R. Morgan of Dixon died in the crash of his truck on Lowell Park Road.  Deputies say around 5 am Morgan’s truck left the roadway and struck a guardrail and then caught fire.…

Job Seekers Had Over 50 Businesses to Chose From at Sauk Job Fair

Job Seekers Had Over 50 Businesses to Chose From at Sauk Job Fair

Over 50 area businesses came to Sauk Valley Community College Wednesday for the Sauk Job Fair. Those who came to the job fair were able to get information of job availabilities at several of the companies.  The companies representatives gave information to applicants and took resumes from those seek employment. Several of the businesses said…

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White supremacist executed for killing black man by dragging him behind truck

White supremacist executed for killing black man by dragging him behind truck

Rattankun Thongbun/iStock(JASPER, Texas) — White supremacist John William King was executed on Wednesday, more than 20 years after he killed James Byrd Jr. in a horrifying hate crime.King was one of three white men convicted of murdering Byrd, who was black, on June 7, 1998, near Jasper, Texas.Byrd, a 49-year-old father of three, was abducted,…

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Boeing says it will take $1 billion hit on grounding of the 737 Max jet

Boeing says it will take $1 billion hit on grounding of the 737 Max jet

Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) — Boeing announced Wednesday that it was taking an initial $1 billion hit on the grounding of the 737 Max jet following two fatal plane crashes in five months.The company also abandoned its previous full-year financial outlook as it grapples with the aftermath of the 737 Max fallout and works to implement software…

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Deutsche Bank has begun turning over documents in New York AG’s Trump probe

Deutsche Bank has begun turning over documents in New York AG’s Trump probe

code6d/iStock(WASHINGTON) — German banking giant Deutsche Bank has begun turning over financial records related to its business with President Donald Trump, in response to a subpoena from the New York attorney general’s office, a source familiar with the matter told ABC News on Wednesday.As one of the Trump Organization’s most reliable lenders in recent years,…

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White supremacist executed for killing black man by dragging him behind truck

White supremacist executed for killing black man by dragging him behind truck

Rattankun Thongbun/iStock(JASPER, Texas) — White supremacist John William King was executed on Wednesday, more than 20 years after he killed James Byrd Jr. in a horrifying hate crime.King was one of three white men convicted of murdering Byrd, who was black, on June 7, 1998, near Jasper, Texas.Byrd, a 49-year-old father of three, was abducted,…