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Court Costs and Fees Maybe Going Up in Lee County

Court Costs and Fees Maybe Going Up in Lee County

Whenever a person is convicted of something in a court of law they usually have to pay more than just the fine. Many times the court costs are added into the fine. Under a new pilot program soon to be rolled out by the Illinois Legislature courts will be able to increase those fines and…

Dixon City Government to Hold Town Hall/Listening Meeting

Dixon City Government to Hold Town Hall/Listening Meeting

The Dixon City Council will host a Town Hall meeting / Listening Session on Tuesday, May 28th at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Northwest Territory Historic Center, 205 West 5th Street in Dixon. The meeting will begin with brief presentations from City Manager Danny Langloss and Assistant City Manager / Director…

Fire Crews Battle Fire at Cimco Recycling Warehouse Wednesday Morning

Fire Crews Battle Fire at Cimco Recycling Warehouse Wednesday Morning

Sterling and Rock Falls Fire Crews were called shortly before 10am Wednesday to the Cimco Recycling Warehouse at 3101 West 4th Street for a structure fire. When crews arrived on the scene they observed thick black smoke coming from the building.  It is believed a piece of machinery in the conveyor belt started the fire.…

Large Branch Falls on Power Lines Taking Out Power to Part of Dixon

Large Branch Falls on Power Lines Taking Out Power to Part of Dixon

Some Dixon residents suddenly found themselves without power Wednesday about 7pm. The power outage was due to a very large tree branch breaking away and falling on some power lines.  The incident occurred on 5th street near Peoria Avenue. A large amount of sparks and fire balls could be seen coming from the lines and…

Lee County Board Goes Big With Solar Project

Lee County Board Goes Big With Solar Project

The Lee County Board gave the green light to what may become the largest solar energy system in the Midwest when it is all said and done. During the County Board meeting Tuesday night the board was asked to approve a Zoning Petition for Junction Solar LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.  The project is…

The Sauk Valley College Trustees Bid a Fond Farewell

The Sauk Valley College Trustees Bid a Fond Farewell

The Sauk Valley College Board of Trustees met Tuesday night and part of the meeting was a somber event. The school bid a Fond Farewell to a couple members of the staff and faculty who will be leaving the college. Dean of Health Professionals Dr. Mary Evans submitted her resignation.  Another resignation came from Vice…

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Girls Track and Field- Local State Finals Results

Girls Track and Field- Local State Finals Results

Girls Track and Field at Charleston- Class 2A- Dixon 3200 meter relay (Taylor Renkes, Paige Stees, Jade Miller and Grace Johnson)- 2nd   Class 1A- Fulton- Chole Lindeman- 1st Shot Put Fulton- Daekota Knott- 1st Triple Jump Fulton- 3200 meter relay- 2nd Milledgeville-Eastland- Olivia Struupp- 3rd 100 meter dash

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Police: FL day care owner arrested after leaving baby girl hot van, killing her

Police: FL day care owner arrested after leaving baby girl hot van, killing her

Arpad Benedek/iStock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A Florida day care owner was arrested on child neglect charges on Wednesday after a baby girl died in a scorching hot van outside of the facility. Police arrested 56-year-old Darryl Ewing, co-owner of the Ewing’s Love & Hope Preschool and Academy in Jacksonville, where an employee found the infant unconscious…

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Judge declines to block subpoenas seeking financial information about Trump, family

Judge declines to block subpoenas seeking financial information about Trump, family

MoreISO/iStock(NEW YORK) — A New York federal judge on Wednesday declined to block Congressional subpoenas seeking financial information about President Donald Trump and his family from Deutsche Bank and Capital One.Attorneys for the president, his children and his namesake company argued in court Wednesday that the subpoenas lacked legislative purpose and sought a court order…

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Prosecutors say that Michael Cohen exchanged hundreds of emails and texts with a Russian-linked finance firm

Prosecutors say that Michael Cohen exchanged hundreds of emails and texts with a Russian-linked finance firm

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer, exchanged hundreds of phone calls and text messages with Columbus Nova, the American financial firm tied to Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, according to court document unsealed Wednesday.The communications began the day Donald Trump was elected and lasted for the next…

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Police: FL day care owner arrested after leaving baby girl hot van, killing her

Police: FL day care owner arrested after leaving baby girl hot van, killing her

Arpad Benedek/iStock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A Florida day care owner was arrested on child neglect charges on Wednesday after a baby girl died in a scorching hot van outside of the facility. Police arrested 56-year-old Darryl Ewing, co-owner of the Ewing’s Love & Hope Preschool and Academy in Jacksonville, where an employee found the infant unconscious…