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Lee County Sheriff Assures New Regulations Designed for Habitual Problems

Lee County Sheriff Assures New Regulations Designed for Habitual Problems

Several members of the Lee County Board Tuesday night expressed their concerns in regard to some new law enforcement regulations the Lee County Sheriff Department would like to employ. Some members seemed to have the opinion the new regulations was an over reach by law enforcement.  Others said they felt the regulations may be used…

River Expected to Reach Flood Stage at Anytime

River Expected to Reach Flood Stage at Anytime

Even though the big storms hit many miles to the north of Dixon Monday night, the effects of that rain will be felt in the Sauk Valley. Lee County Officials are expecting the Rock River to reach flood stage any time during the next 24 hours.  Lee County Emergency Management Director Kevin Lalley said people…

Dixon Crews Prepare for High River Levels By Securing Dock

Dixon Crews Prepare for High River Levels By Securing Dock

The Dixon Public Works Department and the City Fire Department joined forces Tuesday morning with the idea of being prepared for a rising Rock River. Crews from the city, with help from the Fire Department river boat secured the dock at the Riverfront Park. Fire Chief Tim Shipman said the dock was beginning to break…

Dixon Park District to Hold Bass Tournament This Saturday

Dixon Park District to Hold Bass Tournament This Saturday

On Saturday, June 23rd from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Sauk Valley Bass Club and the Dixon Park District will be offering a Bass Fishing Tournament at Lowell Park in Dixon, Illinois. Participants will be given a pool location with an opportunity to change pools between 10 and 11 a.m.  The tournament offers cash…

Award Winning Author Coming to Dixon Public Library

Award Winning Author Coming to Dixon Public Library

Award Winning Mystery Author to Appear in Dixon: Alexia Gordon, author of the award-winning Gethsemane Brown mystery series, will be appearing at the Dixon Public LIbrary, 221 S. Hennepin Ave. Dixon, IL  on Saturday, June 30, at 1:00 PM. Alexia won a Lefty Award, was nominated for an Agatha Award, and was chosen one of…

Ogle Health Department Warns of Contaminated Water Due to Flooding

Ogle Health Department Warns of Contaminated Water Due to Flooding

Recent flood waters have the potential to contaminate water supplies and can cause power outages. If you are unsure if your water supply is safe the Ogle County Health Department suggest you use only bottled or disinfected water for drinking, cooking, and other daily activities. Those with a private water wells who think their well…

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2nd Annual Sand Volleyball Tournament is Coming on July 7th

2nd Annual Sand Volleyball Tournament is Coming on July 7th

As we continue this week to spotlight sporting activities during the 54th Annual Dixon Petunia Festival, we spotlight the 2nd Annual Sand Volleyball Tournament. This event will be held on Saturday July 7th at Plum Hollow in Dixon beginning at 8:30am. This is a blind draw adult co-ed volleyball tournament. The cost is $25 per…

Dixon Petunia Festival Bags Tournament to be held on July 4th

Dixon Petunia Festival Bags Tournament to be held on July 4th

The Dixon Petunia Festival will be holding a Bags Tournament on Wednesday July 4th along the Dixon Riverfront. The entry fee for the Social Division is $30 per team and the entry fee for the Competitive Division is $60. All teams in both divisions will be guaranteed to play at least four games with every…

34th Annual KSB Tennis Classic Coming to Dixon

34th Annual KSB Tennis Classic Coming to Dixon

The 34th Annual KSB Tennis Classic will begin on Tuesday July 3rd and wrap up on Sunday July 8th at the Emma Hubbs Tennis Courts in Page Park in Dixon. This is a doubles only tournament and is open to people of all ages. The Youth Doubles portion of the Classic will be held on…

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Violations found at converted Walmart housing undocumented children separated from their parents

Violations found at converted Walmart housing undocumented children separated from their parents

iStock/Thinkstock(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) — Texas state inspectors identified nearly 250 violations at facilities run by Southwest Key, the non-profit organization now housing migrant children separated from their parents in a converted Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, according to records obtained by ABC.Reports filed with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) show 246 “deficiencies” — defined…

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Violations found at converted Walmart housing undocumented children separated from their parents

Violations found at converted Walmart housing undocumented children separated from their parents

iStock/Thinkstock(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) — Texas state inspectors identified nearly 250 violations at facilities run by Southwest Key, the non-profit organization now housing migrant children separated from their parents in a converted Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, according to records obtained by ABC.Reports filed with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) show 246 “deficiencies” — defined…