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Dixon Petunia Festival Accepting Applications for 2020 Petunia Festival Royalty

Dixon Petunia Festival Accepting Applications for 2020 Petunia Festival Royalty

The Dixon Petunia Festival Committee is searching for the 2020 Petunia Festival Royalty. If you are someone who enjoys meeting people and representing Dixon as your hometown, you may be the person we are looking for! Our committee would like the Petunia The candidates must be juniors with a Dixon address who are willing to…

Area Lawmakers Accuse Governor of Making a Threat to Voters With Budget Address

Area Lawmakers Accuse Governor of Making a Threat to Voters With Budget Address

Governor JB Pritzker gave his second annual budget address on Wednesday. Following the speech, State Representative Tom Demmer says the General Assembly has some work to do.  Demmer said he disagreed with the Governor’s proposal to spend $1.4 billion of hypothetical revenue and his threat to cut healthcare and education spending unless voters approve his…

Rock Falls Liquor License Renewals Going Up Soon

Rock Falls Liquor License Renewals Going Up Soon

If you are a liquor license holder in Rock Falls, you will soon find your renewal fee going up.  The Rock Falls City Council Tuesday night passed a couple of increases in regards to liquor. One of the increases was in the compensation to the Liquor Commissioner position.  In most communities, the Liquor Commissioner is…

Driver Facing Numerous Charges After Fleeing from Police

Driver Facing Numerous Charges After Fleeing from Police

On Tuesday at approximately 9:39 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations at the intersection of IL Rte 251 and Interstate 88 in Rochelle.  The vehicle, a black BMW passenger car, did not stop for Deputies and fled from the scene. The vehicle was later located on Creston Road…

Polo Hires New Chief of Police

Polo Hires New Chief of Police

Polo has a new police chief.  At the Polo City Council meeting Tuesday night Chief Tim Rockwood was sworn by Mayor Knapp. Chief Rockwood looks forward to leading the department and further serving the community. At the meeting Tuesday night Officer Troy Randall was recognized by the City Council for 5 years of outstanding service.

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IHSA State Wrestling- Schedule and List of Area Wrestlers Competing

IHSA State Wrestling- Schedule and List of Area Wrestlers Competing

2020 IHSA Wrestling Individual State Finals Time Schedule: Thursday February 20th, 2020 Class 1A Preliminaries (6 mats) 12:00pm Class 2A Preliminaries (6 mats) 2:15pm (approx.) Class 3A Preliminaries (6 mats) 4:30pm (approx.)   Friday February 21st, 2020 Class 1A-3A Quarterfinals 8:30am Class 1A-3A Semifinals 7:00pm   Saturday February 22nd, 2020 Grand March 5:30pm State Championships…

Girls Basketball Playoff Scoreboard- Dixon Holds Off Hampshire, Amboy Moves into Sectional Finals

Girls Basketball Playoff Scoreboard- Dixon Holds Off Hampshire, Amboy Moves into Sectional Finals

Girls Basketball Playoff Scoreboard- Class 3A Regional Semifinals- at Sycamore Dixon 35 Hampshire 31 Sycamore 61 Rochelle 27 Thursday 7pm- Regional Finals- Sycamore vs Dixon   Class 2A Sectional Semifinals- at Mendota Winnebago 51 Johnsburg 34 Riverdale 45 Woodstock Marian 25 Thursday 7pm- Sectional Finals- Winnebago vs Riverdale   Class 1A Sectional Semifinals- at Pecatonica…

Boys Basketball Scoreboard- Dixon Finishes .500 in BNC, Polo Beats AFC

Boys Basketball Scoreboard- Dixon Finishes .500 in BNC, Polo Beats AFC

Boys Basketball Scoreboard- Dixon 59 Byron 55 The Dixon Dukes rallied to beat Byron on Tuesday 59-55. Jake Gaither scored 23 points while Nate Long chipped in with 14 points. Dixon (7-21) wrapped up their Big Northern Conference season with a 5-5 record. Dixon will host Princeton on Friday night at 7pm.   Rockford Christian…

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Weinstein trial deliberations day three: Jurors pore through testimony

Weinstein trial deliberations day three: Jurors pore through testimony

Kuzma/iStock(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein’s fate remains in the hands of jurors, as the third day of deliberations begins. On Thursday morning, the jury’s day is starting with their review of Paul Feldsher’s testimony. He was the first defense witness who challenged Annabella Sciorra’s claim that she was raped by Weinstein in the winter of…

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Morgan Stanley acquiring E*Trade for $13B in bet on ‘Main Street customers’

Morgan Stanley acquiring E*Trade for $13B in bet on ‘Main Street customers’

Nikada/iStock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley is acquiring online financial services company E*Trade for a whopping $13 billion, the companies announced Thursday. E*Trade “represents an extraordinary growth opportunity for our Wealth Management business and a leap forward in our Wealth Management strategy,” Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman said in a statement. The…

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Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison: Live updates

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison: Live updates

DNY59/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Roger Stone, the longtime friend and former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, is being sentenced Thursday morning at federal court in Washington amid speculation that Trump could pardon him depending on what happens.His fate took on new significance last week when the career prosecutors who handled the case recommended a sentence of…

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Weinstein trial deliberations day three: Jurors pore through testimony

Weinstein trial deliberations day three: Jurors pore through testimony

Kuzma/iStock(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein’s fate remains in the hands of jurors, as the third day of deliberations begins. On Thursday morning, the jury’s day is starting with their review of Paul Feldsher’s testimony. He was the first defense witness who challenged Annabella Sciorra’s claim that she was raped by Weinstein in the winter of…