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Sterling Police Make Second Arrest in Connection to Christmas Day Truck Burning

Sterling Police Make Second Arrest in Connection to Christmas Day Truck Burning

Sterling Police have made a second arrest in connection with the Christmas morning burning of a pickup truck. At 5:58 a.m. on Christmas Day the Sterling Police and Fire Departments were called to a vehicle fire in the 600 block of W 9th Street. When officers arrived on scene, they found a red 1989 Ford…

Rock Falls Issues Snow Emergency

Rock Falls Issues Snow Emergency

Mother Nature wants a do-over after last weekend’s flop of a snow storm. Snow Emergency parking restrictions are in effect beginning at 6:00pm Friday, January 17, 2020 and will continue through 6:00am Sunday, January 19, 2020.

Park District: No Referendum, No Community Center…….Everything on Hold

Park District: No Referendum, No Community Center…….Everything on Hold

Dixon Park District Executive Director has, for the past 6-8 months, has worked almost exclusively on the community center project.  This past week all of the plans for a community center came to a grinding halt and everything is currently on hold. The district was hoping to put on the March ballot a referendum to…

Dixon School Staff Given Training in How to Handle Kids in Crisis

Dixon School Staff Given Training in How to Handle Kids in Crisis

Recent statewide media reports had spoken of schools placing students in isolation rooms or other kinds of restraint without proper justification for the action.  These reports prompted Governor JB Pritzker to instruct the State Board of Education to prohibit the use if the student poses no threat to themselves or others. At the Wednesday night…

Public Celebration of Black Hawk Statue Planned for May

Public Celebration of Black Hawk Statue Planned for May

The Group Restoration of the Black Hawk Statue have finalized the date for the public celebration of the completion of the repairs and unveiling of the Black Hawk Statue.  The date is set for May 2, 2020. The Illinois Conservation Foundation and the Black Hawk Art Restoration and Development group are cooperating on this and…

Plenty of Awards Handed Out to Local Artists at The Next Picture Show

Plenty of Awards Handed Out to Local Artists at The Next Picture Show

Awards were presented at the Regional Survey of Art Exhibition Awards Reception, January 10 at the Next Picture Show. Judge Stuart Roddy recognized Kitto of Dixon with Best of Show for his oil on canvas “Play Pen Reef 4”. Additional awards include 1st Place to Jon Wildman of Dixon for his mixed media piece “Another…

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Storm with heavy snow, strong winds slams Midwest Friday, Northeast Saturday

Storm with heavy snow, strong winds slams Midwest Friday, Northeast Saturday

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major storm continues to march east Friday morning with alerts issued across the country from California to Massachusetts.The storm brought several feet of snow from Washington state to the California mountains and winds gusts over 100 mph. There is so much snow in some towns in Washington that people are…

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Microsoft says it will be “carbon negative” by 2030

Microsoft says it will be “carbon negative” by 2030

Lcva2/iStock(NEW YORK) — Microsoft has announced they will become carbon negative by 2030. In a blog post on the company’s website, Microsoft President Brad Smith said climate change is the reason. “The world’s climate experts agree that the world must take urgent action to bring down emissions,” Smith wrote. “Ultimately, we must reach “net zero”…

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First votes of 2020 primary season could be cast outside of Iowa

First votes of 2020 primary season could be cast outside of Iowa

hermosawave/iStock(NEW YORK) — The traditional kick-off of election season is usually associated with the state of Iowa, when caucus-goers spend hours attempting to lobby support for their top choice candidates in hopes of helping presidential hopefuls establish an early lead in the nominating process.But as Iowans prepare to brace frigid temperatures to cast their ballots…

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Storm with heavy snow, strong winds slams Midwest Friday, Northeast Saturday

Storm with heavy snow, strong winds slams Midwest Friday, Northeast Saturday

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major storm continues to march east Friday morning with alerts issued across the country from California to Massachusetts.The storm brought several feet of snow from Washington state to the California mountains and winds gusts over 100 mph. There is so much snow in some towns in Washington that people are…