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Sterling Council Sends Letter To Whiteside County Opposing Solar Farm Location

Sterling Council Sends Letter To Whiteside County Opposing Solar Farm Location

The Sterling City Council united last Monday night in approving the city send a letter to the Whiteside County Board. The letter is to show the cities opposition to a solar farm planned just outside of Sterling. Sterling Mayor Skip Lee said the company Geronimo wants to get approval from the board to place a…

Gennex Says They Are in a Pause, Wants Donation Money From Park District

Gennex Says They Are in a Pause, Wants Donation Money From Park District

Do you remember all of the buzz a year or so ago when it looked like some new life was going to be breathed into the Veterans Memorial Pool. There were good signs at the time that the group Gennex would be able to transform the abandoned structure into a skate board park and youth…

Fire Crews Say Smoke Detectors Saved Lives in Thursday Morning Blaze

Fire Crews Say Smoke Detectors Saved Lives in Thursday Morning Blaze

The Sublette Fire Department says Thursday morning smoke detectors Saved Lives. At approximately 04:12 am today, the Sublette and Amboy Fire Protection Districts were dispatched to Rural Amboy for a House Fire with 2 Children trapped on the 2nd Story. Quick thinking children escaped to the roof and were rescued by family. All family members…

Ogle County Sheriff Declares NO Wake on Rock River

Ogle County Sheriff Declares NO Wake on Rock River

Based on the current National Weather Service river level predictions Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle will implement the NO WAKE ordinance Friday June 22 at 8:00a.m. Travel on the Rock River in Ogle County is limited to 5mph. A chart indicating river levels is available on the Ogle Safe smartphone app. #Oglesafe

Summer Splash a Go, Rain or Shine

Summer Splash a Go, Rain or Shine

From the wild game cookout to the Comcast fireworks in the night sky, Rock Falls’ summers start with Summer Splash! Join the fun June 22-23 at Bowman Park on the Rock Falls Riverfront. Summer Splash features two full days of family-friendly Fun, 11 am – 10 pm, packed with unique live entertainment, fresh food sizzling…

Boat Races at Rock Falls Postponed Because of Rising River Levels

Boat Races at Rock Falls Postponed Because of Rising River Levels

Stock Outboard boat racing on the Rock River has been postponed in Rock Falls, IL. According to Rock Falls Chamber President Bethany Bland the rising water levels of the Rock River has brought about the postponement. She said the races should be rescheduled for a different date. As the river rises, Rock Falls is currently…

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Zumdahl Named Boys Basketball Coach at Eastland High School

Zumdahl Named Boys Basketball Coach at Eastland High School

Last night at the Eastland board meeting the Board of Education approved the hiring of Tyler Zumdahl as the new Eastland Boys Basketball Head Coach. Coach Zumdahl graduated from Eastland in 2009.  While at Eastland, he played 4 years of Football, Basketball and Baseball.  Tyler was a standout athlete in all sports he played. After…

Elks Fishing Derby Coming to Dixon on Saturday July 7th

Elks Fishing Derby Coming to Dixon on Saturday July 7th

As we continue this week to spotlight sporting activities during the 54th Annual Dixon Petunia Festival, we spotlight the Annual Elk’s Fishing Derby. This event will be held on Saturday July 7th from 8am-10am at the North Side of the Rock River between the Peoria and Galena Avenue bridges. Registration is from 7am-8am with the…

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Suspect dead, 2 officers hospitalized after San Diego shooting

Suspect dead, 2 officers hospitalized after San Diego shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — Two San Diego police officers were shot late Saturday and hospitalized responding to an incident they first thought may be an apartment fire.The suspect who allegedly shot the two officers was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is not yet known.One officer was last reported in stable condition and the other…

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Uber driver was watching tv show prior to fatal crash, police say

Uber driver was watching tv show prior to fatal crash, police say

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images(TEMPE, Arizona) — The operator of a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona was watching an episode of “The Voice” via a streaming service in the moments before her SUV struck and killed a pedestrian walking her bicycle across the street, according to a police report.The incident in March raised alarms about the ability…

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Suspect dead, 2 officers hospitalized after San Diego shooting

Suspect dead, 2 officers hospitalized after San Diego shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — Two San Diego police officers were shot late Saturday and hospitalized responding to an incident they first thought may be an apartment fire.The suspect who allegedly shot the two officers was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is not yet known.One officer was last reported in stable condition and the other…