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Rock Falls Will do an $800,000 Roll of the Dice

Rock Falls Will do an $800,000 Roll of the Dice

Mayor William Wescott said the City of Rock Falls will be rolling the dice and wait to see what happens after the fall elections. The reason for this has to deal with the revolving loan the city was supposed to get from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  It was announced in February the IEPA was…

IDOT Agrees School Crossing Needs New Safety Features

IDOT Agrees School Crossing Needs New Safety Features

A few weeks ago Dixon City Manager Dan Langloss said there has not been an accident yet, but, police officers did report several near misses at the school crossing on Galena Avenue and Division Street. Langloss at the time said they need to find ways to slow people down and help create a safer crossing…

Portrait of Lincoln to be Presented to Lee County Courthouse

Portrait of Lincoln to be Presented to Lee County Courthouse

A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Lee County Courthouse on Thursday, September 27. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 8:45 a.m. in the Lee County Circuit Courts building, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon. The event is open to the public. The photograph was taken in Springfield…

Planes and Professionals to Fill Aviation Career Day Saturday

Planes and Professionals to Fill Aviation Career Day Saturday

The Whiteside County Airport will host its Second Annual Aviation Career Day on Saturday, September 22nd from 10 AM – 3 PM. ExpressJet Airlines will be flying in a 50 passenger, United Airlines/United Express Embraer 145 Regional Jet that will be on display during the event and offering exclusive tours of the airplane and flight…

Firefighters Battle Early Morning Trailer Home Blaze

Firefighters Battle Early Morning Trailer Home Blaze

The Rock Falls and Sterling Fire Departments along with CGH EMS were dispatched early Thursday morning to EZ Living Trailer Court for a reported trailer fire. When crews arrived they found a double wide trailer fully involved with a nearby trailer also becoming involved.  Firefighters were able to knock the fire down rapidly in both…

Park District Decides Geese Becoming Too Fowl at Page Park

Park District Decides Geese Becoming Too Fowl at Page Park

One of the beauties of living on the Rock River are all the water fowl who call the river home. The most abundant feathered resident are the Canadian Geese who live here year round. If a person travels through Page Park they have to slow down to avoid hitting the slow moving birds.  One of the…

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Sam Ramirez Week 5 Illinois High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez Week 5 Illinois High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez Week 5 Illinois High School Football Prediction: Sam is 49-10 so far in 2018 Sterling at Geneseo Rochelle at LP East Dubuque at Amboy Eastland-Pearl City at Lena Winslow Milledgeville at Orangeville Polo at Warren Forreston at Freeport Aquin South Beloit at AFC Morrison at Fulton Sterling Newman at Rockridge Oregon at Stillman…

Heintzelman Leads Dixon Girls Golf in Win Over Sterling

Heintzelman Leads Dixon Girls Golf in Win Over Sterling

In Girls Golf action at Lost Nation on Thursday afternoon, the Dixon Duchesses picked up a non-conference win over Sterling 192-198. Dixon’s Bella Heintzelman earned medalist honors shooting a 42 for the Duchesses. Olivia Rick shot a 47 for Dixon while Nina Baratta finished with a 49 for the Duchesses. Abby Sheets led Sterling with…

Local Sports Scoreboard for Thursday 9/20/2018

Local Sports Scoreboard for Thursday 9/20/2018

Local Sports Scoreboard for Thursday 9/20/2018: Girls Golf- Dixon def Sterling 192-198 Byron def Rock Falls 211-234 Harvard def Oregon 212-238   Boys Golf- Rock Falls def Byron 172-180 Oregon def Harvard 179-219 West Carroll def Amboy 214-229 Sterling Newman def Orion and Morrison 166-207-214   Girls Tennis- Sterling Newman 4 United Township 1 Sterling…

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5 people, including 3 kids, slashed at home-operated daycare in New York City

5 people, including 3 kids, slashed at home-operated daycare in New York City

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Five people, including three children, were slashed by an employee of a home-operated daycare center in New York City, authorities said.Victims at the home, in Flushing, Queens, were discovered around 3:30 a.m. local time.Among the three children injured were two girls and one boy — all infants, authorities said. Victims were rushed…

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More than 100 Uber Eats couriers block London streets in protest over change in pay

More than 100 Uber Eats couriers block London streets in protest over change in pay

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — More than 100 Uber Eats couriers blocked roads in London on Thursday to protest what they said is a significant cut in pay by the company.The couriers, riding scooters and motorcycles, chanted “no money, no food” as they shut down traffic outside Uber Eats’s London headquarters for the second day in a row.The…

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5 people, including 3 kids, slashed at home-operated daycare in New York City

5 people, including 3 kids, slashed at home-operated daycare in New York City

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Five people, including three children, were slashed by an employee of a home-operated daycare center in New York City, authorities said.Victims at the home, in Flushing, Queens, were discovered around 3:30 a.m. local time.Among the three children injured were two girls and one boy — all infants, authorities said. Victims were rushed…