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Area Farmers Dealing With Another Challenge, Grain Bin Fires

Area Farmers Dealing With Another Challenge, Grain Bin Fires

Sauk Valley Farmers have faced dozens of challenges this year and more challenges seem to keep on coming. Despite the cold and snow on the ground, some farmers are finding they still have crops in the field that need to be harvested.  Most of the corn this year is high in moisture content and it…

Sauk Valley College Receives Recognition for Number of Students Casting Their Vote

Sauk Valley College Receives Recognition for Number of Students Casting Their Vote

At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Sauk Valley Community College received a silver seal for achieving a student rate between 30% and 39%. “Sauk prepares our graduates to be critical thinkers who embrace their role as informed citizens, and part…

Illinois State Police District One Welcomes Two New Troopers

Illinois State Police District One Welcomes Two New Troopers

On Friday, October 25, 2019, 57 cadets graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy and were sent to their assignments throughout the state. Two of those troopers will call District 1 their home. Trooper Tavis Fivek and Trooper Josh Vos reported for duty on October 28. They received their squad cars and all the equipment…

Whooping Cough Outbreak Found at Oregon High School

Whooping Cough Outbreak Found at Oregon High School

The Ogle County Health Department (OCHD) is investigating a pertussis outbreak at Oregon High School. The department has seen 8 positive cases from individuals at Oregon High School. The department has been working with the school to prevent the further spread of the disease. Pertussis (whooping cough) can cause serious illness in babies, children, teens,…

Rock Falls Eliminates One of its Two Remaining TIF Districts

Rock Falls Eliminates One of its Two Remaining TIF Districts

The Rock Falls City Council at their most recent meeting voted to terminate the Rock Falls Riverfront Tax Increment Financing District.  It also provided for the dissolution of the Special Tax Allocation Fund. Mayor William Wescott said they decided to get rid of the TIF because it served its purpose. The city has one remaining…

Sterling and Rock Falls Police Joining to Create Emergency Response Team

Sterling and Rock Falls Police Joining to Create Emergency Response Team

The Sterling and Rock Falls Police Forces will be joining to create a special police unit. Recently, the Rock Falls City Council gave authority for the Rock Falls Mayor William Wescott execute a Intergovernmental Agreement authorizing the establishment of the Twin City Emergency Response Team. Wescott said this is a team made up of the…

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Girls Volleyball- Sterling Returning to Redbird Arena for State

Girls Volleyball- Sterling Returning to Redbird Arena for State

In Girls Volleyball, the Sterling Golden Warriors are getting ready to defend their Class 3A State Volleyball title when the State Tournament begins on Friday at Redbird Arena in Normal. Sterling (34-6) will take on Nazareth Academy (28-7) on Friday at 4pm in the Class 3A State Semifinals. Sterling has won 12 consecutive post-season matches…

Polo vs River Ridge- Illinois 8-Man Football Semifinals Playoff Preview

Polo vs River Ridge- Illinois 8-Man Football Semifinals Playoff Preview

Polo vs River Ridge- Illinois 8-Man Football Semifinals Playoff Preview River Ridge (8-3) at Polo (10-0) Friday 7pm Longtime Northwest Upstate Illini football rivals will be meeting in the semifinals of the Illinois 8-Man Football Association Playoffs on Friday night at Polo High School. Both schools are in their first year of playing 8-Man football…

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Nike debuts new sneakers for nurses, doctors and home health providers

Nike debuts new sneakers for nurses, doctors and home health providers

Nike(NEW YORK) — Nike’s latest sneaker drop pays homage to hardworking medical workers who deserve it.Officially releasing on Dec. 7, the new Nike Air Zoom Pulse shoe gives nurses, doctors and home health providers a way to trade in their rubber clogs for something that can really trek through long 12-hour shifts, the company said…

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2020 candidates and more react to Santa Clarita school shooting

2020 candidates and more react to Santa Clarita school shooting

adamkaz/iStock(WASHINGTON) — As the nation is left reeling with news of yet another act of gun violence at a school on Thursday, a handful of lawmakers and 2020 presidential candidates reacted to the heartbreak and renewed their calls for action on social media. Multiple students were wounded at a shooting at Saugus High School, in…

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