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Sterling Mayor Encourages Folks to Open Their Door to Foreign Students for Thanksgiving

Sterling Mayor Encourages Folks to Open Their Door to Foreign Students for Thanksgiving

Governments of other countries may not get along, but, when you meet people from other countries you usually find out they have many of the same hopes and dreams as you do. That was the expression made by Sterling Mayor Skip Lee following the most recent City Council meeting.  The mayor was referring to the…

United Way of Lee County Kickoffs Campaign With Service Event

United Way of Lee County Kickoffs Campaign With Service Event

The annual fundraising drive kickoff was held Thursday for the United Way of Lee County. This drive helps many groups financially in Lee County to be able to do their job.  For some it is the only financial support they get. Instead of like past years when the United Way of Lee County would hold…

Polo Police and School District Seeking Items for Go Bags

Polo Police and School District Seeking Items for Go Bags

The Polo Police Department and the Polo Community Unit School District are partnering to create “Go Bags” for classrooms in the event of a crisis or emergency. These on-the-go bags are filled with emergency essentials for a teacher or staff member to take care of their students, whether they are evacuating or remaining in the…

Lee County Deputy Honored for Life Saving Actions

Lee County Deputy Honored for Life Saving Actions

The morning of August 26, 2019 at 3:33 AM, a male in his 40’s called 911 complaining of chest pains. The caller advised he was in front of the Amboy Casey’s. Lee County Dispatch advised that as the male was talking, he was gasping for air.  Given the time of day, Dispatch knew it could…

Sterling Police Investigating Man Found Deceased at Sterling Steel Company

Sterling Police Investigating Man Found Deceased at Sterling Steel Company

The City of Sterling announced  at 6:47 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17 the Sterling Police Department, Sterling Fire Department, and CGH EMS responded to the report of an unresponsive male at Sterling Steel Company, LLC, located at 101 Avenue K, Sterling, IL. The victim, 46 year old David C. Hanna of Sterling, was an employee…

Water Main Repairs Causes Traffic Problems on South Galena Ave in Dixon

Water Main Repairs Causes Traffic Problems on South Galena Ave in Dixon

There is a leak in the water main at the intersection of South Galena Avenue and Division Street. The Dixon Water Department began the repair of this water main at 1:00p.m. Thursday. South Galena Avenue will be taken down to a single northbound and southbound lane. Division Street between Ottawa Avenue and South Galena Avenue…

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Sam Ramirez’s Week 4 High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez’s Week 4 High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez’s Week 4 High School Football Predictions. Don’t forget you can listen to Sam Ramirez make his picks each Friday morning at 7:20am on River Country 101.7. Sam is 39-9 predicting games so far this season. Picks are in BOLD Dixon at North Boone Byron at Oregon Mendota at Genoa-Kingston Rock Falls at Stillman…

Dixon Boys Soccer Needs PK to Knock Off Genoa-Kingston

Dixon Boys Soccer Needs PK to Knock Off Genoa-Kingston

Boys Soccer Scoreboard 9/19/19: Dixon 2 Genoa-Kingston 2 (Dixon wins 5-4 in PK) Dixon goalkeeper Skyler Connolly made the key save in the sixth round of the shootout to give Dixon a BNC win over Genoa-Kingston at AC Bowers Field on Thursday afternoon. After the two teams played an entire 90 minutes with the score…

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Reward for missing 5-year-old girl Dulce Maria Alavez up to $35,000

Reward for missing 5-year-old girl Dulce Maria Alavez up to $35,000

New Jersey State Police(BRIDGETON, N.J.) —  The search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez entered its fifth day Friday with no significant leads or suspects, as authorities increased the reward for any information on the missing New Jersey girl to $35,000.”I’m hopeful that we’ll find Dulce alive because we have no physical evidence,” Cumberland County Prosecutor…

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Walmart to no longer sell e-cigarettes

Walmart to no longer sell e-cigarettes

Josie_Desmarais/iStock(NEW YORK) — Walmart announced Friday it will discontinue selling electronic cigarette products as a mysterious vaping-related illness has sickened hundreds nationwide and been linked to eight deaths.”Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products at all Walmart and…

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Trump administration demands UNC, Duke revise joint Middle East studies program

Trump administration demands UNC, Duke revise joint Middle East studies program

akrassel/iStock(WASHINGTON) —  The Department of Education has ordered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University to remodel their joint Middle East studies program, alleging that it inappropriately uses federal grants to advance “ideological priorities” and that the curriculum does not spend enough time highlighting “positive” imagery of Christianity and Judaism. An…

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Reward for missing 5-year-old girl Dulce Maria Alavez up to $35,000

Reward for missing 5-year-old girl Dulce Maria Alavez up to $35,000

New Jersey State Police(BRIDGETON, N.J.) —  The search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez entered its fifth day Friday with no significant leads or suspects, as authorities increased the reward for any information on the missing New Jersey girl to $35,000.”I’m hopeful that we’ll find Dulce alive because we have no physical evidence,” Cumberland County Prosecutor…