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Five Kids With Skin in the Game Donates Lemonade Stand Money to Dixon Splash Pad

Five Kids With Skin in the Game Donates Lemonade Stand Money to Dixon Splash Pad

Dixon Park District Executive Director Duane Long said following the Dixon Park District meeting how touched and impressed he was with five young people who took action. He is referring to a group called the Five Cousins Lemonade Stand.  These five cousins ran a lemonade stand during the recent National Lemonade Day and they were…

Two Local Authors to Provide An Afternoon of Chills at Dixon Public Library

Two Local Authors to Provide An Afternoon of Chills at Dixon Public Library

The Dixon Public Library is inviting you to An Afternoon of Chills. This event will be held on Saturday October 13th at 2pm.  Local authors Terri Reid and Shannon Bailey will discuss their novels and provide some chilling tales at the Dixon Library. Terry Reid lives in Northwest Illinois, as does her character Mary O’Reilly…

Sterling Woman Injured in Two Vehicle Crash

Sterling Woman Injured in Two Vehicle Crash

Thursday evening Ogle County Deputies responded to the intersection of Illinois Rte. 26 and Sterling road for a two vehicle accident with minor injuries. It was learned that a vehicle driven by 47 year old Tammy Moran of Sterling was traveling west on Illinois Rte. 26 when she failed to stop at the intersection of…

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…

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Football Scoreboard for Friday Sept. 21

Football Scoreboard for Friday Sept. 21

Big Northern Conference Stillman Valley 29 Oregon 7 Dixon 36 Mendota 7 Genoa-Kingston 21 Rockford Lutheran 7 Byron 62 North Boone 21 Winnebago 51 Rock Falls 37 Three Rivers Conference Fulton 14 Morrison 12 Sterling Newman 42 Rockridge 0 Kewanee 19 Erie-PTown 14 Northern Illinois Big 12 Sterling 43 Geneseo 7 Rochelle 55 LP 33…

Dixon High School Announces its 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Class

Dixon High School Announces its 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Class

The Dixon Athletics Hall of Fame committee is proud to announce the inaugural class of inductees in to the newly established Hall of Fame. After nearly 18 months of planning and preparation, the committee has established a constitution, nomination processes, and voting procedures, all of which have led to the voting in of the first…

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…

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Indiana burglar robs man in his home, uses Bird scooter to get away

Indiana burglar robs man in his home, uses Bird scooter to get away

iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indianapolis police are searching for a burglar suspected of stealing items from inside a home and using a Bird electric scooter to leave the scene of the crime.Michael Leppert said he was getting ready at home on Tuesday morning when he heard what sounded like footsteps coming from the first floor. He yelled…

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California governor signs law to bar restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws

California governor signs law to bar restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — California has passed a law that will ban restaurants from automatically giving out plastic straws in an effort to help protect the environment, particularly the ocean and marine life. “Plastic has helped advance innovation in our society, but our infatuation with single-use convenience has led to disastrous consequences,” Gov. Jerry Brown of…

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Indiana burglar robs man in his home, uses Bird scooter to get away

Indiana burglar robs man in his home, uses Bird scooter to get away

iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indianapolis police are searching for a burglar suspected of stealing items from inside a home and using a Bird electric scooter to leave the scene of the crime.Michael Leppert said he was getting ready at home on Tuesday morning when he heard what sounded like footsteps coming from the first floor. He yelled…