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Illinois Hunters Bring in 153,000 Deer in 2019, Numbers Down in the Sauk Valley

Illinois Hunters Bring in 153,000 Deer in 2019, Numbers Down in the Sauk Valley

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 153,048 deer during all 2019-20 archery and firearm seasons, which concluded Jan. 19, 2020. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 151,709 deer in 2018-19. The Sauk Valley hunters took 1,349 in Carroll County, 1,413 in Ogle…

Both Drivers Arrested After Head-on Crash

Both Drivers Arrested After Head-on Crash

Just before noon on Saturday the Illinois State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on West Commercial Street just west of 2nd Avenue in Lyndon. The investigation revealed a vehicle driven by 39 year old Jason D. Roselieb of Fulton was travelling eastbound on West Commercial Street and another auto driven by 28 year old Caleb…

The Best of Dixon Honored and Robin Canode Named Citizen of the Year

The Best of Dixon Honored and Robin Canode Named Citizen of the Year

The Best of Dixon Awards were handed out Friday night at the Post House Ballroom. The event, Hosted by the Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street, recognized those people who work to help make Dixon a better place.  The Top Award of the evening was the 2019 Citizen of the Year Award. Chamber President…

Lee County State’s Attorney Plans to Come Down Hard on Meth in 2020

Lee County State’s Attorney Plans to Come Down Hard on Meth in 2020

According to Lee County State’s Attorney Charles Boonstra, the battle with methamphetamine in Lee County is an epic struggle. Boonstra said the drug can not only destroy people’s lives, but, it can destroy communities as well.  Boonstra said Dixon, Sterling and Rock Falls have to deal with being in a perfect transportation point for dealers.…

Rock Falls Street Department Cleaning Up Downtown Area Saturday Nigh Sunday Morning

Rock Falls Street Department Cleaning Up Downtown Area Saturday Nigh Sunday Morning

The Rock Falls Street Department will be doing some additional snow removal and clean-up of the downtown area beginning Saturday night/Sunday morning. Any vehicles parked on-street in the downtown area after 2:00am may be subject to a fine and/or being towed at the owner’s expense. The municipal parking lots in the downtown area will be…

Dixon School District Formulating Policy for Student Use of Medical Marijuana

Dixon School District Formulating Policy for Student Use of Medical Marijuana

With the medical and now legal recreational use of marijuana in Illinois the effects are far reaching. The latest situation is in the schools in the state.  Schools District such as Dixon are now gathering information from the state and forming their policy for student use of medical marijuana. Dixon Superintendent Margo Empen  says she…

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Oregon’s Kaltenbrun Advances to State in High School Bowling

Oregon’s Kaltenbrun Advances to State in High School Bowling

Boys Bowling- Sycamore Sectional Sterling, Dixon and Oregon did not qualify for the State Meet. As a team, Oregon finished in 9th place. Oregon Sophomore Issac Kaltenbrun rolled a 1310 to qualify for the State Meet as an individual. Dixon and Sterling were shutout of any individuals qualifying for State. Kaltenbrun will bowl at the…

Dixon High School Inducts the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Dixon High School Inducts the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020

2020 Hall of Fame Induction Class- Dixon High School Teams 1941-42 Boys’ Basketball 1974-75 Girls’ Bowling 1981-82 Girls’ Bowling 1990-91 Boys’ Baseball   Athletes Ben Brokaw Jeff Clausen Roger Coleman Lexy Duncan Mitchell Homb Ryan Matha Tara Michels Don Miller Joe Roth Rick Reubin   Coach Lyle Bogott     1941-42 Boys’ Basketball   The…

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Kobe Bryant, daughter among nine dead in helicopter crash in Southern California

Kobe Bryant, daughter among nine dead in helicopter crash in Southern California

KABC(LOS ANGELES) — Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is among nine people who died in a helicopter crash in the wealthy Southern California residential neighborhood of Calabasas, ABC News has confirmed.Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died alongside her father, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.Bryant was 41 years old.There were no survivors in the crash…

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Uber bringing fleet of self-driving cars to Washington, DC

Uber bringing fleet of self-driving cars to Washington, DC

Andrei Stanescu/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Uber is bringing a fleet of self-driving cars to the nation’s capital to begin mapping out prospective routes — aided by human drivers at first — starting on Friday.The new self-driving cars that are expected to hit the roads in Washington, D.C., will have the initial goal of data collection, and will…

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POLL: Economic prosperity boosts Trump in election poll, counterweight to his unpopularity

POLL: Economic prosperity boosts Trump in election poll, counterweight to his unpopularity

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour(NEW YORK) — Economic prosperity is boosting Donald Trump’s political prospects, helping the relatively unpopular president to a competitive position against his potential Democratic opponents in the fall election, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll finds.Key to Trump’s opportunity is a rise in economic confidence. One year before he…

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Kobe Bryant, daughter among nine dead in helicopter crash in Southern California

Kobe Bryant, daughter among nine dead in helicopter crash in Southern California

KABC(LOS ANGELES) — Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is among nine people who died in a helicopter crash in the wealthy Southern California residential neighborhood of Calabasas, ABC News has confirmed.Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died alongside her father, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.Bryant was 41 years old.There were no survivors in the crash…