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Sterling Manager and City Attorney Says Nothing Can Be Done About Slow Vehicles on City Sidewalks

Sterling Manager and City Attorney Says Nothing Can Be Done About Slow Vehicles on City Sidewalks

Sterling Councilman Monday night spoke of times they have seen a larger than normal motorized assistance vehicle, similar to a large power wheelchair, zipping down the sidewalks in downtown Sterling. City Manager Scott Schumard stated the city has received complaints from pedestrians and drivers of near misses and almost accidents from encounters with these vehicles.…

Dixon Veterans Memorial Commission May Finally Realized a Dream

Dixon Veterans Memorial Commission May Finally Realized a Dream

For many years the Dixon Veterans Memorial Commission has longed for a place they could create a museum to display the military items donated to it. It appears they have finally found that place. During the Dixon City Council meeting Monday night, the Commission came before the City Council to seek approval and ratification of…

Compton Man See’s Stolen Truck in a Facebook Accident Post Near Mendota

Compton Man See’s Stolen Truck in a Facebook Accident Post Near Mendota

On Monday LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office investigated a crash on Rt. 251 north of Mendota. Deputies say Dylan Hirsch saw something on Facebook about the crash and went to the scene.  He told LaSalle County Deputies that the truck involved is his and that it was stolen from his residence in Compton. Shortly before noon…

Ogle County Deputies Conducting July Fourth Traffic Enforcement Beginning Now

Ogle County Deputies Conducting July Fourth Traffic Enforcement Beginning Now

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle announced plans for July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign will run from now through July 8 to encompass three summer weekends leading up to and after Independence Day. “We’re asking all of our residents and visitors to celebrate Independence Day safely,”…

KSB Encourages People to Give Blood to Help With Shortage

KSB Encourages People to Give Blood to Help With Shortage

KSB Hospital in Dixon is having a blood drive Tuesday and Wednesday and they need more donors. On the Tuesday (today) the drive is from 9 am – 1 pm and the Wednesday the 19th is 1 pm – 6 pm.  The drive is being held at the KSB Lovett Center, 101 West 1st Street…

Driver Charged With Numerous Offenses After Putting Car in the Ditch

Driver Charged With Numerous Offenses After Putting Car in the Ditch

Shortly before 7am Sunday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Polo Police Department responded to the 16000 block of West Illinois Route 52 for a single vehicle in the ditch. After an investigation it was learned that 29 year old Arthur J Zacharias of Mt Carroll was driving westbound on Illinois Rte 52 when…

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Final List of State Champions from the 2018-2019 School Year

Final List of State Champions from the 2018-2019 School Year

As we reflect on the 2018-2019 High School Sports Season, 77 Champions were crowned in 31 different IHSA Sports throughout the year. So which schools brought home state championships and how many? Here is the list of the Champions crowned during the 2018-2019 year. *BOLD* include local Northern Illinois Teams Naperville North- 4 East St…

IHSA Approves Several Items for 2019-2020 School Year

IHSA Approves Several Items for 2019-2020 School Year

The IHSA recently approved some changes that will begin in the 2019-2020 School Year: In Boys and Girls Basketball- the Mercy Rule will now be used in postseason State Series games. This means if a team is winning by 30 points or more in the 4th quarter, the clock will continue to run. This is…

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Feds seize over $1 billion of cocaine in historic bust in Philadelphia, officials say

Feds seize over $1 billion of cocaine in historic bust in Philadelphia, officials say

nensuria/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — Federal officials made a massive cocaine bust in Philadelphia Tuesday, seizing an estimated 16.5 tons of the drug from a ship there — with a street value of over $1 billion, officials said.The historic bust — the largest in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — comes amid a series of…

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Google Calendar experiencing outage, company says

Google Calendar experiencing outage, company says

JHVEPhoto/iStock(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) — Engineers at Google are working to resolve an outage with Google Calendar, according to the company.The problem began Tuesday morning, according to Google’s service details dashboard. Google Calendar is currently experiencing a service disruption. Please stay tuned for updates or follow here: https://t.co/2SGW3X1cQn— G Suite (@gsuite) June 18, 2019 Google’s other…

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Trump tweets Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration as defense secretary

Trump tweets Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration as defense secretary

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In a surprise development, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has decided not to move forward with the confirmation process to take the job permanently, President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday.Trump said while Shanahan “has done a wonderful job, he has decided not to go forward…so that he can devote more time…

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Feds seize over $1 billion of cocaine in historic bust in Philadelphia, officials say

Feds seize over $1 billion of cocaine in historic bust in Philadelphia, officials say

nensuria/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — Federal officials made a massive cocaine bust in Philadelphia Tuesday, seizing an estimated 16.5 tons of the drug from a ship there — with a street value of over $1 billion, officials said.The historic bust — the largest in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — comes amid a series of…