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Recycling and Rates Cause Concerns Between Sterling Council and Republic Services

Recycling and Rates Cause Concerns Between Sterling Council and Republic Services

The issue of recycling came up again at the Sterling City Council meeting Monday evening. The council discussed their concerns with a new contract with Republic Services for the removal of waste.  The contract is for 10 years and has a yearly increase of 3% on the rates for consumers. Some members of the council…

Dixon Mayor Seeks Specifics From Council Concerning Liquor Licenses

Dixon Mayor Seeks Specifics From Council Concerning Liquor Licenses

The Dixon City Council met in regular session Monday evening. One of the topics on the agenda was an ordinance regulating the number of liquor licenses the city has. The reason for the change was when the council created the new liquor license the accommodate The Next Picture Show.  The organization wanted a greatly reduced…

Dixon City Council Meets New SBDC Director

Dixon City Council Meets New SBDC Director

During the Dixon City Council meeting the council received a visitor. During the meeting the new Small Business Development Director Stacey McCaskill stopped in.  McCaskill has taken over for David Buchen who recently retired. McCaskill has years of experience not only working in the United States, but, she has worked in many foreign countries.  She…

Amboy and Sublette Fire Crews Battle Heat From Weather and Fire

Amboy and Sublette Fire Crews Battle Heat From Weather and Fire

Amboy and Sublette Fire Fighters had a hot time Saturday morning. Crews responded to a mobile home fire at Woodhaven Lakes around 11:30 Saturday morning.  When crews arrived they found a fully involved mobile home. Amboy and Sublette fire crews quickly brought the fire under control.  Nick Dinges of the Sublette Fire Department says the…

Habitat Crews Work on Dixon Project Despite the Heat

Habitat Crews Work on Dixon Project Despite the Heat

Construction is well underway at Dixon Habitat for Humanity with the home beginning to take shape.  Crews did their job this past Saturday. Even though the heat of the day was well in the 90’s it did not stop the volunteers of G&M Distributors of Dixon.  The Volunteers were able to erect the interior and exterior…

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34th Annual KSB Tennis Classic Coming to Dixon

34th Annual KSB Tennis Classic Coming to Dixon

The 34th Annual KSB Tennis Classic will begin on Tuesday July 3rd and wrap up on Sunday July 8th at the Emma Hubbs Tennis Courts in Page Park in Dixon. This is a doubles only tournament and is open to people of all ages. The Youth Doubles portion of the Classic will be held on…

Oregon HS – IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award Announced

Oregon HS – IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award Announced

The Oregon High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce that eight of its second semester athletic teams qualified for the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award. The eight teams from Winter and Spring of 2017-18 are: Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Girls Bowling Competitive Cheerleading Softball Girls Soccer Boys Track Girls Track The Illinois High School…

Oraham Leaves Dixon Boys Basketball to Coach at Elk Grove High School

Oraham Leaves Dixon Boys Basketball to Coach at Elk Grove High School

According to an official press release from Elk Grove High School Assistant Principal Robert Murphy, the school has hired former Dixon Boys Basketball Coach Nick Oraham to take over as the Head Coach at Elk Grove High School. In his second and last season with Dixon, Oraham led the Dukes to a Regional Championship in…

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Cop took out gun during Sterling Brown tasing incident, body-cam footage shows

Cop took out gun during Sterling Brown tasing incident, body-cam footage shows

Milwaukee Police Dept.(MILWAUKEE) — One of the officers involved in the tasing and arrest of unarmed Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown briefly took his gun out of his holster during the confrontation, newly obtained body-camera footage shows.The video, obtained and published by ABC Milwaukee affiliate WISN Monday, shows the officer briefly drawing his gun during…

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Facebook campaign tops $4 million to reunite immigrant families separated at border

Facebook campaign tops $4 million to reunite immigrant families separated at border

John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In a little over three days, a fundraising campaign on Facebook has topped $4 million to help reunite undocumented families split up by the U.S. government at the Mexico border.The fundraiser page “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child” was launched on Saturday by three Facebook employees. As of Tuesday…

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Cop took out gun during Sterling Brown tasing incident, body-cam footage shows

Cop took out gun during Sterling Brown tasing incident, body-cam footage shows

Milwaukee Police Dept.(MILWAUKEE) — One of the officers involved in the tasing and arrest of unarmed Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown briefly took his gun out of his holster during the confrontation, newly obtained body-camera footage shows.The video, obtained and published by ABC Milwaukee affiliate WISN Monday, shows the officer briefly drawing his gun during…