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Rock Falls Chamber Celebrates Those Who Put Their Shoulder to the Wheel

Rock Falls Chamber Celebrates Those Who Put Their Shoulder to the Wheel

Thursday night the Rock Falls Chamber wanted to celebrate and say thank you to all of the individuals and organization which help to make the community and the chamber run smoothly. It was the gathering for the annual Chamber Dinner and the presentation of the Shoulder to the Wheel Awards.  Rock Falls Chamber President, Bethany…

Snow Covered Roadway Sends Auto Rolling Into Ditch

Snow Covered Roadway Sends Auto Rolling Into Ditch

On Wednesday shortly be 8:00 in the morning the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle roll-over accident with injuries on I-39 southbound. The vehicle being driven by 22 year old Faris Alyami of Rockford lost control due to the snow covered roadway, left the road, striking a snow bank and rolled over…

Roundtable Discussion Held to Look at Impact of New Minimum Wage

Roundtable Discussion Held to Look at Impact of New Minimum Wage

On March 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Dixon Chamber & Main Street will be hosting a roundtable discussion for businesses to explore the impacts of the increase in minimum wage. Professionals from Rock River Human Resource Professional Association and Manpower Staffing Services, and Professor of Economics, Erwin Antoni from Sauk Valley Community College…

Rock Falls High School Will Rock With the Percussion Palooza

Rock Falls High School Will Rock With the Percussion Palooza

You are invited to Feel the Rhythm at the 6th annual Percussion Palooza! The event will be held at Rock Falls High School at 101 12th Ave for a day full of Rockin’ beats! Featuring Solo and ensemble festival, steel drum performances and percussion ensembles! This event is held in honor of Rock Falls native…

Early Voting Begins in Ogle County

Early Voting Begins in Ogle County

Early voting for the April 2nd Consolidated Election begins today at the Ogle County Clerk’s office in Oregon along with other county clerk offices in the area. Residents can vote early between today and April 1st. The last day to register to vote or change your address is March 5th. There is a grace period…

Rebekah Zeigler From Polo Makes Spelling Bee History Which May Never Be Broken

Rebekah Zeigler From Polo Makes Spelling Bee History Which May Never Be Broken

The final word was Dalliance and with a very careful, but deliberate delivery the remaining contestant for the 2019 Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee spoke the letters. Then with a slight pause for effect Moderator Tom Wadsworth boomed out the line Rebekah Zeigler has heard four times before: You’re going back to Washington. For an unprecedented…

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Kzeczmer Takes Over as Head Football Coach of the Newman Comets

Kzeczmer Takes Over as Head Football Coach of the Newman Comets

Newman Central Catholic High School has hired Brandon Kzeczmer as the new Head Football Coach of the Comets. Kzeczmer has been on the Newman staff for the past 6 years and has been the Comets Defensive Coordinator for the past 3 years. Kzeczmer is orginally from Chicago and played High School football at St. Patrick’s…

Boys Basketball Scoreboard- Regional Semifinals

Boys Basketball Scoreboard- Regional Semifinals

Boys Basketball Scoreboard 2/20/19- Regional Semifinals: Class 1A- at Forreston- Forreston 69 Rockford Christian Life 45 at Forreston- Dakota 58 Pecatonica 44 at Galena- LeWin 47 Stockton 29 at Morrison- River Ridge 50 Milledgeville 45 at Durand- Freeport Aquin 69 Alden-Hebron 31 Class 2A- at Sherrard- Prophetstown 41 Alleman 39 at North Boone- Winnebago 71…

AP- Illinois High School Boys Basketball Rankings 2/20/19

AP- Illinois High School Boys Basketball Rankings 2/20/19

Here are the rankings of Illinois high school boys basketball teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters: Class 4A No. Team W-L Pts Prv 1. Curie (8) 29-1 89 1 2. Belleville West (1) 26-3 82 3 3. Normal Community 23-3 62 4 4. Danville 26-3 53 5 5. Whitney Young…

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R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving minors

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving minors

Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Singer R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four minors, according to the Cook County Prosecutor’s Office.Three of the four victims were younger than 17 at the time of the alleged incidents, according to prosecutors. A bond hearing will be held on…

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NASA names facility after ‘Hidden Figures’ inspiration Katherine Johnson

NASA names facility after ‘Hidden Figures’ inspiration Katherine Johnson

Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Katherine Johnson, the “human computer” whose work was depicted in the 2016 film Hidden Figures, was recognized on Friday as the agency renamed a building after the pioneer.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration redesignated a building that houses programs essential to safety on space missions in the 100-year…

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R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving minors

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving minors

Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Singer R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four minors, according to the Cook County Prosecutor’s Office.Three of the four victims were younger than 17 at the time of the alleged incidents, according to prosecutors. A bond hearing will be held on…