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Closing and Delays for Wednesday 2/20/19

Closing and Delays for Wednesday 2/20/19

Closing and Delays for Wednesday 2/20/19: Schools- Eastland Schools- 2 hour delay Erie Schools- 2 hour delay Forrestville Valley Schools- 2 hour delay

Two are Honored With First Ike Mercer Certificate of Achievement Award

Two are Honored With First Ike Mercer Certificate of Achievement Award

Recently a giant in the history of Dixon passed away, but, his name will always be honored in the community. At the Dixon City Council meeting the unveiling of the Isaac “Ike” Mercer Certificate of Achievement Award was made.  Several on the council spoke of the positive and powerful impact the life and dedication of…

Another Statue of a President May Be Coming to Dixon Someday and It’s Not Reagan

Another Statue of a President May Be Coming to Dixon Someday and It’s Not Reagan

Almost 100 years ago a convoy of military vehicles came to Dixon and circled the Lee County Courthouse. This was not an invasion but a national exercise of military transportation from coast to coast. The convoy was under the command of a young officer name Dwight Eisenhower and the convoy was welcomed by the citizens. …

District 1 State Trooper Injured in 5 Vehicle Accident on I-39 Monday Evening

District 1 State Trooper Injured in 5 Vehicle Accident on I-39 Monday Evening

 Monday evening shortly before 7pm. Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated a five-car personal injury traffic crash involving a District 1 ISP Trooper. An ISP Trooper was inside his squad car conducting a traffic stop on the right shoulder of I-39 northbound in Ogle County, with his emergency lights activated. While he was stationary on…

Rock Falls Declares Snow Emergency

Rock Falls Declares Snow Emergency

The City of Rock Falls has declared a Snow Emergency beginning tonight at Midnight through Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. Once a snow emergency has been issued, persons shall park on even-numbered side streets during an even-numbered day of the month, or on an odd-numbered side of the street during an odd-numbered day…

Rep. Demmer Has Free Passes for Chicago Museums and Zoos for Constituents

Rep. Demmer Has Free Passes for Chicago Museums and Zoos for Constituents

State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) invites residents of the 90th District to take advantage of a free ‘Constituent Education Resource Card’ that are available through his legislative office in Dixon. The resource card provides for free entry for up to four people to several of Chicagoland’s world-class museums and zoos. Any resident of the 90th…

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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…

Dixon Wrestling Season Ends at Sandwich Sectional

Dixon Wrestling Season Ends at Sandwich Sectional

Boys Wrestling Scoreboard 2/19/19: Class 2A- at Sandwich- Coal City 46 Dixon 21 at Sandwich- Washington 59 Sycamore 9   Class 1A- at Sterling Newman- LeWin 39 Orion 29 at Sterling Newman- Aurora Christian 47 Stillman Valley 24

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Police: If Jussie Smollett doesn’t speak to authorities, they will resort to ‘other methods’ for accountability

Police: If Jussie Smollett doesn’t speak to authorities, they will resort to ‘other methods’ for accountability

Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — While Chicago police officials confirmed to ABC News on Wednesday that authorities are maintaining a dialogue with Jussie Smollett’s attorneys, they remain anxious to re-interview the actor himself.”We are hopeful that we’ll have a chance to ask the questions that we have,” says Chicago Police Department (CPD) spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.”It doesn’t…

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Samsung unveils ‘Galaxy Fold,’ its first foldable smartphone-tablet hybrid

Samsung unveils ‘Galaxy Fold,’ its first foldable smartphone-tablet hybrid

KreangchaiRungfamai/iStock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold, a smartphone that fits into your pocket but unfolds into the size of a tablet, at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday.”We are fundamentally limited by the size of our devices, until now,” Justin Denison, Samsung’s senior vice president of marketing, told an audience of about…

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Trump Transportation Department threatens to seize billions from California’s high-speed rail project

Trump Transportation Department threatens to seize billions from California’s high-speed rail project

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to demand that California return billions in federal funds it received to construct a high-speed rail project between San Francisco and California — a demand now joined by his Transportation Department and one the state’s Democratic governor is calling “political retribution.”The Transportation Department — the agency that…

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Police: If Jussie Smollett doesn’t speak to authorities, they will resort to ‘other methods’ for accountability

Police: If Jussie Smollett doesn’t speak to authorities, they will resort to ‘other methods’ for accountability

Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — While Chicago police officials confirmed to ABC News on Wednesday that authorities are maintaining a dialogue with Jussie Smollett’s attorneys, they remain anxious to re-interview the actor himself.”We are hopeful that we’ll have a chance to ask the questions that we have,” says Chicago Police Department (CPD) spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.”It doesn’t…