WIXN News

Sterling Will Spend Next Few Months Weighing Their Options for Legal Pot Use

Sterling Will Spend Next Few Months Weighing Their Options for Legal Pot Use

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Tuesday making the recreational use of marijuana legal in the State of Illinois. However, this does not mean people cannot start lighting a joint today.  The legalization will not go into effect until January 1st of 2020. Many communities and law enforcement agencies in the state will be taking full…

Dixon Chamber and Main Street Having a Cookout to Introduce New Director

Dixon Chamber and Main Street Having a Cookout to Introduce New Director

The Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street invites the public to meet the new Executive Director Jeremy Englund Wednesday. The organization is having a cookout at their office at 87 S. Hennepin.  They say they will be grilling up some hotdogs for for those who stop by. Come by, have a snack and get…

Sauk Board of Trustees Hire New Faculty Monday Night

Sauk Board of Trustees Hire New Faculty Monday Night

When Dr. Ryan Anderson came to Sauk Valley Community College to start the schools new Agriculture Department it was looked at as a small coup for the school. Anderson had a national reputation in this field. At the May Sauk Valley College Board of Trustees meeting the board approved the resignation of Dr. Anderson and…

Summer Can Be No Fun if Cookout Leads to Food Illness

Summer Can Be No Fun if Cookout Leads to Food Illness

There is nothing like the idea of cooking over an open fire or charcoal or even on a gas grill. When the sun does shine it is not uncommon to smell the cooking happening. This time of the year it is also not uncommon for people to not have a fond memory of their time…

WIXN Sports

35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic Gets Underway on Tuesday July 2nd

35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic Gets Underway on Tuesday July 2nd

35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic begins next Tuesday July 2nd and runs through July 7th. This is a doubles only tournament open to people of all ages. Youth- Tuesday July 2nd and Thursday July 4th Adult- Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th. Registration deadline is today Wednesday June 26th. For more information, call the…

Sauk Valley CC Hires Jamie Russell as its New Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Sauk Valley CC Hires Jamie Russell as its New Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Sauk Valley Community College hired Jamie Russell to take over the Women’s Basketball program. Russell is Rock Falls all-time leader in scoring and steals. She was a 3-time All-State player for the Rockets before graduating in 2008. Russell played College Basketball at Wisconsin and Illinois State and most recently played professionally in the Czech Republic.…

Obituaries

National News

Latest Headline

Authorities seize 20 tons of cannabis in massive California bust

Authorities seize 20 tons of cannabis in massive California bust

Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Around 350,000 plants and 20 tons of processed cannabis have been seized by a sheriff in California.The bust was so massive, it took authorities four days to complete, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, which directed the Cannabis Compliance Team to conduct the seizure earlier…

Business News

Latest Headline

Amazon is doubling down on Prime Day this year

Amazon is doubling down on Prime Day this year

AdrianHancu/iStock(NEW YORK) — Amazon is doubling down on Prime Day, saying on Tuesday its annual make-down event for Prime members will be held July 15 and 16, after being a single-day event in years past.”Prime Day 2019 will feature more than one million deals globally, including the biggest Prime Day deals ever on Alexa-enabled devices,”…

Political News

Latest Headline

Mueller agrees to testify before 2 House committees in July

Mueller agrees to testify before 2 House committees in July

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees have subpoenaed former special counsel Robert Mueller for his testimony before Congress, according to a press release issued Tuesday evening.”Pursuant to subpoenas issued by the House Judiciary and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence tonight, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has agreed to…

World News

Latest Headline

Authorities seize 20 tons of cannabis in massive California bust

Authorities seize 20 tons of cannabis in massive California bust

Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Around 350,000 plants and 20 tons of processed cannabis have been seized by a sheriff in California.The bust was so massive, it took authorities four days to complete, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, which directed the Cannabis Compliance Team to conduct the seizure earlier…