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McCombie Pushes for Creation of Ethics Task Force to Look at Problems in Springfield

McCombie Pushes for Creation of Ethics Task Force to Look at Problems in Springfield

With the past year, questionable activities by those within Illinois State Government has raised concerns that Illinois ethics rules are not strict enough.  Some of the examples have included a State Senator indicted on embezzlement charges, an ongoing federal probe into another member of the State Senate and a federal investigation into the campaign finance…

Polo Police Searching for Suspect in Felony Retail Theft

Polo Police Searching for Suspect in Felony Retail Theft

Earlier this week, Polo Police shared photos of an unidentified individual that had been within Dixon. After an investigation this week by the Polo department they also found footage of the individual within the Polo Fresh Food Market and have now obtained an arrest warrant for Felony Retail Theft based upon items taken. The subject…

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Three New Corrections Deputies

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Three New Corrections Deputies

On October 11th Lee County Corrections Deputies Nathan Hollinger, Allen Ryan, Ryan Pettenger, and David McGraw, graduated from the Illinois Corrections Officers Academy in Springfield. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department wants to send congratulations to these officers as they will shortly be taking their new training to the new Lee County Jail.

Park District Will Tolerate It No Longer, As Recent Arrest Shows

Park District Will Tolerate It No Longer, As Recent Arrest Shows

Dixon Park District Executive Director Duane Long said at the most recent Park Board Meeting that they are fed up with it and they are not going to tolerate it any more. What he is referring to is the recent amount of vandalism the park district has received.  Long said there had been vandalism at…

New Lee County Sheriff’s Office Working Bugs Out of the System

New Lee County Sheriff’s Office Working Bugs Out of the System

The new Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Jail Facility is opening up ahead of schedule and is coming in under budget.  Recently the Sheriff’s Office portion of the building opened for business and Sheriff John Simonton says it is a great improvement. However, he did admit there are some teething problems and bugs they have…

The Machine Rocks Historic Dixon Theater, More Shows Lined Up for 2020

The Machine Rocks Historic Dixon Theater, More Shows Lined Up for 2020

The music was rocking, the light show was called phenomenal and over 640 people filled the Historic Dixon Theater Wednesday night to watch the Machine bring Pink Floyd to town. Dixon City Council and Theater Board member Mike Venier said there was no way he was going to miss the show.  He called it some…

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Week 8- Illinois High School Football Scoreboard

Week 8- Illinois High School Football Scoreboard

Big Northern Conference- North Boone 35 Oregon 19 Byron 42 Genoa-Kingston 13 Dixon 47 Winnebago 0 Mendota 26 Rock Falls 21 Stillman Valley 35 Rockford Lutheran 14   Three Rivers Conference- Peru St Bede 24 Erie-PTown 23 Kewanee 22 Sherrard 14 Princeton 42 Monmouth-Roseville 13 Orion 55 Bureau Valley 0 Morrison 27 Rockridge 13 Spring…

Sam Ramirez’s Week 8 Illinois High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez’s Week 8 Illinois High School Football Predictions

Here are Sam Ramirez’s High School Football Predictions for Week 8. Listen each Friday to River Country 101.7 for Sam’s Picks are 7:20am. Sam Ramirez is 97-13 making his predictions in 2019. Picks are in BOLD River Ridge at Polo Milledgeville at Amboy AFC at Eastland-Pearl City Forreston at Freeport Aquin West Carroll at Du-Pec…

Girls Golf State Preview- Dixon Making Their First Ever Trip to State

Girls Golf State Preview- Dixon Making Their First Ever Trip to State

Girls Golf State Preview- Class 2A Girls Golf State Meet at Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur Friday and Saturday- the State Meet begins at 8:30am on Friday There are 12 teams are competing: Dixon, Chicago Latin, Arlington Heights St Viator, Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin, Macomb, Champaign St Thomas More, Mt Carmel, Alton Marquette, Effingham,…

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Over 500,000 without power as Nor’easter hammers New England

Over 500,000 without power as Nor’easter hammers New England

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Over half a million people are in the dark across New England Thursday morning after a powerful Nor’easter struck overnight, bringing heavy rain, flooding and violent winds. In the coastal Massachusetts town of Duxbury, Fire Capt. Rob Reardon told ABC News, “This whole town got hit pretty hard. You can tell…

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Caboodles then and now: How the beauty kit started with Vanna White

Caboodles then and now: How the beauty kit started with Vanna White

Caboodles(NEW YORK) — Caboodles were popular beauty organization cases from the ’80s and ’90s. As soon as Caboodles hit the scene, women and girls became obsessed.For a generation of women, the Caboodle was the must-have organizer to tote and store makeup. However, some may not know the unique backstory of how the product came to…

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Committee chair, is dead at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Committee chair, is dead at 68

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Elijah Cummings, the long-serving Democratic congressman who was deeply involved in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, has passed away at the age of 68.He had represented Maryland’s 7th congressional district since 1996.As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he had a prominent role in the ongoing impeachment inquiry.…

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Over 500,000 without power as Nor’easter hammers New England

Over 500,000 without power as Nor’easter hammers New England

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Over half a million people are in the dark across New England Thursday morning after a powerful Nor’easter struck overnight, bringing heavy rain, flooding and violent winds. In the coastal Massachusetts town of Duxbury, Fire Capt. Rob Reardon told ABC News, “This whole town got hit pretty hard. You can tell…