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Blackhawk Statue Back Under Protective Wrap for the Winter

Blackhawk Statue Back Under Protective Wrap for the Winter

Earlier this year people in the Sauk Valley, and especially around Oregon, where very happy to see the Blackhawk Statue released from under the black protective wrapping. The 100 year old statue had been wrapped up to protect it from the weather and prevent further damage and erosion.  It was also wrapped up because funds…

Slippery Roads Leads to Car vs Semi Accident

Slippery Roads Leads to Car vs Semi Accident

Just after 1pm Thursday the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, Rochelle Fire and Ambulance, along with the Illinois State Police responded to a two vehicle accident. According to authorities the accident occurred on Route 38 when a vehicle driven by 21 year old Demi Smith of Creston lost control on snow covered roadway. Smith reportedly went…

Sterling Fire Fighters Help Raise Over $2,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sterling Fire Fighters Help Raise Over $2,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

CGH Medical Center wants to thank the Sterling firemen and the Associated Fire Fighters of Sterling union for selling t-shirts. The Fireman donated $2,228 to the CGH Health Foundation in honor of breast cancer awareness month! Proceeds will be used to help fund mammograms, clinical breast exams, Pap tests and other tests for area women…

Ogle County Sheriff’s Department Have a Few More Calendars to Sell

Ogle County Sheriff’s Department Have a Few More Calendars to Sell

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department for the second year has been selling specially made calendars to raise money for charity. This year the department had great success and they say the preordered calendars have been delivered.  The department says they do have some extras to sell. The calendars are $15 and all of the proceeds…

Dixon Park District Says Go Ahead and Feed the Geese, Just Do it Over There

Dixon Park District Says Go Ahead and Feed the Geese, Just Do it Over There

The Dixon Park Board has been coming up with a strategic plan to deal with the large number of ducks and geese who inhabit Page Park. However, Duane Long, Executive Director for the Park District, admits in order for this to work they need the public’s cooperation.  The idea to contain the birds in one…

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Sam Ramirez High School Football State Semifinals Predictions

Sam Ramirez High School Football State Semifinals Predictions

Sam Ramirez High School Football State Semifinals Predictions. Sam is 138-32 so far picking games in 2018. Picks are in BOLD 1A Forreston at Lena Winslow Camp Point Central at Argenta Oreana 2A Gibson City Melvin Sibley at Eastland Pearl City Maroa Forsyth at Decatur St Teresa 3A Byron at Herscher Carlinville at Monticello 4A…

Oregon Boys Bowling Improves to 3-0 on the Season

Oregon Boys Bowling Improves to 3-0 on the Season

The Oregon Hawks boys bowling team traveled to Mendota on Thursday night  to take on the Trojans.   Oregon rolled a 3302 series to Mendota’s 3293 series. The Hawks were lead by Kyle Strite with a 620 series.  Strite was followed by by Charlie Bachman with a 592 series, Jacob Smith with a 561 Series, Justin…

Girls Basketball Scoreboard 11/15/2018

Girls Basketball Scoreboard 11/15/2018

Girls Basketball Scoreboard 11/15/2018: AFC 46 Erie-Prophetstown 29 Hall 54 LeWin 32 Oregon 41 Fulton 39 Amboy 64 Genoa-Kingston 27 Winnebago 56 Stockton 43 Eastland 48 Rochelle 32 Polo 67 South Beloit 33 Bureau Valley 60 Midland 41

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Florida teen accused of killing mom over a bad grade charged as adult with murder

Florida teen accused of killing mom over a bad grade charged as adult with murder

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Florida teenager accused of killing his mother over an argument about his school grade has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder. A Volusia grand jury indicted Gregory Ramos, 15, this week on one count of first degree murder — a crime that could be punishable by a life sentence,…

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New definition of kilogram ditches old metal object for natural constants

New definition of kilogram ditches old metal object for natural constants

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — Scientists from 60 countries voted in a historic event in Versailles, France on Friday to change the definition of the kilogram, basing it on electric currents rather than a single solid object. The decision, made at the General Conference on Weights and Measurements, will retire the object known as “Le Grand K,” a…

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Florida teen accused of killing mom over a bad grade charged as adult with murder

Florida teen accused of killing mom over a bad grade charged as adult with murder

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Florida teenager accused of killing his mother over an argument about his school grade has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder. A Volusia grand jury indicted Gregory Ramos, 15, this week on one count of first degree murder — a crime that could be punishable by a life sentence,…