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Dixon School District Looking at Mandated Pay Increases With Concern

Dixon School District Looking at Mandated Pay Increases With Concern

While many people in the area may feel the minimum wage increase up to $15 over the next 6 years is a great idea. Especially if they are on the receiving end of the legislation passed in Springfield. However, there are some groups that are looking at what is coming out of Springfield with some…

Gunman Kills 5 and Wounds 5 Officers in Warehouse Shooting in Aurora

Gunman Kills 5 and Wounds 5 Officers in Warehouse Shooting in Aurora

Police have identified the gunman who killed five people at a suburban Chicago business and shot and wounded five police officers. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters that 45-year-old Gary Martin also shot and wounded five police officers in the attack Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Co. warehouse in Aurora. The chief of…

Two Persons From Morrison Arrested for Animal Neglect

Two Persons From Morrison Arrested for Animal Neglect

On Monday, February 11, 2019, Morrison Police arrested 23 year old Marissa R. Smith of Morrison and 31 year old James D. McCollough, also of Morrison, charging them both with Animal Neglect (Class B Misdemeanor). These arrests are the result of an investigation conducted with the assistance of the Whiteside County Health Department – Animal…

SVACC to Host Sterling Candidate Forum

SVACC to Host Sterling Candidate Forum

The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum Tuesday, March 12th at 6:00pm at the Sterling Coliseum 212 3rd Avenue; second floor meeting room. All candidates running for City of Sterling Mayor and City of Sterling City Council Aldermen Ward One have been invited to participate in the March 12th event.…

CGH to Hold Open House to Show Off New Surgical Floor Renovations

CGH to Hold Open House to Show Off New Surgical Floor Renovations

CGH Medical Center is proud to announce that renovations have been completed on the Surgical Floor (2nd floor) located within the hospital. A public and staff open house to celebrate its completion will be held on Wednesday, February 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. The 15,430 square foot renovation features the addition of one bariatric…

Sterling Riverfront Development Described as Eating an Elephant

Sterling Riverfront Development Described as Eating an Elephant

Sterling Mayor Skip Lee said if a person is eating a hamburger they can woof it down pretty quickly, but, if they are eating an elephant it will take some time. He used this analogy in the discussion concerning the city’s efforts to develop the Sterling Riverfront into something similar to Rock Falls or Dixon. …

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Girls Basketball- Post Season Scoreboard

Girls Basketball- Post Season Scoreboard

Girls Basketball- Post Season Scoreboard for 2/13/19: Class 3A- Regionals at Mendota- Dixon 34 Mendota 20 at Mendota- Sterling 68 Rochelle 42 at Stillman Valley- Stillman Valley 38 Freeport 22 at Stillman Valley- Rockford Lutheran 51 Belvidere 45 at Geneseo- Geneseo 90 Macomb 44 at Plano- Burlington Central 67 Plano 23   Class 2A- Sectionals…

Dixon Boys Basketball Cruises Past Oregon at Lancaster Gym

Dixon Boys Basketball Cruises Past Oregon at Lancaster Gym

In Boys Basketball action on Tuesday night, the Dixon Dukes cruised to a 75-34 win over the Oregon Hawks at Lancaster Gym. Dixon (18-7) trailed 4-2, but used a 14-0 run to break open the game in the first quarter and never looked back. Beau Bailey led the Dukes with 20 points and Derian Duncan…

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Florida inmates help rescue baby after dad locks keys in car

Florida inmates help rescue baby after dad locks keys in car

Shadow Lantry(TAMPA, Fla.) — For once, police were thankful a group of criminals broke into a car.A group of inmates on work duty in New Port Richey, Florida, came to the rescue of a forgetful father who accidentally locked his keys — and, more importantly, his 1-year-old baby — in his truck earlier this week.Five…

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Richard Branson eyes Apollo 11 anniversary for his first trip to space

Richard Branson eyes Apollo 11 anniversary for his first trip to space

@richardbranson/Twitter(NEW YORK) — Before Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson accomplishes his dream of sending paying customers to space, he’ll try it out himself. In an interview with ABC News, the billionaire entrepreneur said his birthday this summer coincides with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing, a moment he said inspired him to…

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New info may show Trump’s lawyers misled federal officials on alleged hush money payments, the House Oversight chairman says

New info may show Trump’s lawyers misled federal officials on alleged hush money payments, the House Oversight chairman says

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A powerful Democratic House chairman on Friday warned the White House legal counsel that his committee is now in possession of material that his panel says shows President Donald Trump’s lawyers “may have provided false information” to federal officials about reimbursements to Trump’s former fixer for 2016 hush money payments over alleged…

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Florida inmates help rescue baby after dad locks keys in car

Florida inmates help rescue baby after dad locks keys in car

Shadow Lantry(TAMPA, Fla.) — For once, police were thankful a group of criminals broke into a car.A group of inmates on work duty in New Port Richey, Florida, came to the rescue of a forgetful father who accidentally locked his keys — and, more importantly, his 1-year-old baby — in his truck earlier this week.Five…