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Health and Safety Expo a Way for Kids to Learn About First Responders and More

Health and Safety Expo a Way for Kids to Learn About First Responders and More

Do you think your child or grandchild would enjoy climbing around a fire truck or police vehicle? Wouldn’t it be cool to see the OSF Life Flight medical helicopter coming flying in and land, not for an emergency, but for you to check it out?  Families will get that chance at the Interactive Children’s Health…

After 42 Years as a Nurse, Cindy Gabany Has No Regrets

After 42 Years as a Nurse, Cindy Gabany Has No Regrets

Could you imagine doing something you love for 42 years as a profession? Cindy Gabany has been a nurse for that long.  Recently, she was honored by the Lee County Health Department and the Lee County Board for spending 25 of those 42 years with the department. Gabany said she got into the health care…

No Wake in Effect in Lee County on Rock River

No Wake in Effect in Lee County on Rock River

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department has issued a No Wake Order for the Rock River in Lee County. This means no boaters can travel faster than 5mph. Currently the Rock River has swollen due to heavy rains farther to the north as well as rains in the Sauk Valley.  There are also reports of a…

New Species of Cicada Found at Nachusa

New Species of Cicada Found at Nachusa

New Nachusa species discovered! The Northern dusk singing cicada is the largest cicada in North America and is an exciting find due to its restricted distribution in Illinois. This species is associated with oaks and was found in one of Nachusa’s oak woodlands by PhD student Katie Dana. Her study is funded by a Friends…

Ogle County Sheriff Implements No Wake on Rock River

Ogle County Sheriff Implements No Wake on Rock River

Based on the current National Weather Service river levels and the forecasted crest the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office has implemented the NO WAKE ordinance effective immediately. (09/13/2019) Travel on the Rock River in Ogle County is limited to 5mph. An up to date chart indicating river levels is available on the Ogle Safe smartphone app.…

KSB Starting Drive Thru Flu Shots in October

KSB Starting Drive Thru Flu Shots in October

Flu season is just around the corner! KSB Hospital asks are you ready? The most effective way to keep you and your family flu-free is to get vaccinated each year. Flu vaccines are especially important for high-risk groups such as children, pregnant women and adults 65+. KSB will be hosting a free drive-thru flu shot…

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Week 3- Illinois High School Football Scoreboard

Week 3- Illinois High School Football Scoreboard

Week 3- Illinois High School Football Scoreboard: Big Northern Conference- Dixon 46 Oregon 14 Byron 41 Rock Falls 6 Stillman Valley 43 Winnebago 35 Rockford Lutheran 47 Mendota 0 Genoa Kingston 46 North Boone 13   Three Rivers Conference- Rock Fulton 54 Bureau Valley 6 Morrison 16 Riverdale 3 Orion 19 Rockridge 0 Three Rivers…

Dixon High School Announces it’s Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Dixon High School Announces it’s Hall of Fame Class of 2020

The Dixon Athletic Hall of Fame committee has announced the second class of inductees into the recently established hall of fame.  After an amazing first year of inductions, the second ever hall of fame class will now be recognized.  The committee said it is honored to be able to bring recognition to this group of…

Sam Ramirez Week 3 High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez Week 3 High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez Week 3 High School Football Predictions: Sam is 25-8 this season and has an overall record of 1,370-385 since he started predicting games in 2008. Don’t forget, you can hear Sam make his predictions each Friday morning at 7:20am on River Country 101.7. Picks in BOLD Rock Island Alleman at Sterling Lena-Winslow at…

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Border Patrol agent shot, suspect killed during traffic stop

Border Patrol agent shot, suspect killed during traffic stop

jetcityimage/iStock(BRACKETTVILLE, TX) — A Border Patrol agent was shot in Texas over the weekend while conducting a traffic stop near the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said. The suspect was shot and killed by the agent’s partner soon after. The incident unfolded on Friday night when two Border Patrol agents and a deputy with the Kinney County…

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First commercial space hotel to have low-gravity basketball, rock climbing: Reports

First commercial space hotel to have low-gravity basketball, rock climbing: Reports

Gateway Foundation(NEW YORK) — One company is catering to people’s fascination with space by planning to build an enormous hotel for tourists who want to experience life beyond Earth’s atmosphere.The Gateway Foundation plans to build a rotating space station that will produce varying rates of artificial gravity, according to its website.Utilizing existing technology from the…

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‘We’ve seen too damn many’ mass shootings in Texas: Sen. Ted Cruz

‘We’ve seen too damn many’ mass shootings in Texas: Sen. Ted Cruz

iStock/somboon kaeoboonsong(NEW YORK) — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said there have been “too damn many” mass shootings in Texas, but claimed that gun control proposals from Democrats would not have stopped the recent mass shootings in his home state. “We’ve seen too damn many of these in the state of Texas. So, we need to…

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Border Patrol agent shot, suspect killed during traffic stop

Border Patrol agent shot, suspect killed during traffic stop

jetcityimage/iStock(BRACKETTVILLE, TX) — A Border Patrol agent was shot in Texas over the weekend while conducting a traffic stop near the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said. The suspect was shot and killed by the agent’s partner soon after. The incident unfolded on Friday night when two Border Patrol agents and a deputy with the Kinney County…