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Dixon Council Hears Options to Handle City Pension Problem, Not All of Them are Pretty

Dixon Council Hears Options to Handle City Pension Problem, Not All of Them are Pretty

The Dixon City Council Thursday night during a special meeting was presented with several city and state options to deal with the ever growing crisis of pension payments to police and fire personnel. The State has mandated all municipalities must be at least 90% funded with pensions by 2040.  Currently the city is hovering around…

Depot Avenue Rail Crossing to be Closed All of Next Week

Depot Avenue Rail Crossing to be Closed All of Next Week

As part of the Depot Avenue Water Main Replacement project, the City will be closing the Depot Avenue railroad crossing at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018 until3:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2018. The road closure is necessary to accommodate the installation of new water main around the Union Pacific railroad. Signs will be…

Several Bomb Threats in the Sauk Valley Appear to be Part of Nationwide Trend

Several Bomb Threats in the Sauk Valley Appear to be Part of Nationwide Trend

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating two bomb threats to local establishments. They said in their press release they have no reason to believe that they are credible. In both instances, the threat was received via email in which money was being demanded. Both bomb threats appear similar to bomb threats being reported…

Collision Between Tractor-Trailer and Auto Closes Route 2 in Sterling for Several Hours

Collision Between Tractor-Trailer and Auto Closes Route 2 in Sterling for Several Hours

The Sterling Police Department was called to the intersection of Illinois Route 2 and 35th Avenue Thursday shortly after 11am.  This was in response to a traffic crash involving a tractor-trailer and another vehicle. According to authorities, 47 year old Rashid Turkmani of Kitchener Ontario Canada attempted to make a U-turn on Illinois Route 2. …

Despite Not Getting BUILD Grant, Langloss Says They Will Not Quit

Despite Not Getting BUILD Grant, Langloss Says They Will Not Quit

The final piece of the river front puzzle in Dixon has always been the pedestrian bridge crossing the Rock River over the abandoned railroad piers. City Manager Dan Langloss and his staff was hoping for success to get the funds to do the project through a BUILD Grant.  Build stands for Better Utilizing Investment to…

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Boys/Girls Bowling Scoreboard, Oregon Sweeps

Boys/Girls Bowling Scoreboard, Oregon Sweeps

Boys/Girls Bowling Scoreboard for 12/13/2018: Boys- Oregon 3561 Spring Valley Hall 2874 Dixon 3112 South Beloit 2760 Rochelle 3176 Sterling 2995   Girls- Oreogn 3287 Spring Valley Hall 2589 Dixon 3020 Kewanee 2177 Sterling 2759 Rochelle 2073

Girls Basketball Scoreboard, AFC Takes Down Amboy

Girls Basketball Scoreboard, AFC Takes Down Amboy

Girls Basketball Scoreboard 12/12/2018: AFC 47 Amboy 44 AFC handed the Amboy Clippers their first loss of the season with a 47-44 road win. Tristan Munroe led the Raiders with 14 points. AFC (12-2) Amboy (11-1) Eastland 66 West Carroll 36

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Storm crossing country moves into Southeast with heavy rain, flooding

Storm crossing country moves into Southeast with heavy rain, flooding

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm system crossing the country dropped more than 4 inches of rain in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Thursday and snow in parts of Abilene, Texas.As the storm moves east, numerous states from Texas to Maryland are under flood, wind and even snow alerts.The storm is centered over Texas on Friday…

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NY sues Target, Walmart for selling toy jewelry kits high in lead

NY sues Target, Walmart for selling toy jewelry kits high in lead

CPSC(NEW YORK) — New York State is suing the Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly selling a toy jewelry kit containing lead levels up to 10 times higher than the federal limit, state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood’s office announced on Thursday.Authorities allege that those retailers and importers committed deceptive acts,…

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Storm crossing country moves into Southeast with heavy rain, flooding

Storm crossing country moves into Southeast with heavy rain, flooding

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm system crossing the country dropped more than 4 inches of rain in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Thursday and snow in parts of Abilene, Texas.As the storm moves east, numerous states from Texas to Maryland are under flood, wind and even snow alerts.The storm is centered over Texas on Friday…