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Future Looks Bad As Reagan Boyhood Home on the Verge of Closing Permanently

Future Looks Bad As Reagan Boyhood Home on the Verge of Closing Permanently

The season for the visitors to stop by and see the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home will be coming to an end soon. Unfortunately, the doors may be closed for good in the near future if things do not make a sudden change. Executive Director for the Reagan Boyhood Home, Pat Gorman, made the statement that…

City Looking Into Sprucing Up the Arch

City Looking Into Sprucing Up the Arch

For the past few weeks the Dixon Arch has been missing something. As people head southbound under the arch they may notice it is not DIXON but rather DI.  This is not a salute to Princess Di.  It is also not a simple case of burned out lights.  According to Public Works Director Matt Heckman…

Dixon Park District Closes Trail Due to Mud and Damage

Dixon Park District Closes Trail Due to Mud and Damage

The Dixon Park District announced Section 9 of the I.C. Rail Trail is currently closed due to muddy conditions.  The trail is a single track mountain bike trail. The District says it has a *Friendly Reminder* for those who visit the trails.  The Park District asks that you please stay off the trails in wet…

Recovery Home Hosting Open House on Sunday

Recovery Home Hosting Open House on Sunday

Sinnissippi Centers Recovery Home will host an open house Sunday September 22, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Sinnissippi Recovery Home is located at 922 W. Washington, Dixon. This family friendly event is open to the public to help raise awareness and community involvement for our family and friends in recovery. There will be…

Autumn on the Prairie Festival a Time to Reconnect With Nature

Autumn on the Prairie Festival a Time to Reconnect With Nature

Nachusa is proud to celebrate the state’s prairie heritage during its annual fall Autumn on the Prairie Festival. The all-day event includes “Look for Bison” tours, guided hikes, food sales, live raptors, nature exhibits, children’s activities, music, artists, local vendors, and more. Tours inside the Bison Unit will be limited to 12-15 people and will…

Ambulance Service Fee in Dixon Going Up as Costs Increase

Ambulance Service Fee in Dixon Going Up as Costs Increase

If you need to go to the hospital in an ambulance in Dixon the cost will soon be going up. The City Council approved a rate increase from the Dixon City Fire Department for ambulance service.  Chief Ryan Buskohl said the rates have not changed since September of 2015.  He went on to say the…

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Heintzelman Earns Medalist Honors as Dixon Beats Rock Falls in Girls Golf

Heintzelman Earns Medalist Honors as Dixon Beats Rock Falls in Girls Golf

Girls Golf- Dixon 177 Rock Falls 199 The Dixon Duchesses went over to the Rock River Golf and Pool and beat the Rock Falls Rockets in girls golf action on Monday 177-199. Dixon’s Bella Heintzelman earned medalist honors shooting a 1 over par 36 to lead the Duchesses. Other scores for Dixon were Charlotte McCoy…

Dixon Girls Tennis Improves to 8-1

Dixon Girls Tennis Improves to 8-1

Girls Tennis Scoreboard 9/16/19: Dixon 3 Rochelle 2 The Dixon Duchesses picked up a non-conference win at Rochelle on Monday afternoon beating the Hubs 3-2. Riley Bally and Emily Tribley picked up wins for Dixon in singles competition. Dixon number one doubles team of Alexis Sneek and Emma Russell notched a win to give Dixon…

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…

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Teen charged for threatening to ‘shoot 400 people for fun,’ police say

Teen charged for threatening to ‘shoot 400 people for fun,’ police say

smolaw11/iStock(MCALESTER, Okla.) — Police arrested an Oklahoma teenager with a semi-automatic rifle this week after she allegedly threatened to target her former high school and “shoot 400 people for fun.”Alexis Wilson, 18, was arrested at her home on Monday after allegedly telling coworkers at a pizza restaurant in McAlester, Oklahoma, about 90 miles south of…

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TASER International founder behind launch of Taser alternative

TASER International founder behind launch of Taser alternative

seanfboggs/iStock(NEW YORK) — Police departments across the United States could have another gadget to add to their repertory: a Spider-Man-like device that fires a tether that can entangle and restrain a target.The device, called the BolaWrap, discharges an 8-foot Kevlar tether at 640 feet per second to entangle a person at a range of 10-25…

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Trump’s EPA sets stage for legal fight with California on fuel emissions standards

Trump’s EPA sets stage for legal fight with California on fuel emissions standards

US Environmental Protection Agency(WASHINGTON) — Andrew Wheeler, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, told car manufacturers on Tuesday that the administration is moving toward a single “national standard” for vehicle fuel efficiency, an apparent swipe at California’s recent landmark agreement with four major automakers to impose stricter standards.In a speech at the National Automobile…

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Teen charged for threatening to ‘shoot 400 people for fun,’ police say

Teen charged for threatening to ‘shoot 400 people for fun,’ police say

smolaw11/iStock(MCALESTER, Okla.) — Police arrested an Oklahoma teenager with a semi-automatic rifle this week after she allegedly threatened to target her former high school and “shoot 400 people for fun.”Alexis Wilson, 18, was arrested at her home on Monday after allegedly telling coworkers at a pizza restaurant in McAlester, Oklahoma, about 90 miles south of…