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City of Sterling Calls It Their Next Big Improvement

City of Sterling Calls It Their Next Big Improvement

Jana Groharing of Sterling Main Street says the project soon to be built near downtown Sterling has uses only your lack of imagination can put limits on. In Dixon at the Riverfront people and groups can rent a huge white tent for events.  When the market or activities occur crews need to erect canopies for…

McCombie Calls on Governor Pritzker to Support Pam Knight DCFS Protection Bill

McCombie Calls on Governor Pritzker to Support Pam Knight DCFS Protection Bill

In Springfield Thursday, Don Knight, husband of slain DCFS worker from Dixon Pam Knight, told legislators they needed to send a message to child welfare workers their lives matter. He went on to say it has become his mission to improve the DCFS process and protect DCFS workers. Just under two years ago Pam Knight…

Argument Over Animals Ends With Dixon Man Facing Numerous Charges

Argument Over Animals Ends With Dixon Man Facing Numerous Charges

An argument concerning a complaint about an animal ended with a Dixon man in jail facing numerous charges. On Tuesday Dixon Police were informed of an incident in the area of Prescott Avenue and Myrtle Avenue.  Officers were informed of an argument between the complainant and 42 year old Damian Harris of Dixon. Reportedly, shortly…

Sterling Registered Offender Arrested for Not Living at Address Given

Sterling Registered Offender Arrested for Not Living at Address Given

In May of 2019, the Sterling Police Department received a report of a registered sex offender who was not living at his registered address. After an investigation on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sterling Police Station 45 year old John P. Somes of Sterling was arrested for unlawful failure to register…

How Would You Like to Kayak With the Pelicans

How Would You Like to Kayak With the Pelicans

Kayaking with White Pelican is back! Early Bird Kayak Club is inviting the public to get up-close views of pelicans, herons, cave swallows, and eagles on an early-morning kayak trip from the Oregon dam to Castle Rock State Park on the Rock River. The cost includes the kayak, paddle, life jacket, and shuttle back to…

Court Costs and Fees Maybe Going Up in Lee County

Court Costs and Fees Maybe Going Up in Lee County

Whenever a person is convicted of something in a court of law they usually have to pay more than just the fine. Many times the court costs are added into the fine. Under a new pilot program soon to be rolled out by the Illinois Legislature courts will be able to increase those fines and…

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Boys Baseball- Dixon Rallies Past Sterling, Rock Falls Loses to Boylan

Boys Baseball- Dixon Rallies Past Sterling, Rock Falls Loses to Boylan

Boys Baseball Scoreboard 5/22/19- Class 3A Regional Semifinals- Dixon 5 Sterling 4 (8 innings) Rockford Boylan 7 Rock Falls 1 Kaneland 4 Genoa-Kingston 1 Class 2A Sectional Semifinals- Spring Valley Hall 7 Erie-PTown 3 Alleman 5 Byron 0 (Bottom 1st) – Game suspended. Game will resume on Thursday at 4:30pm in Byron Class 1A Sectional…

Girls Softball- Rock Falls Rallies Past Boylan, Newman vs Princeton on Thursday

Girls Softball- Rock Falls Rallies Past Boylan, Newman vs Princeton on Thursday

Girls Softball Scoreboard 5/22/19- Class 3A Regional Semifinals- Rock Falls 8 Rockford Boylan 7 Freeport 3 Genoa-Kingston 2 Class 2A Sectional Semifinals- Winnebago 10 Mendota 9   Girls Softball Schedule 5/23/19- Class 3A Regional Finals at Stillman Valley 4:30pm- Sterling vs Freeport Class 2A Sectional Semifinals at Orion- Sterling Newman vs Princeton

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Illinois judge orders records in ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett criminal case be unsealed

Illinois judge orders records in ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett criminal case be unsealed

simpson33/iStock(CHICAGO) — An Illinois judge has cleared the way for records sealed in the “hoax attack” criminal case of “Empire” cast member Jussie Smollett be made public, ruling Thursday that the actor has not displayed the “actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy.”Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven G. Watkins ordered that investigative…

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Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter ride to feature a free-fall vertical drop

Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter ride to feature a free-fall vertical drop

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, opening at Universal Orlando on June 13. (Credit: Universal Orlando)(ORLANDO, Fla.) — The most anticipated roller coaster of the summer is being billed as a “story coaster.”Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, opening at Universal Orlando on June 13, takes guests into one of the “most mysterious places in the Wizarding…

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Trump directs intelligence community to cooperate with attorney general investigation into 2016 election

Trump directs intelligence community to cooperate with attorney general investigation into 2016 election

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has directed the intelligence community to fully cooperate with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 presidential election, according to a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.”The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this…

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Illinois judge orders records in ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett criminal case be unsealed

Illinois judge orders records in ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett criminal case be unsealed

simpson33/iStock(CHICAGO) — An Illinois judge has cleared the way for records sealed in the “hoax attack” criminal case of “Empire” cast member Jussie Smollett be made public, ruling Thursday that the actor has not displayed the “actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy.”Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven G. Watkins ordered that investigative…