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Dixon Police and Fire Will Be Out in Force for First Day Back to School

Dixon Police and Fire Will Be Out in Force for First Day Back to School

Students will be going back to school and law enforcement around the Sauk Valley will be keeping a close eye on drivers. The goal is to make sure people obey the traffic laws, such as stopping for a bus that has its lights on and stop arm extended. Lt. Brad Sibley of the Dixon Police…

IDOT Announces Road Closures on IL 251 Starting Next Week

IDOT Announces Road Closures on IL 251 Starting Next Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane closure will be installed on IL 251, 2 ½ miles south of Compton in Lee County, Illinois. The lane closure will be in the southbound lane beginning Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM and conclude by 8:00 AM Monday, August 26, 2019. A second closure…

Wheaton Teen Arrested by Whiteside Deputies for Driving a Stolen Vehicle

Wheaton Teen Arrested by Whiteside Deputies for Driving a Stolen Vehicle

Early Thursday morning Whiteside County Deputies stopped 19 year old Taiwan J. Wilson of Wheaton, Illinois, for speeding on Interstate 88 and cited Wilson for Speeding – 35 MPH over the Posted Speed limit (107/70 MPH), No Valid Driver’s License, and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Wilson was transported to the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office…

Mark Dallas Receives One More Honor, Named National Officer of the Year

Mark Dallas Receives One More Honor, Named National Officer of the Year

Thursday morning at the Dixon City Hall in the Council Chamber there was a gathering of everyone from politicians such as Congressman Adam Kinzinger to members of local law enforcement to city officials as well as friends and family. They were all there to see Dixon Police Officer Mark Dallas receive one more award for…

Dixon School District Adds Numerous New Bus Stops on Dixon’s Southwest Side

Dixon School District Adds Numerous New Bus Stops on Dixon’s Southwest Side

In a few days students will be returning to the classroom and many of those kids will be climbing onto the big yellow busses. The Dixon School District in an effort to make the travel to and from the schools safer has made some changes. During the recent Dixon School Board meeting Superintendent Margo Empen…

Part of Peoria Avenue Closed Friday for Sewer Repairs

Part of Peoria Avenue Closed Friday for Sewer Repairs

The Dixon Public Works Department wanted the public to know they will need to close Peoria Avenue from River Street to Everett Street starting Friday morning. This will include Peoria Avenue Bridge. The department says they will need to make repairs due to a sanitary sewer collapse.  The collapse occurred at the intersection of Boyd…

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Rock Falls Girls Golf Opens the Season with Win at Home

Rock Falls Girls Golf Opens the Season with Win at Home

In Girls Golf action on Thursday afternoon, the Rock Falls Rockets picked up a triangular win at the Rock River Golf and Pool. Rock Falls 215, Rockridge 247, Orion 266 Ellie Wasson from Rock Falls earned medalist honors by shooting a 49 in the win for the Rockets.

Wolfe Leads Newman Boys Golf in Win Over Rock Falls

Wolfe Leads Newman Boys Golf in Win Over Rock Falls

The 2019-2020 local sports season began on Thursday afternoon with a boys golf meet at Emerald Hill in Sterling. Sterling Newman shot a 170 to pick up a three-stroke win over the Rock Falls Rockets. Rock Falls shot a 173. Newman’s Kyle Wolfe earned medalist honors shooting a 40 in the win for the Comets.

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Plains at risk for severe storms while heat returns to Northeast

Plains at risk for severe storms while heat returns to Northeast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Very heavy rainfall was falling across parts of eastern Kansas and western Missouri on Saturday morning, while gusty winds up to 75 mph have been reported in Kansas as well. Some storms are also firing in parts of Illinois and Indiana, too.Flash flooding will remain a concern through the morning hours…

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UPS joins race for future of delivery services by investing in self-driving trucks

UPS joins race for future of delivery services by investing in self-driving trucks

iStock(NEW YORK) — The self-driving tractor-trailer of the future is one step closer, with UPS in tow.UPS announced an investment in TuSimple, an autonomous truck startup, on Thursday in an effort to cut costs and time in the ever-increasing race for more-efficient ground deliveries. UPS has already contracted TuSimple to deliver packages between Phoenix and…

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Court allows Trump admin asylum restrictions to take place along most of border

Court allows Trump admin asylum restrictions to take place along most of border

VallarieE/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rolled back a prior nationwide injunction that blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to deny most asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border. With that decision, the asylum restrictions can now take effect in border states outside of the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction, which includes California and Arizona. Reversing the…

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Plains at risk for severe storms while heat returns to Northeast

Plains at risk for severe storms while heat returns to Northeast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Very heavy rainfall was falling across parts of eastern Kansas and western Missouri on Saturday morning, while gusty winds up to 75 mph have been reported in Kansas as well. Some storms are also firing in parts of Illinois and Indiana, too.Flash flooding will remain a concern through the morning hours…