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For Those Who Enjoy Boating on the Rock River, There are Some Do’s and Don’ts

For Those Who Enjoy Boating on the Rock River, There are Some Do’s and Don’ts

The Rock River is a popular place for boaters. It can also be a dangerous place. This past week it was Boating Safety Week in Illinois.  Conservation Police Officer A. J. Hyatt said they want everyone to have a good time when they are able to get on the Rock River.  He also said they…

No Wake Ordinance In Effect on Rock River in Lee and Ogle Counties

No Wake Ordinance In Effect on Rock River in Lee and Ogle Counties

A “No Wake Ordinance” is being put into effect in Lee and Ogle Counties as the result of all the rain, flooding forecasts and substantial increase in the current flow rate. In addition, buoys marking the dam cannot be put out due to the condition of the river. Sheriff Simonton is strongly encouraging everyone to…

Sterling American Legion Celebrates 100 Years

Sterling American Legion Celebrates 100 Years

May 20, 2019-The American Legion turned 100 and American Legion Post 296 in Sterling is planning to celebrate. The post, located in the Sauk Valley, was chartered on October 30, 2019. The organization, as a whole, traces its roots to March 15-17, 1919, in Paris, France, in the aftermath of World War I. The American…

Official Start of Dixon Farmers Market is in June, But, Do Not Tell Vendors That

Official Start of Dixon Farmers Market is in June, But, Do Not Tell Vendors That

The first official day of the Dixon Farmers Market is the first Saturday in June, however, who cares about being official. For the past month vendors have been trickling into Haymarket Square, setting up their tables and selling what they have.  The organizers of the Farmers Market say you can come by now and see…

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…

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Boys Baseball Scoreboard- Newman Advances into Sectional Finals

Boys Baseball Scoreboard- Newman Advances into Sectional Finals

Boys Baseball Scoreboard 5/23/19- Class 1A Sectional Semifinals- at LeWin- Sterling Newman 5 Dakota 2 Class 2A Sectional Semifinals- at Byron- Rock Island Alleman 8 Byron 3 Class 3A Regional Semifinals- at Rochelle- Rochelle 11 Freeport 1 (6 innings) Class 3A Regional Semifinals- at Rockford Lutheran- Stillman Valley 7 Rockford Christian 3

Boys Tennis- State Tennis Meet Local Results

Boys Tennis- State Tennis Meet Local Results

Boys Tennis- State Tennis Meet Local Results: Dixon’s Daniel Ferguson and Jonathan Rivera finished their state run with a record of 1-2. Jeff Andrews & Kyle Cacioppo, Bensenville (Fenton) d. Daniel Ferguson & Jonathan Rivera, Dixon (H.S.), 0-6, 6-1, (10-4) Daniel Ferguson & Jonathan Rivera, Dixon (H.S.) d. Connor Lukkarinen & Alai Stone, Macomb, 6-0,…

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Massachusetts man arrested after investigation into death of 13-year-old Chloe Ricard

Massachusetts man arrested after investigation into death of 13-year-old Chloe Ricard

Deborah Goldsmith-Dolan/Facebook(BOSTON) — An arrest has been made following the mysterious death of a 13-year-old girl earlier this week in Massachusetts, authorities said Saturday. Carlos Rivera, 47, was arrested early Saturday after an investigation into the girl’s death, according to a press release tweeted out by the Essex District Attorney. The girl — whom a…

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Fired up Bernie Sanders returns home for first Vermont rally of 2020 cycle

Fired up Bernie Sanders returns home for first Vermont rally of 2020 cycle

ABC News(MONTPELIER, Vermont) — On a sunny day on the Burlington, Vermont, lakeshore in 2015, an independent U.S. senator with a relatively low national profile shocked the political establishment by turning out a boisterous crowd of thousands as he kicked-off his unlikely presidential campaign. Now, almost exactly four years later and 40 miles down the…

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Massachusetts man arrested after investigation into death of 13-year-old Chloe Ricard

Massachusetts man arrested after investigation into death of 13-year-old Chloe Ricard

Deborah Goldsmith-Dolan/Facebook(BOSTON) — An arrest has been made following the mysterious death of a 13-year-old girl earlier this week in Massachusetts, authorities said Saturday. Carlos Rivera, 47, was arrested early Saturday after an investigation into the girl’s death, according to a press release tweeted out by the Essex District Attorney. The girl — whom a…