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World War 2 Rages Again in the Fields of Elks Page Park

World War 2 Rages Again in the Fields of Elks Page Park

The sound of gun and canon, the rumble of armored vehicles and the screams and yells of men in battle filled the air over this past weekend in Dixon. Elks Page Park filled in for the battlefields of Normandy in 1944.  The tenth Annual World War 2 Reenactment brought the sights and sounds of the…

United Way Day of Caring Reaches Out Across Lee County

United Way Day of Caring Reaches Out Across Lee County

Organizers say this year’s United Way Day of Caring was a huge success; as volunteers worked on almost 40 projects for 12 different nonprofit agencies in 5 towns across Lee County. The Lee County United Way said “We would like to say thank you to all the volunteers, businesses, and non-profits who participated in the…

Hundreds Come Out to Cheer On Dixon’s Newest Star, Isaiah Roby

Hundreds Come Out to Cheer On Dixon’s Newest Star, Isaiah Roby

Friday evening the clouds in the sky opened up and there was no way it was going to rain on Isaiah Roby’s Parade. Friday the City of Dixon held a procession down Galena Avenue and then back to the Public Safety Building for the newest member of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.  The procession was escorted…

Whiteside Sheriff Deputies Issue Feeling Cute Challenge

Whiteside Sheriff Deputies Issue Feeling Cute Challenge

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department decided they just wanted to have a little fun. They have also turned this fun into a challenge to other law enforcement agencies in the Sauk Valley. If you go to their Facebook page you will see one of their deputies draped over the hood of a patrol vehicle.  Above…

State Troopers Conducts Truck Enforcement Detail in Lee County

State Troopers Conducts Truck Enforcement Detail in Lee County

Illinois State Police District 1, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois Commerce Commission Police and Illinois Department of Revenue combined their efforts to work a truck enforcement detail on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Lee County. During the detail 9 citations and 45 written warnings were issued. Of the 9 citations, officers issued 2 for…

Sterling Police and Fire to Host Car Seat Inspection Event

Sterling Police and Fire to Host Car Seat Inspection Event

The Sterling Fire and Police Departments are hosting a car seat inspection event. Nationally certified technicians will help you install your child’s car and booster seats. The event will be held at the Sterling Fire Department Substation at the corner of East Lynn Blvd and 16th Ave.  The time will be 9am-12noon on Saturday June…

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Isaiah Roby Drafted by Detroit, Headed to the Dallas Mavericks

Isaiah Roby Drafted by Detroit, Headed to the Dallas Mavericks

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks traded down in the second round of the NBA draft Thursday night, ending up with Nebraska forward Isaiah Roby at No. 45 overall. Dallas initially selected Deividas Sirvydis of Lithuania with their scheduled 37th pick, but agreed to trade his rights to the Detroit Pistons for Roby and two…

Final List of State Champions from the 2018-2019 School Year

Final List of State Champions from the 2018-2019 School Year

As we reflect on the 2018-2019 High School Sports Season, 77 Champions were crowned in 31 different IHSA Sports throughout the year. So which schools brought home state championships and how many? Here is the list of the Champions crowned during the 2018-2019 year. *BOLD* include local Northern Illinois Teams Naperville North- 4 East St…

IHSA Approves Several Items for 2019-2020 School Year

IHSA Approves Several Items for 2019-2020 School Year

The IHSA recently approved some changes that will begin in the 2019-2020 School Year: In Boys and Girls Basketball- the Mercy Rule will now be used in postseason State Series games. This means if a team is winning by 30 points or more in the 4th quarter, the clock will continue to run. This is…

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City in Oklahoma ordered to boil water after possible E. coli contamination

City in Oklahoma ordered to boil water after possible E. coli contamination

iStock/kirilllutz(KINGFISHER, Okla.) — A northern Oklahoma town was warned against consuming public water without boiling it first after a city well tested positive for E. coli. bacteria. Residents in Kingfisher, about 50 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, were told to boil their water to kill potential E. coli bacteria or other possible “disease causing agents”…

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Rat falls from ceiling onto customer’s table at Buffalo Wild Wings

Rat falls from ceiling onto customer’s table at Buffalo Wild Wings

iStock(LOS ANGELES) — An unwanted guest surprised a woman at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday.Alisha Norman, a Houston native who was visiting Southern California, told Houston ABC station KTRK-TV she was at the restaurant watching the U.S. women’s soccer team play Sweden in the World Cup when a live rat…

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President Trump denies sexual assault allegation

President Trump denies sexual assault allegation

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  President Trump is denying that he sexually assaulted advice columnist E. Jean Carroll in the mid-1990s, calling her claims false and motivated by attempts to sell her forthcoming book. In a New York Magazine article posted Friday, Carroll accuses Trump of sexually assaulting her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23…

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City in Oklahoma ordered to boil water after possible E. coli contamination

City in Oklahoma ordered to boil water after possible E. coli contamination

iStock/kirilllutz(KINGFISHER, Okla.) — A northern Oklahoma town was warned against consuming public water without boiling it first after a city well tested positive for E. coli. bacteria. Residents in Kingfisher, about 50 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, were told to boil their water to kill potential E. coli bacteria or other possible “disease causing agents”…