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Sauk Valley’s Steve Beltran Named Illinois Conservation Officer of the Year

Sauk Valley’s Steve Beltran Named Illinois Conservation Officer of the Year

When Steve Beltran goes to the office, his desk is the dashboard of his vehicle and the office is the river, woods and fields of the Sauk Valley. Steve Beltran is an Officer with the Illinois Conservation Police.  This is the type of career Beltran can spend time everyday in the outdoors he loves. Recently,…

CGH RN Lyndsey Weber Receives DAISY Award

CGH RN Lyndsey Weber Receives DAISY Award

Lyndsey Weber, a registered nurse in the CGH Ambulatory Surgery Department, was recently recognized in front of her friends, family and co-workers, as a recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. An international program, the award is presented to nurses around the world who go above and beyond for their patients and demonstrate…

Several Area Police K-9 Teams Search Amboy Schools

Several Area Police K-9 Teams Search Amboy Schools

On Thursday at the request of Amboy School Dist administrators, the Amboy Police Department, with the assistance of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and K-9 teams from the Dixon Police Department, Mendota Police Department and the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a search of the high school and Jr. High school. During the search no…

Several Fire Fighters Respond to Garage Fire Friday Afternoon

Several Fire Fighters Respond to Garage Fire Friday Afternoon

On Friday around 4:15 in the afternoon several area fire crews were called to a structure fire in Lyndon. When crews arrived at 111 First St. E they found the blaze which started in the garage was spreading to the home.  The fire fighters were able to contain the blaze and prevent it from causing…

Early Morning Blaze Leaves Family Homeless, Donations Being Sought to Help

Early Morning Blaze Leaves Family Homeless, Donations Being Sought to Help

About 6:25 Thursday morning numerous fire crews from several departments responded to a house fire on Lee Center Road in Lee Center. According to Amboy Fire Chief Jeff Bryant when crews arrived the second floor of the home was completely involved.  With the home being a rural address, Chief Bryant said most of the assistance…

Final Meeting for Three Members of Dixon School Board

Final Meeting for Three Members of Dixon School Board

Wednesday night the Dixon School Board meeting marked the final meeting for three members of the school board. As stated before Board President Jill Stoker will be stepping away from the board.  Two other board members lost their bid to retain their seats on the board. Brandon Rogers and Scott Johnson attended their last full…

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Girls Soccer Scoreboard- Dixon Blanks Oregon at AC Bowers

Girls Soccer Scoreboard- Dixon Blanks Oregon at AC Bowers

Girls Soccer Scoreboard 4/18/19: Dixon 8 Oregon 0 Taylor Harrison scored 3 goals and had 2 assists to lead Dixon in an 8-0 home win over Oregon. Olivia Dennison added 3 goals while Madison Stegbauer chipped in with 2 goals and Hallie Nelson scored a goal in the win for Dixon. Dixon is now 11-1-1…

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Social media influencer convicted for violent plot to hijack website name

Social media influencer convicted for violent plot to hijack website name

iStock/xijian(NEW YORK) —  A social media influencer from Iowa is facing 20 years in prison for planning a violent home invasion to hijack an internet domain name for his company.Rossi Lorathio Adams II, 26, was convicted of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force, threats and violence on Thursday, according to a statement released by…

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Walt Disney World goes green(er) with solar farm larger than Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World goes green(er) with solar farm larger than Magic Kingdom

Orgis Energy via Walt Disney World(ORLANDO) — Disney just got a whole lot greener!Walt Disney World has unveiled its newest and largest solar farm. At 270 acres, the site is almost twice the size of the entire Magic Kingdom.”Here at Disney, every day is Earth Day,” Angie Renner, Environmental Integration Director of Disney Parks told…

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Mueller investigated whether Russians used chess to build a bridge to Trump

Mueller investigated whether Russians used chess to build a bridge to Trump

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  Of all the topics special counsel Robert Mueller put before President Donald Trump during his sweeping 22-month investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, chess was perhaps the most surprising.But buried among the myriad of revelations contained in Mueller’s 448-page report, released on Thursday with limited redactions by Attorney General…

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Social media influencer convicted for violent plot to hijack website name

Social media influencer convicted for violent plot to hijack website name

iStock/xijian(NEW YORK) —  A social media influencer from Iowa is facing 20 years in prison for planning a violent home invasion to hijack an internet domain name for his company.Rossi Lorathio Adams II, 26, was convicted of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force, threats and violence on Thursday, according to a statement released by…