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Beer, Bean Bags, Chili and Football Means Ultimate Tailgate

Beer, Bean Bags, Chili and Football Means Ultimate Tailgate

For some people the only reason to go to a football game is for the tailgate party beforehand. Sunday afternoon at the Bean Blossom Parking lot in Dixon was the Ultimate Tailgate Event. This was an event were participants went head to head to find out who had the best chili or other food in…

Dixon Park District Chose Safety First Concerning 5K

Dixon Park District Chose Safety First Concerning 5K

The Dixon Park District decided to err on the side of caution and safety Saturday as Mother Nature and her actions put a block of the traditional Haunted 5K. According to District Executive Director Duane Long it was a safety concern as high winds throughout the day brought a tree down in Lowell Park.  This…

Dixon School District Asking Citizens to Help Get Safe Route Grant

Dixon School District Asking Citizens to Help Get Safe Route Grant

Dixon Public Schools is applying for the Illinois Safe Routes to School grant along with the City of Dixon and the Illinois Department of Transportation. The goal of this grant is to upgrade the crosswalk area on Galena Avenue and Division Street. This area assists students who attend Madison Elementary and Reagan Middle School. The…

Dixon School District Wants to Show You Where Your Money is Going

Dixon School District Wants to Show You Where Your Money is Going

For the last several months your tax dollars have been at work fixing and improving the Dixon Schools and the District would like you to see what your hard earned money has been doing. At the recent Dixon School Board meeting it was announced the district will be holding an open house at Washington School…

Whiteside Sheriff Candidate Taps Sterling Officer to be Chief Deputy

Whiteside Sheriff Candidate Taps Sterling Officer to be Chief Deputy

Republican candidate for Whiteside County Sheriff, Kristopher Schmidt, announced that Pat Bartel will serve as his chief deputy if elected. Schmidt made the announcement live on his Facebook page at Centennial Park in Rock Falls next to the fountains and pedestrian bridge.  The location was picked for its symbology of bridging the gap between law…

Dixon Man Charged With Criminal Sexual Assault and Other Offenses

Dixon Man Charged With Criminal Sexual Assault and Other Offenses

Wednesday afternoon Dixon Police brought into custody a Dixon man on several charges, including sexual assault. Officials say 24 year old Frank Krokson was arrested around 4:30.  Krokson was charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Assault, Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery and Domestic Battery resulting in Bodily Harm. Krokson was taken to the…

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IHSA Football Playoffs- Local Times and Dates

IHSA Football Playoffs- Local Times and Dates

1A First Round Game 1 — #16 Polo (5-4) at #1 Princeville (9-0), Fri 7pm Game 3 — #13 Lewistown (5-4) at #4 Lena (L.-Winslow) (8-1), Sat 1pm Game 5 — #15 Orangeville (5-4) at #2 Ottawa (Marquette) (9-0), Sat 1pm Game 6 — #10 Dakota (6-3) at #7 Stockton (7-2), Sat 1pm Game 7…

IHSA State Football Playoffs Pairings

IHSA State Football Playoffs Pairings

1A First Round Game 1 — #16 Polo (5-4) at #1 Princeville (9-0), TBA Game 2 — #9 Aurora (A. Christian) (6-3) at #8 Kewanee (Wethersfield) [A.-Wethersfield Coop] (6-3), TBA Game 3 — #13 Lewistown (5-4) at #4 Lena (L.-Winslow) (8-1), TBA Game 4 — #12 LeRoy (5-4) vs. #5 Chicago (Orr) (8-1) at TBA,…

Friday Night Scoreboard

Friday Night Scoreboard

Friday Night 10/19/2018 Scoreboard Big Northern Conference: Oregon 32 Mendota 0 Byron 55 Dixon 21 Rockford Lutheran 36 Rock Falls 20 Genoa-Kingston 34 Stillman Valley 6 North Boone 43 Winnebago 42 Three Rivers Conference: Sterling Newman 54 Riverdale 7 Bureau Valley 14 Morrison 7 Fulton 40 Erie-PTown 13 Northern Illinois Big 12: Sycamore 35 Sterling…

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‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Willa takes aim at Mexico as a Category 5 storm

‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Willa takes aim at Mexico as a Category 5 storm

ABC News (HOUSTON) — Hurricane Willa strengthened to a powerful Category 5 storm Monday morning, taking aim at the Mexican coast and threatening to deliver life-threatening storm surge, wind and rain.Now packing 160 mph winds, some strengthening was still possible for the storm Monday, making Willa “potentially catastrophic” for Mexico, the National Hurricane Center warned.The…

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‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Willa takes aim at Mexico as a Category 5 storm

‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Willa takes aim at Mexico as a Category 5 storm

ABC News (HOUSTON) — Hurricane Willa strengthened to a powerful Category 5 storm Monday morning, taking aim at the Mexican coast and threatening to deliver life-threatening storm surge, wind and rain.Now packing 160 mph winds, some strengthening was still possible for the storm Monday, making Willa “potentially catastrophic” for Mexico, the National Hurricane Center warned.The…