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Firefighters Battle Early Morning Trailer Home Blaze

Firefighters Battle Early Morning Trailer Home Blaze

The Rock Falls and Sterling Fire Departments along with CGH EMS were dispatched early Thursday morning to EZ Living Trailer Court for a reported trailer fire. When crews arrived they found a double wide trailer fully involved with a nearby trailer also becoming involved.  Firefighters were able to knock the fire down rapidly in both…

Park District Decides Geese Becoming Too Fowl at Page Park

Park District Decides Geese Becoming Too Fowl at Page Park

One of the beauties of living on the Rock River are all the water fowl who call the river home. The most abundant feathered resident are the Canadian Geese who live here year round. If a person travels through Page Park they have to slow down to avoid hitting the slow moving birds.  One of the…

Dixon Looking for Pathway for Funding of River Front Extension

Dixon Looking for Pathway for Funding of River Front Extension

For the past few years the City of Dixon has been looking at extending the bike and walking paths along the riverfront. A few years ago the city received over $2 million in an ITEP grant to get this job done.  Now it looks as though the city will do the job. As with most…

Bergner’s is Back…..Online

Bergner’s is Back…..Online

For those who miss shopping at Bergner’s you will not have to miss it any more. The store in Sterling closed earlier this past month, but, the Bergner’s name has returned as a new online store. The bankrupt parent company Bon-Ton relaunched it’s store online under new ownership.  The Indiana based CSC Generation bought trademarks…

Mosquitoes Take a Bite Out of Planned Riverfront Film Showing

Mosquitoes Take a Bite Out of Planned Riverfront Film Showing

Many people have commented on how they have never seen the mosquito problem this bad this late in the year before. It seems the pesky bug is beginning to cause problems with activities in the Dixon area.  According to the Dixon Chamber and Main Street they have decided to cancel their outdoor riverfront showing of…

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Punt, Pass and Kick is Coming to Rock Falls on September 29th

Punt, Pass and Kick is Coming to Rock Falls on September 29th

The Punt, Pass & Kick program creates a lively and engaging forum for boys and girls ages 6 – 15 to compete separately against their peers in punting, passing and kicking skills.  The Coloma Township Park District will be sponsoring its 42nd Annual Punt, Pass and Kick Competition at Hinders Memorial Field on Saturday, September…

Local Sports Scoreboard for Tuesday 9/18/18

Local Sports Scoreboard for Tuesday 9/18/18

Local Sports Scoreboard for Tuesday 9/18/18: Volleyball- Dixon def Stillman Valley 22-25, 25-21, 25-23 Rock Falls def North Boone 25-4, 25-13 Sterling Newman def Oregon 25-16, 17-25, 25-16 Sterling def Rochelle 25-13, 25-15 Polo def Milledgeville 21-25, 25-12, 25-16 Forreston def AFC 25-14, 25-9 Carl Sandburg def SVCC 19-25, 26-24, 25-14, 25-22   Boys Golf-…

AP Illinois High School Football Rankings for Week 5

AP Illinois High School Football Rankings for Week 5

Class 8A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Lincoln-Way East (9) (4-0) 90 1 2. Homewood-Flossmoor (4-0) 77 2 3. Maine South (3-1) 60 3 4. Oswego (4-0) 54 7 5. Marist (3-1) 46 8 6. Evanston Township (4-0) 40 NR 7. Glenbard West (3-1) 32 9 8. Barrington (3-1) 31 5 9. Stevenson (4-0) 19…

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Woman who went on date with doctor accused of rape: ‘He had no concept of no’

Woman who went on date with doctor accused of rape: ‘He had no concept of no’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) — Lauren Hayden said she sensed something was wrong when she went on a date with prominent doctor Grant Robicheaux last year.”I was in the pool with him, or jacuzzi, and he started trying to rip my top off,” she told Good Morning America.”When I said ‘no’ it was like he wasn’t…

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Self-styled ‘weed nuns’ put faith in the healing powers, and profits, of cannabis

Self-styled ‘weed nuns’ put faith in the healing powers, and profits, of cannabis

ABC News(SAN FRANCISCO) — The Sisters of the Valley, a group of self-styled “weed nuns,” are putting their faith in the healing power of cannabis.Despite their moniker, this nonreligious sorority of radical feminists resides in Northern California farm country. The women grow cannabis on the sun-drenched property, tucked among vineyards and apple orchards. They use…

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Woman who went on date with doctor accused of rape: ‘He had no concept of no’

Woman who went on date with doctor accused of rape: ‘He had no concept of no’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) — Lauren Hayden said she sensed something was wrong when she went on a date with prominent doctor Grant Robicheaux last year.”I was in the pool with him, or jacuzzi, and he started trying to rip my top off,” she told Good Morning America.”When I said ‘no’ it was like he wasn’t…