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Lee County Sheriff Disappointed In Not Getting Clean Sweep As Board Votes No on Ordinance

Lee County Sheriff Disappointed In Not Getting Clean Sweep As Board Votes No on Ordinance

For some people getting 2 out of 3 might not be bad, however, Lee County Sheriff John Simonton said he was very disappointed by not getting all three. This had to deal with the Law Enforcement Regulations Ordinance he and the State’s Attorney’s Office has been trying to get passed for the last 4-5 months.…

Rock Falls Hires New Director of Rock Falls Tourism

Rock Falls Hires New Director of Rock Falls Tourism

Following the executive session of the Rock Falls City Council it was announced the city has hired a new director for Rock Falls Tourism. City Administrator Robbin Blackert said the city reached up to Freeport to bring in Danielle Rogers to be the Director and Events Coordinator for Rock Falls Tourism. About a month and…

Ultimate Tailgate Returns for One More Year

Ultimate Tailgate Returns for One More Year

The Ultimate Tailgate Cook-off is set for Sunday, October 21 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at the Beanblossom Parking Lot in Downtown Dixon. This is the 11th annual cook-off event that features a tailgate cook-off, along with a bags tournament hosted by Dixon Chamber and Main Street. Admission to the Ultimate Tailgate is $5…

Three Sterling Businesses Awarded Grants for Employee Training

Three Sterling Businesses Awarded Grants for Employee Training

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) earlier this year awarded an Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) grant to the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA). The IMA notified area manufacturers that funds were available to reimburse companies that make investment in training their full-time workforce. On Monday, October 3rd, the IMA (Illinois Manufacturers’ Association)…

It is Pumpkin Time in Mount Carroll

It is Pumpkin Time in Mount Carroll

It’s all about pumpkins in downtown Mount Carroll from 10am – 2pm on October 27th during the annual Pumpkin Fest. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce and suitable for all ages, it will offer a variety of activities to help get you in the spirit of Halloween. From kids and pets in costume to the…

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Dixon’s Bally Qualifies for State in Girls Tennis

Dixon’s Bally Qualifies for State in Girls Tennis

In Girls Tennis, Dixon’s Riley Bally finished in 3rd place at the Rochelle Sectional, good enough to qualify for the State Meet which will start on Thursday. Dixon finished in 3rd place as a team out of eight team with 7 points. Maple Park Kaneland won the Rochelle Sectional with 23 points. At the Ottawa…

Boys Golf State Meet- Riverdale Finishes 2nd, Newman Takes 6th Place

Boys Golf State Meet- Riverdale Finishes 2nd, Newman Takes 6th Place

In Boys Golf at the State Meet in Bloomington/Normal, defending Class 1A State Champions Riverdale shot a 324 to finish 2nd at State, 6 strokes behind 2018 Champion St. Anthony. Sterling Newman Central Catholic finished 6th at State shooting a 341. Winnebago’s Marcus Smith earned Medalist honors at State shooting a 71 for the Indians.…

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At least 1 dead in Texas flooding that caused bridge collapse, breached dam

At least 1 dead in Texas flooding that caused bridge collapse, breached dam

iStock/Thinkstock(MARBLE FALLS, Texas) — Massive floods swept through Central Texas on Tuesday, and rushing waters are expected to rise overnight and into Wednesday morning.But despite flood operations in several counties already being in place in anticipation of more swift and high waters, the damage, it seems, has already begun.Burnet County Sheriff’s Office Captain Tom Dillard…

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At least 1 dead in Texas flooding that caused bridge collapse, breached dam

At least 1 dead in Texas flooding that caused bridge collapse, breached dam

iStock/Thinkstock(MARBLE FALLS, Texas) — Massive floods swept through Central Texas on Tuesday, and rushing waters are expected to rise overnight and into Wednesday morning.But despite flood operations in several counties already being in place in anticipation of more swift and high waters, the damage, it seems, has already begun.Burnet County Sheriff’s Office Captain Tom Dillard…