Author Archives: Tim

Dixon Park District Not Forgetting About the Other Splash Pad in Town

Dixon Park District Not Forgetting About the Other Splash Pad in Town

The Water Wonderland Splash Pad, during this hot summer, has been a favorite destination and not just for Dixon residents. During the Dixon Park District Board meeting Wednesday night, Executive Director Duane Long went over the numbers concerning Water Wonderland.  He said at any one time since it has been open, 35-50 kids can be…Read more »

Sterling Man Arrested for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

Sterling Man Arrested for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

The City of Sterling announced that shortly before 1pm the Sterling Police Department arrested 22 year old Terrell D. Walton of Sterling for unlawful failure to register as a sex offender, in the 900-Block of West 3rd Street, Sterling, Illinois. Walton was taken to the Whiteside County Jail in lieu of bond.Read more »

Sterling Teen Arrested for Public Indecency

Sterling Teen Arrested for Public Indecency

The City of Sterling announced the Sterling Police Department received several calls of a male operating a vehicle, who exposed himself to females walking, from July 21st through August 6th. At 6:29 p.m., on August 6 Sterling Police Department arrested 19 year old Josue C. Lucas of Sterling for public indecency, after receiving another complaint. …Read more »

Dixon Will Seek to Find Solution to Housing Shortage

Dixon Will Seek to Find Solution to Housing Shortage

Does the City of Dixon have a housing shortage? City Manager Dan Langloss said at the most recent City Council meeting the city has planned well for such things as industrial growth and other areas.  However, he stated the city has not planned well to grow the city.  He said there are a couple of…Read more »

Simonton May Be Given the Keys to the New Jail By the End of Next Week

Simonton May Be Given the Keys to the New Jail By the End of Next Week

Lee County Sheriff John Simonton told the Lee County Board Tuesday night he will not need to give too many more reports to them. The sheriff was talking about the new jail and sheriff department facility.  Simonton explained that if the building passes the city inspection next week the sheriff will be given the keys.…Read more »

History Will Return to Dixon Thursday With Convoy of Military Vehicles

History Will Return to Dixon Thursday With Convoy of Military Vehicles

History will be repeating itself on Thursday. In 1919 a young military officer named Dwight Eisenhower led a military vehicle convoy on a cross country trip.  The purpose was to test the ability to move large number of forces across country at the time. This trip is being repeated as the Military Vehicle Preservation Association…Read more »

Whiteside Deputies Asking for Help Locating Stolen Quad Runner

Whiteside Deputies Asking for Help Locating Stolen Quad Runner

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the assistance of the public in identifying the suspect(s) involved in a theft that occurred on August 19, 2019 at approximately 12:50pm. A white male in his 40-50’s, blonde/balding hair stole a 2013 Kawasaki 50cc, green in color quad runner with multiple Monster stickers, from the Little…Read more »

Bustos to Drop Off Books at Rock Falls Library Wednesday

Bustos to Drop Off Books at Rock Falls Library Wednesday

Wednesday afternoon around 3:45 Congresswoman Bustos will deliver donated books from the Library of Congress to the Rock Falls Public Library. The Library of Congress’ Surplus Book Program was established to help provide excess books to libraries across America as well as qualified non-profit institutions. Congresswoman Bustos typically picks children’s books to deliver to help…Read more »