Author Archives: Tim

World War 2 Rages Again in the Fields of Elks Page Park

World War 2 Rages Again in the Fields of Elks Page Park

The sound of gun and canon, the rumble of armored vehicles and the screams and yells of men in battle filled the air over this past weekend in Dixon. Elks Page Park filled in for the battlefields of Normandy in 1944.  The tenth Annual World War 2 Reenactment brought the sights and sounds of the…Read more »

United Way Day of Caring Reaches Out Across Lee County

United Way Day of Caring Reaches Out Across Lee County

Organizers say this year’s United Way Day of Caring was a huge success; as volunteers worked on almost 40 projects for 12 different nonprofit agencies in 5 towns across Lee County. The Lee County United Way said “We would like to say thank you to all the volunteers, businesses, and non-profits who participated in the…Read more »

Leon Neese

Leon Neese, 83, a resident of Sterling, died on Thursday evening, June 20, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Born on August 30, 1935 in Sterling, he was a son of Dacre Leon and Louise (Weiss) Neese.  On October 28, 1961 he was united in marriage to Shirley Jean Devine in Rockford.  She passed…Read more »

Alice M Herzog

Alice M Herzog age 76 of Amboy died Thursday June 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 16, 1942 in Sublette the daughter of Fred and Elsa (Blan) Kessel.  She had worked at HCC in Mendota from 1968 until her retirement in 2009. Alice married Martin “Marty” Herzog Oct.…Read more »

Hundreds Come Out to Cheer On Dixon’s Newest Star, Isaiah Roby

Hundreds Come Out to Cheer On Dixon’s Newest Star, Isaiah Roby

Friday evening the clouds in the sky opened up and there was no way it was going to rain on Isaiah Roby’s Parade. Friday the City of Dixon held a procession down Galena Avenue and then back to the Public Safety Building for the newest member of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.  The procession was escorted…Read more »

Whiteside Sheriff Deputies Issue Feeling Cute Challenge

Whiteside Sheriff Deputies Issue Feeling Cute Challenge

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department decided they just wanted to have a little fun. They have also turned this fun into a challenge to other law enforcement agencies in the Sauk Valley. If you go to their Facebook page you will see one of their deputies draped over the hood of a patrol vehicle.  Above…Read more »

State Troopers Conducts Truck Enforcement Detail in Lee County

State Troopers Conducts Truck Enforcement Detail in Lee County

Illinois State Police District 1, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois Commerce Commission Police and Illinois Department of Revenue combined their efforts to work a truck enforcement detail on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Lee County. During the detail 9 citations and 45 written warnings were issued. Of the 9 citations, officers issued 2 for…Read more »

Sterling Police and Fire to Host Car Seat Inspection Event

Sterling Police and Fire to Host Car Seat Inspection Event

The Sterling Fire and Police Departments are hosting a car seat inspection event. Nationally certified technicians will help you install your child’s car and booster seats. The event will be held at the Sterling Fire Department Substation at the corner of East Lynn Blvd and 16th Ave.  The time will be 9am-12noon on Saturday June…Read more »

Summer Splash: Bigger, Wilder and Going to the Dogs Friday Night

Summer Splash: Bigger, Wilder and Going to the Dogs Friday Night

One of the biggest events of the year kicks off in Rock Falls with Summer Splash. Bethany Bland of the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce says this year there is more of everything. The weekend kicks off with the popular Wild Game Cookout on the Riverfront.  Here visitors can try the taste of wild game…Read more »