Author Archives: Tim

Lee County State’s Attorney Matt Klahn Soon to be Called Your Honor

Lee County State’s Attorney Matt Klahn Soon to be Called Your Honor

Instead of listening to someone bang the gavel; Lee County State’s Attorney Matt Klahn will soon be the one with gavel in hand. It was announced Klahn had been chosen to become the next Associate Judge for the 15th Judicial Circuit.  Klahn will be taking the place of retiring Judge Charles Beckman. Klahn called Beckman…Read more »

Early Morning Driver Crashes Into CGH Medical Center

Early Morning Driver Crashes Into CGH Medical Center

Around 4 am on Wednesday, September 18, a silver, midsize Ford drove into the south wing wall of CGH Medical Center. This area includes the hospital’s community room – the Ryberg Auditorium. The hospital’s second floor above the Ryberg was most recently occupied by the Observation Unit. This unit had recently been moved, so no…Read more »

Dixon Police Seeking Suspect in a Forgery Investigation

Dixon Police Seeking Suspect in a Forgery Investigation

The Dixon Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female in reference to a Forgery that occurred at Walgreens, Snyders, and Walmart. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dixon Police Department at (815)288-4411, or Crimestoppers at 1-888-Caught-U (1-888-228-4488.) Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for up to a $1,000.00…Read more »

Ogle County Board Elects New Chairman

Ogle County Board Elects New Chairman

The Ogle County board elected John Finfrock of Mt. Morris as their new chairman. He replaces Kim Gouker of Byron who passed away last week. Finfrock has been the vice chairman of the board.  Patricia Nordman of Oregon was elected as the vice chairman of the Ogle County board. Gouker had been chairman since 2012.…Read more »

Ground Broken Monday for New Construction at LOTS

Ground Broken Monday for New Construction at LOTS

On Monday ground was broken at the Lee Ogle Transportation System for the construction of a standalone building. The new building will be for Maintenance of the vehicles and a Wash Bay.  The new construction will also add 26 parking stalls. Sjostrom and Sons. Inc will be doing the construction.Read more »

City Looking Into Sprucing Up the Arch

City Looking Into Sprucing Up the Arch

For the past few weeks the Dixon Arch has been missing something. As people head southbound under the arch they may notice it is not DIXON but rather DI.  This is not a salute to Princess Di.  It is also not a simple case of burned out lights.  According to Public Works Director Matt Heckman…Read more »

Dixon Park District Closes Trail Due to Mud and Damage

Dixon Park District Closes Trail Due to Mud and Damage

The Dixon Park District announced Section 9 of the I.C. Rail Trail is currently closed due to muddy conditions.  The trail is a single track mountain bike trail. The District says it has a *Friendly Reminder* for those who visit the trails.  The Park District asks that you please stay off the trails in wet…Read more »

Recovery Home Hosting Open House on Sunday

Recovery Home Hosting Open House on Sunday

Sinnissippi Centers Recovery Home will host an open house Sunday September 22, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Sinnissippi Recovery Home is located at 922 W. Washington, Dixon. This family friendly event is open to the public to help raise awareness and community involvement for our family and friends in recovery. There will be…Read more »

Autumn on the Prairie Festival a Time to Reconnect With Nature

Autumn on the Prairie Festival a Time to Reconnect With Nature

Nachusa is proud to celebrate the state’s prairie heritage during its annual fall Autumn on the Prairie Festival. The all-day event includes “Look for Bison” tours, guided hikes, food sales, live raptors, nature exhibits, children’s activities, music, artists, local vendors, and more. Tours inside the Bison Unit will be limited to 12-15 people and will…Read more »