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United Way of Lee County Had Good Reason to Celebrate

United Way of Lee County Had Good Reason to Celebrate

The United Way of Lee County held a Campaign Celebration Thursday afternoon and this year they had good reason to celebrate. A large crowd of volunteers, supporters and agencies which benefit from the funds raised through the United Way efforts were gathered at the Elks Lodge in Dixon.  The goal the United Way of Lee…Read more »

City of Dixon Gets the Bill for Snow Removal This Past Winter

City of Dixon Gets the Bill for Snow Removal This Past Winter

The price tag for snow removal and dealing with Mother Nature this past winter had to be dealt with at the most recent Dixon City Council meeting. The Council amended the 2019 city budget to pay to the Street Department around $50,000.  Public Works Director Matt Heckman said this included $40,000 in overtime for the…Read more »

Nicor Try’s to Save Historical Features of Old Dixon HQ

Nicor Try’s to Save Historical Features of Old Dixon HQ

Nicor Gas makes effort to save historical parts of old Dixon Headquarters. The building located at 421 W. 1st Street, Dixon, IL is currently in the process of being decommissioned by Nicor Gas. Built in 1924 the building has had a long life and after careful evaluation and examination, Nicor Gas determined that the building…Read more »

Suspect in Stolen Truck Leads Law Enforcement on Two County Chase

Suspect in Stolen Truck Leads Law Enforcement on Two County Chase

On Wednesday around 7:00pm, the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Prophetstown Police Department with the pursuit of a vehicle, that fled while Police were attempting to make a traffic stop. This vehicle, being a white in color 2019 Nissan pickup, had been reported stolen to Sterling Police Department on March 6. Prophetstown Police pursued…Read more »

Kathleen S. Good

Kathleen S. Good

Kathleen S. Good, age 63, of Amboy, died Monday March 18, 2019 at home surrounded by her family after a long hard battle with cancer. She was born October 30, 1955 in Dixon, the daughter of Dean and Mary (Wolf) Frey.  She worked at Raynor Garage Doors in Dixon for 37 years prior to her…Read more »

Edna Mae Cheshier

Edna Mae Cheshier

Edna Mae Cheshier, 83, of Sterling, died on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on August 23, 1935 in Sterling to William and Margaret (Ufken)Lauts.  She married Harry Cheshier on May 23, 1963 in Rock Falls.  He died on November 1, 1988.  She worked for Tri County Opportunity…Read more »

Josephine Ewbank

Josephine Ewbank, 102, born in Las Cruces, New Mexico and formerly of Sterling, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Presence Cor Mariae Nursing Home, in Rockford. Surviving are sister, Francis “Butchie” (Vincent) Medina; son, Michael (Susan) Guevara of Rockford; stepson, Kris (Dierdra) Ewbank of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren. Predeceased by sisters,…Read more »