Author Archives: Tim

How Would You Like to Kayak With the Pelicans

How Would You Like to Kayak With the Pelicans

Kayaking with White Pelican is back! Early Bird Kayak Club is inviting the public to get up-close views of pelicans, herons, cave swallows, and eagles on an early-morning kayak trip from the Oregon dam to Castle Rock State Park on the Rock River. The cost includes the kayak, paddle, life jacket, and shuttle back to…Read more »

Thomas Cavazos

Thomas Cavazos, age 65, of Sterling, died Monday, May 20, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Thomas was born February 3, 1954 in Sterling the son of Margarito and Tomasa  (Hernandez) Cavazos.  He was employed as a mechanic doing small engine repair, as a factory worker and a painter. Survivors include seven sisters, Yolanda…Read more »

Court Costs and Fees Maybe Going Up in Lee County

Court Costs and Fees Maybe Going Up in Lee County

Whenever a person is convicted of something in a court of law they usually have to pay more than just the fine. Many times the court costs are added into the fine. Under a new pilot program soon to be rolled out by the Illinois Legislature courts will be able to increase those fines and…Read more »

Dixon City Government to Hold Town Hall/Listening Meeting

Dixon City Government to Hold Town Hall/Listening Meeting

The Dixon City Council will host a Town Hall meeting / Listening Session on Tuesday, May 28th at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Northwest Territory Historic Center, 205 West 5th Street in Dixon. The meeting will begin with brief presentations from City Manager Danny Langloss and Assistant City Manager / Director…Read more »

Fire Crews Battle Fire at Cimco Recycling Warehouse Wednesday Morning

Fire Crews Battle Fire at Cimco Recycling Warehouse Wednesday Morning

Sterling and Rock Falls Fire Crews were called shortly before 10am Wednesday to the Cimco Recycling Warehouse at 3101 West 4th Street for a structure fire. When crews arrived on the scene they observed thick black smoke coming from the building.  It is believed a piece of machinery in the conveyor belt started the fire.…Read more »

Large Branch Falls on Power Lines Taking Out Power to Part of Dixon

Large Branch Falls on Power Lines Taking Out Power to Part of Dixon

Some Dixon residents suddenly found themselves without power Wednesday about 7pm. The power outage was due to a very large tree branch breaking away and falling on some power lines.  The incident occurred on 5th street near Peoria Avenue. A large amount of sparks and fire balls could be seen coming from the lines and…Read more »

Lee County Board Goes Big With Solar Project

Lee County Board Goes Big With Solar Project

The Lee County Board gave the green light to what may become the largest solar energy system in the Midwest when it is all said and done. During the County Board meeting Tuesday night the board was asked to approve a Zoning Petition for Junction Solar LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.  The project is…Read more »

The Sauk Valley College Trustees Bid a Fond Farewell

The Sauk Valley College Trustees Bid a Fond Farewell

The Sauk Valley College Board of Trustees met Tuesday night and part of the meeting was a somber event. The school bid a Fond Farewell to a couple members of the staff and faculty who will be leaving the college. Dean of Health Professionals Dr. Mary Evans submitted her resignation.  Another resignation came from Vice…Read more »

A Call of a Armed Person Near Rock Falls Schools Causes Lockdown

A Call of a Armed Person Near Rock Falls Schools Causes Lockdown

On Tuesday at approximately 1:44PM a person called 9-1-1 to report an armed individual in the area of the 1200 block of West 16th Street, Rock Falls. Due to the close proximity of this location to the Rock Falls Middle School and Dillon Elementary School the Rock Falls Police Department requested those schools be contacted…Read more »

Sinnissippi Centers Recovery Home Coming Up on One Year of Operation

Sinnissippi Centers Recovery Home Coming Up on One Year of Operation

It was Mary 30, 2018 that Sinnissippi Centers’ Recovery Home opened, accepting its first resident. The individuals come from the four-county area Sinnissippi Centers serves, Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties. Sinnissippi Centers’ Recovery Home provides 10 beds for adult men facing a substance use disorder who need extended support with staying clean and sober.…Read more »