Category Archives: WIXN News

United Way of Lee County Kickoffs Campaign With Service Event

United Way of Lee County Kickoffs Campaign With Service Event

The annual fundraising drive kickoff was held Thursday for the United Way of Lee County. This drive helps many groups financially in Lee County to be able to do their job.  For some it is the only financial support they get. Instead of like past years when the United Way of Lee County would hold…Read more »

Polo Police and School District Seeking Items for Go Bags

Polo Police and School District Seeking Items for Go Bags

The Polo Police Department and the Polo Community Unit School District are partnering to create “Go Bags” for classrooms in the event of a crisis or emergency. These on-the-go bags are filled with emergency essentials for a teacher or staff member to take care of their students, whether they are evacuating or remaining in the…Read more »

Lee County Deputy Honored for Life Saving Actions

Lee County Deputy Honored for Life Saving Actions

The morning of August 26, 2019 at 3:33 AM, a male in his 40’s called 911 complaining of chest pains. The caller advised he was in front of the Amboy Casey’s. Lee County Dispatch advised that as the male was talking, he was gasping for air.  Given the time of day, Dispatch knew it could…Read more »

Water Main Repairs Causes Traffic Problems on South Galena Ave in Dixon

Water Main Repairs Causes Traffic Problems on South Galena Ave in Dixon

There is a leak in the water main at the intersection of South Galena Avenue and Division Street. The Dixon Water Department began the repair of this water main at 1:00p.m. Thursday. South Galena Avenue will be taken down to a single northbound and southbound lane. Division Street between Ottawa Avenue and South Galena Avenue…Read more »

Lee County Board Calls it Hypocritical to Tax Cannabis Sales

Lee County Board Calls it Hypocritical to Tax Cannabis Sales

In every county and city governing body in the Sauk Valley, the placing of at least a 3% sales tax on future sales of recreational marijuana was a simple process. Boards in the area hardly discussed the issue as the idea of bringing in new revenue was hoped for. This was the process for everyone…Read more »

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 »