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Beer, Bean Bags, Chili and Football Means Ultimate Tailgate

Beer, Bean Bags, Chili and Football Means Ultimate Tailgate

For some people the only reason to go to a football game is for the tailgate party beforehand. Sunday afternoon at the Bean Blossom Parking lot in Dixon was the Ultimate Tailgate Event. This was an event were participants went head to head to find out who had the best chili or other food in…

Dixon Park District Chose Safety First Concerning 5K

Dixon Park District Chose Safety First Concerning 5K

The Dixon Park District decided to err on the side of caution and safety Saturday as Mother Nature and her actions put a block of the traditional Haunted 5K. According to District Executive Director Duane Long it was a safety concern as high winds throughout the day brought a tree down in Lowell Park.  This…

Dixon School District Asking Citizens to Help Get Safe Route Grant

Dixon School District Asking Citizens to Help Get Safe Route Grant

Dixon Public Schools is applying for the Illinois Safe Routes to School grant along with the City of Dixon and the Illinois Department of Transportation. The goal of this grant is to upgrade the crosswalk area on Galena Avenue and Division Street. This area assists students who attend Madison Elementary and Reagan Middle School. The…

Dixon School District Wants to Show You Where Your Money is Going

Dixon School District Wants to Show You Where Your Money is Going

For the last several months your tax dollars have been at work fixing and improving the Dixon Schools and the District would like you to see what your hard earned money has been doing. At the recent Dixon School Board meeting it was announced the district will be holding an open house at Washington School…

Local Sports

Friday Night Scoreboard

Friday Night Scoreboard

Friday Night 10/19/2018 Scoreboard Big Northern Conference: Oregon 32 Mendota 0 Byron 55 Dixon 21 Rockford Lutheran 36 Rock Falls 20 Genoa-Kingston 34 Stillman Valley 6 North Boone 43 Winnebago 42 Three Rivers Conference: Sterling Newman 54 Riverdale 7 Bureau Valley 14 Morrison 7 Fulton 40 Erie-PTown 13 Northern Illinois Big 12: Sycamore 35 Sterling…

Sam Ramirez Week 9 High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez Week 9 High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez Week 9 High School Football Predictions. Sam is 99-20 so far in 2018. Sterling at Sycamore Rochelle at Kaneland Geneseo at DeKalb Mendota at Oregon Dixon at Byron Rock Falls at Rockford Lutheran Stillman Valley at Genoa-Kingston Winnebago at North Boone Rockridge at Orion Riverdale at Sterling Newman Forreston at Amboy Dakota at…

Girls Tennis State Meet, Bally Falls on Thursday

Girls Tennis State Meet, Bally Falls on Thursday

In Girls Tennis at the State Meet on Thursday: Dixon’s Riley Bally went 0-2 on Thursday losing her first round match 5-7, 1-6 and losing her second round match 5-7, 3-6. The Newman doubles team of Maddy Jacobs and Sydney Schott went 2-1 on Thursday and are still competing in consolation action at the State…

Music News

Matthew Ramsey recalls the “Sweet,” unexpected beginning of Old Dominion’s next record

Matthew Ramsey recalls the “Sweet,” unexpected beginning of Old Dominion’s next record

RCA Nashville What happens when Old Dominion heads into the studio without a plan? Well, the answer is their new single, “Make It Sweet.” Lead singer Matthew Ramsey says the band’s only agenda that particular day was to start work on their follow-up to Happy Endings. “We went into the recording studio back in January, and we didn’t talk about what…

Watch now: Kane Brown invites fans to his wedding in new “Good as You” video

Watch now: Kane Brown invites fans to his wedding in new “Good as You” video

ABC/Image Group LAKane Brown and Katelyn Jae are still on their honeymoon in Gatlinburg, TN but the “Lose It” hitmaker’s wasting no time sharing his wedding footage with his fans. Roughly a week after the couple was married at Mint Springs Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, they’re showing off their special day in the new video for Kane’s song…

Travis Denning, Kassi Ashton, and Jameson Rodgers get a “KixStart” from the CMA

Travis Denning, Kassi Ashton, and Jameson Rodgers get a “KixStart” from the CMA

Mercury NashvilleOver the next year, Travis Denning, Kassi Ashton, and Jameson Rodgers will be getting a helping hand from the Country Music Association.  The three newcomers were chosen from a field of 100 applicants as the first participants in the CMA’s new mentorship program. Known as the KixStart Artist Scholarship, it’s named for Brooks & Dunn’s Kix Brooks, a longtime member…

Listen now: Maddie & Tae “Die from a Broken Heart” in second taste of sophomore record

Listen now: Maddie & Tae “Die from a Broken Heart” in second taste of sophomore record

Mercury NashvilleOn Maddie & Tae’s current single, “Friends Don’t,” they tackle the possibility of a friendship that seems likely to turn into something more. In their new release, however, they’re fast-forwarding to full-blown heartbreak. Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye chose “Die from a Broken Heart” as the second preview track from their forthcoming sophomore effort to show off the…

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