Polo is a city in Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,355 at the 2010 census, down from 2,477 in 2000.


Polo News

Stewart Chiefs

Sen. Stewart Named Public Official of the Year by Police Chiefs

State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) has been named a 2018 Public Official of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP). Stewart was recognized April 10 during the Illinois Chiefs’ Annual Legislative Reception in Springfield.  Stewart is a retired Stephenson County Sheriff’s Sergeant and an Army veteran, serving as a Military Police…read more »

Power Outage

Heavy Winds Leave Many Sauk Valley Residents in the Dark

The heavy cold wind which has buffeted the Sauk Valley the last 24 hours has left several residents in the dark. Wednesday evening hundreds of ComEd customers in Rock Falls were without power.  Thursday morning the outage map shows the power has been restored.  However, there are still dozens of customers in Sterling, Dixon, Polo and…read more »


Several Win Races Throughout the Sauk Valley

Several other decisions in the Sauk Valley were decided Tuesday night. In Forreston voters chose Monty Cotter, Ken Vinnedge and Gary Buss out of a field of 6 candidates for Village Trustee’s.  In the Oregon City Commissioner’s Race Timothy Krug, Melanie Cozzi, Terry Schuster and Kurtis Ray Wilson won their races. Polo voters chose Randy…read more »

Demmer taxes

Demmer Says Lawmakers Do Not Care What Tax Barrage is Doing to Families

A recent Wallet Hub study gave Illinois the new title of “Highest Tax Burden State in the Nation”. State Representative Tom Demmer of Dixon joined colleagues in calling for an end to the barrage of tax increases in the state. Demmer says the conversation about taxes in Illinois around a family’s dinner table is far…read more »

Polo Obituaries


Barbara J. Miller

Barbara J. Miller, 72, died, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Polo Rehab and Health Care Center after a long bout with Parkinson’s. Barbara was born May 04, 1946 in Sterling, the daughter of Homer and Shirley (Warehime) Nye. She married Ivan Miller on August 5, 1972 in Milledgeville. He preceded her in death on November…read more »


Lyle C. Coats

Lyle C. Coats, of North Liberty, IA and formerly of Mt. Carroll, died at the age of 87 on April 1, 2019 at his home. He was born on June 2, 1931 in Whiteside County, Jordan Township to John and Grace Coats. He attended Milledgeville High School and graduated with the class of 1949. He…read more »

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