Prophetstown is a city in Whiteside CountyIllinoisUnited States. The population was 2,080 at the 2010 census, up from 2,023 in 2000.

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Prophetstown News


Area Representatives Respond to Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

In his first budget proposal as Illinois’ new Governor, J.B. Pritzker proposed a nearly $39 billion fiscal 2020 budget. The Governor said it will serve as a bridge to a stable fiscal future until they can change the income tax system. Democrats applauded the address, saying the Governor gave a realistic view of the state’s…read more »

Winter Roads

High Winds, Blowing Snow and Power Outages Shuts Down the Sauk Valley

Winter weather came through the Sauk Valley with a roar on Tuesday. Ice accumulation and high winds caused thousands of ComEd costumers to find themselves without power. Ogle, Lee and Whiteside County Sheriff’s Departments stated the road conditions deteriorated and several places had downed power lines on or near the roads.  Wind gusts up to…read more »

Republic Services Winter

Weather Causes Delay in Garbage Pick-up Wednesday

Due to icy weather conditions tomorrow, Republic Services will be delaying operations by 2 hours. They will be operating Wednesday but will be running behind. All services will be provided. Please keep your totes out as the trucks will not be in your area at the normal time. From Moring Disposal:  Most units will not…read more »

Prophetstown Obituaries

Donald R. Fortune

Donald R. Fortune, 93, of Tampico, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Born March 2, 1925 he was a son of Edward and Edith (Carlson) Fortune. He married Joyce Kinney on May 4, 1947 in Rock Falls.  She died on September 30, 2016.  Don was a veteran of…read more »

Jean L. Milnes

Jean L. Milnes, 87, of Prophetstown, died Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. Jean was born August 19, 1931 in Malvern the daughter of Elmer and Lillian (Stern) Oncken.  She married Frank Milnes on September 30, 1951 in Sterling.  He preceded her in death on November 5, 2012.  Jean…read more »

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