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

P-town Flood

Flooding and Rain Closes Areas in the Sauk Valley

Due to flooding on the Rock River, Prophetstown State Park and campground are closed until further notice; based on flood forecasts, the closure is expected to continue through next week. The equestrian trails and campground at Franklin Creek State Natural Area are closed due to poor conditions following recent heavy more »

Illinois State Police Vehicle

ISP Conducting Roadside Safety Checks in Whiteside County This Week

Illinois State Troopers from Sterling District 1 will be conducting Roadside Safety Checks in Whiteside County during the first week of July. The ISP says they have zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois.  Officers working the detail will be looking for driving with a suspended license, transporting open alcoholic beverages and violations of what…read more »

Justice Gavel

Judge Douglas Lee Appointed to 15th Judicial Circuit

Judge Daniel Fish, who has served as a circuit judge in Lee County since July 2008, is retiring July 8. Fish, who is the Chief Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit, has heard a variety of cases during his tenure and currently hears most of the lawsuits and juvenile matters pending in Lee County. Fish’s…read more »

Prophetstown Obituaries

Jonathan Wade Buntjer

Jonathan Wade Buntjer, 58, of Renton, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Auburn, Washington. He was born June 25, 1957, in Sterling, the son of John W. and Judith K. (Sanders) Buntjer. He married Martha Jean “Jeannie” Simmons on Jan. 3, 1977, in Peoria. A gathering of family and friends to honor him and Shirley Buntjer will…read more »


Linda A. Hemminger

Linda A. Hemminger, age 71, of Prophetstown, died Saturday, October 5, 2019 at her home. Linda was born January 1, 1948 in Rock Falls the daughter of Eleanor Duncan and James Fordyce. She married Thomas Hemminger on October 6, 2003 in Jonesboro, AR.  He preceded her in death on November 20, 2003.  Linda was a…read more »

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