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Lee County Sheriff Disappointed In Not Getting Clean Sweep As Board Votes No on Ordinance

Lee County Sheriff Disappointed In Not Getting Clean Sweep As Board Votes No on Ordinance

For some people getting 2 out of 3 might not be bad, however, Lee County Sheriff John Simonton said he was very disappointed by not getting all three. This had to deal with the Law Enforcement Regulations Ordinance he and the State’s Attorney’s Office has been trying to get passed for the last 4-5 months.…

Rock Falls Hires New Director of Rock Falls Tourism

Rock Falls Hires New Director of Rock Falls Tourism

Following the executive session of the Rock Falls City Council it was announced the city has hired a new director for Rock Falls Tourism. City Administrator Robbin Blackert said the city reached up to Freeport to bring in Danielle Rogers to be the Director and Events Coordinator for Rock Falls Tourism. About a month and…

Ultimate Tailgate Returns for One More Year

Ultimate Tailgate Returns for One More Year

The Ultimate Tailgate Cook-off is set for Sunday, October 21 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at the Beanblossom Parking Lot in Downtown Dixon. This is the 11th annual cook-off event that features a tailgate cook-off, along with a bags tournament hosted by Dixon Chamber and Main Street. Admission to the Ultimate Tailgate is $5…

Local Sports

Dixon’s Bally Qualifies for State in Girls Tennis

Dixon’s Bally Qualifies for State in Girls Tennis

In Girls Tennis, Dixon’s Riley Bally finished in 3rd place at the Rochelle Sectional, good enough to qualify for the State Meet which will start on Thursday. Dixon finished in 3rd place as a team out of eight team with 7 points. Maple Park Kaneland won the Rochelle Sectional with 23 points. At the Ottawa…

Boys Golf State Meet- Riverdale Finishes 2nd, Newman Takes 6th Place

Boys Golf State Meet- Riverdale Finishes 2nd, Newman Takes 6th Place

In Boys Golf at the State Meet in Bloomington/Normal, defending Class 1A State Champions Riverdale shot a 324 to finish 2nd at State, 6 strokes behind 2018 Champion St. Anthony. Sterling Newman Central Catholic finished 6th at State shooting a 341. Winnebago’s Marcus Smith earned Medalist honors at State shooting a 71 for the Indians.…

Dixon’s Heintzelman Finishes 31st at Girls Golf State Meet

Dixon’s Heintzelman Finishes 31st at Girls Golf State Meet

Dixon Sophomore Golfer Bella Heintzelman finished 31st at the Girls Golf State Meet shooting an incredible 168 over a 2-day span at the Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur. In Class 1A- Bloomington Central Catholic brought home the team title, while Geneseo finished in second place. In Class 2A- St Charles North finished first…

Country News

Eric Church arrives at #1 with “Desperate Man”

Eric Church arrives at #1 with “Desperate Man”

EMI NashvilleEric Church debuts at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart this week, after Desperate Man sold 116,000 units in its first seven days of release. That’s enough for Eric’s sixth studio album to also bow at #5 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Eric’s previous record, 2015’s Mr. Misunderstood, debuted at #3 on the country…

Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean saddle up for Stagecoach 2019

Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean saddle up for Stagecoach 2019

GoldenvoiceLuke Bryan, Sam Hunt, and Jason Aldean will headline a who’s who of country music talent next spring at the Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Luke leads the Friday, April 26 lineup, which also includes Cole Swindell and Kane Brown. Sam Hunt returns to play Saturday night, with Luke Combs and Cam also on the bill. “Stagecoach is hands down…

Cole Swindell will welcome 2019 with a post-game show at the Gator Bowl

Cole Swindell will welcome 2019 with a post-game show at the Gator Bowl

ABC/Randy HolmesCole Swindell will be ringing in 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida this New Year’s Eve, as he plays a post-game concert after the Gator Bowl.   The 74th annual game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on December 31 at TIAA Bank Field, with a team from the Southeastern Conference taking on a rival from the…

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