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Sterling Council Sends Letter To Whiteside County Opposing Solar Farm Location

Sterling Council Sends Letter To Whiteside County Opposing Solar Farm Location

The Sterling City Council united last Monday night in approving the city send a letter to the Whiteside County Board. The letter is to show the cities opposition to a solar farm planned just outside of Sterling. Sterling Mayor Skip Lee said the company Geronimo wants to get approval from the board to place a…

Gennex Says They Are in a Pause, Wants Donation Money From Park District

Gennex Says They Are in a Pause, Wants Donation Money From Park District

Do you remember all of the buzz a year or so ago when it looked like some new life was going to be breathed into the Veterans Memorial Pool. There were good signs at the time that the group Gennex would be able to transform the abandoned structure into a skate board park and youth…

Fire Crews Say Smoke Detectors Saved Lives in Thursday Morning Blaze

Fire Crews Say Smoke Detectors Saved Lives in Thursday Morning Blaze

The Sublette Fire Department says Thursday morning smoke detectors Saved Lives. At approximately 04:12 am today, the Sublette and Amboy Fire Protection Districts were dispatched to Rural Amboy for a House Fire with 2 Children trapped on the 2nd Story. Quick thinking children escaped to the roof and were rescued by family. All family members…

Ogle County Sheriff Declares NO Wake on Rock River

Ogle County Sheriff Declares NO Wake on Rock River

Based on the current National Weather Service river level predictions Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle will implement the NO WAKE ordinance Friday June 22 at 8:00a.m. Travel on the Rock River in Ogle County is limited to 5mph. A chart indicating river levels is available on the Ogle Safe smartphone app. #Oglesafe

Local Sports

Zumdahl Named Boys Basketball Coach at Eastland High School

Zumdahl Named Boys Basketball Coach at Eastland High School

Last night at the Eastland board meeting the Board of Education approved the hiring of Tyler Zumdahl as the new Eastland Boys Basketball Head Coach. Coach Zumdahl graduated from Eastland in 2009.  While at Eastland, he played 4 years of Football, Basketball and Baseball.  Tyler was a standout athlete in all sports he played. After…

Elks Fishing Derby Coming to Dixon on Saturday July 7th

Elks Fishing Derby Coming to Dixon on Saturday July 7th

As we continue this week to spotlight sporting activities during the 54th Annual Dixon Petunia Festival, we spotlight the Annual Elk’s Fishing Derby. This event will be held on Saturday July 7th from 8am-10am at the North Side of the Rock River between the Peoria and Galena Avenue bridges. Registration is from 7am-8am with the…

Kyle Zick Named Head Football Coach at Forreston High School

Kyle Zick Named Head Football Coach at Forreston High School

Forreston High School has announced that Kyle Zick will become the new Head Football Coach of the Cardinals. Zick replaces Denny Diduch who left Forreston after 10 years to become an Assistant Coach at Rockford Guilford. Zick, who also serves as the Athletic Director at Forreston, has been the Defensive Coordinate at Forreston since the…

Country News

Wanna Be That Song: Brett Eldredge brings the CMA Songwriters Series to his home state

Wanna Be That Song: Brett Eldredge brings the CMA Songwriters Series to his home state

ABC/Image Group LA Illinois native Brett Eldredge is taking the CMA Songwriters Series to Chicago. “The Long Way” hitmaker will lead the latest show in the series on Tuesday, July 24 at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street. Songwriters Ross Copperman, Tom Douglas, and Jordan Reynolds will join Brett to take turns telling stories and singing their songs. All four have cuts…

Deep thoughts with Chris Lane: “Drunk People” do dumb things

Deep thoughts with Chris Lane: “Drunk People” do dumb things

Big Loud If you’ve ever had a drunken booty call, don’t worry about it. That’s the message of Chris Lane’s new track, “Drunk People,” the latest preview of his Laps Around the Sun album, which arrives July 13. “Drunk people do dumb things/They pick it up when the phone rings/Saying things that they don’t mean/Like I want you…

Less stress, more success: How “Meant to Be” influenced Bebe Rexha’s debut album

Less stress, more success: How “Meant to Be” influenced Bebe Rexha’s debut album

ABC/Kelsey McNealIf you’d told Bebe Rexha last year that she’d spend most of 2018 holding down the #1 spot on the country chart, she wouldn’t have believed you.  But the success of her Florida Georgia Linecollaboration, “Meant to Be,” is just one of the little surprises that helped to inspire the title of her debut album Expectations, in stores…

Morgan Evans is caught up in the whirlwind of 10 Cities in 10 Days

Morgan Evans is caught up in the whirlwind of 10 Cities in 10 Days

Warner Music NashvilleMorgan Evans is giving new meaning to the term “whirlwind tour” after kicking off his 10 Cities in 10 days trek Thursday night in Los Angeles. “Thank you LA for making my first ever headline show in the US so much fuuuuuuuuun!!!” he tweeted on Friday. “See you guys in Denver tonight!” The Australian singer heads…

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