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Rebekah Zeigler From Polo Makes Spelling Bee History Which May Never Be Broken

Rebekah Zeigler From Polo Makes Spelling Bee History Which May Never Be Broken

The final word was Dalliance and with a very careful, but deliberate delivery the remaining contestant for the 2019 Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee spoke the letters. Then with a slight pause for effect Moderator Tom Wadsworth boomed out the line Rebekah Zeigler has heard four times before: You’re going back to Washington. For an unprecedented…

Area Representatives Respond to Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

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…

Dixon Road Salt Supply Getting Referred to as “Skinny”

Dixon Road Salt Supply Getting Referred to as “Skinny”

The sight of Dixon Street Crew trucks and equipment on Dixon streets this winter have become very common place. As Public Works Director Matt Heckman says, it seems like every other day since the 1st of January crews have been working the streets for one reason or another. Heckman reported to the City Council Tuesday…

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Boys Basketball Scoreboard- Regional Semifinals

Boys Basketball Scoreboard- Regional Semifinals

Boys Basketball Scoreboard 2/20/19- Regional Semifinals: Class 1A- at Forreston- Forreston 69 Rockford Christian Life 45 at Forreston- Dakota 58 Pecatonica 44 at Galena- LeWin 47 Stockton 29 at Morrison- River Ridge 50 Milledgeville 45 at Durand- Freeport Aquin 69 Alden-Hebron 31 Class 2A- at Sherrard- Prophetstown 41 Alleman 39 at North Boone- Winnebago 71…

AP- Illinois High School Boys Basketball Rankings 2/20/19

AP- Illinois High School Boys Basketball Rankings 2/20/19

Here are the rankings of Illinois high school boys basketball teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters: Class 4A No. Team W-L Pts Prv 1. Curie (8) 29-1 89 1 2. Belleville West (1) 26-3 82 3 3. Normal Community 23-3 62 4 4. Danville 26-3 53 5 5. Whitney Young…

Dixon Wrestling Season Ends at Sandwich Sectional

Dixon Wrestling Season Ends at Sandwich Sectional

Boys Wrestling Scoreboard 2/19/19: Class 2A- at Sandwich- Coal City 46 Dixon 21 at Sandwich- Washington 59 Sycamore 9   Class 1A- at Sterling Newman- LeWin 39 Orion 29 at Sterling Newman- Aurora Christian 47 Stillman Valley 24

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HBO defiant after Michael Jackson’s estate sues for $100 million over “Leaving Neverland”

HBO defiant after Michael Jackson’s estate sues for $100 million over “Leaving Neverland”

Michael Jackson, Wade Robson. photo: HBOMichael Jackson isn’t here to defend himself anymore, but his lawyers are working overtime defending him posthumously. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael’s estate has filed a lawsuit against HBO and its parent company Time Warner, claiming the cable channel’s upcoming documentary Leaving Neverland breaches a non-disparagement clause in a…

Vegas or bust: Is Kelly Clarkson making plans for this year’s ACM Awards?

Vegas or bust: Is Kelly Clarkson making plans for this year’s ACM Awards?

Carter SmithCould Kelly Clarkson be planning on making a special appearance — or even performing — at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards? The original American Idol is nominated for Music Event of the Year at the 54th ACMs for “Keeping Score,” her collaboration with Dan + Shay from their current self-titled album. Responding to the news, Kelly tweeted, “YES!!!!! #Keeping…

Adam Lambert opens up about “coming out of a dark period” to make new album

Adam Lambert opens up about “coming out of a dark period” to make new album

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteAhead of tonight’s release of his brand-new song “Feel Something,” Adam Lambert has penned a personal and revealing message to fans. He starts off the message by thanking fans for their “patience and continued faith” in him, adding that he’s currently “coming out of a dark period of second-guessing my own artistry and…

Rachel Platten explains how she hits back against mommy shamers

Rachel Platten explains how she hits back against mommy shamers

ABC NewsRachel Platten gave birth to her daughter, Violet Skye, less than a month ago, but she’s already dealing with online mommy shamers. The singer tells People that she’s had to deal with some recent criticism over the fact that she left her newborn at home to attend a Grammy event. “It was the first…

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