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Social Media Threats Concerning Rock Falls High School Causes Police Response

Social Media Threats Concerning Rock Falls High School Causes Police Response

Rock Falls Police say a series of alarming social media posts concerning Rock Falls High School were seen on Sunday October 20th.  The posts were brought to the attention of Rock Falls High School Officials and Rock Falls Police. Throughout Sunday afternoon school and police officials worked to identify the person (s) responsible and to…

It Was a Spooktacular Time for the Haunted 5K

It Was a Spooktacular Time for the Haunted 5K

In all of the slasher movies of the day, there always seems to be a monster ready to jump out from behind a tree to scare the kids in the forest. Saturday night the fun was real as the Dixon Park District held their annual Haunted 5K event.  This unique run takes place at night…

Over a Hundred People Came to Ogle County Courthouse to Remember Maggie and Amos

Over a Hundred People Came to Ogle County Courthouse to Remember Maggie and Amos

Saturday evening, over one hundred people came to the Old Ogle County Courthouse lawn carrying white flowers and candles as a show of remembrance. This vigil was for the third year anniversary of the tragic arson fire that took the life of Maggie Meyer and her three year old son Amos in Byron.  Organizers want…

Friday Afternoon Accident Takes Life of Dixon Driver

Friday Afternoon Accident Takes Life of Dixon Driver

A two vehicle crash Friday afternoon claimed the life of a Dixon woman. According to Lee County Sheriff’s Department the accident occurred at the intersection of Lowell Park Road and Timber Creek Road around 2pm.  Deputies say a vehicle driven by 37 year old Stephanie Hopper of Dixon was northbound on Lowell Park.  As Hopper…

Local Sports

Week 8- Illinois High School Football Scoreboard

Week 8- Illinois High School Football Scoreboard

Big Northern Conference- North Boone 35 Oregon 19 Byron 42 Genoa-Kingston 13 Dixon 47 Winnebago 0 Mendota 26 Rock Falls 21 Stillman Valley 35 Rockford Lutheran 14   Three Rivers Conference- Peru St Bede 24 Erie-PTown 23 Kewanee 22 Sherrard 14 Princeton 42 Monmouth-Roseville 13 Orion 55 Bureau Valley 0 Morrison 27 Rockridge 13 Spring…

Sam Ramirez’s Week 8 Illinois High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez’s Week 8 Illinois High School Football Predictions

Here are Sam Ramirez’s High School Football Predictions for Week 8. Listen each Friday to River Country 101.7 for Sam’s Picks are 7:20am. Sam Ramirez is 97-13 making his predictions in 2019. Picks are in BOLD River Ridge at Polo Milledgeville at Amboy AFC at Eastland-Pearl City Forreston at Freeport Aquin West Carroll at Du-Pec…

Country News

America’s Sweetheart? Lewis Capaldi tops ‘Billboard”s Pop Songs chart

America’s Sweetheart? Lewis Capaldi tops ‘Billboard”s Pop Songs chart

Alexandra GavilletLewis Capaldi has been asking fans via Twitter — perhaps only half-jokingly — “pls help me get to number 1 in America so I can move out of my mother’s house.”  Well, it may be time for the Scottish singer to call the moving van. Lewis’ breakthrough hit “Someone You Loved” has just reached…

Walk a mile in Ed Sheeran’s shoes with new tour of his hometown

Walk a mile in Ed Sheeran’s shoes with new tour of his hometown

Mark SurridgeEver wanted to walk a mile in Ed Sheeran’s shoes? Well, now his hometown is offering a walking tour of the streets where his journey all began. According to the BBC, the route around Ipswich – in his home county of Suffolk, U.K. – will include the venues where he played his first gigs…

Josh Groban announces special Florida concerts for 2020

Josh Groban announces special Florida concerts for 2020

Andrew EcclesBecause he didn’t include any Florida stops on his most recent Bridges tour, Josh Groban is making it up to his fans in the Sunshine State in a big way. In March of 2020, Josh will travel to Florida for a run of special shows, starting March 8 in Fort Myers and wrapping up…

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