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Sterling Mayor Encourages Folks to Open Their Door to Foreign Students for Thanksgiving

Sterling Mayor Encourages Folks to Open Their Door to Foreign Students for Thanksgiving

Governments of other countries may not get along, but, when you meet people from other countries you usually find out they have many of the same hopes and dreams as you do. That was the expression made by Sterling Mayor Skip Lee following the most recent City Council meeting.  The mayor was referring to the…

United Way of Lee County Kickoffs Campaign With Service Event

United Way of Lee County Kickoffs Campaign With Service Event

The annual fundraising drive kickoff was held Thursday for the United Way of Lee County. This drive helps many groups financially in Lee County to be able to do their job.  For some it is the only financial support they get. Instead of like past years when the United Way of Lee County would hold…

Polo Police and School District Seeking Items for Go Bags

Polo Police and School District Seeking Items for Go Bags

The Polo Police Department and the Polo Community Unit School District are partnering to create “Go Bags” for classrooms in the event of a crisis or emergency. These on-the-go bags are filled with emergency essentials for a teacher or staff member to take care of their students, whether they are evacuating or remaining in the…

Lee County Deputy Honored for Life Saving Actions

Lee County Deputy Honored for Life Saving Actions

The morning of August 26, 2019 at 3:33 AM, a male in his 40’s called 911 complaining of chest pains. The caller advised he was in front of the Amboy Casey’s. Lee County Dispatch advised that as the male was talking, he was gasping for air.  Given the time of day, Dispatch knew it could…

Local Sports

Sam Ramirez’s Week 4 High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez’s Week 4 High School Football Predictions

Sam Ramirez’s Week 4 High School Football Predictions. Don’t forget you can listen to Sam Ramirez make his picks each Friday morning at 7:20am on River Country 101.7. Sam is 39-9 predicting games so far this season. Picks are in BOLD Dixon at North Boone Byron at Oregon Mendota at Genoa-Kingston Rock Falls at Stillman…

Dixon Boys Soccer Needs PK to Knock Off Genoa-Kingston

Dixon Boys Soccer Needs PK to Knock Off Genoa-Kingston

Boys Soccer Scoreboard 9/19/19: Dixon 2 Genoa-Kingston 2 (Dixon wins 5-4 in PK) Dixon goalkeeper Skyler Connolly made the key save in the sixth round of the shootout to give Dixon a BNC win over Genoa-Kingston at AC Bowers Field on Thursday afternoon. After the two teams played an entire 90 minutes with the score…

Oregon Broadcast Team will Broadcast a Milestone Game this Friday Night

Oregon Broadcast Team will Broadcast a Milestone Game this Friday Night

The local high school football announcers Sam Ramirez and Mark Herman with NRG Media’s Oregon, Illinois based Sky 95.7 FM WSEY radio will reach an important mile-stone this Friday, September 20 when they broadcast their 200th game together covering the Oregon High School Hawks.  This is the 20th season Sam Ramirez who does the play-by-play…

Country News

#LG6: Lady Gaga hasn’t forgotten about her new album

#LG6: Lady Gaga hasn’t forgotten about her new album

ABC/Rick RowellBack in March, Lady Gaga responded to rumors that she was pregnant by tweeting, “Yeah, I’m pregnant with #LG6” — referring to what will be her sixth studio album. Fans thought that meant music was imminent, but so far, nothing has surfaced. But Gaga wants you to know she’s working on it. The star…

New Pink video for “Hurts 2B Human” shows how we can all help each other

New Pink video for “Hurts 2B Human” shows how we can all help each other

RCA RecordsPink has released a video for the title track of her latest album, Hurts 2B Human, a duet with Grammy-nominated R&B star Khalid. In the clip, Pink and Khalid are in a different apartments in the same building, and as they sing, we get a glimpse into the other apartments, where people are celebrating,…

Seacrest in! ‘American Idol’ host to return for show’s new season

Seacrest in! ‘American Idol’ host to return for show’s new season

ABC/Craig SjodinWe already knew that American Idol’s new season on ABC would feature returning judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, but host Ryan Seacrest was still a question mark. Now, that question has been answered…in the affirmative. Seacrest will return as host when the new season of the show starts on ABC next…

Janet Jackson releases ‘Rhythm Nation’ remix mini-albums, 90 tracks in all

Janet Jackson releases ‘Rhythm Nation’ remix mini-albums, 90 tracks in all

A&M/UMeThursday marked the 30th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s iconic album Rhythm Nation 1814. If you want to celebrate that milestone by taking a deep dive into the album’s songs, here’s some good news. Today, Rhythm Nation 1814: The Remixes hit digital platforms for the first time. The digital-only reissues are made up of nine mini-albums…

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