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Demmer Says Lawmakers Do Not Care What Tax Barrage is Doing to Families

Demmer Says Lawmakers Do Not Care What Tax Barrage is Doing to Families

A recent Wallet Hub study gave Illinois the new title of “Highest Tax Burden State in the Nation”. State Representative Tom Demmer of Dixon joined colleagues in calling for an end to the barrage of tax increases in the state. Demmer says the conversation about taxes in Illinois around a family’s dinner table is far…

Two Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Davis Junction Man

Two Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Davis Junction Man

Shortly after 5pm Friday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire Department were dispatched to the intersection of IL Rte. 251 and Lindenwood Road in rural Lindenwood, for the report of an accident with injuries. A SUV was driving north on IL Rte. 251, attempting to turn right onto Lindenwood Road.  A truck was…

Controlled Burns Healthy for Nachusa Grasslands

Controlled Burns Healthy for Nachusa Grasslands

If you happen to be driving by the Nachusa Grasslands and notice thick black smoke and flames there is a good chance you do not have to worry about it. Controlled Burns will be starting soon at the grasslands.  The reason for the burns is to remove dried plants and help restore and maintain the…

Dixon High School Students Learn What Awaits Them After Graduation

Dixon High School Students Learn What Awaits Them After Graduation

High School Students from Dixon High School were able to learn about what different professions they could go into after they graduate. The vendors at the Job Fair at the High School included professional services, Police, Fire, as well as factory and skill labor.  Around 35 vendors were present and the event was organized by…

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Oregon Girls Soccer Falls to Rochelle

Oregon Girls Soccer Falls to Rochelle

In Girls Soccer on Wednesday night, Oregon lost  2-1 to Rochelle. The lone goal for Oregon was scored by Katelyn Byerley and assisted by Hannah Donaldson. T he first goal for Rochelle came off of an own goal in the first half. Katelin Pudlas had 15 saves in the goal tonight. Oregon is now 0-1-1…

Girls Soccer Scoreboard- Dixon Falls to Kaneland

Girls Soccer Scoreboard- Dixon Falls to Kaneland

Girls Soccer Scoreboard 3/19/19: Kaneland 5 Dixon 4 Kaneland broke open a 4-4 tie with the winning goal in the 72nd minute to give the Knights a 5-4 win over Dixon on Tuesday afternoon. Taylor Harrison scored all four goals for Dixon.   Oregon 0 Indian Creek 0 (Tie) Oregon tied Indian Creek in their…

The 2019 High School Spring Sports Season Kicks Off (Finally)

The 2019 High School Spring Sports Season Kicks Off (Finally)

After a long and cold winter, the 2019 IHSA Spring Sports Season has finally arrived here in the Sauk Valley Area. On Monday afternoon, in Boys Baseball action, Erie-PTown no hit the Polo Marcos winning 11-0 in a 6 inning game. In Girls Softball, Erie-PTown rallied to beat Polo 13-6. In Girls Soccer action, Elgin…

Country News

This Sunday’s “American Idol” includes a surprise proposal and a tissue challenge

This Sunday’s “American Idol” includes a surprise proposal and a tissue challenge

ABC/Eric McCandlessKaty Perry went through quite a lot of tissues for this Sunday’s American Idol. In an exclusive preview of the episode on People, one of the contestants gets a surprise proposal from her boyfriend and brings the recently-engaged Katy to tears. Johanna Jones was getting ready to walk off the stage during Hollywood Week…

Watch new video for Steve Perry’s solo song “We’re Still Here”

Watch new video for Steve Perry’s solo song “We’re Still Here”

Credit: Myriam SantosEx-Journey singer Steve Perry has debuted a video for his new song “We’re Still Here,” from his 2018 comeback solo album, Traces. While Perry already has released a series of in-studio performance videos for several Traces songs, including for “We’re Still Here,” the new clip is being labeled as his first official promo…

Adam Levine previews “The Voice” Battle Rounds with advisor Charlie Puth

Adam Levine previews “The Voice” Battle Rounds with advisor Charlie Puth

Trae Patton/NBCThe Voice Battle Rounds are upon us. Monday kicks off the next phase of the competition with help from team advisors. In an exclusive preview on People, Adam Levine gushes over his team’s advisor, Charlie Puth. In the clip, Adam says he chose Charlie to help his contestants because he’s “brilliant musically” and “the…

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