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Rock Falls Chamber Celebrates Those Who Put Their Shoulder to the Wheel

Rock Falls Chamber Celebrates Those Who Put Their Shoulder to the Wheel

Thursday night the Rock Falls Chamber wanted to celebrate and say thank you to all of the individuals and organization which help to make the community and the chamber run smoothly. It was the gathering for the annual Chamber Dinner and the presentation of the Shoulder to the Wheel Awards.  Rock Falls Chamber President, Bethany…

Snow Covered Roadway Sends Auto Rolling Into Ditch

Snow Covered Roadway Sends Auto Rolling Into Ditch

On Wednesday shortly be 8:00 in the morning the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle roll-over accident with injuries on I-39 southbound. The vehicle being driven by 22 year old Faris Alyami of Rockford lost control due to the snow covered roadway, left the road, striking a snow bank and rolled over…

Roundtable Discussion Held to Look at Impact of New Minimum Wage

Roundtable Discussion Held to Look at Impact of New Minimum Wage

On March 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Dixon Chamber & Main Street will be hosting a roundtable discussion for businesses to explore the impacts of the increase in minimum wage. Professionals from Rock River Human Resource Professional Association and Manpower Staffing Services, and Professor of Economics, Erwin Antoni from Sauk Valley Community College…

Rock Falls High School Will Rock With the Percussion Palooza

Rock Falls High School Will Rock With the Percussion Palooza

You are invited to Feel the Rhythm at the 6th annual Percussion Palooza! The event will be held at Rock Falls High School at 101 12th Ave for a day full of Rockin’ beats! Featuring Solo and ensemble festival, steel drum performances and percussion ensembles! This event is held in honor of Rock Falls native…

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Kzeczmer Takes Over as Head Football Coach of the Newman Comets

Kzeczmer Takes Over as Head Football Coach of the Newman Comets

Newman Central Catholic High School has hired Brandon Kzeczmer as the new Head Football Coach of the Comets. Kzeczmer has been on the Newman staff for the past 6 years and has been the Comets Defensive Coordinator for the past 3 years. Kzeczmer is orginally from Chicago and played High School football at St. Patrick’s…

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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A second Celine Dion movie is in the works, “Celine Before Celine”

A second Celine Dion movie is in the works, “Celine Before Celine”

John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCThere’s already one Celine Dion film in the works…so why not make it two? According to The Hollywood Reporter, a biopic about the singer called Celine Before Celine is set to start filming in 2020. The film, from Quebec director Marc-Andre Lavoie, will follow Celine’s early life before she found stardom,…

New music Friday: Mayer, Melissa & Adam release new tunes

New music Friday: Mayer, Melissa & Adam release new tunes

ABC/Randy HolmesIt’s Friday, which means there’s a selection of new songs for you to enjoy. John Mayer has released the folky tune “I Guess I Just Feel Like,” a song he first debuted during a show in October. Commenting on the current state of humanity, he sings, “I guess I just feel like/Nobody’s honest/Nobody’s true/Everyone’s…

Watch now: Sara Bareilles’ “Fire” video features fiery interpretive dance

Watch now: Sara Bareilles’ “Fire” video features fiery interpretive dance

Epic RecordsSara Bareilles has released the video for “Fire,” the second single off her forthcoming album Amidst the Chaos. In the clip, Sara stands in front of a blazing bonfire and sings about a relationship that never quite sparked. As she sings, we see a man and a woman performing an impassioned interpretive dance together…

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