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Sheriff Simonton Opposes Elimination of Bail in Illinois, Says it is Not There to Keep People in Jail

Sheriff Simonton Opposes Elimination of Bail in Illinois, Says it is Not There to Keep People in Jail

Lee County Sheriff John Simonton said he sometimes does not understand the thinking behind some decision in Springfield. One of the pushes by advocates in the state capital is the partial or complete elimination of bail for some offenses.  Simonton said those that are pushing for this simply do not understand the idea or reason…

Dixon Park District Wants to Shine the Christmas Lights for Special Display

Dixon Park District Wants to Shine the Christmas Lights for Special Display

Many times people will travel outside of the Sauk Valley to take in exotic and beautiful Christmas light displays.  Dixon Park District Executive Director Duane Long would like to bring the show to Dixon. At the most recent Park District Board meeting Long spoke of the light show.  He described it as computerized and synchronized…

Shades of Gray Art Show Features Record Number of Pieces of Art

Shades of Gray Art Show Features Record Number of Pieces of Art

The Next Picture Show is pleased to present the Shades of Gray Art Exhibition featuring  a record 90  pieces by 37 artists for this annual black & white show covering the walls with work created entirely in black, white, and gray including photographs, paintings, mixed media, glass and drawings (graphite, charcoal, pastel, chalk, pencil, and…

Special Screening of the Film SILO to be Shown in Sublette

Special Screening of the Film SILO to be Shown in Sublette

Sublette 365 is teaming up with Sublette Farmers Elevator, CoBank, Pioneer State Bank, and Sublette Fire Department to bring you a special screening of the movie SILO. The event is free and open to the public. Free will donations are accepted. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Inspired by true events, SILO follows a harrowing…

Sauk Valley College Deciding Next Step Following Resignation of SBDC Director

Sauk Valley College Deciding Next Step Following Resignation of SBDC Director

Sauk Valley College Leadership reportedly has not decided what steps to take next, but, they will need to find another Director the Small Business Development Center at the College. At Monday night’s Board of Trustees meeting, the members accepted the resignation of Director Stacy McCaskill.  McCaskill has accepted the position of Vice President of Field…

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Boys Wrestling Scoreboard- Team Sectional Results

Boys Wrestling Scoreboard- Team Sectional Results

Boys Wrestling Scoreboard- Team Sectional Results at Rock Falls- Dakota 47 Riverdale 25 at Rock Falls- Harvard 43 Sandwich 27   State Quarterfinals- at Bloomington (Saturday February 29th, 2020) 9am- Prairie Central vs Auburn 9am- Coal City vs Harvard 11am- Nazareth Academy vs Tolono Unity 11am- Dakota vs Tremont 2pm- State Semifinals 6pm- State Finals

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6 dead, including gunman, in shooting at MillerCoors building in Milwaukee, officials say

6 dead, including gunman, in shooting at MillerCoors building in Milwaukee, officials say

Kali9/iStock(MILWAUKEE) — An ex-employee killed five people when he opened fire at the MillerCoors building in Milwaukee, law enforcement officials told ABC News. The suspect then took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a press conference.Five people, all employees of the company, were found dead in the building,…

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As coronavirus cases surge worldwide, Dow plummets 700 points

As coronavirus cases surge worldwide, Dow plummets 700 points

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 700 points on Monday as the number of coronavirus infections around the world have surged. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also tumbled Monday morning, by more than 2.6% and 3%, respectively. As markets opened Monday, the Dow was down more than 900 points after…

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Trump greeted by huge crowd at stadium rally as he begins two-day India trip

Trump greeted by huge crowd at stadium rally as he begins two-day India trip

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead(AHMEDABAD, India) — President Donald Trump on Monday, greeted by an enthusiastic crowd estimated at more than 100,000 at the world’s largest cricket stadium in India, said the country gives hope to all of humanity. “Namaste! Namaste,” Trump told the cheering crowd at the “Namaste Trump” or “Welcome Trump”…

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6 dead, including gunman, in shooting at MillerCoors building in Milwaukee, officials say

6 dead, including gunman, in shooting at MillerCoors building in Milwaukee, officials say

Kali9/iStock(MILWAUKEE) — An ex-employee killed five people when he opened fire at the MillerCoors building in Milwaukee, law enforcement officials told ABC News. The suspect then took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a press conference.Five people, all employees of the company, were found dead in the building,…