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LCHD Reports Nearly 900 Persons Received Vaccine This Week, One Year Mark of Covid in the Area Next Week

LCHD Reports Nearly 900 Persons Received Vaccine This Week, One Year Mark of Covid in the Area Next Week

The Lee County Health Department and others have been working as hard as they possibly can to get vaccinations to people in the county for Covid-19. During the Lee County Board meeting Thursday night, Health Department Director Cathy Ferguson Allen gave a report in regards to how well the system is working.  Ferguson Allen said…

Nominations Being Accepted for Ike Mercer Award

Nominations Being Accepted for Ike Mercer Award

During the recent Dixon City Council meeting, Councilman Mike Venier mentioned the upcoming Black History Month of February.  Venier said they want to give the Ike Mercer Achievement Award during that time.  He said they need your nominations. Venier said if you have a nomination you can contact either him or City Hall. The Award…

Search for Chief of Twin City Joint Fire Command Back to Square One

Search for Chief of Twin City Joint Fire Command Back to Square One

The Cities of Sterling and Rock Falls find themselves back to square one when it comes to finding a Chief for the Twin City Joint Fire Command. It was announced Thursday the candidate who had originally accepted the position and was supposed to take up the job later this month has now backed out.  Rock…

If You Want to Survive a Zombie Attack, There is a Special Camp Just for You

If You Want to Survive a Zombie Attack, There is a Special Camp Just for You

Want something fun to do outdoors over President’s Day? Look no further! Lorado Taft is offering a Zombie Survival Camp on February 15, 2021 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. You will build hideouts, learn how to survive in the wild, and play a zombie inspired tag game! You will have the chance to become zombies yourselves…

Rock Falls Driver Facing Numerous Charges Following Traffic Stop

Rock Falls Driver Facing Numerous Charges Following Traffic Stop

Just after 10 pm on Saturday January 16th Sterling Police conducted a traffic stop at W. 9th Street and Elm Avenue. Following the stop, officers arrested 33 year old Brittney Tompkins of Rock Falls was arrested on a Whiteside County Warrant for Failure to Appear on a charge of Delivery of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of…

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Dixon High School Announces the Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Dixon High School Announces the Hall of Fame Class of 2021

The Dixon Athletic Hall of Fame committee is proud to announce the third class of inductees into the recently established hall of fame.  After the first two successful years of induction ceremonies, the committee is excited to announce the third class of inductees.  The committee is honored to be able to bring recognition to this…

Illinois High School Sports Remains on Pause

Illinois High School Sports Remains on Pause

The IHSA released a short statement on its website Tuesday afternoon. “As of January 4, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health has made no changes to its COVID-19 mitigations tier status. IHSA sports remain on pause as a result. We will report to our member schools and provide public updates as soon as any…

IHSA Announces Winter Sports Season Has Been Temporarily Paused

IHSA Announces Winter Sports Season Has Been Temporarily Paused

On Tuesday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzer announced that Illinois would be returning back to Tier 3 beginning on Friday. The IHSA released a statement saying that with the Governor’s announcement, winter sports in Illinois will be temporarily paused. Some schools had announced over the last few weeks that they would be proceeding with a winter…

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Coronavirus live updates: Fauci says lack of truthfulness ‘very likely’ cost lives

Coronavirus live updates: Fauci says lack of truthfulness ‘very likely’ cost lives

Samara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 97.5 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news…

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How to fix home appliances yourself before spending hundreds of dollars

How to fix home appliances yourself before spending hundreds of dollars

AndreyPopov/iStockBy SANDRA TEMKO and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — With many hunkered down at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, there’s been a surge in home repairs. In November, Home Depot reported sales up more than 20% on items including appliances and vinyl plank flooring. And the company also saw growth among DIY customers,…

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For GOP firebrand Rep. Lauren Boebert, anger and suspicion linger after Capitol riot

For GOP firebrand Rep. Lauren Boebert, anger and suspicion linger after Capitol riot

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesBy MATTHEW MOSK and BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Gun control advocate Eileen McCarron faced blowback last year when she quipped that newly-elected Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert would be heading to Washington to lead the “nut-job caucus.”Afterward, McCarron said she wondered if she had gone too far. But then…

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Coronavirus live updates: Fauci says lack of truthfulness ‘very likely’ cost lives

Coronavirus live updates: Fauci says lack of truthfulness ‘very likely’ cost lives

Samara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 97.5 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news…