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McCombie: Someone Needs to Tell the Governor He is Not Telling the Truth

McCombie: Someone Needs to Tell the Governor He is Not Telling the Truth

The Illinois House of Republican Caucus sent a letter to Governor Pritzker’s Office demanding answers and explanations regarding the possible a massive data breach. The breach involved the personal information of tens of thousands of Illinoisans on the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s PUA web portal.  The House Republicans say they sent a letter and…

Dixon Park District Looking for Sponsors for Disc Golf Course at Page Park

Dixon Park District Looking for Sponsors for Disc Golf Course at Page Park

The Dixon Park District is looking for sponsors. This would be for the new 9-hole Disc Golf Course to be installed at Page Park.  The sponsorship would be for $500 each hole.  The district says the sponsorship will last as long as the course exits. For information or for a sponsorship form you can contact…

Whiteside County Reports Two New COVID-19 Cases Over the Weekend

Whiteside County Reports Two New COVID-19 Cases Over the Weekend

On Sunday the Whiteside County Health Department reported no new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whiteside County.  On Saturday the department reported 2 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whiteside County. The two cases are in their 40’s and 60’s. Lee and Ogle County Health Department will not be putting out COVID-19 information…

Sterling and Rock Falls Will Begin Search for New Fire Chief as Gary Cook Retires

Sterling and Rock Falls Will Begin Search for New Fire Chief as Gary Cook Retires

During the Tuesday night Rock Falls City Council meeting City Administrator Robbin Blackert said it was with deep regret she announced the resignation and retirement of Fire Chief Gary Cook.  It was reported Cook will be retiring and moving to Arizona. During the Monday night Sterling City Council meeting Mayor Skip Lee said Cook did…

SVACC Hands Out Scholarships to Area Students

SVACC Hands Out Scholarships to Area Students

Each year the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships to assist area students in pursuing their dream of a college education.  This year the organization is awarding 11 local student’s scholarships to continue their education for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Funds for the scholarships come from fundraisers held throughout the year. The Chamber’s…

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Stockton High School Hires Leitzen to Lead the Football Program

Stockton High School Hires Leitzen to Lead the Football Program

Stockton High School has hired a new head football coach. Matt Leitzen was hired to take over the Blackhawks program that hasn’t missed the state playoffs since 2010. Leitzen, a 1995 graduate of Stockton High School had been the head coach at West Carroll for the past four seasons. Leitzen will take over for Jesse…

Dixon High School Hands Out Their 2020 Sports Awards

Dixon High School Hands Out Their 2020 Sports Awards

Dixon High School handed out their 2020 awards, virtually on Monday night, with several seniors winning sports awards. Ed Trotter Award (Male Athlete MVP) – Sebastian Quintana Mark Appleman Memorial Award (Female Athlete MVP) – Madelyn Chesley 3 Spor Athlete for 4 Years- Madelyn Chesley Class of 1951 Winger Memorial Award- Logan Griswold Jack Jordan…

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Federal court backs California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders keeping churches closed

Federal court backs California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders keeping churches closed

iStockBy: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — A federal appeals court has backed California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order banning in-church services to blunt the spread of coronavirus, rejecting an argument from clerics that the governor is treading on their First Amendment right to free exercise of their religious beliefs.The U.S. 9th Circuit Court…

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Federal court backs California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders keeping churches closed

Federal court backs California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders keeping churches closed

iStockBy: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — A federal appeals court has backed California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order banning in-church services to blunt the spread of coronavirus, rejecting an argument from clerics that the governor is treading on their First Amendment right to free exercise of their religious beliefs.The U.S. 9th Circuit Court…