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Tornado Touched Down in Ogle County, Damage Reported in Ogle and Whiteside Counties

Tornado Touched Down in Ogle County, Damage Reported in Ogle and Whiteside Counties

According to Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle the National Weather Service an EF-1 tornado did touchdown in Ogle County.  The sheriff said the first location was at Illinois Rt 64 at Blackhawk and it extended to just south of Weld Park by Stillman Valley. There were about 12 homes and multiple barns and out buildings…

Lee County Farm Bureau Joining Effort to Find PPE’s

Lee County Farm Bureau Joining Effort to Find PPE’s

The Lee County Farm Bureau is asking area farmers, grain elevator employees, union laborers, construction companies and anyone else in the industry to donate surplus unused Personal Protection Equipment.  This would be unused masks, gowns, gloves, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers. This is park of the F.A.R.M for Health which stands for Farmers and Ranchers…

Lee County State’s Attorney Warns of COVID-19 Scams

Lee County State’s Attorney Warns of COVID-19 Scams

State’s Attorney Charley Boonstra would like to warn community members of scams related to COVID-19. The Attorney General has reported robocalls and fraudulent emails are being transmitted to individuals hoping to get personal information like social security numbers, Medicare beneficiary information, credit card/ bank information, and other sensitive information. These individuals are also calling/emailing and…

Dixon Park District to Keep Bike Path Open, But, Must Maintain Social Distancing

Dixon Park District to Keep Bike Path Open, But, Must Maintain Social Distancing

After multiple reports of large groups crowding the bike path the Dixon Park District is taking extra steps to inform the community of proper etiquette at the bike path. “We have addressed this concern today. We have taken action to install sanitizer stations and posted signs to educate people on this serious matter” says Duane…

Third Confirmed Case Found in Whiteside County

Third Confirmed Case Found in Whiteside County

Whiteside County has identified its third laboratory confirmed positive case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Local health officials are working closely with the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH), CGH Medical Centers where testing was conducted and the individual to identify and monitor contacts for signs of illness. The individual is an adult in their 90s.…

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AP Illinois High School Boys Basketball Class 3A/4A All-State Teams

AP Illinois High School Boys Basketball Class 3A/4A All-State Teams

The Illinois Associated Press Class 3A and Class 4A All-State boys’ basketball teams, as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa, formerly of the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus. Players received five points for a first-team vote and three points for a second-team vote.…

IHSA Releases a FAQ Regarding its Spring Sports Season

IHSA Releases a FAQ Regarding its Spring Sports Season

The IHSA is supportive of the stance taken by the Illinois State Superintendent of Schools that no IHSA member school should organize their teams for any spring sport practices or games while Illinois high schools are closed through March 30. Earlier this week, the IHSA released a list of frequently asked questions that the Association…

AP Illinois High School Boys Basketball Class 1A/2A All-State Teams

AP Illinois High School Boys Basketball Class 1A/2A All-State Teams

The Illinois Associated Press Class 1A and Class 2A All-State boys’ basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa. Players received five points for a first-team vote and three points for a second-team vote. Each voter picked a five-player first team and five-player second…

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How businesses are adapting to a coronavirus pandemic economy

How businesses are adapting to a coronavirus pandemic economy

iStock(NEW YORK) — In just a few weeks, the novel coronavirus outbreak has changed the way thousands of companies operate in an unprecedented manner. As business owners and employees navigate the new normal, here are some of the ways they have adapted to stay operating amid a global pandemic.The COVID-19 outbreak has delivered an indiscriminate…

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Who would get what and when from the $2 trillion stimulus package

Who would get what and when from the $2 trillion stimulus package

MCCAIG/iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed the massive $2 trillion stimulus package into law during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office.”I want to thank Democrats and Republicans for coming together and putting America first,” Trump said.The House passed the bill, the largest aid measure in American history, earlier Friday in a voice…

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