Author Archives: Tim

Whiteside County Sheriff Department Welcomes Newest Member

Whiteside County Sheriff Department Welcomes Newest Member

Whiteside County Sheriff John Booker would like to introduce the newest member of the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office K9-Unit, Amor! Amor is a 1.5 year old German Sheppard all the way from Poland. After Amor attends the K9 Academy in Michigan, he and his handler, Deputy Hamstra, will be patrolling the communities in mid-April.Read more »

Ogle County Electronic Recycling Event This Friday

Ogle County Electronic Recycling Event This Friday

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management will be holding an Ogle County Residents Electronics Recycling Event on Friday from 9 am – 4 pm at their location at 909 Pines Road.  Proof of Ogle County Residency is required. Items accepted:  all televisions, computers, monitors, computer hardware and cables, printers, FAX machines, desktop copiers, phone systems,…Read more »

Northwest Illinois School Districts Holding Job Fair in Sterling

Northwest Illinois School Districts Holding Job Fair in Sterling

Numerous Northwest Illinois school districts will have representatives at the Education Job Fair, hosted by the Sterling Public Schools. If you are interested in a career in education you will be able to meet representatives.  According to organizers there are job openings at schools in Northwest Illinois for teachers, assistants, administrators, counselors, as well as…Read more »

Alcohol May Have Been a Factor in Man Driving Down Railroad Tracks

Alcohol May Have Been a Factor in Man Driving Down Railroad Tracks

On Sunday at 9:19 p.m., Illinois State Police received a report of a vehicle on the railroad tracks near Jack Dame Road in Rochelle. Troopers say 46 year old Travis W. Baker of St. Louis, Missouri was approached after driving his vehicle a half mile down the railroad tracks. The vehicle became disabled at that…Read more »

Snow Emergencies Declared Before Winter Storm Hits

Snow Emergencies Declared Before Winter Storm Hits

The City of Rock Falls has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY which will go into effect at noon on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 and remain in effect through 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 28, 2020. Parking is not permitted on posted Snow Routes and the odd/even parking restrictions will be in place during this time. If the…Read more »

Whiteside Highway Department Post Spring Weight Limits

Whiteside Highway Department Post Spring Weight Limits

The Whiteside County Highway Department has announced the posting of spring weight limits for County Highways. These postings will go into effect on Monday, March 2, 2020 and will remain in effect until further notice. (Township roads may vary, so it is suggested that each township be contacted regarding their postings.) For questions concerning the…Read more »