Author Archives: Tim

Foggy Conditions May Have Contributed to Crash With Injuries

Foggy Conditions May Have Contributed to Crash With Injuries

Just before 8 am Wednesday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of IL Rte. 251 and Scott Road for a two vehicle accident with an injury. After arriving on scene, Deputies learned a vehicle driven by 23 year old Jackson Cortez of Rockford was traveling southbound on IL Rte. 251.  A Semi with…Read more »

Still Business as Usual for Dixon Public Works……Well Sort Of

Still Business as Usual for Dixon Public Works……Well Sort Of

The Dixon Public Works Department is still on the job serving the citizens during these times, but, they are doing it a bit differently these days. According to Public Works Director Matt Heckman crews are active, but, they have taken precautions to make sure if someone gets COVID-19 they do not have to quarantine an…Read more »

Sauk Valley College Postpones Commencement and Pinning Ceremony

Sauk Valley College Postpones Commencement and Pinning Ceremony

Sauk Valley Community College has postponed Commencement and Pinning Ceremony, previously scheduled for May 15, 2020. The college is exploring options for holding commencement and health professions pinning ceremony at a later date, but no decision has been made. The College said they must be responsible in the face of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and take…Read more »

How Are We Doing With Social Distancing?

How Are We Doing With Social Distancing?

The current normal in the Country and the Sauk Valley includes Social Distancing.  This is that time of staying 6 feet from someone else as well as staying at home with no unnecessary travel.  But, how are we doing? The company Unacast using cell phone data has developed the Social Distancing Scoreboard.  According to Unacast…Read more »

KSB Erects Tent to Handle Emergency Overflow, If the Need Arises

KSB Erects Tent to Handle Emergency Overflow, If the Need Arises

Local leaders participated in a nationwide phone conference Wednesday with Surgeon General of the United States Jerome Adams and several other high-ranking government officials.  Surgeon General Adams placed significant emphasis on the importance of the response at the local level and reinforced the importance of “social distancing” and good hand washing. Three new cases have…Read more »