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Sheriff Simonton Opposes Elimination of Bail in Illinois, Says it is Not There to Keep People in Jail

Sheriff Simonton Opposes Elimination of Bail in Illinois, Says it is Not There to Keep People in Jail

Lee County Sheriff John Simonton said he sometimes does not understand the thinking behind some decision in Springfield. One of the pushes by advocates in the state capital is the partial or complete elimination of bail for some offenses.  Simonton said those that are pushing for this simply do not understand the idea or reason…

Dixon Park District Wants to Shine the Christmas Lights for Special Display

Dixon Park District Wants to Shine the Christmas Lights for Special Display

Many times people will travel outside of the Sauk Valley to take in exotic and beautiful Christmas light displays.  Dixon Park District Executive Director Duane Long would like to bring the show to Dixon. At the most recent Park District Board meeting Long spoke of the light show.  He described it as computerized and synchronized…

Shades of Gray Art Show Features Record Number of Pieces of Art

Shades of Gray Art Show Features Record Number of Pieces of Art

The Next Picture Show is pleased to present the Shades of Gray Art Exhibition featuring  a record 90  pieces by 37 artists for this annual black & white show covering the walls with work created entirely in black, white, and gray including photographs, paintings, mixed media, glass and drawings (graphite, charcoal, pastel, chalk, pencil, and…

Special Screening of the Film SILO to be Shown in Sublette

Special Screening of the Film SILO to be Shown in Sublette

Sublette 365 is teaming up with Sublette Farmers Elevator, CoBank, Pioneer State Bank, and Sublette Fire Department to bring you a special screening of the movie SILO. The event is free and open to the public. Free will donations are accepted. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Inspired by true events, SILO follows a harrowing…

Local Sports

Boys Wrestling Scoreboard- Team Sectional Results

Boys Wrestling Scoreboard- Team Sectional Results

Boys Wrestling Scoreboard- Team Sectional Results at Rock Falls- Dakota 47 Riverdale 25 at Rock Falls- Harvard 43 Sandwich 27   State Quarterfinals- at Bloomington (Saturday February 29th, 2020) 9am- Prairie Central vs Auburn 9am- Coal City vs Harvard 11am- Nazareth Academy vs Tolono Unity 11am- Dakota vs Tremont 2pm- State Semifinals 6pm- State Finals

Music News

Taylor Swift celebrates boyfriend’s birthday in London with Ed Sheeran & wife

Taylor Swift celebrates boyfriend’s birthday in London with Ed Sheeran & wife

Robert Kamau/GC ImagesYou know she loves a London boy, so it’s no wonder Taylor Swift made sure to be in that city to celebrate her boyfriend’s 29th birthday. E! Online reports that Taylor and Joe Alwyn were spotted celebrating this past Friday night at London hot spot Bob Bob Ricard, where they were joined by…

Shay Mooney announces birth of second son, Ames Alexander

Shay Mooney announces birth of second son, Ames Alexander

ABC/Mark LevineShay Mooney, one half of the Grammy Award-winning duo Dan + Shay, announced on Saturday that he welcomed another son with wife Hannah Billingsley. The “10,000 Hours” singer was over the moon when announcing the birth of Ames Alexander, who was born on Friday. Mooney sweetly wrote, “Welcome to the Mooney family. Asher has been so excited to meet you, ‘baby…

Meghan Trainor salutes her dad after car accident: “The strongest man I know”

Meghan Trainor salutes her dad after car accident: “The strongest man I know”

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesOn Sunday, Meghan Trainor was at her dad’s side following a scary situation: He was hit by a car a few days before. ABC News learned that Gary Trainor was hit by a car in L.A. Friday night; however, it was not a hit-and-run.  The driver stayed at the scene as police…

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