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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…

Local Sports

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…

Dixon High School Cancels Meet the Dukes and Duchesses

Dixon High School Cancels Meet the Dukes and Duchesses

Dixon High School has cancelled their Spring Edition of the Meet the Dukes and Duchesses, which was set to be held on Friday night at Lancaster Gym. Dixon High School announced on their Twitter and Facebook page that Meet the Dukes and Duchesses has been cancelled along with the Variety Show, Group Interpretation and Indoor…

Music News

‘I had no idea how hard it could be’: Maren Morris went through 30 hours of labor, emergency C-section

‘I had no idea how hard it could be’: Maren Morris went through 30 hours of labor, emergency C-section

ABC/Image Group LAMaren Morris and husband Ryan Hurd welcomed their first child, Hayes, earlier this week. The proud new parents are overjoyed to have the new addition in their lives, but in a new social media post, Maren reveals that she endured a difficult birth process. “30 hours of labor ended with an emergency C-section,” the singer explains. “Not what we…

Mariah Carey celebrates 50th “life anniversary” by recording a new song

Mariah Carey celebrates 50th “life anniversary” by recording a new song

ABC/Image Group LAMariah Carey is celebrating her 50th birthday – or “life anniversary” as she prefers to call it — by recording a new song at her home studio.The singer shared a fresh-faced selfie on Instagram Friday, showing herself standing in front of a microphone with headphones around her neck. “Starting 327 with a new…

Camila Cabello, Sam Smith & more join lineup for Sunday’s ‘Living Room Concert for America’

Camila Cabello, Sam Smith & more join lineup for Sunday’s ‘Living Room Concert for America’

More stars will be performing remotely this Sunday night during the commercial-free one-hour benefit show airing on Fox. ABC/Image Group LACamila Cabello, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and R&B star H.E.R. have joined the lineup for Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America.   They join previously announced performers Alicia Keys, Backstreet…

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