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Search for Powell Continues, Sheriff Feels Suspect May Have Gotten Transportation From Area

Search for Powell Continues, Sheriff Feels Suspect May Have Gotten Transportation From Area

Lee County Sheriff John Simonton in an update says Powell has not been located, after an exhaustive search of over four townships in the area of the crash. The search involved:  the use of Drones by the Emergency Management Agencies in Lee and Bureau County, as well as Amboy Fire Department and Ogle County Sheriff’s…

SVACC and US Chamber of Commerce to Host Virtual Policy Briefing

SVACC and US Chamber of Commerce to Host Virtual Policy Briefing

The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The United States Chamber of Commerce will host a Virtual Policy Briefing on three topics that impact the Business Community.  The topic areas include: Small Business Outlook and Policy, Workforce Training: Approaches and Resources, and Equality of Opportunity. Each segment will be presented by a…

Whiteside County Announces Death from COVID-19

Whiteside County Announces Death from COVID-19

The Whiteside County Health Department has reported the death of an individual in their 80+ related to COVID-19. They also announce 4 new laboratory confirmed cases and 7 recoveries of COVID-19 in Whiteside County. The cases are (3)20s, (1)80+. The Lee County Health Department reported theire are 3 new cases in Lee County today; including…

Several Agencies Looking for Suspect Wanted on Nationwide Warrant

Several Agencies Looking for Suspect Wanted on Nationwide Warrant

Several area law enforcement organizations are looking for a suspect wanted on a nationwide warrant. Members of the Dixon Police Department, Illinois State Police, Lee County Emergency Management Agency, Bureau County Sheriff’s Department, Ogle County Sheriff’s Department, Amboy Fire Department, and Lee County Sheriff’s Department are actively looking for a fugitive who was involved in…

Local Sports

IHSA Set to Begin Fall Sports Season on Monday August 10th

IHSA Set to Begin Fall Sports Season on Monday August 10th

When the IHSA begins its 2020-2021 sports season, there will be four seasons coming up in this school year. The fall sports season will consist of boys and girls golf, girls tennis and boys and girls cross country. Practice for fall sports will begin next Monday, August 10th. The fall sports season will be held…

Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic Schedule Wednesday July 29th

Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic Schedule Wednesday July 29th

Here is the Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic schedule for Wednesday July 29th. 10am 11 & under Girls Singles 12pm 15 & under Girls Singles 2pm 13 & under Mixed Doubles 4pm 18 & under Boys Doubles 6pm Potential Rain Date

Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic Schedule Tuesday July 28th

Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic Schedule Tuesday July 28th

Here is the Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic Schedule for Tuesday July 28th. 10am – 11 & under Boys Singles 12pm 15 & under Boys Doubles 2pm 13 & under Girls Singles 4pm 18 & under Girls Doubles 6pm Potential rain date

Music News

John Mayer to perform an actual live concert with Dave Chappelle on Saturday

John Mayer to perform an actual live concert with Dave Chappelle on Saturday

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MGMThese days, very few artists can tour or even play live due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unless it’s some kind of drive-in show.  But John Mayer will take the stage on Saturday with his close pal Dave Chappelle — by special dispensation of the governor of Ohio. In the pre-pandemic times,…

From rock to rap to pop, Post Malone and “Circles” set chart records

From rock to rap to pop, Post Malone and “Circles” set chart records

SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty ImagesJust how versatile is Post Malone? He’s now the only solo artist ever to have reached number one on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary airplay chart and its Rap Airplay chart. Post’s latest hit “Circles” just hit number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. He was previously number one on Rap Airplay in…

Report: In lockdown, Ed Sheeran’s learning to live off the land

Report: In lockdown, Ed Sheeran’s learning to live off the land

Mark SurridgeIt looks like Ed Sheeran and his wife have been using all the downtime they’re getting while self-isolating to teach themselves how to live off the land. The British paper The Sun says that Ed and wife Cherry have spent $47,000 installing ground source heat pumps on their huge estate in Suffolk County, England. …

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