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Area Health Departments Report 27 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 From Jack Mabley Center

The Whiteside County Health Department says they have 3 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whiteside County. The cases are (1)30s, (1)50s, (1)80+.  The department also said that during their investigation a previously reported case Under 20 was not a Whiteside County resident. The Lee County Health Department is reporting 13 new cases Thursday…read more »

Rock Falls

Lumberjack Show and Beard Contest Cancelled for This Year

Rock Falls Tourism and Selmi’s Family Farm are announcing the cancellation of the Rock Falls Lumberjack Show and Beard Contest which was to be held on October 3, 2020. Rock Falls Tourism says they knew this was going to be a well-attended event, but due to the recent state health guidelines in place, they cannot…read more »

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Sauk Valley College Awarded $66,000 Grant for CTE Programming

Sauk Valley Community College has been awarded $66,468 in grant funding to support its continued improvement and innovation of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming. The college will develop a 3-tiered mentorship program for faculty that progresses from initial employment through retirement. The mentorship program aims to improve faculty retention and engagement. Statewide, 21 community…read more »

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Lee County Animal Control Offering $5 Microchip Clinic

August 15th is National Check the Chip Day! The Lee County Animal Control says to further their mission of returning lost pets home; they will be holding a $5 microchip clinic!  Each chip is only $5 and includes lifetime registration.  The microchip clinic will be held August 10th – 14th. Due to COVID, this will…read more »

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