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Demmer Says Budget Balanced on Wing and Prayer and Gives Governor Power He Has Not Earned

Demmer Says Budget Balanced on Wing and Prayer and Gives Governor Power He Has Not Earned

State Representative from Dixon and Deputy House Republican Leader Tom Demmer called the $40 billion state budget passed along party lines in the House Saturday balanced on a wing and a prayer. Demmer also took issue with the proposal to give Governor Prtizker additional leeway to manage the budget amide the public health crisis.  Demmer…

Savanna Business Opens Up for Memorial Party and Draws Record Crowds

Savanna Business Opens Up for Memorial Party and Draws Record Crowds

Poopys Restaurant in Savanna held its regular 3 day Memorial Day party over the weekend and drew record crowds.  For those who came it was a time for music, food, drinks and very little social distancing. Owner Ken Promenschenkel said he spoke with local law enforcement who did not show up to disperse the crowd. …

Lee County Board Decides to Give a Little Relief for Property Tax Payers

Lee County Board Decides to Give a Little Relief for Property Tax Payers

If you have not already, you should be receiving your property tax bill from Lee County in the mail very soon.  The payments are in two installments and the due dates are June 26th and September 2nd. The County Board determined they needed to provide some sort of relief to tax payers who may find…

McCombie: Someone Needs to Tell the Governor He is Not Telling the Truth

McCombie: Someone Needs to Tell the Governor He is Not Telling the Truth

The Illinois House of Republican Caucus sent a letter to Governor Pritzker’s Office demanding answers and explanations regarding the possible a massive data breach. The breach involved the personal information of tens of thousands of Illinoisans on the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s PUA web portal.  The House Republicans say they sent a letter and…

Local Sports

Stockton High School Hires Leitzen to Lead the Football Program

Stockton High School Hires Leitzen to Lead the Football Program

Stockton High School has hired a new head football coach. Matt Leitzen was hired to take over the Blackhawks program that hasn’t missed the state playoffs since 2010. Leitzen, a 1995 graduate of Stockton High School had been the head coach at West Carroll for the past four seasons. Leitzen will take over for Jesse…

Dixon High School Hands Out Their 2020 Sports Awards

Dixon High School Hands Out Their 2020 Sports Awards

Dixon High School handed out their 2020 awards, virtually on Monday night, with several seniors winning sports awards. Ed Trotter Award (Male Athlete MVP) – Sebastian Quintana Mark Appleman Memorial Award (Female Athlete MVP) – Madelyn Chesley 3 Spor Athlete for 4 Years- Madelyn Chesley Class of 1951 Winger Memorial Award- Logan Griswold Jack Jordan…

Polo High School Hires Ted Alston as their New Head Football Coach

Polo High School Hires Ted Alston as their New Head Football Coach

Polo High School has hired Ted Alston as their new head football coach. Alston, who currently serves as the school’s Athletic Director, was the head football coach at Polo from 2000-2010. Alston says he is excited to get back on the sidelines, “I am excited to be back on the field and to get back…

Country News

Katy Perry unveils animated lyric video for “Daisies”

Katy Perry unveils animated lyric video for “Daisies”

Liza Voloshin Katy Perry has unveiled an animated lyric video for her new single, “Daisies,” and as she explains, her performance of the song on American Idol was an attempt to create a live-action version of that animation. She tweeted the video with the message, “Last week I was in a live action version of…

Is Taylor Swift herself behind that ‘Killing Eve’ cover?

Is Taylor Swift herself behind that ‘Killing Eve’ cover?

ABC/Image Group LASunday, Taylor Swift posted on her socials about the fact that a cover version of her hit “Look What You Made Me Do” was used on that night’s episode of the award-winning BBC dramedy Killing Eve. But now fans are convinced that the star herself is behind the cover. On her socials, Taylor…

Josh Groban pushes Radio City Music Hall residency dates to 2021, debuts new song

Josh Groban pushes Radio City Music Hall residency dates to 2021, debuts new song

Andrew EcclesGood news and band news for Josh Groban fans: First the bad news: He’s moving his planned residency shows at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall to next year.  Now the good news: He’s just released a brand-new song. Josh was supposed to perform at the famed New York venue on June 20,…

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