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Dixon May Have a Sudden Over Night Population Drop in Near Future Causing Financial Pain

Dixon May Have a Sudden Over Night Population Drop in Near Future Causing Financial Pain

The City of Dixon may be looking at a sudden over night major decrease in population once 2025 arrives thanks to the Reform Bill signed by Governor Pritzker last week. During the Dixon City Council meeting Monday night, Mayor Li Arellano spoke of his concern in a provision in the bill.  The provision in question…

Sterling Finding Funding Sources to Finish Projects in 2021 or 2022

Sterling Finding Funding Sources to Finish Projects in 2021 or 2022

The City of Sterling is finding out the revenue for the city did not fare too badly during the pandemic and some funding sources will come in mighty handy to complete some projects. During the Sterling City Council meeting Monday night, City Manager Scott Schumard spoke of one of the funding sources, the Motor Fuel…

The First Sign of Spring

The First Sign of Spring

You may honestly say spring is almost here and a strong sign of it being right around the corner happened in Dixon on Monday, Meusel’s Dairy Delite Dixon opened on Tuesday at 2:00.  The store on their Facebook page announced they will be open every day from 2:00-9:00 drive thru only.  Meusel’s  said they do…

Mobile Covid Testing at Ogle County Health Department on Thursday

Mobile Covid Testing at Ogle County Health Department on Thursday

The Whiteside County Health Department announced 3 new cases and 29 recoveries of COVID-19 in Whiteside County.  The Lee County Health Department announced 9 new positives Saturday-Monday with 20 residents lifted off isolation. IDPH will have a Covid-19 mobile testing event at the Ogle County Health Department at 907 Pines, Oregon, IL.  The testing will…

Local Sports

Local Sports Scoreboard- Amboy Girls Basketball Beats Eastland

Local Sports Scoreboard- Amboy Girls Basketball Beats Eastland

 Local Sports Scoreboard 2/26/2021- Boys Basketball- Indian Creek 100 Kirkland Hiawatha 18   Girls Basketball- Amboy 66 Eastland 52 Polo 53 AFC 23 Forreston 54 Milledgeville 45 Aquin 56 Pecatonica 48 Dakota 45 Pearl City 42 Bureau Valley 24 Erie-PTown 22 Morrison 38 Rockridge 23   Boys Bowling- Oregon 3303 Sterling 3254   Girls Bowling-…

AP Illinois High School Girls Basketball Rankings 2/24/2021

AP Illinois High School Girls Basketball Rankings 2/24/2021

AP Girls Illinois High School Girls Basketball Rankings Class 4A School                   W-L Pts  Prv 1. Hersey (7)          6-0 79   1 2. Fremd  (1)          4-0 71   2 3. Marist                 3-0 66   3 4. Loyola     …

Country News

John Legend speaks about the “bold move” behind choosing his stage name

John Legend speaks about the “bold move” behind choosing his stage name

Rodin Eckenroth/WireImageEGOT winner John Legend walked down memory lane during his Monday night appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he discussed the origins of his stage name and the heartbreak he had as a child. First up, the decorated singer told host Jimmy Fallon how he went from John Stevens to John Legend.   “I was a kid from Ohio with a dream to…

Eat Indian food with Katy Perry for charity

Eat Indian food with Katy Perry for charity

Kirsty Wigglesworth – WPA Pool/ Getty ImagesLast year, the U.K.’s Prince Charles announced Katy Perry had been named an ambassador of the British Asian Trust’s Children’s Protection Fund for India.  This year, Katy is taking part in a fundraising campaign for the Trust, which might involve one lucky fan virtually sharing some Indian food with…

Birthday boy Justin Bieber announces new single “Hold On”

Birthday boy Justin Bieber announces new single “Hold On”

ABCToday is Justin Bieber’s 27th birthday, and his gift to all his fans is the announcement of another new song. On his Instagram, Justin posted a pic of himself on a motorcycle, a big black helmet obscuring most of his face. “Hold On. Friday,” is the caption.  On his Instagram Story, the same photo carries…

Nick Jonas won’t star in action thriller ‘The Blacksmith’ after all

Nick Jonas won’t star in action thriller ‘The Blacksmith’ after all

Anthony MandlerWhile Nick Jonas is very busy these days, there’s one particular iron he doesn’t have in the fire anymore. Nick was set to star in the action thriller The Blacksmith, which would have featured him as a Jason Bourne-meets-MacGyver character: A weapons expert for intelligence agencies who must go on the run with only…

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