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 By Dan Stevens    News    January 19, 2022 

Answering The Call

Nobody can be sure exactly when the fire started, so it might have been building inside the middle of the Lanark Building Center for hours late Sunday afternoon before it got big enough to be noticed...

 
 By John Day    News    January 19, 2022 

The Story Of Doc Carver

If you come driving through Winslow, you will notice a large sign proclaiming this town to be the home of Doc Carver. Who was Doc Carver? Doc Carver was born in Winslow in 1851. Carver would become a...

 

Stephenson County Looking For New Circuit Clerk

Circuit Clerk Nathan Luy has resigned, and a selection committee has been formed to find a replacement. William Hadley, Chairman of the Stephenson County Board, has announced Circuit Clerk Nathan Luy is resigning effective February 18th, 2022....

 

Senator Brian Stewart Will Not Seek Re-Election

Illinois State Senator for District 45 Brian Stewart today announced that he will not seek re-election. Upon the conclusion of this term, he will have served almost 50 years in public service and...

 

On The Record

Traffic Fatality On 01/08/22 at approximately 3:21 am, Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to S. Pleasant Hill Rd., approximately ½ mile south of Jenny Ln. for a single vehicle rollover accident. While en route, Deputies were info...

 

On The Record

Accident With Injury On 12/22/21 at approximately 4:53 am, the Jo Daviess County dispatch center received a report of a one vehicle rollover accident on US Route 20 approximately a quarter mile west of IL Route 84 North. Upon arrival, deputies...

 

Santa Store Returns

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Santa Store was back at River Ridge Schools. An annual event sponsored by the RR PTO for the last 20 years, Santa Store provides elementary students an...

 

Stewart Calls For Protection Of DCFS Workers

State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) is renewing his calls for felony penalties for criminals convicted of assaulting state child welfare workers after a Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) worker from Springfield was killed on the...

 

Most Popular Names Of 2021

Stateline area families welcomed 482 bundles of joy into the world at SSM Health Monroe Hospital in 2021. When looking at the most common names given to these sweet new family members, parents most commonly chose: - Alaina - Asher - Blakely/Blake -...

 

FCF Announces New Board Members

Freeport Community Foundation announces the addition of Cindy Foley and Yvette Sellers to its Board of Directors. “We are pleased to welcome both Cindy and Yvette to our board of directors,” said Michelle DeHaven, Executive Director of the...

 

Letters To Santa

From Mrs. Janecke's Orangeville Kindergarten Class. Dear Santa I would like a phone and a little puppy – Gage I would like a switch and a fishing pole – Alex I would like a unicorn to ride on ...

 

Honoring Delbert Scheider Legacy

The Highland Community Foundation unveiled a commissioned mural to honor Delbert Scheider, one of the founding members of Freeport Community College, which eventually became Highland Community College...

 

Renewable Energy Workshop

With the recent surge of renewable energy projects being built in the surrounding area, questions, concerns and even misconceptions have spurred the interest of many residents. University of Illinois Extension Natural Resources, Environment and...

 

Forestry Planning Meeting

The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA) will meet on Tuesday evening, December 14th, at 7 pm, at the Stockton Public Library, to elect officers and to continue planning events for 2022. This business meeting will finalize a list of tours...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    December 8, 2021

Compassionate Care Or Death Trap?

Years ago, we ran the story regarding the rankings of Nursing Home Facilities within our region, and according to those numbers, the Lena Nursing Home was dead last. Since that time, the facility was...

 

Lanark Lions Donation

At their November meeting the Lanark Lions Club voted to give a financial contribution to the Lanark Area Community Foundation (LACF). The $500 donation will allow the LACF to expand their growing...

 

Matthew Marvin Community Impact Awards

The Freeport Community Foundation announces the 2021 and 2020 recipients of the organization’s Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award. This award recognizes an individual who has selflessly served the Northwest Illinois community with vision,...

 

Drogz & Luthin Grants Awarded

The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors recently awarded grants from both the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund and the Luthin Family Endowment Fund. A $4,500.00 grant from the John M. Drogosz...

 

NWILDD Winners

The Northwest Illinois Daily (a cooperative fundraiser) announces its November winners. The Daily Drawing is a drawing for 365 daily cash prizes from October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022, to those donating for a ticket. Over $21,000 is paid out to...

 
 By John Day    News    December 1, 2021

An Illinois Pioneer

Built in 1870, the Wesley United Methodist Church in Stockton is a classic example of nineteenth century architecture. It rests on a pleasant lawn and is landscaped with hedges, plants, flowers, and...

 

Violent Crime In Freeport

Freeport Chief of Police Matt Summers addressed the recent acts of violent crime in a press conference at City Hall after a night of gun violence. On November 18, 2021 at approximately 7:52 P.M.,...

 

Pediatric Covid-19 Vaccinations

SSM Health Monroe Clinic Medical Group is preparing to administer their first pediatric doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11, now that the CDC has given their authorization and Wisconsin DHS has endorsed its clinical guidance....

 

On The Record

Craig Burns Sentenced On November 10, 2021, Craig Burns of Hanover, Illinois, was sentenced by Judge Kevin Ward to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Aggravated...

 

Non-Urgent Procedures Suspended

Like many other healthcare facilities, SSM Health Monroe Hospital and Monroe Clinic Medical Group is experiencing extremely high patient volumes. While our staff has done an incredible job maintaining a steady state of care throughout the COVID...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    November 24, 2021

Money Buys Silence Too

There's a classic saying everyone knows, "Money Talks," but in the case surrounding Adkins Energy and the Pearl City Elevator Dispute, apparently it can also buy silence. The dispute between Adkins...

 

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