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Can Dixon afford to wait?

DIXON – The city will likely hold off on deciding a path for a big-picture solution to growing pension obligations to see what changes might take place on the state level in the next year or so. The City Council recently discussed how to address increasing pension costs, but the majority are...

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DIXON – The city will likely hold off on deciding a path for a big-picture solution to growing pension obligations to see what changes might take place on the state level in the next year or so. The City Council recently discussed how to address increasing pension costs, but the majority are...

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Boys basketballAP Class 3A, 4A All-State TeamsThe Associated Press all-state Illinois high school boys basketball teams for Class 3A and Class 4A, as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa of The Moline Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus. Players...

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Three I-8 schools exploring possible move

Ottawa, LaSalle-Peru and Rochelle provided the Interstate 8 with notice they are exploring the possibility of leaving the newly-formed conference after the 2020-2021 school year. Ottawa athletic director Michael Cooper said members of the old North Central Illinois Conference approached Ottawa...

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High school boys basketball: Toussaint, three others get AP All-State honors

Johnsburg guard Zach Toussaint, who finished his career with 2,249 points, was voted to The Associated Press Class 3A All-State second team. The Classes 3A and 4A lists were released Thursday afternoon. Three other local players were honored. Richmond-Burton forward Jeff Jankowski made honorable...

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When the saints go running, and marching DIXON – The Dixon YMCA’s Sham-Rock 5K and Kids Run hits the streets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by the race at 9. Strollers are welcome, pets are not. The free kids fun run takes off at 8:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Log Home, where it will end. St....

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Candidates talk about their views for the future

STERLING – Ward 1 candidates talked about their views on what is needed in their part of the city as well as some ideas on how to push Sterling forward at a candidates forum sponsored by the Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce. Incumbent Alderwoman Retha Elston, 55, and Dasan Klingenberg, 23, are...

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Detours ahead: rainfall floods roads

Standing water from Wednesday’s rain has closed several roads and at certain spots. Morning rainfall totaled almost 1 inch, according to the National Weather Service, and has caused standing water from fields to run off onto roads. Another half inch was expected before the day was over. Closed...

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