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Rock Falls Tourism presents its next Eats ‘N’ Beats @ The District on Friday, July 19, 2024.
From July 12 to 14, Polo Area Community Theatre will be presenting How to Hide Your Zombies by Edith Weiss in Louise A. Quick Park in Polo, Illinois.
Sterling Main Street is excited to announce the Pop Up Shoppes at Grandon Plaza, set to take place on Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  
The Oregon Police Department announced it is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police, and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies, to step up enforcement efforts across the state in an effort to reduce speeding.
Brenda Sue Liggett, 77, of Sterling, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2024, surrounded by family, at Heritage Square in Dixon.
On Monday, July 8th, 2024 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Whiteside County Sheriff's Office Telecommunications received a 911 call reporting a 2 vehicle crash on Freeport Road, at the intersection of Penrose Road, rural Sterling.
On Saturday, July 6, Prophetstown High School hosted the annual 3-on-3 Firecracker tournament, which serves as a fundraiser for the Prophetstown High School Class of 2027 Post Prom.
The Lee County Council on Aging invites community members to "Let's Grow Together," a special intergenerational gardening event scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2024, at 4:00 p.m.
Here’s a roundup of local and regional events for the upcoming week:
Discover local gems with The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce as they explore and celebrate local businesses this Friday.
On Saturday, July 6th, 2024, at approximately 10:13 PM, a Whiteside County Deputy conducted a field ID on a suspicious person in the 400 block of 2nd Ave East in Lyndon.
On Saturday, July 6th, 2024, at approximately 9:56 PM, a Whiteside County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Freeport Rd. north Lynn Blvd. in rural Sterling for speeding.

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Obituaries

Ronald R. Moffitt, Sr., age 83, of Sterling, died Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Citadel of Sterling.
John E. Gaffey, age 97, of Morrison, died Friday, July 5, 2024, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison.
Gary M. Lauer age 58 of Dixon passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.
William "Bill" F. Ferger, Jr., 87, of Belvidere, formerly of Dixon, passed away Friday, July 5, 2024, at Maple Crest Care Centre, Belvidere.
Randy G. Conkling, 70 of Rock Falls died Wednesday, July 3, 2024, unexpectedly.
James “Jim” Leroy Hackbarth, 88, of The Villages, FL, previously of Dixon, IL passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.
John J. Haefner age 61 of Sterling and formerly of Dixon passed away on Friday, June 28, 2024, at Serenity Hospice in Oregon.
Cletus L. Delhotal, age 86, of Rock Falls, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at his son’s home.

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