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On Friday, July 5th, 2024, at approximately 7:27 PM, Whiteside County Deputies were dispatched to the boat launch in the 22000 block of Moline Road in rural Sterling.
Online entries are now being accepted for the 153rd Annual Whiteside County Fair, which runs August 13th – 17th. 
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction is underway on Illinois 251 in Rochelle.
The National Alliance for Mental Illness of Sauk Valley is excited to announce that its Annual 5K will be this Saturday, July 13, at Hoover Park in Sterling.
Sarah Doughty, a sophomore at Sterling High School in the upcoming school year, has been putting up impressive bowling stats.
The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Dixon Digital Solutions, will host an AI Presentation Business Collective on July 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rock Falls Community Building.
Here’s a roundup of local and regional events for the upcoming week:
On August 5, 2024, CGH Medical Center is opening a Ready Care Clinic in Dixon.
Older adults are more likely to fall which can cause serious injury. Numerous studies have shown that Tai Chi, a gentle, low-impact form of exercise, is one of the most effective approaches for preventing falls.
If you are looking for a free family-friendly event during the Dixon Petunia Festival, stop by the First Presbyterian Church (110 E 3rd St, Dixon) parking lot, this Friday, July 5th.  From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., there will be over 20 vendors on site with kid-friendly games and giveaways. While geared more toward preschool to early elementary-aged children, all ages are welcome.
Rock Falls Tourism invites you to their 2nd Sauk Valley Talent Competition Series on Thursday, July 11, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the RB&W District (201 E. 2nd St.).
This report lists the notable incidents and arrests recorded by Oregon law enforcement from June 17 to June 30. The following entries provide a summary of each incident, including details on the nature of the events and the individuals involved.

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Obituaries

Born in Peoria, Illinois, and raised in Sterling, Illinois. 
Linda G. Adams, 82, of Sterling, Illinois, died June 29, 2024, after a battle with lung and colon cancer and other complications for five years.
Erma A. Davis, 94 of Sterling passed away on Friday, June 28, 2024, at her home.
Doris Hubbard-Sprecher, 94, of Coleta, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at Rock River Hospice & Home.
Michelle L. Wiersema, age 50, died at home on Monday, July 1, 2024, following an extended illness.
Judith R. Barnett, 78 of Sterling died Monday, July 1, 2024, at Citadel of Sterling.
Susan K. Miller, 70, of Sterling, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Allure of Sterling.
Cheryl Elaine Helfrich, 70, of Dixon, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Serenity Hospice & Home, in Oregon, IL.

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