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Kewanee Police officer recovers from knife wounds as Sunday arrest goes awry

A Kewanee Police officer suffered several knife-cut wounds after he and another officer tried to disarm an armed man Sunday outside JoJos gas station in Kewanee. Austin Norberg, 33, of Annawan, Norberg appeared in Henry County Court on Monday on charges of Armed Violence with a Category II Weapon, Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.
KEWANEE, IL
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Zach Johnson issues warning for LIV golf defectors

United States Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson gave a warning to LIV golfers Thursday about their potential status for the 2023 Ryder Cup. Johnson spoke to reporters Thursday ahead of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. He implied that the Saudi-backed league’s defectors may not be able to participate in the 2023 Ryder Cup.
SILVIS, IL
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National foundation pays full mortgage of fallen Sterling firefighter

In honor of Independence Day, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Thursday it has paid, in full, the mortgages held on the home of fallen Sterling Fire Captain Garrett Ramos, Chicago Police Officer Paul Nauden, and Wayne County Deputy Sheriff Sean Ian Riley. On December 4, 2021 Sterling Fire Captain...
STERLING, IL
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The Boulevard Pub and Grill in Sterling Announces Its Country Entertainment for their 2022 Birthday Bash

The 2022 Boulevard Birthday Bash will be held on Saturday, August 20th outside at the Boulevard Pub and Grill in Sterling featuring LoCash!. LoCash hit #1 with “I Know Somebody” and has hit #2 twice with “I Love This Life” and “One Big Country Song”. Their latest single, “Beach Boys” features both Mike Love and Bruce Johnston from the Beach Boys.
STERLING, IL

Buc-ee’s Better Watch Out, Missouri & Illinois Have Wally’s

Have you ever heard of Wally's? I hadn't until I started road tripping back to Chicago and stumbled upon Wally's in a cornfield off of Interstate 55 in Pontiac, Illinois. I was intrigued by the gas station/monument to consumerism but just kept on trucking since I figured I could go several more exits before having to fill up my tank. When I saw Only In Your State talking about Wally's off of Interstate 44 in Fenton, well I knew I had to learn a little bit more about it.
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Area July 4th Events Get Started Friday

Multiple events are planned to celebrate the July 4th Holiday in the AroundPtown area and get underway on Friday, July 1st. There are events for all ages throughout the weekend with two firework displays planned. Friday, July 1st. The Winning Wheels Concert Series will welcome Mountain Swallower performing on the...
PROPHETSTOWN, IL

Who Doesn’t Love a Town-Wide Party? Coal Valley Daze is Here!

There's nothing better, in my book, than a good city wide party. There's a certain feeling you get when everyone is involved and eager to have a great time together. Small towns are the best at this. I love seeing people from high school that I haven't seen for years. Running into my parents friends who are happy to be out and about.
COAL VALLEY, IL
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Zach Johnson: 'Connect the dots' on LIV defectors golfing in future Ryder Cups

United States Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson gave a warning to LIV golfers Thursday about their potential status for the 2023 Ryder Cup. Johnson spoke to reporters Thursday ahead of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. He implied that the Saudi-backed league’s defectors may not be able to participate in the 2023 Ryder Cup.
SILVIS, IL
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Purple Violet Shop is a flower store and so much more

COAL VALLEY, Ill. (KWQC) -She had a deep love for flowers since she was a little girl. And then so much later in life, her retirement dream became owning a flower shop. In May of 2020, that dream came true for Anita Hatalsky, owner of Purple Violet Shop in Coal Valley.
COAL VALLEY, IL

It’s a Brand New Banger Weekend on I-Rock 93.5

As you blow up the sky, your neighbor's yard, and your doll this weekend, you can also blow up your speakers with the I-Rock 93.5 Brand New Banger weekend presented by Analog Arcade Bar Davenport, Moline. Starting Friday (7/1) night after Brand New Banger's with Becky in Black (which is...
DAVENPORT, IA
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Wanted: Residents For Prophetstown Circa 1920

If you had to attract people to live in your community, what would you tell them? In this month’s article Prophetstown Area Historical Society’s Fred South explains how Prophetstown’s city leaders went about the task. With ongoing western expansion in the 1920’s, small towns along the routes...
PROPHETSTOWN, IL

JT Poston takes two-shot lead at John Deere Classic

JT Poston took a two-stroke lead with a 9-under 62 in round one of the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, on Thursday.The 29-year-old American eagled the par-5 second and had seven birdies in a bogey-free run after tying in second-place at the Traveller’s Championship in Connecticut last week.With his 9-under 62 on Thursday, Poston became the first player on record (since 1983) to open consecutive PGA Tour events with a 62 or better.“Couldn’t have asked for a better start,” Poston wrote on Twitter, sharing footage from the start of the round.Michael Gligic from Canada finished in second at 64...
SILVIS, IL

Nick Hardy at John Deere Classic after wrist injury

SILVIS (WCIA) — The only annual PGA tour stop in Illinois rolls through the Quad Cities this weekend. The John Deere Classic returns to TPC Deere Run in Silvis, with several area players in the field. Coming off his appearance in the U.S. Open, Mahomet resident Luke Gannon received a sponsor’s invite, playing at the […]
SILVIS, IL
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Early JDC leaders react after their morning rounds

Golfers are still on the course finishing the afternoon round, but here is what some of the morning leaders at the John Deere Classic in Silvis had to say. J.T. Poston led at 9-under, with Vaughn Taylor at -6 and Ricky Barnes another shot behind.
SILVIS, IL
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Little Miss Annawan, and Little Miss Cambridge crowned

Kensley Michels was crowned Little Miss Village of Annawan at the recent Fun Days weekend in the village. Gabriella Specht was named first runner-up and Landry Konig was named second runner-up. The young royalty assisted with the weekend of activities and they will be involved in local parades and fundraisers/events...
CAMBRIDGE, IL
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