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Rachel Rodgers

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Sterling, IL, United States

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  • Shaw Local
  • Sauk Valley Media
  • The Herald-News
  • KaneCounty Chronicle

Recent articles by Rachel:

Dixon pursuing $1.1 million grant for west end water main upgrades

The water main sections were chosen based on the history of breaks in the area. → Read More

Eyeing millions in savings, Dixon keeps working on bonding public safety pensions

City officials met with the bond consultant last week and are continuing conversations this week. → Read More

Lee County UTV committee considers fee waiver for riders with city permits

The fee waiver would likely only apply to Lee County residents, and riders would need to register with the county. → Read More

Dixon sets town hall to address concerns about sober houses, recovery homes

Sauk Valley Voices of Recovery is looking to open a sober living home at 403 E. Fellows St. in Dixon. → Read More

Dixon Park District community center opening Aug. 19

The Park Board approved constructing the $2.9 million building next to Water Wonderland about a year ago. → Read More

Lee County Board holds off on UTV ordinance

Questions remain about liability and other concerns for allowing the vehicles on county roads. → Read More

Lee County earmarks $100,000 to address abandoned properties

The county will also be pursuing grants to help offset the costs. → Read More

Lee County approves repowering GSG Wind farm

The county instituted a moratorium on solar and wind projects in December, but repowerings were not included. → Read More

Whiteside, Lee counties at high risk for COVID-19 spread

All area counties are at high or medium risk for COVID-19 risk. → Read More

Dixon Pride Festival organizers creating nonprofit to serve Sauk Valley area

A group is forming to expand LGBTQ resources and support in the region. → Read More

Lee County to award $500,000 in aid to area businesses

The grant program is geared toward small businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19. → Read More

Lee County considering medication-assisted treatment at jail to aid inmate recovery

The program was established at four jails in Illinois this year, and Lee County could be the fifth. → Read More

‘A slippery slope’: Residents defend Dixon library following push to remove LGBTQ comics depicting sex acts

One resident said the books should not only be removed but burned. → Read More

Dozens of American Legion Riders stop in the Sauk Valley

American Legion Riders chapters are known for their charitable work. → Read More

Sauk Valley counties see decrease in COVID-19 cases

Whiteside County fell from medium risk to low risk for COVID-19 spread. → Read More

Chaplin Creek Village celebrates 20th annual Independence Day event

Attendees filled the grounds of the historic village, located on the outskirts of Franklin Grove. → Read More

Dixon council to vote on ComEd settlement worth $113,540

The city contracted with an auditing firm specializing in finding untapped revenue for municipalities. → Read More

Sauk Valley sees uptick in COVID-19 cases across week

The Whiteside County Health Department will resume its normal schedule for SHIELD testing starting Wednesday. → Read More

Petunia Festival mainstay Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers celebrated for 58 years of performances

Sunday marked Grobe’s 58th performance in the annual Dixon festival. → Read More

Lee County Zoning Board recommends plan by GSG Wind farm to upgrade turbines

The wind farm would generate around $10.85 million in property taxes across the next 25 years. → Read More