Around Town


Two Men, Two Bikes, One River

Dan Libman, an English professor at Northern Illinois University, and Carl Nelson, a producer for the NPR affiliate at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, recently put their biking and reporting skills to the test as they rode the Rock River Trail, which included an overnight stay in the Prophetstown State Park.


Erie Radio Station Switching to 107.7 On Monday

WQUD-FM Vintage Radio, currently broadcasting on 105.5 MHz, is excited to announce that it will be switching to 107.7 MHz on the FM radio dial on Monday June 25, 2018 at Noon


Tampico Fest Kids Events

This year's Tampico Festive Days will offer several opportunities for kids to participate in activities designed just for them. 


Woodlawn Registration Opens July 28.

On Saturday, July 28, the Academy will host a full day of 2018-19 dance registration. Students previously registered with Woodlawn Dance Academy will register in specific time slots between 9am and 1pm.


Sheriff Gives River Advisory

There is the possibility of very heavy rain in areas along the Rock River basin through Friday which could impact the current predictions of the river's level.


Volunteers' Efforts Pay Off For Pat's Table

Pat's table has received a gift from the Walmart Foundation for the work done by two volunteers who work for the company and also donate time to the weekly meal.


French Ambassador Visits Reagan Sites

As it goes in most places where significant historic sites dwell, local residents tend to not take advantage of visiting the locations. 


Prophetstown State Park Closed

The road closed signs have gone up at the top of the park hill on Riverside Drive in Prophetstown. 


Feed The Children Donation

Prophetstown Chapter 516 Royal Neighbors of America met on June 12th at the Tampico Community Building with Mary Church as hostess.


End Of An Era And Thank You!

Sometimes heroes don’t make headline news. Quite often they are behind-the-scenes doing simple acts that have huge impacts on others.




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