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I first crossed paths with Christie 35 years ago, and my life has been immeasurably blessed since. Together for 32 years in marriage, we've reached a depth of understanding that only decades of companionship can offer.

As spring election season is upon us, we want the citizens of Ogle County to know we formally support Dan Janes' candidacy for Ogle County Board member, District 5.  

Christie Cox is someone you need to know about if you're in Ogle County. She's running for  coroner, and she's not just about business as usual. Christie wants to shake things up, bringing in new tech and learning opportunities to the office. It's her vision for a better future that really grabs your attention.

It’s time. It’s time for fresh ideas and fresh faces in our local government.

As our community prepares for the upcoming March 19 ballot, local Boards of Education in Ogle County, representing over 50% of the student population, have proposed a 1% Sales Tax for scho

I am writing to express my support for the proposed one percent sales tax increase in Ogle County.

I am writing in support of Ron Kern in the upcoming primary election for Ogle County Board representing District 5 on March 19.

After serving Ogle County as county clerk and recorder for over 19 years and as County Board member for five years, I am writing to express support for Chad Horner, Republican candidate for Ogle County coroner.

As a former Whiteside County sheriff with a decade of leadership and over 30 years in law enforcement, I write to you today not only as a fellow public servant but as an advocate for the principles that underpin our shared commitment to justice, integrity, and community welfare.

Since 1980, landowners in Illinois have had a tool available to them that can help preserve farmland for at least 10 years. The Illinois Agricultural Areas Conservation and Protection Act allows one or more landowners to voluntarily place their land into a protected district, often called an “ag area,” with the approval of the local county board.

On March 8-9, 2024 at 7:00 PM, Polo Community High School will present their spring production The Play That Goes Wrong. If you have been looking for something that will make you laugh this play is for you! From start to finish there’s always something going wrong… or did it?

The Forrestville Valley Board of Education hosted a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the Forreston Junior Senior High School library. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information to Ogle County residents regarding the one percent sales tax question that will be on the ballot March 19.

I was initially supporting Christie Cox for coroner simply because I’ve known her for many years and always found her to be a person of integrity. 

We would like to express our support for Dan Janes in the upcoming Republican primary on March 19 for the District 5 Ogle County Board position.

What did we learn from girls sectionals and boys regionals in basketball?

(Paid letter) Dear editor, I have known Chad Horner for over 30 years. I had the distinct privilege of working with him for 19+ years during my career at Ogle County Hospice, now Serenity …

According to USDA about 97% of the United States’ 2.1 million farms are considered family farms and 88% of all U.S. farms have a gross cash farm income of less than $350,000 annually, putting them in the small family farm category.

We are writing in support of Dan Janes’ candidacy for County Board Member from District 5 in the upcoming March 19 Republican Primary.

A couple of surprises in the IHSA girls basketball tournament, but were they really?

Americans believe two things about immigration. One is that a nation must be able to guard its borders from unwanted outsiders. The other is that immigrants are good for the country and should be encouraged to come here.

I am writing in support of Ron Kern candidacy for the Ogle County Board Member from District 5 in the upcoming Primary Election on March 19.

I am writing in full support of Ogle County Board Member Dan Janes. Dan embodies the spirt of dedication, commitment, and community life that we cherish in our representatives. His research on pertinent issues, coupled with his excellent communication skills, truly sets him apart.

I have known Chad and his family for almost 40 years. I consider him a good friend. As an ordained clergy and Serenity Hospice chaplain, I have worked with Chad as an officiant of many funeral services. Working closely with Chad I've witnessed, firsthand, the true dedication, care and compassion Chad has put forth for the families he has served.

As a pastor over the course of the past twenty years, I have on multiple occasions been asked to officiate funeral services in conjunction with Christie Cox at Polo Family Funeral Home. Having known Christie and her family for over two decades, without reservation, I lend my full support and endorsement in her bid to serve the people as the next Ogle County Coroner.

This past week’s local sporting expedition took me 11.3 miles north to the Byron 1A wrestling sectional. A 1A wrestling sectional can attract up to 3,000 fans per session and Oregon and Byron are about the only facilities among the 43 schools that feed into it capable of handling it.

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