Dakota Township is the smallest in the county, comprising, like the townships of Erin and Jefferson, an area of only eighteen square miles. However, in that limited space, the township includes some of the best farming land in the county, some of the thriftiest and most prosperous appearing farm houses, and, withal, some of the prettiest and most picturesque stretches of landscape that the county can boast of. Dakota, or Dakotah, as it is sometimes called, was founded in 1857, when the Western Union Railroad, now the C., M. & St. P. R. R. first laid its rails through Stephenson county.
Shop with a Cop to Bring 24 Area Youth a Special Christmas
Freeport, Illinois — With the help of numerous people from regional schools, police department, the Freeport Community Foundation and othersRead more.
Berner Food and Beverage Triples Its Footprint
Dakota, Illinois — September 20, 2017 — Headquartered in the small town of Afolkey, Illinois Berner Food and Beverage recentlyRead more.
We’re Not Eggsaggerating – Here Are 6 Fun Easter Things To Do In Stephenson County
March 30th – Easter at Crossroads Easter at Crossroads! Join us for an incredible weekend of celebration, worship, a graceRead more.
Highland Athletes Receive Academic All-American Recognition
Freeport, Illinois — The tradition of high quality student-athletes participating in Cougar athletic programs continued in 2017-2018. Twelve Highland CommunityRead more.
Berner Food & Beverage Is Hiring
Dakota, Illinois — Berner Food & Beverage is currently hiring additional help. In an announcement released yesterday, Berner says thatRead more.
Christy’s Treasures & Gifts Christmas Open House
Enjoy this Christmas open house and check off all of the ladies on your shopping list with soy candles, warmers,Read more.
Village of Dakota Trick-or-Treat 2016 Hours
Dakota, Illinois – The Village of Dakota wants to wish everyone a Happy Halloween tonight in Dakota. The Village announced theirRead more.
Dakota Theater and Music Departments Present The Lion King Kids Tonight
The Dakota Theater and Music Departments are presenting “The Lion King Kids” tonight, Saturday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m atRead more.
President Barack Obama Proclaims May 1 through May 7, 2016, As National Small Business Week
Washington – Responsible for creating nearly two-thirds of net new jobs in the United States each year and employing moreRead more.
Mayor! Now that’s a good idea. I could run for Mayor of Dakota, Illinois
Dakota, Illinois — At last Monday’s Board meeting current Mayor Timothy Last of the village of Dakota officially resigned his positionRead more.
Dakota High School Marching Band Wins Best Sr. High Band At The Oregon Parade
Congratulations to the Dakota High School Marching Band for winning Best Sr. High Band at the Oregon Parade!Read more.
Berner Food & Beverage Is Hiring
Dakota, Illinois — Berner Food & Beverage is currently hiring additional help. In an announcement released, Berner says they areRead more.
Excessive Heat Warning Through Saturday
Excessive Heat Warning ...DANGEROUS HEAT INTO SATURDAY... .HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. PEAK HEAT INDICES NEAR 110Read more.
Dakota Garbage Pickup Postponed Until Saturday
Dakota, Illinois — The city of Dakota has announced that garbage pickup is going to be postponed until Saturday morningRead more.
The 2017 Route 75 40 Miles of Garage Sales – June 2 & 3
The Route 75 40 Miles of Garage Sales. This year it’s on June 2&3. If you’re having a sale youRead more.
An Exciting New Season Opens For Young Athletes
Dakota, Illinois — EduSports, Inc. is proud to offer both youth football and youth cheer for 2018! Youth football is openRead more.
Bailey Miller of Leaf River Sinks Half Court Shot At Forreston vs Dakota Game and Wins $500
Freeport – Diamond Bros is always looking for ways to have a little fun in the communities! If you were at theRead more.
City Leaders Discuss County Tourism and Promotion Dollars
Freeport, Illinois — City leaders discuss Tourism, Promotion and NewCo. dollars as it relates to the recent consolidation of theRead more.
Berner Food & Beverage Is Hiring For Many Positions
Dakota, Illinois — Berner Food & Beverage is hiring. Berner says they encourage all potential applicants (both internal and external) toRead more.
Dakota to Host Referendum Informational Meetings
Dakota, Illinois — For the past several years, the State of Illinois has reduced its funding to the Dakota School DistrictRead more.