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.
Six Dead Birds In Freeport Test Positive For West Nile Virus
Freeport, Illinois — The Stephenson County Health Department released a news release informing residents of the County that the West Nile Virus hasRead 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.
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.
History of Rock and Roll and Kennedy Years Ignite Dakota Teacher Britton Kauffman
Dakota, Illinios – Britton Kauffman is beginning his 15th year with Dakota CUSD #201. As a Dakota alum, he foundRead 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.
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.
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.
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 Illinois News
Dakota Township is the smallest in the county, comprising, like the townships of Erin and Jefferson, an area of onlyRead 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.
Northern Illinois’ Largest Bargain & Treasure Extravaganza Starts This Friday
Northern Illinois — If you’re a bargain hunter and love finding deals and steals and even local meals, the singleRead more.
Dakota Youth Football Begins Early Registration
Dakota, Illinois — Dakota Youth Football announced that on February 5 it will open early registration for the 2017 season.Read more.
The Road Show – From Freeport To Lake Summerset, We Follow The Path of This Years Rt. 75 Sales And
The Road Show – From Freeport To Lake Summerset, We Follow The Path of This Years Rt. 75 Sales AndRead more.
60th Annual Dakota Lions Pancake & Sausage Day
Dakota, IL – Get ready for another great time at the 60th Annual Dakota Lions Pancake & Sausage Day. ThisRead more.
Stephenson County Tourism Update – NewCo Chooses ‘Greater Freeport Partnership’ As Official Name
The board of "NewCo" has selected Greater Freeport Partnership as the name for the new organization, which is designed toRead 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.
Lions Mobile Hearing Screening Unit Coming To Dakota
Dakota, Illinois — The Lions Mobile Hearing Screening Unit is coming to Dakota. Anyone 18 and older, and 10-17 accompaniedRead more.
Meet The Stephenson County Students Named 2018-19 ISAC State Scholars
Stephenson County, Illinois — The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recently named the 2018-2019 State Scholars in honor of their outstandingRead more.
Nine Schools Win FHN Miles And Minutes Cash
FREEPORT, Ill., Sept. 19, 2017 — Nine area schools will get checks from FHN this fall, thanks to their dedicatedRead more.
Early Voting In Stephenson County Begins Thursday September 29
Stephenson County, Illinois – Notice is hereby given for the General Election that Registered Voters in Stephenson County, by personal appearance,Read more.