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Mom and Dad, It Was Just Too Nice of a Day – Lost Dogs April 22 Freeport Public Works
Freeport, Illinois — The Freeport Public Works department picked up a couple dogs on Sunday. The dog located to the left
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K&T Greenhouse Giving Away One FREE Hanging Basket – LIKE and SHARE
K&T Greenhouse located on Burr Oak Rd in Freeport is giving away something really special to a lucky winner this
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City of Freeport Landscape Waste Program Options
Freeport, Illinois — In an effort to help residents and homeowners clear up grass clippings, leaves, weeds, brush, and tree
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It’s Official – Iconic ‘To God Be The Glory’ Barn Being Restored
Stephenson County, Illinois — The iconic barn located in Stephenson County that since 1972 has looked out over motorists on
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Here’s A Familiar Freeport Face – Who Remembers Junior?
Freeport, Illinois — Here is a story we would like you to fill in the blanks for. While we know
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Chesney Re-Elected Chairman of the Stephenson County Republican Central Committee
Freeport, Illinois —Andrew Chesney was once again elected to the position of Chairman of the Stephenson County Republican Central Committee.
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Stephenson County set to receive $23,446 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
Stephenson County Awarded Federal Funds Thru DHS Emergency Management Agency
Stephenson County, Illinois — Stephenson County is set to receive $22,128 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs, it’s been
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Turning 65 or Retiring – Get Help With Your Medicare Planning
Are you turning 65 or retiring soon? Going on Medicare can be confusing. You get tons of mail, maybe tons
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Highland Community College Presents Jane Addams’ Essay Contest
Freeport, Illinois — Highland Community College is hosting the 2018 Jane Addams Essay Contest. Students in Stephenson County from high
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Freeport Farmer Steve Fricke Talks Tarrifs and Trump With VICE News
Illinois — China’s threatened tariffs on more than 100 U.S. goods — including soybeans, corn, and cotton — are already
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Dr. Edward Finch Resigns From School Board – FSD Accepting Applications
FREEPORT, IL – At the regular meeting of the Freeport School District Board of Education held April 17, 2018, it
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Freeport School District

5 days ago

Freeport School District #145

Our Taylor Park Elementary students and staff enjoyed a great trip to the bowling alley earlier this month after meeting their 3rd quarter goal. Way to go! #pretzelprideJust a few photos from our wonderful bowling trip. Students and staff had a great time. Way to go Taylor Park Tigers on meeting your 3rd quarter goal. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you or someone you know is looking for a great part-time job, Freeport School District is now seeking school bus drivers!

Call the FSD Transportation Department at 815-232-0580 for more information or apply today at the following link: www.applitrack.com/fsd145/onlineapp/default.aspx.
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2 weeks ago

Freeport School District #145

Fourth Graders learned that conservation of energy can help us live more peacefully on our planet. They took action by creating posters to help our IB families save energy. ... See MoreSee Less

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City of Freeport IL – City Hall

4 days ago

City of Freeport IL - City Hall

Recycling Options for City of Freeport ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

City of Freeport IL - City Hall

The City of Freeport Water & Sewer has contracted Municipal Well & Pump to bore a test well for a possible production well for our residents. ... See MoreSee Less

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City of Freeport has recently approved a collection agency, MCSI to send out collection letters for past due water and sewer accounts. The first batch of letters that printed said ticket # on them. If you get such a letter and have questions please contact Denise at the City of Freeport at 815-801-8006. ... See MoreSee Less

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Freeport Police

*** WARNING *** Possible Scam ***

The Freeport Police Department would like to inform the public of a possible scam that occurred today to at least 2 citizens. The citizens reported they received a phone call from a number listed on the caller ID as (815) 235-8222. This number is the non-emergency number to the PD. The person on the phone yelled at the citizens and claimed the person's vehicle was struck by the citizens. There was no money demand or an attempt to extort the citizens. These calls were NOT made by Police Officers and did not originate from the PD. If you receive a call of this nature, feel free to call (815) 235-8222 if it is not an emergency. If emergency assistance is needed, call 9-1-1.
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7 days ago

Freeport Police Department

On April 2, 2018, Scott Vincent was sworn in as new Officer with the Freeport Police Department after having served for 20 years on the Rockford Park District Police Department. Congratulations Scott and welcome to the team! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Officer Justin Holden on his graduation from the inaugural class at the Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center in Decatur Illinois. Prior to becoming a Freeport Police Officer, Justin Holden was a member of our Auxiliary Police Unit, was active with our Police Explorer program, and he also attended the Civilian Police Academy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. The proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. In an effort to encourage the safe disposal of prescription medications the Freeport Police Department will be participating in the next DEA National Take Back event scheduled for April 28th.

On April 28th, the Freeport Police Department will be collecting unwanted prescription medications in the Cub Foods parking lot located at 1512 S. West Avenue from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Anyone wishing to dispose of medications at that time should remove the pills/capsules from their original packaging and bring them in a clear plastic zip-lock style bag. No liquid medications or syringes will be accepted.
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3 weeks ago

Freeport Police Department

*** UPDATE *** THE SUBJECTS DEPICTED IN THESE PHOTOS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. THANKS FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE-

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY

The Freeport Police Department needs assistance identifying the two white male subjects who are depicted in these photographs as part of a Retail Theft investigation. These surveillance photographs were captured at a retail store in Freeport on 3-28-18. The subjects utilized the dark colored truck that is in the posted image.

If anyone is able to identify the subjects depicted in this post please contact Detective Sgt. Chris Shenberger at 815-235-8231 or call Stephenson County Crime Stop at 815-235-7867 (STOP). Callers to Stephenson County Crime Stop can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

The Freeport Police Department case number is 18-5572.

(Any person or persons depicted in this press release are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)
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Freeport Fire

4 weeks ago

Freeport Professional Firefighters Local #441

Words from our Fire Department Chaplain....

Not Your Ordinary Pastor
03/29/2018

Gain the Whole World?
Or
Live True Life With God?

God once asked those following in His steps, what will it profit you to gain the whole (material) world and forfeit your life? I think this is a question that a firefighter can see play out for them on any given call. I remember a call where a woman was hurt in a car accident. She was bleeding very badly from an unseen wound somewhere on her inner leg. This woman refused to let those tasked with helping her, to cut off her jeans because they cost $80! I have also seen people try to fight police and fire personnel in order to get back into their burning home, in the hopes of “saving” an heirloom. A duty of a firefighter is to protect life, property, and the environment. Life first, then property! I wonder, how would a firefighter answer God’s earlier question? Let’s find out...
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1 month ago

Freeport Professional Firefighters Local #441

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty deaths of Fire Fighter Ivan Flanscha and Fire Fighter Zachary Anthony of York Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 627. Brothers Flanscha and Anthony were killed while battling a warehouse fire on the afternoon of March 22nd.

Please keep the family, friends, and coworkers of Brothers Flanscha and Anthony in your thoughts and prayers. Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the Local can be sent to IAFF Local 627 at P.O. Box 5, York, Pennsylvania 17405-0005. Additional information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. #IAFF #LODD #RFB
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1 month ago

Freeport Professional Firefighters Local #441

What a great idea!!!Here is an order form to get your own reflective 911 sign for your front yard. Make it easy for emergency responders to get to you quickly!!! There are neighborhoods with conflicting numbers; responders really do use these signs. The fire department was pleased MWC is offering this service again. Please share with anyone and everyone.

The form can also be found on our website at morriswomansclub.org. On the front page click 911 signs. #MWCservingOurCommunity
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1 month ago

Freeport Professional Firefighters Local #441
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1 month ago

Freeport Professional Firefighters Local #441
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Freeport Scanner

15 hours ago

Looks like state and city cops have a bus pulled over at Dons Oasis ... See MoreSee Less

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20 hours ago

Bad accident on 26 n. Just south of cedarville. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Freeport Scanner

Freeport Fire: Hosmer Apartments, two subjects stuck in elevator ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Freeport Scanner

City Ambulance: Snack King, Industrial Dr., Medical Call ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

as of 5:30pm, there was a rather gentle brown and white pit bull roaming around in the neighborhood of Chicago and Fuller. I did not get close enough to see if it was male or female. It took off going to towards South Street ... See MoreSee Less

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Freeport Scanner II

11 hours ago

Freeport Scanner II

OK enough is enough. This page post creditable confirmed info. And as a parent I made the now deleted post. I started these pages to keep the public informed and most of you do appreciate that fact. I was in NO WAY personally attacking a person or company I was just stating fact. But when I am personally cyber bullied due to a factual post I draw the line. I refuse to run a censored page. People ask me to post info and then attack when info is posted. So bottom line if everyone wants the whole uncensored truth I will post it, If you want censored info I will shut down the page. ... See MoreSee Less

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11 hours ago

What happened to the post about the molester/tow truck driver. ... See MoreSee Less

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14 hours ago

Freeport Scanner II

Annacelia Marie Conner
www.facebook.com/AnnaceliaiKuiper
7:44PM
Annacelia Marie Conner
I lost my ring today would you mind sharing there's a cash reward if found
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15 hours ago

Looks like state and city cops have a bus pulled over at Dons Oasis
Anyone know what's up?
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Stephenson County Scanner

OK enough is enough. This page post creditable confirmed info. And as a parent I made the now deleted post. I started these pages to keep the public informed and most of you do appreciate that fact. I was in NO WAY personally attacking a person or company I was just stating fact. But when I am personally cyber bullied due to a factual post I draw the line. I refuse to run a censored page. People ask me to post info and then attack when info is posted. So bottom line if everyone wants the whole uncensored truth I will post it, If you want censored info I will shut down the page. ... See MoreSee Less

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15 hours ago

Looks like state and city cops have a bus pulled over at Dons Oasis ... See MoreSee Less

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SCHOOLS
Beloit Turner School District: High and Middle School dismiss at 1:30 pm. Elementary dismiss at regular time.
Chadwick-Milledgeville District #399: Dismissing at 12:30 PM; No PM Kindergarten
Clinton School District: Closing at 2:00 PM; No After School Activities
Durand District #322: No After School Activities
Eastland District #308: Dismissing Early, at 12:40pm, no afternoon preschool & no evening activities
Forrestville Valley District #221: 2 Hour Early Release - No After School Activities
Lena Winslow District #202: Closing at 1:00 PM
Orangeville District #203: Closing at 12:40 PM; No PM Preschool
Parkview School District: Closing at 1:00 PM
Pearl City District #200: Closing at 12:45 PM
Rock County Christian Schools: Dismissing at 1:00 PM
Stockton District #206: Dismissing at 12:30 PM; No PM Preschool
Warren School District [WEB]: Closing at 12:30 PM; No PM Preschool
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6 days ago

Stephenson County Scanner

A strong late season winter storm will bring a wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet to the area early Wednesday. The wintry mix will change over to accumulating snow Wednesday morning impacting the morning commute. The snow may become heavy at times with snowfall rates of an inch per hour. Travel is expected to become hazardous with the ice and snow producing slick roads. (Please visit weather.gov/dvn for more information.) ... See MoreSee Less

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Highland

3 days ago

Highland Community College

A Musical Offering took place at the Clarence Mitchell Library as part of the Friday Forum series of events on campus. Solos were performed by Highland music students. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to the Forensics team after success at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jane Addams' Essay Contest deadline for submission is Thursday, April 26. Two cash awards available! ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Highland Community College

Looking for a way to save some extra cash? Consider attending the Extreme Couponing Lifelong Learning class next week.Coupons are NOT just for groceries take Save Money with Extreme Couponing by LeeAnne Krusemark, CRN 6770, Highland Rm. H-208, Apr. 23, 5 pm, only $15 go to highland.edu/lifelong for details. LeeAnne is an author, speaker, business owner, and guest instructor. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lunch or Dinner

19 hours ago

Music bingo is fun! ... See MoreSee Less

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22 hours ago

Logan's Bar & Grill

Hungry? Today's features at Logan's are a pepperoni pizza burger (pepperoni, pizza sauce, half pound beef patty, mozzarella cheese) served with your choice of a side $9.95 or an open face prime rib sandwich topped with Swiss cheese and grilled onions served with your choice of a side $8.95 - homemade soups are chicken curry, chili and bean with ham #Delivery15miles #SupportLocal #FreeMealOnYourBirthday #LogansFreeport #WhereCommunityIsNumberOne #CustomersBecomeFamily ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Logan's Bar & Grill

DJ - no cover charge! Party with us. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Logan's Bar & Grill

Slow dance #AdultProm2018 #ForeverYoung #logansfreeport ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Logan's Bar & Grill

Adult prom at Logan's - food, photos and such! ... See MoreSee Less

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