Digital Access

Digital Access
Access from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.

Top 5 things to do this weekend: June 15-17, 2018

Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions.
Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions.

Destination: Bargains!

Fans of road trips and rummage sales can hit the road today and Saturday for 100 miles of bargains during More on 34.

The event features flea markets, garage and yard sales, antique dealers and more on a stretch of U.S. Route 34 from Galesburg to Aurora. Sellers set their own hours, but most run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Go to for more information.

It’s Town and Country time in Polo

POLO – Polo Town and Country Days started Thursday, and the fun continues downtown through the weekend. The complete schedule is at and on Facebook, but here are some highlights:

Today – Carnival from noon to 10 p.m. (with $20 armbands from noon to 5 p.m.), kids fun fair and petting zoo 1 to 3 p.m, and spaghetti and Jell-O eating contests at 2 p.m.

Saturday – Car show and swap meet 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., volleyball and bags tournaments at 9 a.m. and noon, respectively, kids water fights at 10 a.m., and music from 5 to 11:30 p.m.

Sunday – Father’s Day Grand Parade at 12:30 p.m., pedal tractor races at 2, and pig scramble races at 3.

Rockin’ in Oregon

OREGON – The second Rockin’ River Fest runs from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday on the Oregon riverfront on Second Street.

The festival features games, activities, live entertainment, a beer garden and food.

For those looking to flex their muscles, the Fest features a triathlon – a run along the riverfront, up the stairs at Black Hawk, through the park and back to Park East followed by a 10-mile bike ride and a 5-mile canoe trip – and the Tug Across the Rock, a tug of war across the river.

Go to for more information and entry forms.

Take a cruise with Dad

OREGON – The Oregon Lion’s Club Father’s Day Car Show and Pancake Breakfast rolls into town from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Oregon Park East, 120 N. River Road.

Registration for cars, trucks and motorcycles is $15. Participants will judge entries and Top 50 trophies will be awarded. There will be a 50-50 raffle and tours at the nearby Chana School.

An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m., followed by lunch from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

Contact Doug Aken at 815-440-3581 or for more information.

Start the weekend with some music

DIXON – Musical Fridays runs from noon to 1 p.m. at the riverfront pavilion through the summer.

Mike and Matt will entertain audiences during this week’s free performance.

Upcoming: June 22, Robbie LeBlanc; June 29, Pat Anderson; July 13, Eileen Quest; July 20, Todd Lorenc; July 27, Jeff Kagay; Aug. 3, Vicki Michler and Jonna Russell; Aug. 10, Steve Robery; Aug. 17, Ty Bushman; Aug. 24, Mark Hobbs; and Aug. 31, Kathy Cecchetti

Loading more