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Whiteside County woman injured in roll over crash

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MORRISON---At least three people were involved in a roll over crash Sunday, January 21 in Morrison, Illinois.

According to a press release by the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Tiffany Smith lost control of her car on a curve on Route 78.

Police say the car went into a ditch and rolled into a nearby field.

Smith was transported to MCH Hospital, and treated for injuries. Her two juvenile passengers were not injured.

Smith was charged for improper lane usage.

We may hear some rumbles of thunder tonight

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The rest of the evening is going to be pretty gloomy, but at least we’ll stay mild. A Dense Fog Advisory will be in place for the Quad Cities and areas north of I-80 until 6 AM. Fog will stick around and showers will be moving in this evening. As we get closer to midnight, widespread showers and a few storms will pass through until early Monday morning. We will likely pick up about a half inch to an inch of rain. Temperatures will actually warm into the upper 40s by the sunrise.

The heavy rain will taper off my mid Monday morning, leaving us with some spotty showers for the day. Highs will actually make it all the way into the mid 50s around lunchtime! Cooler air will begin to filter in late in the afternoon and through the overnight hours. Any rain will briefly switch to light snow early Tuesday morning.

After the snow is gone, we’ll only be in the 30s for Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs will rebound back in the 40s by Thursday.

Meteorologist Taylor Graham

Quad Cities Women’s March aims to get women to the polls

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ROCK ISLAND-- Thousand's nationwide are marching including here in the Quad Cities.

"Bring an open heart and an open mind you're going to hear stories from people you might have not heard otherwise," said Laura Rodriguez, Quad Cities Women's March organizer.

On the anniversary on the First Women's March in D.C hundreds turned out  at Schweibert Park for the Quad Cities Women's March.  From young to old with signs in hand both women and men advocated for their beliefs.

"It's important as African American women, as women in general, as women that are leading the household in this day and time because if we don't fight for our rights who else will," said Tee Leshoure, President of African American Lesbians Proffessionals Having a Say (AALPHAS) organization.

Local activists spoke out on issues such as racial and gender inequality, immigration reform, LGBTQIA, environmental issues and more.

"While it is called a women's march, we have worked very hard to make it so it represents people from all different communities," said Carrie Clark, Quad Cities Women's March organizer.

They're reasons to march are different but they all have one goal in mind to get more women to the polls. Booths were setup for people to register from both sides of the river.

From Schweibert Park they marched to the County Clerk's Office.

"I feel like as the daughter of an immigrant, daughter of a U.S Army Veteran, as a mother of a special needs child, as a retail worker, I'm directly impacted (...) it's personal for me," said Laura Rodriguez, organizer and local activist for the Quad Cities Democratic Socialists of America.

Since the first women's march activists say they've seen people coming forward for change.

"We won't go away we'll continue to fight each and every year if we have to show up in thousands of numbers in millions of numbers we will show up," said LeShoure.

Overall marchers hope to continue the movement and making sure their voices are heard.

"We won't go away we'll continue to fight each and every year if we have to show up in thousands of numbers in millions of numbers we will show up, we will be there we will continue to fight we won't go away," said LeShoure.


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Bob Mitton Wrestling invite

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Orion wins the 35th Annual Bob Mitton Wrestling Invite.  This wrestling invite is a good preview to the post season as many of these wrestlers will face off again in the regional and sectional meets.

Klondike Derby teaches Boy Scouts importance of preparedness, teamwork

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ANDALUSIA -- More than 100 Boy Scouts were in Andalusia for their Annual "Klondike Derby" on Jan. 20.

The annual event teaches scouts how to treat Hypothermia, to build campfires, and how to rescue someone who is stuck in a frozen lake.

Organizer's of the event say that the goal is to create fun ways to teach the young men about very important life skills.

"The whole day is geared toward those activities and its meant to be a fun activity, but also a secondary benefit and a major aim, is to make sure that the boys learn how to, as they say in scouting, be prepared." said Tom Erwin, Klondike Derby organizer.

Boy Scouts also participated in fun activities like log-sawing and practiced finding north without a compass.



Annual cookie rally inspires confidence in local Girl Scouts

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Girl Scout cookie season is here, and local Girl Scouts are ready to make some sales!

Dozens of young ladies learned about the basics of business today at the Annual Cookie Rally.

They learned about money management, goal setting and other skills essential to building confidence as they prepare to knock on your door and dazzle you with their best sales pitch.

"We're hoping they just gain some confidence in their own ability to know about something and talk to somebody about it and all of those things that hopefully better in whatever they choose to go to in the future." said Audrey Adamson, a Service Unit Director with the organization.

The event also had the very important "unofficial cookie taste tests."

Sales start now and will continue until March.


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