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‘Chemtool Cares’ donates hats, gloves to individuals at Bridgeway

ROCKTON – Chemtool Incorporated is proud to announce their donation of hats and gloves to individuals with disabilities at Bridgeway. Chemtool Cares is Chemtool Incorporated’s community outreach program offering time, talent and monetary donations to the surrounding communities. Chemtool helped pay for the scarves by raffling off employee parking spots […]

 
 

Byron Masons recognize 50-year member

Byron Masons recognize 50-year member

BYRON – Ronald R. Beem was presented with his 50-year member pin and certificate at the January meeting of Byron Lodge #274 A.F. & A.M. by Master Gerald Zeibert. Beem was initiated as an Entered Apprentice on Dec. 22, 1964 in DeKalb Lodge #144, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on […]

 
 

Byron Firefighter lifts spirits of childhood friend before she passes

Byron Firefighter lifts spirits of childhood friend before she passes

By Tricia Goecks Daily Republican Editor  BELVIDERE – On Christmas Eve, a convoy of cars, fire trucks, and police cars made its way from Belvidere North High School to the Prairie Ridge subdivision in Belvidere. Included with the procession was a pink fire truck and pink squad car from Pink […]

 
 

Pecatonica High brings home Committee’s Choice Award

Pecatonica High brings home Committee’s Choice Award

By Doug Schroder Editor ROCKFORD – The Pecatonica High School Snow Sculpting team brought home the Committee’s Choice Award this past Saturday, Jan.17, at the Illinois Snow Sculpting Contest held at Sinnissppi Park in Rockford. Their entry was title “Off the Rails” and looked like an old fashion steam locomotive. […]

 
 

Man charged with sex abuse at Winnebago day care

Man charged with sex abuse at Winnebago day care

By Doug Schroder Editor  WINNEBAGO – Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced charges on Thursday, Jan. 15, against 51-year old Winnebago resident David Seaton for aggravated criminal sex abuse that occurred at Pam’s Daycare, a day care owned by Seaton’s wife, Pamela. The sex-abuse allegation was made to the Illinois Department of Children […]

 
 

Trucker killed in accident with second semi on I-90

Trucker killed in accident with second semi on I-90

MACHESNEY PARK – Two semi trailers collided on I-90 W/B, MP 11.25 (nearest crossroad is Harlem), Winnebago County Tuesday, Jan. 6, at approximately 9:30 a.m. A preliminary investigation revealed that a TTST (unit 1) traveling on I-90 w/b at MP 11.25 struck another TTST (unit 2) in the rear.  Unit […]

 
 

Soldier Honored

Soldier Honored

ROSCOE-It’s been nearly 12 years since the family of Roscoe native Brandon Rowe received word that he had been killed in combat in Iraq. The 20-year-old soldier was an Army Specialist with Operation Iraqi Freedom – 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, Ky. Rowe’s unit was ambushed as they made their […]

 
 

Byron Park District awarded OSLAD Grants for Land Acquisition and Park Re-development

BYRON – We have some very exciting news to start the New Year! On Saturday, Jan 3 Governor Quinn announced that 75 park and recreation agencies throughout the State will receive a total of $26,072,000 in Open Space Land Acquisition & Development (OSLAD) grants for FY15! The Byron Park District […]

 
 

Illinois Clean Energy Coalition finds state report on nuclear power validates industry’s role

Illinois Clean Energy Coalition finds state report on nuclear power validates industry’s role

State Agencies find that possible closing of nuclear plants would cost billions to the economy and add millions of tons of carbon pollution CHICAGO —A new state report on the impacts of nuclear power on Illinois shows the industry creates enormous environmental and economic benefits to the state. The report […]

 
 

Governor-elect Rauner makes stop in Byron on ‘Ready to Work Tour”

Governor-elect Rauner makes stop in Byron on ‘Ready to Work Tour”

By Doug Schroder Editor  BYRON – Days before he was set to take office, Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner flew into several of Illinois’ smaller and midsized communities on Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10. Rauner’s team dubbed it the “Ready to Work Tour.” He started the two-day tour with […]