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Ogle Pork Producers pork chop dinner a long-standing Fair tradition

Ogle Pork Producers pork chop dinner a long-standing Fair tradition

OREGON – This was the first year for me to cover the Ogle County Fair myself. Never having been to the Ogle County Fair I didn’t know what to expect. One thing I did notice while there on Saturday, Aug. 1, was the long line for the Ogle County Pork […]

 
 

Split votes accompany open sales lot proposal on North Second St.

Two advisory bodies have sent along split votes on a proposed use for property at the southwest corner of North Second Street and Wallace Avenue. It is a two-fold issue. The first request is for an amendment to the zoning map, changing the designation from multi-family residential to commercial general. […]

 
 

City of South Beloit approves requests; denies one

By Margaret Downing Reporter Commissioners at the South Beloit city council meeting on Feb. 5 okayed several ordinances and resolutions concerning planned residential development sites off Willowbrook Road, while denying a special use request for a used auto sales/all-terrain vehicle sales, and retail hobby shop in the 1800 block of […]

 
 

Hononegah bowling team brings home State Championship

Hononegah bowling team brings home State Championship

  By Jean Seegers REPORTER The Hononegah Boys Bowling Team came home victorious after winning the IHSA Boys Bowling Championship, Jan. 28, at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon, Illinois. This was the team’s second title in four years, finishing 420 pins ahead of Free-port who came in second. Senior Nick […]

 
 

Boone Co. Sheriff requests help with home invader identit

Boone Co. Sheriff requests help with home invader identit

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the identity of the person or person(s) who committed a home invasion at a residence in Boone County. On Wednesday, Jan. 24, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 2100 block of North State Street, Belvidere, for […]

 
 

Historical Society walking tour uncovers rich history

Historical Society walking tour uncovers rich history

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER As part of the Rockton Township Historical Society’s program theme a walking tour uncovered a rich history and the impact that fires in the Rockton community have had over the years. Program Director, Mary Anne Mathwich led the first part of the tour which began at […]

 
 

Dunkin’ Donuts announces new Machesney Park location Rockford-area franchisee expands northward

Dunkin’ Donuts announces new Machesney Park location Rockford-area franchisee expands northward

Coffee and donut lovers in Machesney Park will soon have a new place to enjoy a ‘pick-me-up.’ Co-owners Vijay Patel and Greg Novak will be commencing construction on their newest Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Machesney Park, at the intersection of Harlem Road and North Second Street this summer. The restaurant […]

 
 

Mayor Darryl Lindberg honored by NSLD

Mayor Darryl Lindberg honored by NSLD

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the April 24 Loves Park City Council meeting, outgoing mayor, Darryl Lindberg, was honored by the North Suburban Library District (NSLD) Board of Trustees for his 20 years service as mayor to the City of Loves Park. Library Board President Jane Burden, and NSLD Executive […]

 
 

Macktown Living History Center hosts the 25th annual Gathering

Macktown Living History Center hosts the 25th annual Gathering

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Despite the cool and rainy weather, the 25th annual Gathering at Macktown, drew hundreds of visitors on Saturday, April 29. Re-enactors packed up on Sunday, April 30, after stormy weather dampened the day’s activities. Every year, Macktown hosts Education Day, the Friday before the regular Gathering […]

 
 

Fundraising event at Tuscany Grill for Roscoe Township Clean Slate candidates

Fundraising event at Tuscany Grill for Roscoe Township Clean Slate candidates

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Citizens for a Clean Slate for Roscoe Township hosted a fundraising dinner at Tuscany Grill in Roscoe, Thursday evening, March 2. Clean Slate Trustee candidates: David D’Aloia; Kelly Cosgriff; Pat Henderson; Terri Michelsen; and Dawn Cassady joined Jim Benkovich, candidate for Township Supervisor, Steve Schreier, candidate […]

 
 

Hononegah Indians ready for post-season push

By Chris Johnson REPORTER When the IHSA Class 4A State Boys’ Basketball Playoffs began on Monday, Feb. 27, the Hononegah Indians didn’t have to worry about suiting up. Their opening round match didn’t tip-off until night two. They did have to enter the post-season having to remember “one that got […]