Events

Cars for CASA continues to grow in its third year

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	The number of cars participating in Cars for CASA continues to grow as people choose to support CASA.

We are the voice of abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system.

 
 

Backpacks, games, and books at General Mills Park

Police officers Lopez and Brox are stationed at a table, surrounded by kids handing out books to anyone who wants one.

We partnered together and have 72 backpacks stuffed with school supplies

 
 

National Night Out in Belvidere

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	National Night Out at the Four Seasons community in Belvidere. [L-R] Standing: State’s Attorney Tricia Smith, Sheriff Dave Ernest, Mayor Mike Chamberlain, Police Chief Shane Woody; Front Row: Comfort Dogs Samson and Kye with DC Matt Wallace, and Comfort Dog Bekah with Officer Tim Blankenship.

This is the first time we are holding a National Night Out, since last year it was rained out. We are hoping to have at least 300 people here tonight.

 
 

Buchanan Street Stroll debut

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTOS Belvidere Republican
	The crowd at the Buchanan Street Stroll became larger throughout the afternoon.

Buchanan Street was blocked off for people to stroll with their food and beverages.

 
 

New Mobile Command Center for Boone County Law Enforcement

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	The new 2018 Command Vehicle is much larger than the old 1974 Command Vehicle.

Visitors at the 2019 Boone County Fair were able to have a look at the Boone County Sheriff’s Department’s new Mobile Command Unit.

 
 

Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce announces new Executive Director

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	Amy Grafton has been chosen to lead the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce as Executive Director.

Amy Grafton has been chosen to lead the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce as Executive Director.

 
 

Thrilling 1999 Boone County pageant crowns incoming winners

Thrilling 1999 Boone County pageant crowns incoming winners

2019 Boone County Fair just held its 60th Pageant and crowned Emily Carter as its new Queen.

 
 

Battling muscular dystrophy is an ongoing endeavor

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	BFD Firefighters take Sparky to MDA Camp to visit with the kids.

It is really hard to put in into words what the week was like. Amazing, life changing, humbling, fun, tiring, emotional, uplifting, inspiring, incredible, and wonderful, are just a few that come to mind.

 
 

Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Part of first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival coming Aug. 10 Time is slipping away to purchase tickets to the Freedom & Dignity Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Stadium in Schaumburg. This is the inaugural country music festival to support Café […]

 
 

Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Part of first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival coming Aug. 10 Time is slipping away to purchase tickets to the Freedom & Dignity Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Stadium in Schaumburg. This is the inaugural country music festival to support Café […]

 
 
 
 
 
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