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Pita Pit coming to Machesney Town Center Local franchisee to open new location in Machesney Park

A new dining option is taking on an old building in Machesney Park. The Rockford-area Pita Pit franchisee recently secured a lease in the former Taco Bell at 8638 N. Second St. in the Machesney Town Center. Pita Pit is a rapidly-growing brand in the fast-casual dining business. With a […]

 
 

Assisted living facility planned for Machesney Town Center Construction to commence on first phase in 2017

Assisted living facility planned for Machesney Town Center  Construction to commence on first phase in 2017

TLC Illinois, LLC and the Village of Machesney Park are proud to announce plans to develop a 96-apartment, assisted living facility in Machesney Park, Ill. The facility, Towncenter Living Community, will be located on 6-acres adjacent to Machesney Town Center in Machesney Park, Ill. This location is well-situated for residents, […]

 
 

HHS outstanding young artists participate in area art shows

HHS outstanding young artists participate in area art shows

By Jean Seegers REPORTER This year is the 76th year of the annual Rockford Art Museum (RAM) Young Artist Show. Students from public, private, and home schools are eligible to participate. The juried show is consistently the most popular exhibit of the year. The high school division is open to […]

 
 

Few candidates for Village of Roscoe Trustee positions

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Trustee Kevin Muradian will not be seeking another term on the Roscoe Board of Trustees. The April 4, election ballot will have only three names listed: Two incumbents: Sue Petty and Stacy Mallicoat; and Mark Szula who is running for the first time. Sue Petty has […]

 
 

Six running for Hononegah High School Board of Education seats

By Jean Seegers and Marianne Mueller REPORTERS Six candidates are running for one of four seats on the Hononegah Board of Education. Four are seeking reelection; each with terms expiring in 2017. Two newcomers are hoping to gain board seats. Dave Kurlinkus will remain Board of Education President until his […]

 
 

Two vying for Village Clerk in Village of Rockton

Two vying for Village Clerk in Village of Rockton By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Two ladies are vying for the position of Rockton Village Clerk. Christina Stewart first took over as village clerk in September 2014 after being appointed to finish Sarah Pranies’ term. She was officially elected to a two-year […]

 
 

South Beloit receives grant award to help homeowners make necessary repairs

Single Family Rehabilitation Program assists low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes. The City of South Beloit has been awarded a grant of $294,735 from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to participate in the Single Family Rehabilitation Program, a new resource that will assist low-income and very […]

 
 

George and Barbara Fell Award recognizes land conservation accomplishments

George and Barbara Fell Award recognizes land conservation accomplishments

The Natural Land Institute held their Annual Dinner at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Rockford on March 21. More than 280 people who support the natural environment and community gathered together to celebrate land conservation efforts and accomplishments. The Annual Dinner program included the presentation of the George and Barbara Fell Award […]

 
 

Officer of the Year awards held March 4 in Loves Park

Officer of the Year awards held March 4 in Loves Park

Officers Brian Britnell, Kurt Cutler, Collen Gaspard and Sean Kahly, as well as Sergeant Mike Landman were all nominated for the Annual 2017 VFW Officer of the Year Award for their part in saving lives from a burning building in May 2016. Their actions were recognized during a dinner at […]

 
 

University of Illinois Extension Boone County hosts Super Saturday

University of Illinois Extension Boone County hosts Super Saturday

The University of Illinois Extension Boone County 4-H program presented Super Saturday for its members on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Evangelical Church in Belvidere. Forty-five 4-H members from Boone County participated in 21 different project workshop sessions. Super Saturday was organized by the University of Illinois Extension Boone County […]