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Illinois Tollway INVITES local and state officials to break ground

Illinois Tollway INVITES local and state officials to break ground

**MEDIA ALERT**   Illinois Tollway INVITES local and state officials to break ground on new full-access Irene Road interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial tollway (i-90)   WHAT:           The Illinois Tollway and officials from the city of Belvidere and Boone County, along with state legislators, will break ground on the […]

 
 

Belvidere Weekend Events

Belvidere Weekend Events

Friday, June 26 First day of Heritage Days Festival. The festival includes Maxwell Street Days, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., harkening back to the time when that popular street in Chicago attracted thousands of bargain-hunters. Taste of Belvidere, 4 to 8 p.m., throughout the downtown. Go-kart racing, 6 to 9 […]

 
 

Candlewick hosts Kids and Fathers Fishing Tournament

Candlewick hosts Kids and Fathers Fishing Tournament

By Barb Appelhans Reporter CANDLEWICK LAKE – Father’s Day at Candlewick Lake started out with the traditional “Kids and Fathers Fishing Tournament.” The event consisted of four age groups: three-to-six-year-olds, seven-to-nine-year-olds, 10-to-13-year-olds, and 14-to-16-year-olds.  Prizes and trophies were awarded to the largest, smallest, and most unusual catch. Analiese Lewis, 12, […]

 
 

Water rescue teams submerge car for training exercise

Water rescue teams submerge car for training exercise

By Barb Appelhans Reporter CANDLEWICK LAKE – On Saturday, June 20, water rescue teams from Rockford, North Boone, and Belvidere fire departments submerged a 2015 Dodge Dart car frame. The Chrysler Corporation donated the 2015 Dodge Dart to the water rescue teams and even delivered it to Candlewick Lake for […]

 
 

Public hearing on wind turbine setback will resume

Public hearing on wind turbine setback will resume

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The first meeting on a proposed increase in the distance between a wind turbine and someone’s property line was held in January, before the Boone County Regional Planning Commission. Tonight will mark the fifth public hearing before the Boone County Zoning Board of Appeals […]

 
 

Barbershop Chorus brings crowd back in time

Barbershop Chorus brings crowd back in time

By Rhonda Mix Reporter BELVIDERE – A large crowd gathered at the Community Complex of Boone County building June 14 to watch the Greater Rockford Barbershop Chorus perform an entertaining and harmonious repertoire of songs. The Barbershop Chorus performed together as a whole, in quartets and with individual vocal demonstrations. […]

 
 

Open house Tuesday for longtime county food inspector

Open house Tuesday for longtime county food inspector

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – She went to work for the Boone County Health Department at an age when some were taking retirement. That was 25 years ago and now, longtime food inspector Marj Graves is retiring. An open house in her honor will be held from 3 to […]

 
 

Annual Heritage Days celebration right around the corner

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – It’s time to mark those calendars with the dates of June 26, 27 and 28. The city’s annual Heritage Days festival will be held that weekend with all kinds of events being held those three days. A committee led by Mayor Mike Chamberlain has […]

 
 

“An American Salute to God”

Please join us for “An American Salute to God” Patriotic Community Worship Service/Concert Heritage Days Weekend Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:00 A.M. Community Building Complex of Boone County 111. W. First St. Belvidere, IL 61008  

 
 

18th Annual Farm Breakfast

18th Annual Farm Breakfast