Public Meetings

Roscoe Township Clean Slate candidates win a clean sweep

By Jean Seegers REPORTER As newly elected Roscoe Township Supervisor Jim Benkovich described the results of the April 4, election, “It’s a new day at the Township.” Benkovich won against incumbent Steve Connell, receiving 63 percent of the vote. Benkovich and the Clean Slate candidates won all of the remaining […]


Loves Park election heating up

Loves Park election heating up

By Margaret Downing REPORTER After 20 years as the mayor of Loves Park, Darryl Lindberg is stepping down, which has opened up the mayor’s position after the April 4 consolidated election. Besides two mayoral candidates: Greg Jury (Ward 1) and John Pruitt (Ward 2) – both long time aldermen, a […]


One contest Tuesday for Machesney Park’s 3 board seats

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The Machesney Park Village Board will see at least one change after Tuesday’s nonpartisan election. Joseph (Joe) Seipts has no opposition in his first attempt to win a four-year term in District 1. Incumbent Robbin Pilcher-Snodgrass planned to run for a second term but was removed […]


Mayoral candidates put best foot forward on eve of election

Mayoral candidates put best foot forward on eve of election

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The village’s 2017 mayoral election is coming up Tuesday (April 4), with each of the two candidates saying why he should be chosen by voters. Incumbent Mayor/Village President Jerry D. Bolin, who is seeking a second four-year term, has drawn opposition from sitting Trustee Steve Johnson. […]


League of Women Voters host Roscoe Township forum

League of Women Voters host Roscoe Township forum

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Claire McIntyre, President of the League of Women Voters, hosted a Roscoe Township Forum Wednesday evening, March 22, at North Suburban Library in Roscoe. McIntyre introduced candidates running on the Republican, Independent and Clean Slate ticket in the April 4, election. Ten candidates are running for […]


Incumbent, challenger compete for seat on MP village board

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Incumbent James Kidd is being opposed by Heather Kelley in his bid for re-election to the District 3 seat on the Machesney Park Village Board. The election is April 4. Trustee Kidd is no stranger when it comes to serving both the local and global communities. […]


Loves Park gives recognition to Harlem bowling champs

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the March 6 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen saw Mayor Darryl Lindberg recognize the Har-lem High School Girls’ Bowling Team as the recently named “IHSA 2017 State Bowling Champions” under the leadership of bowling coach Jim Heathscott. They’ve been setting records and “rolling along” […]


Belvidere, Boone County Police Briefings

Belvidere Friday, Feb. 17 Around 1:08 p.m., BPD Officer conducted tobacco compliance checks of local retailers, in partnership with the Boone County Health Department. Nine retail establishments were checked and all nine were in compliance. Thursday, Feb. 23 Around 4:11 p.m., BPD Officer conducted tobacco compliance checks of local retailers, […]


Health department plans second summer as feeding site

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Not many are thinking about summer, other than hoping it will come back sooner than later. That doesn’t include the Boone County Health Department, which just held an informational meeting about its plans to be a summer feeding site for the second year. The program is […]


Procedures explained on District 100 Board of Education meetings

By Chris Johnson REPORTER The Belvidere Board of Education regularly meets as a full body of trustees the second week of each month. Once in their seats, trustees move forward with the approval of the previous meeting’s minutes. After that, any adjustments can be noted and approved prior to additional […]