Public Meetings

Millions waiting to be invested in Pecatonica

By Chris Johnson REPORTER On Thursday, Nov. 7, the Pecatonica Village Board met in regular session with discussion held on a major works project which will impact residents. The Village of Pecatonica is looking to make major switch-overs for the underground water transfer systems. There are a lot of miles […]


Rockton Township reviews business matters, showed cooperative spirit

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Supervisor Paul Williams read correspondence from Rockton Village President, Dale Adams expressing interest creating a cooperative effort to obtain an extension of the bike path from Dorr Road to Hononegah High School; the first part of the July meeting. It was said that there is money […]


Prayers offered for the well being of Boone County administrator

Ken Terrinoni

“Back in ’08, when the market crashed – and I’m not sure how he did it – he made sure no one was laid off,” David said. “That says something. So, yes, I’m a proud older brother. You are his whole life.”


Byron City Council To Meet Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30pm

Byron City Council summer works plan working By Chris Johnson REPORTER The Byron City Council will meet on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in open session and among its duties, will work to assure that the summer plan for improvement is progressing. There are always other projects that get […]


Local Fire Department plans to increase Emergency Services, decrease health care costs

SUBMITTED PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	North Boone District #3 is asking to be the ambu-lance service provider for the Poplar Grove area at no out-of-pocket cost to those in need of services.

“We are running the referendum because additional EMS services make a community safer,”


South Beloit board hears from Visit Beloit

By Margaret Downing Reporter At the Dec. 3 city council meeting, commissioners heard from Visit Beloit Executive Director Celestino Ruffini who explained that a continued membership request would be upcoming in early 2019. The city has close ties with the Beloit tourism organization, and in conjunction with the Rockford Visitors Bureau is […]


Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Anthony Bolanos and Lamar Morrow visited with Santa Claus and his Elf during South Beloit High School’s Breakfast with Santa. South Beloit High School Breakfast with Santa draws steady crowds By Marianne Mueller Reporter Breakfast with Santa at South Beloit High School has become an annual stop for young ones and […]


Playground grant, ambulance service bring discussion in Belvidere

Playground grant, ambulance service bring discussion in Belvidere

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The receipt of a $20,000 grant for playground equipment and extension of a five-year agreement for ambulance service brought discussion among aldermen during a recent committee of the whole meeting. The General Mills Foundation Hometown Grant making Program once again has invested some grant money in […]


Belvidere increasing fees for parking violations, gaming machines

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The most recent survey of water and sewer rates in northern Illinois, conducted by the city of Genoa, shows Belvidere’s are the lowest. So possibly might be its fee for those who violate parking regulations downtown and elsewhere. But no longer, now that city council has […]


Mayor’s veto sends alley issue back to Belvidere City Council

By Bob Balgemann Reporter In all, the April 2 meeting of the Belvidere City Council lasted 18 minutes. A few of those minutes were taken by Mayor Mike Chamberlain as he vetoed an ordinance, approved by council at its March 19 meeting, to improve the entire length of an alley […]

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