Public Meetings

Community falls on both sides of the BPD issue

Community falls on both sides of the BPD issue

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The City Council chamber meeting was packed on Monday, March 2, leaving standing room only out in the hallway. Many members of the community came out to support the Belvidere Police Dept. A few of them did not. They all had their opportunity to speak during […]

 
 

Hononegah Board of Education listens to different views on Indian Mascot

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Two petitions have been launched; one to remove the Indian Mascot; the other to keep it. The first was released by Students for a Democratic Society at Hononegah High School under the heading of “People, Not Mascots.” Listed on the petition are the words, “Bring an […]

 
 

Trustees discuss option of levying taxes for public roads, infrastructure on March ballot

By Jean Seegers REPORTER During the Committee of the Whole portion of the Roscoe Village meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, trustees discussed asking Village constituents to approve a non-Home Rule Retailers Occupation Tax and a Non-Home Rule Service Occupation Tax, (A 1 % sales tax). The question would appear on […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 
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