Public Meetings

Lack of bids scuttles Belvidere streetscape project this year

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The city’s downtown streetscape project won’t continue this year, because the only bid received to do the work was well over the amount set aside in the current budget. And so the committee of the whole’s recommendation to reject the bid was approved by […]

 
 

Boone County Retired Teachers announce upcoming meeting

BOONE COUNTY – The Boone County Retired Teachers are preparing for the first meeting of the year.  It will be a dinner meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the 1st United Methodist Church. Chris Gluck of Association Member Benefits Advisors and Loryann Els of the Illinois […]

 
 

Boone County Conservation District Board of Trustees announces special meeting

BOONE COUNTY – The Boone County Conservation District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at 4 p.m. at the Gustafson Nature Center located at 603 N. Appleton Road in Belvidere. The agenda for this meeting will be: An executive session to discuss litigation, […]

 
 

Belvidere names interim superintendent

Belvidere names interim superintendent

BELVIDERE- Less than three months into retirement a former administrator will be returning to District #100. Cheryl Gieseke retired June 30 after more than 30 years of service with Belvidere Schools.  Last night the board named Ms. Gieseke as temporary Interim Superintendent.  The board also approved the hiring of B.W.P. […]

 
 

Cherry Valley Public Meetings

Public Works Committee: Monday August 10    7:00pm “Special” Village Board of Trustees Meeting: Monday August 10   7:30pm Public Safety Committee Meeting: Tuesday August 11    6:45pm Finance Committee: Tuesday August 11   7:00pm

 
 

News in Brief: Of inmates watching neighbors, committee votes on projects

News in Brief: Of inmates watching neighbors, committee votes on projects

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Neighbors of the new Boone County Jail don’t like the idea that inmates might be looking at them, through some of the 99 windows at the facility. That concern has been expressed to jail officials and prompted discussion, during the July 6 meeting of […]

 
 

“Loving Tails” visit Animal Friends Society of Boone County

“Loving Tails” visit Animal Friends Society of Boone County

The Rockford Memorial Hospital “Loving Tails” Therapy Dogs will be coming to visit the Animal Friends Society of Boone County at the Belvidere Township Building located at 8200 Fairgrounds Road. The event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

 
 

Village of Poplar Grove hosts meeting

POPLAR GROVE – The Village of Poplar Grove, “A Great Place to Call Home,” will hold their Finance and Public Works Committee meeting Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the village board room, located at 200 Hill St. in Poplar Grove.

 
 

Money found to continue ‘important’ drug court program

Money found to continue ‘important’ drug court program

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Finding money for unexpected expenses has been difficult for Boone County officials in recent years, but they were resolved in finding the dollars needed to continue the drug court program, which was started in 2014. The employee assigned to that function already had been […]

 
 

BNHS athletic information for fall 2015

BELVIDERE – Any BNHS student interested in trying out for/playing a fall sport will need to attend the parent/athlete meeting on Wednesday, July 29. All incoming freshman and students new to North will need to attend starting at 5:45 p.m. in the gym. At 6:45 p.m. all athletes and parents […]