Public Meetings

Rockton hires Teska& Associates to partner with on downtown streetscape

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Back on June 12 the Rockton Village Board listened as three Streetscape consultants presented ideas. Ayres Associates, Fehr Graham and Teska&Associates each gave a brief background of the company, former or current projects, experience and the scope of work. Representatives were introduced. Based on a scoring […]


Sue Elliott, Civil Service Commission member, to be honored

By Margaret Downing REPORTER Loves Park aldermen made quick work of the July 24 city council meeting. City Clerk Bob Burden announced that long time Civil Service Commission member Sue Elliott has resigned that position. The council will present her with an appreciation plaque for her service at an upcoming […]


Rockford Park District, Loves Park collaborate on employment opportunity

The Rockford Park District and City of Loves Park have worked together for years and that relationship is only going to get stronger as a critical role in the Rockford Park District is filled by a long-time City of Loves Park employee. The Rockford Park District hired Dan Jacobson, Director […]


Sign variance moves Pita Pit along at new location in MP

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER It’s been eight years since there was a restaurant in the former Taco Bell building at 8638 N. Second St., near the Machesney Towne Center. Now a Pita Pit is going in there and the owners want a new sign to accompany the change in occupancy. […]


South Beloit council welcomes replacement commissioner

At the May 15 South Beloit City Council meeting, commissioners voted to bring former Commissioner Sonya Baden onboard to fill out the remaining term of Commissioner Jeff Redieske, who recently resigned because he relocated out of the city. When the late Mayor Mike Duffy unexpectedly died, Alice Schoonover was appointed […]


Machesney Park mayor fills board vacancy, appoints committees

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Newly elected Mayor Steve Johnson has filled the vacancy on the village board that was created when he decided to leave in mid-term and run for the position also known as village president. His recommendation of Jake Schmidt was approved, 6-0, without comment, at the board’s […]


Reappointment of Conrad Lantz to Police Pension Board

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the May 15 Loves Park City Council meeting Conrad Lantz was reappointed to the Police Pension Board for a term that expires on June 30, 2019. Alderman Nancy Warden was appointed to serve in an advisory capacity on the city’s Liquor Commission effective May 15. […]


Scott Sanders selected as new Roscoe Village Administrator

Scott Sanders selected as new Roscoe Village Administrator

By Jean Seegers REPORTER After serving two years as the Roscoe Village Administrator, Pat De Graves resigned last December. In February, 2017, village trustees began their search for a new administrator. After sorting through 20 applications and interviewing the three final candidates, the board decided to choose one of their […]


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 […]