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City of South Beloit approves requests; denies one

By Margaret Downing Reporter Commissioners at the South Beloit city council meeting on Feb. 5 okayed several ordinances and resolutions concerning planned residential development sites off Willowbrook Road, while denying a special use request for a used auto sales/all-terrain vehicle sales, and retail hobby shop in the 1800 block of […]

 
 

Hononegah bowling team brings home State Championship

Hononegah bowling team brings home State Championship

  By Jean Seegers REPORTER The Hononegah Boys Bowling Team came home victorious after winning the IHSA Boys Bowling Championship, Jan. 28, at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon, Illinois. This was the team’s second title in four years, finishing 420 pins ahead of Free-port who came in second. Senior Nick […]

 
 

Chief Hoey designated as Certified Police Chief

Chief Hoey designated as Certified Police Chief

The City of South Beloit is pleased to announce that the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) has honored Chief Patrick Hoey by being designated as a Certified Police Chief through the Association’s Police Chief Certification Program. This designation signifies that Chief Hoey has met the highest standards of […]

 
 

Bilderback clinches Big 8 title at Rockford Speedway

Bilderback clinches Big 8 title at Rockford Speedway

By Eric Huenefeld ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY Saturday night at Rockford Speedway, Michael Bilderback did what he’s done more than anyone else since the beginning of the 2015 racing season; win races. The South Beloit native bagged his 24th win in three years in a dominant effort during the 108-lap Big 8 […]

 
 

Local churches, fire department deliver help to hurricane victims

Local churches, fire department deliver help to hurricane victims

In the wake of category 4 hurricanes Harvey, which affected areas near Rockport, Texas and southwest Louisiana people came together to aid victims. Locally a collaboration formed and on Monday, Sept. 11. Pastor Cheryl Coffman of Prince of Peace Church picked up a U-Haul trailer and drove over to the […]

 
 

Roscoe Township gets mixed results from well water testing

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Ty Miller, Project Manager at MCM Environmental Services in Rockton has been testing the wells at Robert Cross Park on Hononegah Road at the request of the Roscoe Township Board. Currently the water at the park is used to irrigate the grass and ball fields. However, […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Stateline Baseball Coach’s Clincher Tournament to benefit Greg Lindmark Foundation

Stateline Baseball Coach’s Clincher Tournament to benefit Greg Lindmark Foundation

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Greg Lindmark retired as a Rockford Police Officer after 29 years on the force.He went on to become chief investigator for the Winnebago County States Attorney’s Office.His next plan was to move to Door County with his wife following his second retirement. Instead, Lindmark took his […]

 
 

Winnebago County Health Dept. reports one West Nile Virus positive mosquito pool

The Winnebago County Health Department announced that they have one positive mosquito pool with West Nile Virus (WNV) in the 61073 Zip Code, which is in the Roscoe area. There are no human cases to report. “At this time, WNV is presumed to be present throughout Winnebago County, and appropriate […]

 
 

HHS students get ready for INCubator Program Pitch Night

HHS students get ready for INCubator Program Pitch Night

JEAN SEEGERS PHOTOSThe Herald Julien Brown is going it alone with a computer tech business – Apex Computers he has launched through the Hononegah High School INCubator program. The program started three years ago and has been successful in giving students the opportunity to learn all aspects of starting a […]