The Herald

South Beloit thoroughfare to be reconstructed

By Margaret Downing REPORTER Commissioners at the South Beloit City Council meeting July 16 approved a resolution awarding the city’s 2018 Motor Fuel Tax Fund bid for De La Tour Dr. to Rock Road Companies in the amount of $261,834.79. The bid came in at about $100,000 less than expected. […]


New flagpole dedicated in memory of former Shirland Fire Chief

New flagpole dedicated in memory of former Shirland Fire Chief

Before the Fourth of July parade in 2018 a special dedication remembered the many contributions of Charles “Ray” Preiss. The Walter Graham American Legion Post #332 Rifle Squad lined up to pay tribute by the Shirland Town Hall.


South Beloit health plan problems considered

South Beloit health plan problems considered

On the agenda at the South Beloit City Council meeting June 4 was a discussion about issues with the city’s Local Government Health Plan, in relation to such issues as delayed payments…


Rockton Memorial Day Parade reminded all of true meaning of the day

Clockwise from top: The Walter Graham American Legion Post 332 Rifle Squad marched down Union Street; Jr. Auxillary member, Jadyn Stein sat in the back of a convertible driven by Auxiliary Vice President, Kathy Staver. Also pictured is Auxiliary President, Sandee Merten;Hononegah’s marching band played patriotic songs in honor of Memorial Day.

The Walter Graham American Legion Post 332 reminded everyone of the true meaning behind Memorial Day at this year’s Memorial Day event.


Winnebago County board to make final decision regarding proposed asphalt plant

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER A final decision is expected regarding a proposed asphalt plant in Black’s Quarry at 11200 N. Main Road, in Rockton. Strong opposition in massive numbers against the proposed plant remains. Residents have expressed concerns about additional truck traffic on the service road that sits in front […]


Event raises awareness for Lupus by using interactive learning techniques

Dr. Brian Arn, Dr. and Lupus Awareness Event Cre-ator, Organizer Karen Allen welcomed the public to an open house on May 10 at Advantage Chiropractic Wellness.

May is Lupus Awareness month and Advantage Chiropractic Wellness in Roscoe invited the public to gain knowledge at an open house held on Thursday, May 10.


Two new South Beloit police officers sworn in during council meeting

	Police Chief Hoey, center, is pictured with South Beloit’s newest police officers May 7. On the left is Officer Cameron Monyelle, on the right is Officer Martin Oswald.

South Beloit Police Chief Pat Hoey had a busy night of it during the May 7 city council meeting. A “gratitude plaque” was presented, first of all, to retiring Police Officer Sandy Messenger…


Former Roscoe cop promoted to ISP Sergeant

Former Roscoe cop promoted to ISP Sergeant

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 16 Commander Carl Heintz announced the promotion of Trooper Dan Balsley to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Balsley’s promotion was effective Feb. 1, 2018, and he was honored at a ceremony in Springfield last week.


Roscoe Trustees approve additional Police Dept., Village Hall project costs

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Roscoe Trustees approved a change order to the contract with Larson and Larson Builders at the May 1, Village meeting. The order includes additional flooring and painting in Village Hall for the amount not to exceed $25,000. Trustees also approved a special event permit including the […]


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 […]