Post-Journal

Join the #GiveBloodChallenge

With the state’s blood supply running low, lawmakers joined blood center officials in Rockford today to call on people to donate blood and stressed that blood centers are still safe, sterile places for healthy people to donate. “Blood Centers have lost a projected 130,000 units nationwide as a result of […]

 
 

Coronavirus Relief Emergency Food Boxes Packing Event

Coronavirus Relief Emergency Food Boxes Packing Event

COVID-19 Emergency Food Boxes were packed by Northern Illinois Food Bank on Wednesday morning, March 18, at Northern Illinois Food Bank’s West Suburban Center, 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva. -The Food Bank packed 1,250 emergency boxes of shelf-stable food and cleaning supplies that will be distributed to our agency network. – […]

 
 

Olson Lake Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics Illinois

Olson Lake Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics Illinois

Polar Plungers braved the frigid water of Olson Lake, on Saturday, March 7. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. The Olson Lake Plunge took place at Rock Cut State Park, 7318 Harlem Road, Loves Park. Registration began […]

 
 

City Council honors HHS Girls Bowling Team

City Council honors HHS Girls Bowling Team

By Margaret Downing Reporter At the March 9 city council meeting, the Harlem Girls Bowling team was honored and given recognition by the council for finishing second at the Illinois High School Association’s (IHSA) tournament in February. A resolution giving the okay for the fire department to purchase a Stryker […]

 
 

MP being asked to continue higher sales tax for road improvements

By Bob Balgemann Reporter It started in 2008 and since then, many miles of village roads have been rebuilt and/or resurfaced thanks to the vision of voters who made all that possible. Now voters will be asked for a second time to continue a one percent sales tax so that […]

 
 

Announcing the Recipient of the George and Barbara Fell Award to be presented at NLI’s Annual Dinner

Announcing the Recipient of the George and Barbara Fell Award to be presented at NLI’s Annual Dinner

Natural Land Institute (NLI) is pleased to announce that Don Miller will receive the 2020 George and Barbara Fell Award at their Annual Dinner on March 24. Don is known for his 27 years of leadership at Severson Dells Nature Center in Rockford and for connecting thousands of children and […]

 
 

Lace up your shoes and sip some brews for Nik’s Wish

Lace up your shoes and sip some brews for Nik’s Wish

Sip and sprint (or walk) your way to granting Wishes for young adult cancer warriors. On Saturday, March 14, join Nik’s Wish for the 5k Shamrock Beer Run/Walk. The course, at Rockford Speedway, 9572 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park, boasts five beer pitstops. At each pitstop, sample a three-ounce brew […]

 
 

SwedishAmerican Caring Canines Therapy Dog Program makes donation to Rockford Police K-9 Unit

SwedishAmerican Caring Canines Therapy Dog Program makes donation to Rockford Police K-9 Unit

SwedishAmerican’s Caring Canines Therapy Dog program donated $3,944 in proceeds from its 2020 wall calendars to the Rockford Police Department’s K-9 Unit at a check presentation Thursday at SwedishAmerican, 1401 E. State St. in Rockford. The wall calendars were sold at SwedishAmerican’s E. State St. campus in December and feature […]

 
 

VFW hosts law enforcement recognition event

VFW hosts law enforcement recognition event

By Margaret Downing Reporter The Clifford R. Johnson VFW Post No. 9759 once again held its yearly “Law Enforcement Recognition Night” on February 15 in Loves Park. The Officer of the Year winners were announced and honored: -City of Loves Park Police Department: Patrol Officer Brady Bailey -Winnebago County Sheriff’s […]

 
 

Time Traveling Civil War Surgeon to visit Spectrum School

Time Traveling Civil War Surgeon to visit Spectrum School

Spectrum School announced today Time-traveling Civil War Surgeon Dr. James Riley Monroe Gaskill will be completing his medical rounds at Spectrum School on the morning of March 9, 2020. Dr. Gaskill, Surgeon from the 45 Illinois Volunteers, will be demonstrating the tools of his trade and discussing the challenges of […]

 
 
 
 
 
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