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Rep. Joe Sosnowski ‘s Kids Bike-A-Thon

Rep. Joe Sosnowski ‘s Kids Bike-A-Thon

By Anne Eickstadt EDITOR At the 2020 Bike-A-Thon at Midway Village on Saturday, July 25 from 9 to 11 a.m., kids could challenge themselves to see how many times they were able to ride around the course on their bike. Costumes were optional for this Halloween in July community event, […]

 
 

Loves Park teen well on his way as a private pilot

Loves Park teen well on his way as a private pilot

  By Margaret Downing REPORTER Sixteen-year old Boylan High School student and Troop 32 Boy Scout, Joshua White, of Loves Park, successfully completed his first solo flight this past week after logging over 22 hours of aviation flight instruction at Poplar Grove Airport this summer. Joshua is now well on […]

 
 

Scott Lane speeding under the microscope in Machesney Park

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Speeding along various streets in the village is an ongoing problem and occasionally draws discussion at village board meetings. Sometimes a resident or residents will ask that four-way stop intersections be created to keep speeding under control. But the official view typically is to reject such […]

 
 

RACVB founding President/CEO, Wendy Perks Fisher, inducted in to Industry Hall of Fame

RACVB founding President/CEO, Wendy Perks Fisher, inducted in to Industry Hall of Fame

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is honored to announce that Wendy Perks Fisher, RACVB’s retired president/CEO, has been inducted into to the Hall of Fame for Destinations International, the world’s largest organization serving and representing destination marketing organizations (like RACVB) focused on helping member agencies boost economic impact, […]

 
 

2020 Young at Heart Queen and Princesses crowned in private ceremony

2020 Young at Heart Queen and Princesses crowned in private ceremony

  By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Young at Heart events were cancelled this year to maintain good health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This included the Young at Heart Queen competitions as well to keep the young ladies safe and healthy as well. “The results were so close last […]

 
 

Machesney Park mayor announces plan to seek re-election in 2021

By Bob Balgemann Reporter At least one decision has been made well in advance of the April 2021 consolidated election in the village. Village President Steve Johnson, also known as the mayor, has announced that he will seek re-election to a second term. Others whose terms will be expiring next […]

 
 

Remodeled Jefferson Street Pedestrian Bridge opens

Remodeled Jefferson Street Pedestrian Bridge opens

Rockford Park District photo The Journal Monday, June 29, the Jefferson Street Pedestrian Bridge re-opened after renovations and repairs.   A major pathway will once again link residents by foot and bike to recreation and resources throughout downtown Rockford. Today, the Jefferson Street Pedestrian Bridge reopened after being closed due […]

 
 

Azavar successful in finding missing dollars for Machesney Park

By Bob Balgemann Reporter After seeing success being realized by the neighboring cities of Rockford and Belvidere, the Machesney Park Village Board in January 2019 hired Azavar Governmental Solutions, Inc., out of Chicago, for a series of revenue audits to be certain it was receiving all the money it was […]

 
 

Axe throwing activity new addition for Machesney Town Center

Axe throwing activity new addition for Machesney Town Center

courtesy photo The Journal When people get frustrated, they tend to throw harder. That, in turn, makes the axe rotate less before it reaches the target, making a drop almost certain. The first step is to slow down and get out of your own head. Most slumps are entirely mental […]

 
 

Moving forward to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois at hand for village

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter Mayor Steve Johnson is optimistic that the village and others will enter Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday. But that’s no guarantee. In his bimonthly report to the village board on June 15, he said for the village to move from Phase […]

 
 
 
 
 
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