Post-Journal

Machesney Park considers firearms assembly, repair business

By Bob Balgemann Reporter A requested special use permit to allow a firearms assembly and repair business at 9663 N. Alpine Road, between Field Fastener and Quest Packing and Shipping, has received two positive recommendations. It will be considered by the village board at Monday night’s meeting. The new business […]

 
 

Park District officer promoted

Park District officer promoted

Thank you to all of the men and women of the Rockford Park District Police department for always being there to protect and serve. Two members of our Rockford Park District Police department moved up in rank. Congratulations to Detective Teri Johnson who was promoted to Sergeant and is the […]

 
 

31 seniors lead Harlem sports teams during unusual fall season

By Bob Balgemann Reporter While the coronavirus pandemic has brought unprecedented changes for sports teams throughout the United States, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has worked to be sure there would be a 2020-21 season for its hundreds of high schools and their student-athletes. Harlem is among them, of […]

 
 

Murder Investigation at Don Carter Lanes; Suspect in Custody

On Saturday, Dec. 26, at approximately 6:55 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to 4007 E. State St. (Don Carter Lanes/Shooter’s Bar) for reports of an active shooter. Rockford Police officers were able to quickly locate and identify the suspect, 37-year-old Duke Webb of Florida. He was taken into custody without […]

 
 

Giving, caring spirit lives in Machesney Park as difficult year ends

By Bob Balgemann Reporter There were lots of hurts in the village during 2020, a mostly hard to believe year that came to a close today. But through it all the spirit of giving that has been in evidence around here for a very long time was still alive, helping […]

 
 

Long-time Village Clerk Lori Mitchell embarks on a new adventure

Long-time Village Clerk Lori Mitchell embarks on a new adventure

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Lori Mitchell has been a resident of the village for a long time and over those years spent many years serving the public. For 20 years she worked for Harlem School District 122, coordinating staff and community relations. She retired in 2004 but after one year […]

 
 

Harlem graduate Josh Black opts for extra year of college football

Harlem graduate Josh Black opts for extra year of college football

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The road trip to South Bend, Ind. Dec. 5 didn’t bring an end to Josh Black’s four-year football career at Syracuse University. COVID-19 presented seniors around the country with the option of playing an extra year of football and the 2016 graduate of Harlem High School […]

 
 

Machesney Park-based unit returns from overseas deployment

Machesney Park-based unit returns from overseas deployment

Approximately 150 Soldiers with the 135th Chemical Company, based in Machesney Park, Illinois, arrived home this week in time for the holidays after a successful overseas deployment. The unit deployed in January to the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent […]

 
 

Harlem graduate Tanner Elliott named as Prestigious Statewide Student Laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

Harlem graduate Tanner Elliott named as Prestigious Statewide Student Laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

Rockford University, the region’s leading private four-year institution, announced recently  that senior Tanner Elliott was named as a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate, a prestigious honor awarded to only 55 students in the state. The honor is bestowed by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois to the most noteworthy senior from each […]

 
 

Community overcomes COVID-19 problems to support toy drives

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The persistent coronavirus pandemic is in its ninth month and in some states, such as Illinois, its spread doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. With the deadly virus has come related financial difficulties that have affected thousands of people here, around the country and the […]

 
 
 
 
 
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