City continues its opposition to House Bill on police accountability

By Margaret Downing Reporter The Loves Park City Council took care of a number of items at the April 12 council meeting: *A resolution opposing House Bill 1727 regarding “the elimination of qualified immunity for police officers” was passed. Under Officer Accountability, this Bill “creates” the “Bad Apples in Law […]


Harlem still unbeaten in football, sweeps Auburn in volleyball

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Harlem’s varsity football and girls volleyball teams were on the same path last week as the abbreviated 2021 season neared an end.  In football, the Huskies came from serious deficits for the third consecutive week to improve their record to 5-0 with one game left to […]


Coach says Harlem had ‘monumental season’ in girls basketball

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER It was one of those girls basketball seasons in the NIC-10 that saw a logjam of teams competing for a place in the Top 5. Harlem was bound for one of those spots until an unexpected end to the abbreviated season thwarted that anticipated finish. Head […]


Gov. Pritzker joins Blackhawks and Rockford officials to announce $23 million BMO Harris Bank Center capital renovation

Blackhawks announce purchase of Rockford IceHogs; Team to remain in Rockford through 2036 Governor JB Pritzker last Wednesday joined the Chicago Blackhawks, the City of Rockford, and the Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority (RAVE) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in announcing a $23 million […]


Harlem, Hononegah to renew football rivalry Saturday afternoon

By Bob Balgemann Reporter For lots of years, Harlem has made a presence on the football and soccer fields, and in the gymnasium with its girls volleyball team. The COVID-19 pandemic may have created an unprecedented time in the lives of student-athletes everywhere, one of the ongoing certainties around here […]


Applicants needed for Jane Lyons Memorial Scholarship

Applicants needed for Jane Lyons Memorial Scholarship

The Jane Lyons Memorial Scholarship for young women was established within the Rockford Park District Foundation to assist girls who enjoy playing the game of golf and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree.  This scholarship was made possible by the great generosity of Jane Lyons, who left nearly $1.2 million […]


Former Machesney Park trustee hopes to become next village clerk

By Bob Balgemann Reporter For longtime resident Robbin Snodgrass, continuing her many years of public service would be capped by becoming the fifth village clerk in its 40-year history on Tuesday. She is being opposed in her attempt by resident Kristine De Nolf. The Post Journal asked the two candidates […]


Harlem off to a 2-0 start in abbreviated NIC-10 football season

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem’s varsity football team is at the half-way mark of the abbreviated, six-game NIC-10 season. So far the Huskies have trounced Rockford Auburn, 36-12, in their first outing, while treating their fans to a 48-7 rout of Freeport in the home opener on March 27. They’ll […]


Harlem swimmers earn medal places, set records at NIC-10 meet

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Members of Harlem’s boys swimming and diving team were a presence at the year-ending conference meet, when a blend of seniors, juniors and sophomores finished first, second or third in eight of the 13 events. Sophomore Jeremy Mueller had a banner day, breaking six school records […]


Investment pays off as Machesney Park sells old J.C. Penney Outlet

By Bob Balgemann Reporter After six years of owning the former J.C. Penney Outlet at 8702 N. Second St., the village is close to completing its goal of redeveloping that building at the Town Center. That’s being accomplished through sale of the building to local businessman James Michalsen (JM Commercial […]

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