The Journal

As spring weather warms up, so do Harlem’s Lady Huskies

As spring weather warms up, so do Harlem’s Lady Huskies

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The 2017 spring weather continues to be inconsistent, but Harlem’s varsity softball team is beginning to get in sync as it plays more games. That’s especially true of the offense, which ran roughshod over Crystal Lake South and Rochelle in recent games. The Lady Huskies routed […]

 
 

Harlem track teams fare well in prestigious tournament

Harlem track teams fare well in prestigious tournament

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem’s boys and girls varsity track teams put on a strong showing last weekend at the prestigious Moline “Gene Shipley Tournament” downstate. They fared well in the NIC-10 opening meets last week, defeating Freeport, 81-58 and Belvidere, 81-32, in a double-dual. The junior varsity won over […]

 
 

Loves Park Mayor-elect discusses plans

Loves Park Mayor-elect discusses plans

By Margaret Downing REPORTER First Ward Alderman Greg Jury will be the new mayor of Loves Park as of May 1, and will be sworn in at a special ceremony held in city hall on Sunday, April 30. Jury says, “I am very proud of the campaign that we ran […]

 
 

Machesney Park has new mayor, trustee and treasurer

Machesney Park has new mayor, trustee and treasurer

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Incumbent village officials who were opposed in the April 4 consolidated voting went 1-for-2 in their bids for re-election. Mayor Jerry D. Bolin was defeated by challenger Steve Johnson, a sitting member of the village board, in his attempt to win a second four-year term. It […]

 
 

City welcomes newest police officer

City welcomes newest police officer

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the April 4 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen and Mayor Darryl Lindberg, along with various police department officials welcomed the newest Loves Park police officer. Kyle May is a resident of Rockton who graduated from South Beloit High School and is an Army veteran, […]

 
 

Early successes for Harlem as weather allows some contests

Early successes for Harlem as weather allows some contests

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER About the only sure thing in the March weather roller coaster ride has been indoor track and boys vol-leyball . Mother Nature has allowed a few outdoor games and matches for Harlem’s baseball, softball, soccer and tennis teams, with more wins than losses being recorded. The […]

 
 

Harlem battling weather to start new baseball season

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem’s new varsity baseball has been ready for a while to start the 2017 season. But Mother Nature hasn’t cooperated very much. Not long ago a baseball diamond was created in a field of snow at the high school, with some of the Huskies wishing it […]

 
 

Loves Park election heating up

Loves Park election heating up

By Margaret Downing REPORTER After 20 years as the mayor of Loves Park, Darryl Lindberg is stepping down, which has opened up the mayor’s position after the April 4 consolidated election. Besides two mayoral candidates: Greg Jury (Ward 1) and John Pruitt (Ward 2) – both long time aldermen, a […]

 
 

Young at Heart Parade Committee accepting entries

The 2017 Young at Heart Parade will step off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. This year’s them is “Preserve the Environment,” and the color scheme is blue, yellow and green. Anyone interested in participating in the parade can call Barb Schwengels at 654-5033 or the city’s web page […]

 
 

One contest Tuesday for Machesney Park’s 3 board seats

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The Machesney Park Village Board will see at least one change after Tuesday’s nonpartisan election. Joseph (Joe) Seipts has no opposition in his first attempt to win a four-year term in District 1. Incumbent Robbin Pilcher-Snodgrass planned to run for a second term but was removed […]