The Journal

Officer of the Year awards held March 4 in Loves Park

Officer of the Year awards held March 4 in Loves Park

Officers Brian Britnell, Kurt Cutler, Collen Gaspard and Sean Kahly, as well as Sergeant Mike Landman were all nominated for the Annual 2017 VFW Officer of the Year Award for their part in saving lives from a burning building in May 2016. Their actions were recognized during a dinner at […]


Incumbent, challenger compete for seat on MP village board

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Incumbent James Kidd is being opposed by Heather Kelley in his bid for re-election to the District 3 seat on the Machesney Park Village Board. The election is April 4. Trustee Kidd is no stranger when it comes to serving both the local and global communities. […]


Loves Park gives recognition to Harlem bowling champs

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the March 6 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen saw Mayor Darryl Lindberg recognize the Har-lem High School Girls’ Bowling Team as the recently named “IHSA 2017 State Bowling Champions” under the leadership of bowling coach Jim Heathscott. They’ve been setting records and “rolling along” […]


Harlem Boys edge the Girls in annual bowling Grudge Match

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER In a battle of 2017 state bowling champions, Harlem’s boys team won the annual Ladies versus Gents Grudge Match by a mere 112 pins, 5,055 to 4,943. The event was held March 5 at Forest Hills Lanes in Loves Park, home of both Huskie teams. Senior […]


Olivia Lewis breaking records for Harlem’s indoor track team

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Sophomore Olivia Lewis can’t seem to get out of her own way when it comes to the triple jump event in Harlem girls track and field. During the recent Huntley Invite, she twice broke a Harlem school record she owned in that indoor field event. She […]


MP gets early report on revenue, expenditures for new budget

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Village officials have taken the first step in preparing another new budget. This one will be for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which begins May 1. Village Administrator Tim Savage and Human Resources, Accounting Manager Michelle Johannsen presented preliminary revenue and expenditure information to the village board […]


Fire Chief responds to county complaint on Loves Park business

By Margaret Downing REPORTER Per the Loves Park Fire Department report presented Feb. 27 at the city council meeting, Fire Chief Phil Foley was “contacted by the Winnebago County Health Department about a fire in a deep fat fryer and that the cook had dumped a bucket of water on […]


Harlem-Roscoe battles blaze at KFC

Harlem-Roscoe battles blaze at KFC

Harlem Roscoe firefighters received a 911 call at 6:04 a.m. on March 5, for a report of smoke coming from the roof of a restaurant on West Lane in Machesney Park. “Upon arrival of first units there was smoke coming from the north wall and roof,” said Fire Chief Don […]


Elderly man killed in Walmart parking lot

On March 3, at 3:30 p.m. Rockford Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the Walmart Shopping Center located 3849 Northridge Dr. for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the parking lot. Loves Park Po-lice arrived on scene first and located Walmart employees and other citizen’s doing CPR on […]


Polar Plunge raises $108,725 in support of Special Olympics

Polar Plunge raises $108,725 in support of Special Olympics

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Lightly snow covered grounds cleared exposing a sandy beach with sunny skies shining overhead. Temperatures sat in the 40s and strong winds created conditions that failed to keep 355 brave souls with warm hearts from plunging into icy waters of Olson Lake in Rock Cut State […]