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Rockford Police Department coaches teens

Rockford Police Department coaches teens

For the last 15 years, we’ve partnered with AAU to sponsor a teen basketball program, coached by Detective Joe Danforth. The program has impacted the lives of at least 100 kids throughout the years. Julius Coates, a Guilford High School grad, participated in the program in middle school and high […]

 
 

Snow transforms into works of art at 34th annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

Snow transforms into works of art at 34th annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

Blocks of snow will soon transform into works of art at the 34th Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition, which takes place at Sinnissippi Park, 1375 N. Second St., Rockford, Ill., beginning Wednesday, January 22, 2020 through Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Teams come from all over the state to Rockford to […]

 
 

Harlem wrestlers stun Hononegah as regular season winds down

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The face of this year’s Harlem wrestling team is changing through the arrival of newcomers and return of regulars who had been sidelined by injury. The Huskies recently fielded a full team in all 14 weight classes while scoring an unusually easy 50-15 win over rival […]

 
 

Harlem competitive cheer dominates Belvidere Winter Classic

Harlem competitive cheer dominates Belvidere Winter Classic

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Harlem competitive cheer entered three teams in the recent Belvidere Winter Classic and they came home with championship hardware in each of their divisions. It was a highly competitive event with close to 50 teams in all, testing each other’s routines and abilities. The Lady Huskies […]

 
 

Former newspaper GM pleads guilty in theft case

Cynthia R. Jensen

  Jensen ordered to pay $274,000, serve probation   Cynthia R. Jensen, 56, of Kingston, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in Walworth County Circuit Court in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, on Jan. 10. The former general manager of Rock Valley Publishing, Southern Lakes Newspapers and Southern Lakes Publishing made a […]

 
 

RACVB releases Stroll on State by the numbers

RACVB releases Stroll on State by the numbers

5,406 volunteer hours, 62 parade floats highlight 7th Annual Stroll Stroll on State, presented by Illinois Bank & Trust, welcomed residents and visitors to downtown Rockford for the seventh year on Saturday, Nov. 30 to ring in the holiday season. The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) produces the […]

 
 

Enroll in music lessons and more at the NIU Community School of the Arts

Enroll in music lessons and more at the NIU Community School of the Arts

Spring registration is open now at the NIU Community School of the Arts. The school offers music lessons, classes, and year-round programming for children and adults of all ages. More than 400 students come to NIU from nearly 50 cities, towns, and suburbs to participate in CSA classes, lessons, and […]

 
 

Battle of the Bells is over

Battle of the Bells is over

courtesy photo The Journal The Battle has ended; the totals are in … the Rockford Police Department won by only a difference of $31.82! The Rockford Fire Department far surpassed the Police Department with their online kettle. Congratulations to all and thank you Winnebago County for your support.

 
 

Man wanted for 2010 Rockford Murder found dead in Mexico

  A Rockford man, wanted in connection to a nearly 10-year-old murder case, is found murdered in Mexico. On Sept. 10, 2010 shortly after 5:30 p.m., Rockford Police Officers responded to the 600 block of Morgan St. in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, 23-year-old Steven […]

 
 

Harlem bowlers dominate NIC-10; girls basketball wins 3 in a row

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter The end of the 2019 portion of the 2019-20 conference season was a busy one for Harlem in boys and girls bowling, boys and girls basketball and wrestling. All four Harlem bowling teams – boys varsity and junior varsity, girls varsity and JV – are […]

 
 
 
 
 
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