Post-Journal

Six defendants charged in federal investigation targeting narcotics sales in Rockford

Six defendants charged in federal investigation targeting narcotics sales in Rockford

Six individuals are facing federal criminal charges as part of an investigation into heroin and crack cocaine sales in the Rockford area.

 
 

Man arrested following fatal accident

Man arrested following fatal accident

On Saturday, July 14, Loves Park Police Officers responded to the intersection of N. Mulford Road and N. Perryville Road in reference a two-vehicle traffic crash. One driver, 58-year-old Mary Wymore, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was identified as Samuel Gomez-Gonzalez. Loves Park […]

 
 

Eleven-year-old Rockton girl leads charge to help others facing hair loss

Eleven-year-old Rockton girl leads charge to help others facing hair loss

Gracie Williams stands with an enlarged check depicting the total of $2,585.

 
 

Drainage ditch maintenance services okayed

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the Loves Park City Council meeting on June 25, aldermen approved a resolution allowing the public works manager to hire assistance with drainage ditch maintenance in the city. The resolution includes “but is not limited to tree removal, excavation, hauling, and materials for the purpose […]

 
 

Wording of open burning referendum question delays action in MP

Wording of open burning referendum question delays action in MP

The proposed wording of an advisory referendum that may appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot reads: “Should the Village of Machesney Park allow small, recreational campfires and…

 
 

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful clothing drive set for May 12

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Volunteers load donated clothing onto truck at a past KNIB Clothing Drive.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) will hold its Spring Clothing Drive on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at four locations: Blain’s Farm and Fleet, 300 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park; Blain’s Farm and Fleet, 725 W. State St., Rockford…

 
 

Kishwaukee Valley ABATE hosting pasta fundraiser

By Marianne Mueller Reporter The Kishwaukee Valley Chapter of ABATE-A Brotherhood Aimed toward Education is hosting a pasta dinner fundraiser on Feb. 17. Join ABATE at the VFW Post 9759 at 2018 Windsor Road in Loves Park for food, fun and entertainment will fill four hours of guaranteed fun! Doors […]

 
 

State Baseball Hall of Fame beckons Harlem’s Doug Livingston

State Baseball Hall of Fame beckons Harlem’s Doug Livingston

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Two years after retiring as the highly successful coach of baseball teams at Auburn and Harlem high schools, accolades continue to be afforded to Doug Livingston. Last week he was one of six inducted into the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) Hall of Fame […]

 
 

2018 snowsculpting competition

2018 snowsculpting competition

Belvidere North High School students Abbey Brynolf, Ky Gilbertson and Patrick McGowan work on their sculpture, Bee Protective, for the 2018 Sinnissippi Snow Sculpting competition. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

 
 

Machesney Park hits the ground running as a new year unfolds

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The new year only is a few weeks old, but the village of Machesney Park has a whole host of items on its “to do list.” Most of them are being carried over from 2017, when the village enjoyed a productive year on a number of […]