The Journal

Machesney Park mayor fills board vacancy, appoints committees

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Newly elected Mayor Steve Johnson has filled the vacancy on the village board that was created when he decided to leave in mid-term and run for the position also known as village president. His recommendation of Jake Schmidt was approved, 6-0, without comment, at the board’s […]

 
 

Boat launch usage prompts Machesney Park to expand parking area

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Heavy usage of the new boat ramp along the Rock River is prompting the village to buy additional land to keep up with the demand for parking. Village board members voted 6-0 May 15 to approve the purchase of a lot adjacent to two parcels the […]

 
 

Cox arrested on a charge of arson

Cox arrested on a charge of arson

On Saturday, May 13, at 7:12 p.m., Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Village Inn Motel at 7820 North Second St. in Machesney Park for a fire. Deputies discovered that Room 18 was engulfed in flames and heavy smoke. North Park Department with the assistance of Rockford, Rockton, […]

 
 

Reappointment of Conrad Lantz to Police Pension Board

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the May 15 Loves Park City Council meeting Conrad Lantz was reappointed to the Police Pension Board for a term that expires on June 30, 2019. Alderman Nancy Warden was appointed to serve in an advisory capacity on the city’s Liquor Commission effective May 15. […]

 
 

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Members of Harlem’s girls track team just keep getting better, individually, as the season continues. There recently was a boatload of personal bests as the Lady Huskies made sure the championship trophy from their fifth annual invitational […]

 
 

Late Boylan rally stuns Harlem in NIC-10 baseball showdown

Late Boylan rally stuns Harlem in NIC-10 baseball showdown

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem was on the verge of a key NIC-10 baseball victory over Boylan at home. But the Titans spoiled that hope by scoring four runs in the top of the sixth inning Friday evening to remain unbeaten in conference play with a 6-5 victory. Things were […]

 
 

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 […]