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Cherry Valley plants Arbor Day tree

Cherry Valley plants Arbor Day tree

By Anne Eickstadt Editor It was a very quiet event this year. It consisted of three members of the Cherry Valley Public Works Dept. and two reporters. Nevertheless, Cherry Valley was celebrating Arbor Day by planting a new tree near the Village Hall. Chris Roskapp is the arborist (tree expert) […]

 
 

Machesney Park native reenlists aboard USS James E. Williams

Machesney Park native reenlists aboard USS James E. Williams

By Megan Brown Navy Office of Community Outreach Petty Officer Second Class Kyle Mcgee, a native of Machesney Park, recently celebrated his reenlistment in the U.S. Navy with a ceremony aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS James E. Williams. The ship is currently on deployment in the Persian Gulf. Mcgee […]

 
 

Enjoy a Virtual Wine 5k Run/Walk, support cancer warriors

Enjoy a Virtual Wine 5k Run/Walk, support cancer warriors

  Bring joy and have fun with our Virtual Wine 5k Run/Walk. Register for the Run/Walk and we’ll send you COOL Wine Run swag. Run or walk 5k (3.1 mile) anywhere at anytime, from April 11 to May 30, 2020. Then, relaxing in your full swag regalia, sipping a nice […]

 
 

Machesney Park generates balanced budget for 2020-21 fiscal year

By Bob Balgemann Reporter First of two Parts Village staff has once again put together a balanced budget for a new fiscal year, this one covering the period May 1, 2020, through April 30, 2021. Final action on the spending plan will be Monday night. Approval on first reading came […]

 
 

Rockford Firefighter passes from COVID-19 complications

Rockford Firefighter passes from COVID-19 complications

RFD photo The Journal   The Brothers and Sisters of Local 413 want to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Firefighter Mario Araujo. Brother Araujo, an 18 year veteran of the CFD, passed away April 7 from complications of COVID-19. Rest in peace brother and we […]

 
 

16 years of firefighting service

16 years of firefighting service

Sunday, March 29 marked the completion of 16 years of service today for yet another remarkable recruit class. This group has gone on to accomplish a number of great things throughout their 16 years of service to the City of Rockford Government. They have all represented this Local, Department, and […]

 
 

Rockford Fire Dept. Alums of 2013

Rockford Fire Dept. Alums of 2013

Seven years complete for the spring academy class of 2013. This class features a number of accolades. 2 members are now station stewards and 3 are members of both this Local’s Honor Guard as well as the State Honor Guard. We are proud of this class and all of their […]

 
 

Join the #GiveBloodChallenge

With the state’s blood supply running low, lawmakers joined blood center officials in Rockford today to call on people to donate blood and stressed that blood centers are still safe, sterile places for healthy people to donate. “Blood Centers have lost a projected 130,000 units nationwide as a result of […]

 
 

Coronavirus Relief Emergency Food Boxes Packing Event

Coronavirus Relief Emergency Food Boxes Packing Event

COVID-19 Emergency Food Boxes were packed by Northern Illinois Food Bank on Wednesday morning, March 18, at Northern Illinois Food Bank’s West Suburban Center, 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva. -The Food Bank packed 1,250 emergency boxes of shelf-stable food and cleaning supplies that will be distributed to our agency network. – […]

 
 

Olson Lake Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics Illinois

Olson Lake Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics Illinois

Polar Plungers braved the frigid water of Olson Lake, on Saturday, March 7. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. The Olson Lake Plunge took place at Rock Cut State Park, 7318 Harlem Road, Loves Park. Registration began […]

 
 
 
 
 
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