The Journal

Young at Heart Parade Committee accepting entries

The 2017 Young at Heart Parade will step off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. This year’s them is “Preserve the Environment,” and the color scheme is blue, yellow and green. Anyone interested in participating in the parade can call Barb Schwengels at 654-5033 or the city’s web page […]

 
 

One contest Tuesday for Machesney Park’s 3 board seats

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The Machesney Park Village Board will see at least one change after Tuesday’s nonpartisan election. Joseph (Joe) Seipts has no opposition in his first attempt to win a four-year term in District 1. Incumbent Robbin Pilcher-Snodgrass planned to run for a second term but was removed […]

 
 

Mayoral candidates put best foot forward on eve of election

Mayoral candidates put best foot forward on eve of election

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The village’s 2017 mayoral election is coming up Tuesday (April 4), with each of the two candidates saying why he should be chosen by voters. Incumbent Mayor/Village President Jerry D. Bolin, who is seeking a second four-year term, has drawn opposition from sitting Trustee Steve Johnson. […]

 
 

Pita Pit coming to Machesney Town Center Local franchisee to open new location in Machesney Park

A new dining option is taking on an old building in Machesney Park. The Rockford-area Pita Pit franchisee recently secured a lease in the former Taco Bell at 8638 N. Second St. in the Machesney Town Center. Pita Pit is a rapidly-growing brand in the fast-casual dining business. With a […]

 
 

Assisted living facility planned for Machesney Town Center Construction to commence on first phase in 2017

Assisted living facility planned for Machesney Town Center  Construction to commence on first phase in 2017

TLC Illinois, LLC and the Village of Machesney Park are proud to announce plans to develop a 96-apartment, assisted living facility in Machesney Park, Ill. The facility, Towncenter Living Community, will be located on 6-acres adjacent to Machesney Town Center in Machesney Park, Ill. This location is well-situated for residents, […]

 
 

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 […]