Post-Journal

Machesney Park wins fourth consecutive distinguished budget award

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Make it four in a row and counting. The village once again has been recognized by a state organization for the quality of presentation of the annual budget. Since 1984, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has presented the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to governments that […]

 
 

Harlem boys, girls basketball start NIC-10 season with victories

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The first round of tournaments had barely concluded when Harlem’s boys and girls basketball teams jumped into NIC-10 action. Both did well as the Huskies opened with a one-sided home win over Belvidere. The Lady Huskies (1-1) also defeated Belvidere, but on the road, then came […]

 
 

Spectrum PTO Poinsettia Project

Spectrum PTO Poinsettia Project

  Spectrum School has announced that a community project led by its Parent Teacher Organization will bring over 100 poinsettias into nursing homes and senior facilities throughout the Rockford area. Spectrum PTO President Jocelyn Shutkas spearheaded the project, with the opportunity for families to purchase poinsettias for themselves or as […]

 
 

Locally operated business offers self-pay convenience at CherryVale

Locally operated business offers self-pay convenience at CherryVale

CherryVale Mall is excited to announce the opening of its first self-checkout market. Three Square Self-Pay Market opened on Nov. 26. The market is a self-serve convenience store located on the lower level, near Macy’s. The self-pay market offers a variety of food and drink items, including grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, […]

 
 

NIU Community School of the Arts announces Fall Recital and Concert Schedule

NIU Community School of the Arts announces Fall Recital and Concert Schedule

The NIU Community School of the Arts is pleased to announce the schedule for fall recitals and concerts. Solo and ensemble performances are featured in December on the Recital Hall and Concert Hall stages in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University. All CSA concerts and recitals are free and […]

 
 

RAM isn’t the only art museum showcasing American abstraction

RAM isn’t the only art museum showcasing American abstraction

Bold Abstractions: Paintings from the Thoma Collection is on view through Jan. 26 at RAM with free daily admission throughout the exhibition provided by support from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. This 15-week major exhibition, organized by Carrie Johnson, executive director/curator of Rockford Art Museum, marks the first […]

 
 

Rockford Roadrunners Race Schedule

Rockford Roadrunners Race Schedule

48th Annual Turkey Trot Join us for ‘Rockford Road Runners’ Oldest Race’. 48th Annual Turkey Trot, on Thursday, Nov. 28. RRR was advised there will be construction on the dam at Aldeen Park beginning in November – as such, for the first time in nearly 50 years, we will be […]

 
 

Home Depot helps disabled veterans improve housing

Home Depot helps disabled veterans improve housing

submitted photo The Journal Mayor Johnson joins the volunteers of Team Depot during the breakfast kickoff of the Celebration of Service event at the Lifescape Community Services Center. By Bob Balgemann Reporter Home Depot’s national program of providing housing assistance for disabled Veterans of service in the military has made […]

 
 

The story behind the Ambrose Christmas Santa

The story behind the Ambrose Christmas Santa

By Doug Schroder correspondent If you’ve driven down N. Second Street in Loves Park anytime during the holidays for the past 20-plus years you’ve probably noticed the 15 foot tall Santa that has been displayed in the parking lot of the Ambrose Christmas store, located at 6715 N. Second St. […]

 
 

No Shave November month raises money for cancer care

No Shave November month raises money for cancer care

It’s November and the Loves Park Police Department has decided to launch its third annual “No Shave November” program. This is a national campaign done by the nonprofit organization “No-Shave November”, which was launched in 2009 to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, education, and research. We will be […]

 
 
 
 
 
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