The Journal

City welcomes newest police officer

City welcomes newest police officer

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the April 4 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen and Mayor Darryl Lindberg, along with various police department officials welcomed the newest Loves Park police officer. Kyle May is a resident of Rockton who graduated from South Beloit High School and is an Army veteran, […]

 
 

Early successes for Harlem as weather allows some contests

Early successes for Harlem as weather allows some contests

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER About the only sure thing in the March weather roller coaster ride has been indoor track and boys vol-leyball . Mother Nature has allowed a few outdoor games and matches for Harlem’s baseball, softball, soccer and tennis teams, with more wins than losses being recorded. The […]

 
 

Harlem battling weather to start new baseball season

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem’s new varsity baseball has been ready for a while to start the 2017 season. But Mother Nature hasn’t cooperated very much. Not long ago a baseball diamond was created in a field of snow at the high school, with some of the Huskies wishing it […]

 
 

Loves Park election heating up

Loves Park election heating up

By Margaret Downing REPORTER After 20 years as the mayor of Loves Park, Darryl Lindberg is stepping down, which has opened up the mayor’s position after the April 4 consolidated election. Besides two mayoral candidates: Greg Jury (Ward 1) and John Pruitt (Ward 2) – both long time aldermen, a […]

 
 

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 […]