The Journal

Alpine Road service drive to benefit from path project

Alpine Road service drive to benefit from path project

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Service drives usually are in commercial or industrial areas. Their purpose is to make it easier for customers and clients to get to a particular building. Not so with the Alpine Road service drive. There only are houses along this short stretch of […]

 
 

North Park Fire Dept. wants to add ambulance service

North Park Fire Dept. wants to add ambulance service

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – The North Park Fire Protection District wants to begin providing ambulance to the estimated 15,000 prople it serves. Voters will be asked April 7 to approve a property tax increase of up to .40 to allow the department to purchase two ambulances and […]

 
 

Officials provide snapshot inside Harlem School District 122

Officials provide snapshot inside Harlem School District 122

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Harlem School District 122 is all about helping educate boys and girls so they’re well rounded and ready to be successful, productive adults. To accomplish that end, there’s plenty going on behind the scenes. Members of the Harlemites, graduates of Harlem High School, […]

 
 

Harlem Superintendent Morris earns racial justice award

Harlem Superintendent Morris earns racial justice award

By Bob Trott Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Superintendent Dr. Julie Morris, described as quiet, and having integrity and a laser-like focus on the whole child, was recognized at the regular Harlem School Board meeting Monday, March 9, for receiving a Racial Justic Award at a March 3 YWCA Leader Luncheon. […]

 
 

Third ‘Know Your Neighbor’ event brings large crowd to Harlem

Third ‘Know Your Neighbor’ event brings large crowd to Harlem

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – A large crowd turned out Saturday at Harlem High School for a snapshot of the community in which they live. Booths were set up in hallways and in the vacated Commons, where students usually eat lunch every weekday. That space was occupied by […]

 
 

2015 Polar Plunge sets record raising over $117,000 for Special Olympics

2015 Polar Plunge sets record raising over $117,000 for Special Olympics

By Marianne Mueller Reporter LOVES PARK – With warmer weather overhead layers of ice and snow were removed from Olson Lake revealing frigid waters. A total of 518 people were “Freezing for a reason at the 2015 Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 7. A beautiful opening ceremony featured Lisa Hodges […]

 
 

Village Clerks seek out young voters at Harlem High

Village Clerks seek out young voters at Harlem High

By Melanie Bradley Editor MACHESNEY PARK – Loves Park Village Clerk Bob Burden and Machesney Park Village Clerk Lori Mitchell teamed up to get Harlem High School students who will be 18 before the April election registered to vote last Friday. The duo set up a registration table in the […]

 
 

Machesney Park ponders continuing community grants

Machesney Park ponders continuing community grants

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Village officials have set the stage for discussing the proposed 2015-16 budget at a workshop Saturday morning at village hall. Village Administrator Tim Savage and Human Resources and Accounting Manager Michelle Johannsen gave village board members an overview of projected income and expenses […]

 
 

Loves Park City Council denies video gaming license

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the Feb. 23 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen, after some discussion denied approval of an ordinance, second reading, for a Class F (video gaming) license was denied. Alderman Mark Peterson noted that there was too much signage and windows were dirty […]

 
 

Harlem School Board approves four program changes, tables one

By Bob Trott Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Program changes designed to bring the Harlem School District back to pre-2007 levels were approved at a regular school board meeting Monday, Feb. 23, with the exception of a restructuring of the human resources department, which was tabled. Prior to the vote on […]