The Journal

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 […]

 
 

Man to serve time for sexual abuse charge

LOVES PARK – Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced that on Feb. 19, 2015, Charles Weaver, 35, pled guilty to Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse in front of the Honorable Judge John Truitt. As part of his plea, Weaver was sentenced to 180 days in the Winnebago County Jail and 30 […]

 
 

Loves Park Police Department highlighted at council meeting

Loves Park Police Department highlighted at council meeting

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the Feb. 2 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen heard a presentation from Police Deputy Chief Mike McCammond and Chuck Lynde, along with Chief Rodney Scott on the department’s “2014 Annual Report.” For starters, the police department’s mission statement is as follows: […]

 
 

Fleeing DUI driver crashes car into guard rail

Fleeing DUI driver crashes car into guard rail

LOVES PARK – On Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, Loves Park police officers were monitoring the Rock Cut Elementary School zone on Forest Hills Road. Just before 8 a.m., one of the two officers assigned to the detail went to stop a vehicle near Harlem Road and Forest Hills Road The […]

 
 

YAH Pageant seeking contestants for 2015 event

YAH Pageant seeking contestants for 2015 event

LOVES PARK – Young at Heart Pageant organizers are taking applications for the 2015 Young at Heart Pageant. The Pageant will be held May 9 at 4 p.m. at Loves Park City Hall Gym. This is the 43rd year for the Pageant. All entries must be received by April 10. […]