Harlem’s T.J. Chance most valuable in NIC-10 baseball

  By Bob Balgemann REPORTER He’s listed as Thomas Chance among those winning spring sports awards this year at Harlem High School. Around the baseball field throughout his four years as a Huskie, he was better known as just T.J. In his final season, T.J. Chance’s pitching arm and bat […]


Harlem celebrates accomplishments of spring sports teams

Harlem celebrates accomplishments of spring sports teams

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Two conference championships and a number of spring sports athletes representing Harlem High School in state competitions. There were two NIC-10 most valuable players, Bianca Barone in softball and T.J. Chance in baseball. Those were among the successes that were celebrated recently during the annual spring […]


Teams James, Wilhelmi make bold moves in summer ball

Teams James, Wilhelmi make bold moves in summer ball

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Team James had been close behind all season. With just one loss, the Pee-Wee Boys baseball team named for head coach Jake James was just one game back of undefeated teams Nehmzow and McWilliams. Then their perseverance paid off. Meanwhile, in a key battle of front-runners […]


Park Towers residents happy with new stop signs

  By Margaret Downing Reporter At the July 11 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen approved an ordinance, first and second readings, authorizing the placement of stop signs at Clifford and Dale Avenues. Residents of Park Towers have been concerned with safety issues due to the lack of the stop […]


Winnebago County Health Department reports first mosquito pool positive with West Nile Virus in Winnebago County

  The first mosquito pool in Winnebago County 61115 Zip Code (Machesney Park) has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV has been present in Winnebago County for the past 15 years. The recent hot and dry weather conditions has increased the rate of Culex mosquito production, mosquito flight […]


Machesney Park floodway expansion to get more study

  By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The proposed expansion of the village’s Floodway Conservation Overlay District at and near the Rock River was supposed to be back on the planning and zoning commission (P&Z) agenda Monday night. But that won’t happen as the village intends to give the issue a more […]


Man arrested at Clayton House on drugs, weapons charges

Man arrested at Clayton House on drugs, weapons charges

On Tuesday, July 12 at around 11 p.m., Loves Park officers responded to the Clayton House Motel, where they met with the occupants of one of the rooms. After a search of the room, Dylan M. Bryant, 24, of Machesney Park, was arrested. Bryant was charged with Unlawful Possession of […]


Rematches bring varying results in HCC baseball, softball

  By Bob Balgemann REPORTER They played earlier in the season and now they were seeing each other for a second time. Such meetings produced different results in Week 5 of the Harlem Community Center baseball and softball season. Team Yeoman, named for head coach Curt Yeoman, defeated Team Anderson. […]


Request for rezoning divides MP planning commission, PED

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The request to build a duplex on the larger of two lots adjacent to one another on Wayne Drive has produced differing views from among three who make recommendations on zoning matters to the Machesney Park Village Board. The request was to rezone the 15,862-square-foot lot […]


Teens arrested in Rockford after shots fired in Machesney Park

  On Wednesday, July 6, at 8:22 p.m., Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Copper Drive and Ruby Lane in Machesney Park for a large group of males fighting. Deputies were advised by dispatch that gunshots were fired during the fight from a white ford Taurus, […]

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