Post-Journal

Mayor calls residents to action over state budget crisis

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – The state’s budget impasse has affected many of Illinois’ municipalities and now they are fighting to be heard. Village of Machesney Park Mayor Jerry Bolin updated the Board of Trustees and educated the public on how the state’s budget crisis has already […]

 
 

Student recognized for raising funds to help the autistic

By Bob Trott Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – High School Junior Emily Davie was recognized at the Monday, Sept. 28, Harlem School Board regular meeting, for making great contributions, including financial, to the effort to curb autism. Harlem Director of Stakeholder Engagement Jason Blume said Davie is a great supporter of […]

 
 

Loves Park, German Society celebrate 51st anniversary of Oktoberfest

Loves Park, German Society celebrate 51st anniversary of Oktoberfest

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the Sept. 28 Loves Park City Council meeting, Mayor Darryl Lindberg declared Oct. 2-3 as “Oktoberfest Days – 51st Anniversary.” Toni Beck, president of the German Society of Rockford was present, dressed in authentic German garb as he does every year. Lindberg […]

 
 

Huskies Win Thriller against Belvidere North

Huskies Win Thriller against Belvidere North

By Chris Anderson Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – If there was a Harlem football game you were going to miss this year, the game between the Huskies and the visiting Blue Thunder on Sept. 25 wasn’t it. This match-up had the 3-1 Belvidere North Blue Thunder, ranked number 8 in 6A, […]

 
 

A Hecox family tradition continued

A Hecox family tradition continued

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – While the Hecox brothers from Machesney Park are known for throwing people down on the wrestling mat, one brother was awarded for lifting people up. Mayor Jerry Bolin recognized Kailor Hecox, a 2015 Harlem High School graduate and student at Olivet Nazarene […]

 
 

POWs/MIAs remembered at ceremony: ‘We refuse to forget’

POWs/MIAs remembered at ceremony: ‘We refuse to forget’

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – As has been the custom for a number of years, the Rockford Charter Chapter VietNow held its annual “National POW/MIA Recognition” event at the Loves Park city hall complex Sept. 18. Due to inclement weather turnout wasn’t as large as anticipated but attendance […]

 
 

City of Loves Park hires newest police officer

City of Loves Park hires newest police officer

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the Sept. 14 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen welcomed the city’s newest police officer. A resolution was passed authorizing the mayor to hire Chad Palmer as a Loves Park Police Officer effective Sept. 21. Palmer fills a vacancy left by Third […]

 
 

Donuts with dads at Harlem Middle School

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter LOVES PARK – Instead of their usual morning routines, over 100 students and their father figures gathered at Harlem Middle School for donuts and coffee. Harlem Middle School encouraged father involvement by inviting dads, uncles, grandfathers or any other significant male role models to an […]

 
 

CARRIE KILMAN Two arrested following road rage incident

CARRIE KILMAN  Two arrested following road rage incident

LOVES PARK – On Monday, Sept. 7, at about 9:15 p.m., a Loves Park officer stopped a motorist after observing the vehicle go through a red light on E. Riverside Blvd. at N. Second St. The driver of the vehicle, Joseph A. Palumbo, 30, of Rockford, told the officer that […]

 
 

KAREN ISAACSON Milledgeville woman arrested on DUI charges, stolen vehicle

KAREN ISAACSON  Milledgeville woman arrested on DUI charges, stolen vehicle

LOVES PARK – On Saturday, Sept. 5, at about 3:10 a.m. a Loves Park police officer observed a vehicle southbound in the northbound lanes of the 4700 block of N. Second St. The driver made a U-turn and headed back northbound on N. Second St., before turning into a gas […]

 
 
 
 
 
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