Post-Journal

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the Jan. 19 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Darryl Lindberg to enter into a 60-month contract on a new phone service usage and telephone system per a contract at a cost not to exceed $591.99 a month – and not to exceed $44,693 over the 5-year life of the contract. IP Communications, Inc. of Loves Park will install and provide the service and equipment to all city locations, excluding phone equipment at Fire Stations No. 1 and 2, as those two locations recently had a new phone system installed. The city will pay 50 percent down with the remaining 50 percent due at installation. An ordinance allowing for a Class E (packaged beer and wine sales at a fueling/gas station/convenience store) for Alpine Mart in the 7600 block of N. Alpine Road was passed. An ordinance providing for a Class F (video gaming) liquor license for Mabel’s Jackpot in the 5700 block of N. Second St. was also approved. Alderman Julie Hobel voted against the motion to approve it. Alderman Clint Little gave the weekly police activity report for the week of Jan. 11-17. A total of 439 calls for service, 256 arrests, and 10 accidents were logged. On the weekly fire department report dated Jan. 18, seven false fire alarm calls, one public service, and one assist police call were reported for the week. The previous week’s calls included one fire call, four false fire alarm calls, one natural gas leak call, three carbon monoxide calls, and two assist police calls. The council approved payment of $18,782.81 in water fund bills, and $65,007.81 in general fund and all other bills, as presented on Jan. 12. Alderman Julie Hobel voted no on the motion to approve the general fund bills. City Clerk Bob Burden reported that the city had received $60,427.49 in Motor Fuel Tax funds from the Illinois Dept. of Transportation for the month of December. Mayor Darryl Lindberg made note of an article that appeared in the Jan. 19 daily newspaper that included an interview with Alderman A. Marie Holmes, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1960s, including the Selma, Alabama “Bloody Sunday” march (March 7, 1965), noting that Holmes had quite an amazing story to tell. At the time, Holmes was a student at the University of Illinois.

By Margaret Downing  Reporter     LOVES PARK – At the Jan. 19 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Darryl Lindberg to enter into a 60-month contract on a new phone service usage and telephone system per a contract at a cost not to exceed $591.99 a month – and not to exceed $44,693 over the 5-year life of the contract.  IP Communications, Inc. of Loves Park will install and provide the service and equipment to all city locations, excluding phone equipment at Fire Stations No. 1 and 2, as those two locations recently had a new phone system installed. The city will pay 50 percent down with the remaining 50 percent due at installation.   An ordinance allowing for a Class E (packaged beer and wine sales at a fueling/gas station/convenience store) for Alpine Mart in the 7600 block of N. Alpine Road was passed.  An ordinance providing for a Class F (video gaming) liquor license for Mabel’s Jackpot in the 5700 block of N. Second St. was also approved. Alderman Julie Hobel voted against the motion to approve it.  Alderman Clint Little gave the weekly police activity report for the week of Jan. 11-17.  A total of 439 calls for service, 256 arrests, and 10 accidents were logged.  On the weekly fire department report dated Jan. 18, seven false fire alarm calls, one public service, and one assist police call were reported for the week. The previous week’s calls included one fire call, four false fire alarm calls, one natural gas leak call, three carbon monoxide calls, and two assist police calls.  The council approved payment of $18,782.81 in water fund bills, and $65,007.81 in general fund and all other bills, as presented on Jan. 12. Alderman Julie Hobel voted no on the motion to approve the general fund bills.  City Clerk Bob Burden reported that the city had received $60,427.49 in Motor Fuel Tax funds from the Illinois Dept. of Transportation for the month of December.  Mayor Darryl Lindberg made note of an article that appeared in the Jan. 19 daily newspaper that included an interview with Alderman A. Marie Holmes, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1960s, including the Selma, Alabama “Bloody Sunday” march (March 7, 1965), noting that Holmes had quite an amazing story to tell. At the time, Holmes was a student at the University of Illinois.

By Bob Balgemann Reporter ROCKFORD – There was more than a rematch of the Green Bay-Seattle professional football game happening at 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Many were glued to their television sets to watch the Packers and Seahawks vie for the NFC championship and berth in the Super Bowl on […]

 
 

City to have new communication system, services

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the Jan. 19 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Darryl Lindberg to enter into a 60-month contract on a new phone service usage and telephone system per a contract at a cost not to exceed $591.99 a […]

 
 

Free pine mulch available at 13 tree recycling sites

Free pine mulch available at 13 tree recycling sites

WINNEBAGO COUNTY — Free pine mulch is available, while supplies last, at 13 sites in Winnebago County. Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful annually arranges for real Christmas trees to be chipped at sites in Cherry Valley, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton, Rockford and Pecatonica. Mulch availability is not guaranteed, and […]

 
 

Loves Park Police arrest reckless driver

Loves Park Police arrest reckless driver

LOVES PARK – On Wednesday. Jan. 14, at about 12:45 a.m., Loves Park officers observed a vehicle westbound on Riverside Blvd., approaching the curve just west of Clifford Ave. at a high rate of speed. An officer locked the vehicle’s speed in on radar at 71 MPH in the 30 […]

 
 

Rockford man charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse

Rockford man charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse

WINNEBAGO COUNTY – Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that David Seaton, 51, has been charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. The charges stem from an investigation into inappropriate contact David Seaton had with a child under the age of 13. Seaton is a former Auxiliary Police Officer for […]

 
 

Time for residents to weigh in on buying Penney’s building

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Now is the time for residents who have an opinion on the village proposal to buy the vacant J.C. Penney building on North Second Street to be heard. Village board members voted 5-2 Jan. 5 to approve a resolution calling for purchase of […]

 
 

FREDERICK HEUSER

FREDERICK HEUSER

Rockford man tasered by Loves Park Police LOVES PARK – On Tuesday night, Dec. 30, officers investigated a complaint of an incident in the 700 block of Windsor Road. During the investigation, at around 10:30 p.m., officers went to a home in the 700 block of Island Ave., in Rockford, […]

 
 

Police make arrest in quadruple homicide case

Police make arrest in quadruple homicide case

ROCKFORD – Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces charges against a suspect in the recent quadruple murder in Rockford. Calvin L. Carter, 22, faces four counts of First Degree Murder. The charges stem from the shooting deaths of Martia Flint, 24, her sons Tyrone Smith III, 6, and Tobias […]