Commercial, industrial development taking shape at I-90

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – It’s called “Puri 173,” covers 93 acres and is located northwest of the Interstate 90/39 interchange at Illinois 173. The southern 59.4 acres are zoned commercial general while the northern 33.9 acres being zoned light industrial. Preliminary plans call for subdividing the three […]


MIA Sgt. Alan Lee Boyer, Green Beret, coming home

MIA Sgt. Alan Lee Boyer, Green Beret, coming home

By Margaret Downing Reporter ROCKFORD – The local VietNow Rockford Charter Chapter recently received some long awaited news. The Chapter, some years past, “adopted” MIA mom, Dorothy Boyer and named their Chapter after her son, Alan Lee Boyer, who was listed as Missing in Action in Laos in 1968. Alan’s […]


MP approves new budget; 2 working to replace donations

Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Members of the village board have approved their 2016-17 budget – on first reading – without most donations that typically have been granted to community, non-profit organizations. But two elected officials, Mayor Jerry D. Bolin and District 4 Trustee Aaron Wilson, have teamed up […]


Young at Heart Parade to step off at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28

Now excepting entries THE PARKS – This year’s annual Young at Heart Parade will step off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. The theme this year is “honor and respect the uniform,” and the parade color scheme is navy blue and tan. Everyone welcome – big groups, small groups, […]


Improvements coming on old K-Mart complex

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the April 4 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen approved an ordinance, first and second readings, providing for a special use permit for a Planned Development in the commercial retail zoning district for property at 1515 E. Riverside Blvd. A planned development […]


Machesney Park revising rules that govern public parks

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Village officials are changing some of the rules that regulate public parks within the corporate limits of town. In a memorandum to the public improvement and safety committee (PISC), Public Works Superintendent Chad Hunter explained that with the opening of the new boat […]


One-run games tell story of Harlem’s early baseball season

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – In the early going of this new varsity baseball season, Harlem has posted a 5-1 record against non-conference opponents. Four of those five wins have been decided by one run. The Huskies made it four wins in a row March 28 with a […]


Proclamation ‘welcomes home Vietnam veterans’

Proclamation ‘welcomes home Vietnam veterans’

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the March 28 Loves Park City Council meeting, Mayor Darryl Lindberg read and presented a proclamation received by Alice Fry Uphouse, Honorary Rockford DAR Chapter Regent. The document read: “Whereas, The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration gives us the opportunity […]


Harlem baseball team jumps off to perfect 3-0 start

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – A few years ago Harlem’s varsity baseball team played 10 games during the month of March. Not so this season though the Huskies were able to play three times through March 24 and won all of them against non-conference opponents. The 2016 opener […]


Libraries Transform: Not just books anymore

By Linda Blair Marketing/PR North Suburban Library District North Suburban Library District wishes to invite the community to visit their local public library during National Library Week, April 10-16, 2016. This year’s theme, “Libraries Transform” provides libraries an opportunity to show how their services will meet the needs of patrons […]

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