Post-Journal

Radium in water is a concern to residents of Loves Park

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – The Loves Park City Council met March 21 and one issue of concern to residents is radium. Per Alderman A. Marie Holmes, radium in the city’s water supply rose one tenth of one percent and due to that fact some city residents are […]

 
 

Machesney Park putting final touches on 2016-17 budget

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – It’s almost time for the village board to take final action on another new budget. This one is for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which will begin May 1. Revenue is estimated at $7.068 million with expenses at $6.332 million. But that’s if everything […]

 
 

Machesney Park plans extensive changes to garbage, trash rules

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – They’re being referred to as “challenges in code enforcement.” That’s how village staff defined problems they’re hoping to eliminate through a series of proposed text amendments to sections 14 and 30 of the Village Code, regulating garbage collection and offenses. New regulations would […]

 
 

Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

ROCKFORD—Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary will be hosting a wine tasting and silent auction. Come help raise money for Rockford’s only no kill animal shelter! This event will take place Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 4-10 p.m. at the SM&SF Club, 1010 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford. Tickets are $25 each or […]

 
 

New Life UMC to hold a paper, personal care drive

MACHESNEY PARK — On Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to noon, New Life United Methodist Church will hold a paper and personal care item drive to support the New Life Paper Angel Closet as part of our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt is open to all […]

 
 

Harlem baseball, softball teams eye successful seasons

Harlem baseball, softball teams eye successful seasons

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Both the Harlem baseball and softball teams have a good feeling about their upcoming seasons. A big part of it is each team having a solid core of returning players. For example, the Huskies have seven players with three years at the varsity […]

 
 

Machesney Park road projects target flooding-prone areas

Machesney Park road projects target flooding-prone areas

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Design work for three important road projects has progressed to the point that it’s time to start advertising for bids. Quotes are being sought for the Scott/Heron Drive work, with a contract scheduled to be awarded April 4. Construction is slated to begin […]

 
 

GPS Faith Community celebrates 10-year anniversary

MACHESNEY PARK – GPS Faith Community celebrated its 10th anniversary last Sunday, March 13 with a worship service at 9 a.m. followed by a cake reception. GPS Faith Community was founded in 2006 by members of Grace Lutheran Church as a satellite congregation. For the first 4 ½ years of […]

 
 

Loves Park man indicted on child pornography charges

Loves Park man indicted on child pornography charges

ROCKFORD — A Loves Park, Ill. man appeared last week before U.S. Magistrate Judge Iain D. Johnson on child pornography charges. Grant Wojahn, 35, of Loves Park, was indicted on Feb. 2, 2016, by a federal grand jury in Rockford and charged with one count of using a minor to […]

 
 

2016 Polar Plunge raises over $113,000

2016 Polar Plunge raises over $113,000

By Marianne Mueller Reporter LOVES PARK – Warm hearted teams and individuals were freezing for a reason on Saturday, March 4 as 450 people took on the challenge of jumping into the frigid waters of Olson Lake at Rock Cut State Park. As everyone lined up a meaningful opening ceremony […]

 
 
 
 
 
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