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 […]


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 […]

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