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State of Illinois, Rep. Cabello recognize Walmart for contributions to Northern Illinois Food Bank

State of Illinois, Rep. Cabello recognize Walmart for contributions to Northern Illinois Food Bank

ROCKFORD – The State of Illinois recently officially recognized Walmart and the Walmart Foundation for its contributions to Northern Illinois Food Bank, specifically citing the more than $500,000 donated to Northern Illinois Food Bank in the last five years. State Representative John M. Cabello (68th District – Machesney Park), who […]

 
 

Harlem students, community make Christmas merry for kids in need

Harlem students, community make Christmas merry for kids in need

By Melanie Bradley Editor MACHESNEY PARK – Harlem High School Student Council members and girls basketball team members gathered in the school commons area last Monday to give the school’s annual toy drive items to Harlem Township Supervisor Terri Knight. The Township hosts the Harlem Township Toys for Kids program […]

 
 

Get a flu shot during ‘Vaccinate Illinois Week’ Dec. 6-12

WINNEBAGO COUNTY – To reduce the risk of illness, public health departments and healthcare organizations across the state, including the Winnebago County Health Dept., are encouraging residents to get a flu shot during Vaccinate Illinois Week, Dec. 6-12. Vaccinate Illinois Week is a statewide observance focused on educating the public […]

 
 

Mix of veterans, newcomers leads Harlem wrestling to win

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Harlem had entries in 13 of the 14 weight classes Dec. 3 when it opened the 2015-16 conference wrestling season by defeating Belvidere, 57-13, and Auburn, 68-12. There is a blend of veterans and newcomers on this team, led by state qualifiers Dylan […]

 
 

Harlem rules NIC-10 as conference bowling season begins

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Harlem’s boys and girls varsity bowling teams set the standards Nov. 30 as the 2015-16 conference bowling season got under way. The Huskies rolled over Guilford with the day’s best single game (1,381) and three-game series (3,953). And the Lady Huskies did the […]

 
 

Ordinance to require training requirements for bartenders and servers

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the Nov. 30 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen approved two ordinances, first reading. The first item dealt with a chapter amendment to the Code of Ordinances, which reads, “to enact a maintenance of order standard for licensees holding a Loves Park […]

 
 

Harlem 8th grade basketball wins holiday tournament

Harlem 8th grade basketball wins holiday tournament

ROCKFORD – After a disappointing cancellation in Sterling, Harlem Middle School (HMS) Orange played in their first tournament of the season at Auburn High School on Nov. 27. Harlem started the day off against Marshall Middle School. After starting off hot, HMS went into the half down 16-22. Starting the […]

 
 

Sand Park remediation agreement reached

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Park District (RPD), State of Illinois, City of Loves Park, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), and Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), Inc. have reached an agreement regarding remediation of the former Sand Park landfill. In 1990, the Rockford Park District was notified of the site issues, and now […]

 
 

Students collect Treats for Troops care package items

Students collect Treats for Troops care package items

MACHESNEY PARK – Marquette Elementary School students and staff recently collected “Treats For Troops.” “I sent out a letter to all Marquette families asking for donations to send to our troops serving overseas in honor of Veterans Day,” said faculty organizer Betsy McAffee, a second grade teacher. “We got a fantastic response! […]

 
 

Recognition given to hunger, homelessness problems

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the Nov. 16 Loves Park City Council meeting, in the absence of Mayor Darryl Lindberg, Alderman John Pruitt, temporary chairperson, presented John Strandin with a proclamation declaring Nov. 14-22 as “Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.” Representing the Rock River Homeless Coalition, which […]

 
 
 
 
 
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