Post-Journal

Exhibits, prizes, free hotdogs, bring people to Night Out

Exhibits, prizes, free hotdogs, bring people to Night Out

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Those who had been to National Night Out before knew how it worked. At 4:30 p.m., 30 minutes before the event opened, there was a long line of people waiting to get in. Why was there a line when there was no admission […]

 
 

Village: Alpine Road pathway won’t be constructed this year

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – A new school year is just around the corner, with Harlem School District 122 students returning to the classroom on Aug. 12. With that comes the reality that some high school students walk home from classes each day. The village for a number […]

 
 

Shih Tzu alerts sleeping man to fire; dog saved by firefighters

Shih Tzu alerts sleeping man to fire; dog saved by firefighters

By Chris Anderson North Park Fire Dept. Photographer MACHESNEY PARK – North Park Firefighters responded to a fire at the home of Larry and Marie Vyborny on Randy Road in Machesney Park on July 29. Their Shih Tzu, JoJo, alerted the Vyborny’s that the home was on fire by barking […]

 
 

City of Loves Park to sell surplus property

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the July 20 Loves Park City Council meeting, alderman approved an ordinance, first reading, “authorizing the disposal of surplus personal property owned by the City of Loves Park.” Second reading of the ordinance was set for July 27. Additionally, the 2015/’16 appropriation […]

 
 

Harlem’s one-stop shopping site for registration, information

Harlem’s one-stop shopping site for registration, information

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – In three short days, Harlem School District 122 registered many of the more than 7,000 students who will be back in the classroom starting Aug. 12. This is the sixth year for that new one-stop shopping approach, which also give parents and students […]

 
 

Many non-profits benefit from annual Kiwanis Brat Days

Many non-profits benefit from annual Kiwanis Brat Days

By Bob Balgemann Reporter LOVES PARK – Summer came back with a vengeance the weekend of July 17-18, but the 90-degree temperatures didn’t turn many away from the 44th annual Brat Days sponsored by the Alpine Kiwanis Club. That was good news for 40 Parks and Rockford-area, non-profit organizations that […]

 
 

Brent B. Marshall Michelle L. Linder Austin J. Crenshaw Shawn R. Carlisle Four arrested at Riverside bicycle shop

Brent B. Marshall Michelle L. Linder Austin J. Crenshaw Shawn R. Carlisle  Four arrested at Riverside bicycle shop

LOVES PARK – On Tuesday, July 14, at about 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Riverside Blvd., reference to a fight. When officers arrived, they learned that bystanders had broken up a fight between two men, Austin Crenshaw and Shawn Carlisle. A woman at the scene […]

 
 

Starlight Theater wrapping up its 49th season at RVC

Starlight Theater wrapping up its 49th season at RVC

By Bob Balgemann Reporter ROCKFORD – Starlight Theater at Rock Valley College is known for its high-quality stage performances, dating to 1967 with its first show, Finian’s Rainbow. Only one play was produced each year until 1971, when there were two. The number increased to three in 1976 and now, […]

 
 

Light rain flirts with Machesney Park’s 2nd Family Festival

Light rain flirts with Machesney Park’s 2nd Family Festival

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – Do you think America’s got talent? Well, don’t sell Machesney Park short when it comes to singing and dancing. A talent show was added to the second annual Machesney Park Family Festival, held Saturday. And judging from the level of applause, the 11 […]

 
 

Machesney Park mayor looks at second half of first term

Machesney Park mayor looks at second half of first term

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Second of 2 Parts MACHESNEY PARK – There’s one thing about most jobs: You never know what tomorrow will bring. There were plenty of peaks and valleys during the first two years of Machesney Park Mayor Jerry Bolin’s initial term in office. He expected that, saying […]

 
 
 
 
 
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