Belvidere Daily Republican

Bank officers, customer charged with wire fraud, false loan application

Two local bank officers and a bank customer were charged by a federal grand jury in Rockford with fraud and falsifying statements to the Small Business Administration, an agency of the United States. Ryan Cole, 45, of Garland, Tex., James Graber, 57, of Rockton, Ill., and Kristin King, 44, of […]

 
 

South Beloit council welcomes replacement commissioner

At the May 15 South Beloit City Council meeting, commissioners voted to bring former Commissioner Sonya Baden onboard to fill out the remaining term of Commissioner Jeff Redieske, who recently resigned because he relocated out of the city. When the late Mayor Mike Duffy unexpectedly died, Alice Schoonover was appointed […]

 
 

From home brewer to craft brewery: South Beloit brewer starts company

From home brewer to craft brewery: South Beloit brewer starts company

An area man’s passion for beer turned a weekend hobby into one of the Stateline’s newest craft breweries. “We are the essence of the craft brew revolution,” Jim Goecks owner of Off-Kilter Brewing said. ‘We are a small company that grew from the home brewer dream of becoming something more.” […]

 
 

Machesney Park mayor fills board vacancy, appoints committees

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Newly elected Mayor Steve Johnson has filled the vacancy on the village board that was created when he decided to leave in mid-term and run for the position also known as village president. His recommendation of Jake Schmidt was approved, 6-0, without comment, at the board’s […]

 
 

Boat launch usage prompts Machesney Park to expand parking area

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Heavy usage of the new boat ramp along the Rock River is prompting the village to buy additional land to keep up with the demand for parking. Village board members voted 6-0 May 15 to approve the purchase of a lot adjacent to two parcels the […]

 
 

Cox arrested on a charge of arson

Cox arrested on a charge of arson

On Saturday, May 13, at 7:12 p.m., Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Village Inn Motel at 7820 North Second St. in Machesney Park for a fire. Deputies discovered that Room 18 was engulfed in flames and heavy smoke. North Park Department with the assistance of Rockford, Rockton, […]

 
 

Reappointment of Conrad Lantz to Police Pension Board

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the May 15 Loves Park City Council meeting Conrad Lantz was reappointed to the Police Pension Board for a term that expires on June 30, 2019. Alderman Nancy Warden was appointed to serve in an advisory capacity on the city’s Liquor Commission effective May 15. […]

 
 

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team

Personal bests rolling in for Harlem’s girls track team By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Members of Harlem’s girls track team just keep getting better, individually, as the season continues. There recently was a boatload of personal bests as the Lady Huskies made sure the championship trophy from their fifth annual invitational […]

 
 

Late Boylan rally stuns Harlem in NIC-10 baseball showdown

Late Boylan rally stuns Harlem in NIC-10 baseball showdown

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Harlem was on the verge of a key NIC-10 baseball victory over Boylan at home. But the Titans spoiled that hope by scoring four runs in the top of the sixth inning Friday evening to remain unbeaten in conference play with a 6-5 victory. Things were […]

 
 

Harmony for Hunger concert sends messages of hope

By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Hours of gospel music sent messages of hope at this year’s Harmony for Hunger con. The Hononegah High School’s Performing Arts Center stage came alive on Friday evening, April 21. John Tallacksen of 88.3 WFEN-Gospel Country returned as the events emcee. He gave special recognition to […]