Belvidere Daily Republican

Belvidere increasing fees for parking violations, gaming machines

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The most recent survey of water and sewer rates in northern Illinois, conducted by the city of Genoa, shows Belvidere’s are the lowest. So possibly might be its fee for those who violate parking regulations downtown and elsewhere. But no longer, now that city council has […]


Taylor Ferguson signs Letter of Intent with UW-Milwaukee

SUBMITTED PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	With her parents beaming proudly, Taylor Ferguson signs a Letter of Intent to pole vault at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Belvidere North High School hosted a ceremony for Taylor Ferguson as she signed a Letter of Intent to pole vault at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 17.


Día de los Niños is being celebrated in Belvidere once again

SUBMITTED PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	Children celebrate their heritage during National Children’s Day

LULAC Belvidere Council #5303, a four-year-old non-profit organization in Boone County, is celebrating another year of Día de los Niños, April 29.


Mayor’s veto sends alley issue back to Belvidere City Council

By Bob Balgemann Reporter In all, the April 2 meeting of the Belvidere City Council lasted 18 minutes. A few of those minutes were taken by Mayor Mike Chamberlain as he vetoed an ordinance, approved by council at its March 19 meeting, to improve the entire length of an alley […]


Belvidere Citizens’ Police Academy: Part 10

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	The graduates of the Belvidere Citizens’ Police Academy spring session are joined by Mayor Mike Chamberlain, City Attorney Drella, Police Chief Woody, Deputy Chief Wallace, Officer Blankenship and a few of the course’s instructors.

The final night of the ten-week Citizens’ Police Academy is a bittersweet celebration. The class has spent every Wednesday night for the last two and a half months meeting together; learning about the different units of the Police Dept. and what they do; and getting to know the officers and detectives…


Solar farm developments draw plenty of interest in Boone County

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Interest around Boone County in solar farms has increased on a number of fronts. First, the County Board has approved a lease-option agreement with TerraNavigator for a 20-acre solar development at Landfill No. 2, off Illinois 76, north of Belvidere. See a related story in today’s […]


The Belvidere Fire Dept. puts a new fire engine into service

The Belvidere Fire Dept. puts a new fire engine into service

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Belvidere Fire Department has just put into service a new 2018 Alexis Fire Engine powered by Cummins ISL9, 400-HP Diesel Engine. It holds 650 gallons for immediate use upon reaching a fire. By the time the stored water has been utilized, the engineer will have […]


Belvidere Fire Dept. testing soon for new recruits

Belvidere Fire Dept. testing soon for new recruits

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “When possible,” said Chief Al Hyser, “We prefer to recruit locally. The test is, of course, open to anyone who would like to apply. They do need to be a U.S. citizen and between the ages of 21 to 35. “I know we have so much […]


Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 9

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 9

By Anne Eickstadt Editor BPD detectives explained the process involved in a CSI situation last session. For this evening, detectives came back to class on and set us the task of processing a crime scene. The class was divided into two groups and each group was taken to a different […]


Discussion of solar farm ordinance begins in Boone County

By Bob Balgemann Reporter A proposed ordinance regulating solar farms in Boone County is being considered by the zoning board of appeals (ZBA). Once that’s done it will be heard by the planning, zoning and building committee (PZB) and then move on to the county board for final action. That […]