Snow transforms into winter works of art at the 38th Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

Snow transforms into winter works of art at the 38th Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

    Enough snow had been made, and massive blocks of snow were packed and ready to go for the 38th Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition, which took place at Sinnissippi Park, 1375 N. Second St., Rockford. This year’s event was presented by Midland States Bank. The competition began Jan. 24, […]


Law Enforcement Appreciation

Law Enforcement Appreciation

    The Loves Park Mayor’s Office visited the station last week and brought lunch as a way to thank our department on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Thank you for stopping by and spending time chatting with our officers.


Huskie boys roll to another bowling title

Huskie boys roll to another bowling title

Harlem’s boys bowling team finished conference play a perfect 8-0 after beating Belvidere North, 3904-3070, this past week. Harlem had only two competitive matches in NIC-10 action. The Huskies beat Hononegah, 4060-3691, in week two and then sweated out a 3,735-3538 win over East in week six. Harlem dominated with […]


Awards presented at Veterans Memorial Hall

	Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana hosted a ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Hall to announce awards for exemplary performance and retirements.

Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana held a ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Hall and is pleased to announce the following: Life Saving Awards Deputy William Eichholtz Deputy Andrew Baylor, Jared Kryder and Derick Maakestad Deputy Marcos Contreras and Scott Strunk Deputy Dave Catalanotto AFSCME Union # 473 recognized for their contribution […]


Stadelman announces over $30,000 in library grants coming to Rockford area school districts

State Senator Steve Stadelman announced three school districts in the Rockford area have received more than $30,000 to provide resources to libraries through books, e-books, audiobooks, periodicals, multilingual materials, technology and programs. “Making sure our libraries are equipped with the resources necessary and pertinent to students is fundamental to the […]


Loves Park aldermen approve a number of ordinances, resolutions

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the Dec. 18 city council meeting, aldermen approved the following agenda items: *A resolution was approved regarding Motor Fuel Tax funds “not to exceed $535,000 appropriated for the purpose of maintaining streets and highways from Jan. 1, 2024 through Dec. 23, 2024. *A resolution was […]


Huskies girls bowling maintain perfect record

	Harlem's girls bowling team won the East Invitational at Don Carter Lanes last week.

By Alex Gary REPORTER Harlem’s girls bowling won another tournament this past weekend, dominating the East Invitational at Don Carter Lanes. Harlem had three of the top 10 bowlers. Ashlin Teves took first with a 1,281 score over six games and Miranda Klenz was second at 1,266. Alexis Born was […]


Harlem boys snaps seven-game losing streak

By Alex Gary REPORTER The Harlem Huskies picked up their first NIC-10 win of the boys basketball season with a 48-45 win over the Bucs in Belvidere. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak after Harlem had opened the year with solid wins over Johnsburg and Crystal Lake Central. The […]


Take your cocktail for a walk in downtown Rockford; New open container entertainment district begins

Late for a game at the BMO Center? Need to meet up with friends down the street? Want to sip yodur wine during your salon appointment? Now in downtown Rockford you can take your drink to-go when purchased in a designated cup from one of 14 bars and restaurants. Under […]


New ‘Central’ Fire Station groundbreaking heralded in Machesney Park

New ‘Central’ Fire Station groundbreaking heralded in Machesney Park

By Margaret Downing REPORTER Per North Park Fire Protection District Fire Chief Joel Hallstrom (current location 600 Wood Ave.), a groundbreaking was held at the department’s new building site (1011 Harlem Rd.) Nov. 20 to celebrate the start of new construction by Cord Construction and Blakemore Architects of Rockford. As […]

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