Elementary Students Display Gingerbread Houses for Charity

The Heart of Rockford merchants and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Rockford elementary schools and the Rockford Preschool to raise money for each school and/or their chosen beneficiary. Rockford Preschool house will be displayed at Grand Cakes in support of Rockford Preschool. The elementary schools’ houses will be displayed as follows: Cannonsburg […]

Enjoy a Holiday Concert at Rockford High School

Take a break from your busy holiday planning and enjoy the delightful sounds of the season as the Rockford Community Band, Adult Choir, Children’s Choir and Symphony Orchestra present their annual holiday concert, sponsored by the Rockford Area Arts Commission.  Admission is free. The Rockford Community Choir, under direction of Renee Vande Wege with Kayle […]

New Plainfield board votes against pay raises for new treasurer, clerk

Non-statutory duties removed from Clerk’s office By BETH ALTENA The newly elected members of the Plainfield Township Board were asked to consider—in their first meeting as elected official—a resolution to double the pay of Township Clerk Scott Harvey for compensation for non-statutory duties and entitle him to full benefits, and a similar proposal for the […]

69th annual Santa Parade wows downtown visitors

Crowds were not disappointed by a tremendous turnout for the 69th annual Santa Parade in downtown Rockford on Saturday, December 1. Typical for Rockford, many volunteers helped the days event run smoothly, from the first vehicle in the parade with Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones and wife Sandy to the horse-drawn carriage carrying Santa himself. […]

Rockford HOPE Group works to educate community

By Jeannie Gregory If you have been watching the Rockford community, you have been seeing a wonderful movement starting to take hold. This movement is led by a group of very concerned parents, teachers and community members who do not want to stand idly by and allow depression and hopelessness to take over. It is […]