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 […]

Rockford prepares to welcome Santa, parade

A decided chill is in the air and all good boys and girls are getting excited for the big day. But Rockford is even more blessed than other cities! Santa Claus has agreed to stop and visit before Christmas! The jolly man in the red suit will be making an appearance in the Chamber’s 69th […]

Volunteer Police calendars feature scenes of Rockford, fund safety

By BETH ALTENA They can give you a ticket, but they would rather sell you a calendar. Members of the Rockford Volunteer Police Services Unit are in their sixth year helping Rockford be a safer place to be paid for, in part, by sales of a community calendar featuring beautiful views of Rockford representing each […]