‘I don’t see going back to high salaries of the old days’

Plainfield Compensation Committee hears from Deputy Clerk, Treasurer   by BETH ALTENA   After an evening of hearing the minutia of the daily duties of the Deputy Clerk and Deputy Treasurer, Jon Rathbun summed up his opinion regarding the pay scales for the township clerk and treasurer. “I certainly don’t see going back to the […]

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 […]

MacGregor speaks at Rotary about his politics, government

State Representative Pete MacGregor was a speaker at Rockford Rotary.

By BETH ALTENA   State Representative Peter MacGregor was a guest at Rockford Rotary Tuesday, October 30. Among announcements prior to MacGregor’s talk, Rotarians noted that Rotary’s Sweetheart Splash, which is always the Saturday before Valentine’s Day, will also be the day of Rockford’s Ice Festival, now organized by the Rockford Chamber—extra reasons to brave […]

Candidate for 74th describes newly organized district

An introduction, Rob Verheulen, candidate for State Representative for the 74th District, which will include the City of Rockford, is given a hand-made pen as a gift for visiting Rockford Rotary. He is pictured with Rockford Rotary President Brian Macnamara.

Rob Verheulen, Mayor of Walker, guest at Rotary   By BETH ALTENA   “This is a total shuffle that happens every ten years,” said Rob Verheulen, current Mayor of Walker and candidate for the newly-organized 74th District, which will include the City of Rockford. Rockford City residents will no longer be in the district represented […]

Bilardello running as write-in candidate for County Commissioner


I am running as a write-in candidate for County Commissioner, 4th District (Cannon, Vergennes, Oakfield, and Grattan Townships, and the city of Lowell). You are probably wondering why am I declaring my write-in candidacy so close to the election. Last week, I read an article that disturbed me. Then later, as my daughter was filling out […]