Plainfield Township Supervisor ordered to pay $540,000 for diverted funds

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jay Spencer, third from left, is pictured listening to Debbie Hagedorn during a citizen’s comments at the Plainfield Township regular board meeting July 20. By BETH ALTENA In an appeal ruling, Jay Spencer, Plainfield Township’s elected supervisor, was ordered to pay triple the amount of money he diverted from a client’s retirement IRA to a personal account and [...]

Car robbers caught after staff sees theft mid-morning

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA A month-long string of car thefts left law enforcement frustrated until Plainfield Township staff looked out of the township office window to see culprits rooting around in staff vehicles mid-morning Monday, July 20. According to Cameron Van Wyngarden, Township Superintendent, it was before noon when someone in the township office saw four individuals [...]

Kimberly responds to reader’s accusations

October 2, 2008 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor, As a mother of two young women and the owner of Kimberly’s Boutique in downtown Rockford, I want to defend any store owner who reports a shop lifting experience (with a reputable witness) to the proper authorities. I will also defend strongly our police department, who execute their training to assist the victim of a crime. It might surprise many to know [...]