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Top teachers: Golden Apple releases names of 20 finalists  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Golden Apple Foundation has released the names of 20 teachers from Winnebago and Boone counties who have been selected as finalists ...



Hobbled Harlem loses close game - Sports  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — New Lenox Lincoln-Way West started to dominate the line of scrimmage in the second quarter of its Class 7A football playoff game at ...



Harlem becoming defensive force; blows out East - Sports  Rockford Register Star

Harlem threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter alone in a 54-13 blowout NIC-10 football victory over East on Friday.The Huskies (4-0) raced to a 48-0 ...



Grandfather Pleads For Help To Find Missing Harlem Freshman  q985online.com

The missing 14-year-old female was last seen within walking distance of the Harlem High School Ninth Grade Campus. According to the teen's grandfather, ...



Special Olympics' Fall Games edition comes to Harlem, Poplar Grove  Rockford Register Star

There are more than 640 Special Olympics athletes set to come to the area this weekend and compete in the Fall Games, with standouts in equestrian and ...



Harlem High School teacher encourages independent thinking  WREX-TV

Eric Junco allows students to pick topics to debate and discuss in his English class.



Hundreds compete in Special Olympics Fall Games - News  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK —Illinois Special Olympics kicked off the Fall Games on Saturday. The two-day event is expected to draw nearly 700 athletes to compete in ...



Henderson, Boylan stun Harlem - Sports  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Caleb Henderson reversed the reverse and ran straight into Boylan lore.Henderson had been tackled for a 12-yard loss on a half-back ...



10 years later, Harlem Veteran Project still churning out docs, empathy  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — John Tuttle said he doesn't often bring up his Vietnam War experiences."It was something I didn't really talk about," said the 71-year-old ...



Harlem High School's showcases LYB campaign  WIFR

Machesney Park, Ill. (WIFR) - When walking the Harlem High School halls, you will find some permanent positivity when it comes to the fight against body ...



Nine Harlem athletes sign college letters of intent  MyStateline.com

Nine student athletes at Harlem High School are ready for bigger and better things. They signed letters of intent with college and universities Wednesday ...



UPDATE: Harlem School District vote to merge campuses  WIFR

The school board votes to combine the main high school with the ninth grade campus.



Hononegah overcomes slow start, beats North 30-14 - Sports  Rockford Register Star

No. 7-ranked Hononegah (5-0) gave up a 78-yard run to Elliot Powers on the first play of the game Friday, then fumbled the ensuing kickoff and trailed by two ...



NIC-10 football previews: Explosive offense has Harlem thinking big  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Jalon Benson may have been the best NIC-10 freshman ever, starting both ways as a receiver and defensive back for Harlem and ...



Harlem school custodian to retire, gets cafeteria dedicated to him  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — It takes a special someone capable of cleaning up — with understated panache — a building for more than 600 3- to 6-year-olds.



Rockford Area Out of the Darkness Walk aims to show those dealing with suicide 'they're not alone'  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Members of Harlem High School's football team took not to the field on Saturday, but to the sidewalk as they banded together in memory of a ...



Harlem students walkout to support Florida shooting victims  WIFR

Harlem High School students walked out of class Wednesday in support of gun control.



10 years later, family still grapples with pain of Amanda Kordich's death  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — Amanda Kordich was about three weeks away from beginning her senior year at Harlem High School when she got off work on July 28, 2008, ...



Loves Park honors past, present and future veterans at annual ceremony  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — U.S. Army veteran Lia Coryell, a paralympian from Milwaukee, joined nearly 300 people at City Hall on Friday to celebrate military veterans ...



Proposed plan to merge the Harlem 9th grade campus back with the high school  WIFR

Because of a decrease in enrollment, Harlem School District leaders propose a move that would save $900000 a year.



North's Bice reaches state tennis in new sport  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Remy Bice won a state title in cross country as a sophomore for Belvidere North and earned individual and team honors as a freshman ...



Students constructing grill with fallen soldier in mind  Agri News

Tabitha Niesman and Dominic Goodall look over the grill that they helped build for Darkhorse Lodge in Springville, Tenn. The students in William Duncan's ...



Chuck Sweeny: Cabello says state has spending, not revenue, problem  Rockford Register Star

John Cabello, 47, has been a state representative since 2013 and would like to continue in that job. A Machesney Park Republican, Cabello is running for ...



Man sentenced to life in prison for killing Machesney Park girl  WIFR

Michael Mernack was sentenced to life, plus 45 years, in prison for the death of a Machesney Park girl.



Parker Center names cafeteria after dedicated custodian of 40 years  WREX-TV

Parker Center's cafeteria in Machesney Park now has a new name.



Freeport rallies for big win over Jefferson  Freeport Journal-Standard

ROCKFORD — The Freeport Pretzels took a big step toward ending a nine-year playoff drought on Friday by rallying from a 13-point first quarter deficit to beat ...



Harlem High School removes barriers from AP courses  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Harlem High School's changes to prerequisites for Advanced Placement courses has significantly increased the number of students ...



Dakota upends Le-Win/Stockton, East KOs Harlem in key late duals  Rockford Register Star

While the East E-Rabs pulled away midway through and held on for a solid win over Harlem, one of its top NIC-10 wrestling foes this season, the Class 1A ...



Special Olympics Illinois - Spring Games 2018  CIproud.com

The weather is getting warmer and, for Special Olympics Illinois athletes everywhere, that means soon it will be time for Spring Games!



Student-made grill gets new mission | News  Agri News

Drew Kirk, a Harlem High school alumnus, shows Kirk Catherwood a feature of the new Darkhorse Lodge grill. Welding classes at Harlem High School, under ...



'Swede' Pearson remembered as innovator at Harlem - Sports  Rockford Register Star

Roland “Swede” Pearson passed away on July 9 in Sarasota, Florida, but he will be long remembered for the positive footprints he left behind at his alma matter ...



Byron bottles up QB Britton Morris, KOs North Boone  Rockford Register Star

POPLAR GROVE — Just like Byron's other opponents this season, North Boone was no match Friday for the Tigers.Even with Vikings quarterback Britton Morris, ...



Gender Neutral Bathrooms at Harlem High School  MyStateline.com

A gender neutral sign now sits by certain bathrooms near the gym at Harlem High School. It allows transgender students to use the facilities without having to ...



Harlem High School offers help for grieving students  WIFR

Three days after the death of their fellow student, Harlem High School students are in mourning, learning how to cope.



Harlem High School Brawl Ends in Two Student Arrests  MyStateline.com

MACHESNEY PARK - An after-school activity turns violent as two Harlem students are arrested.



Buffalo Troopers MC presents 4 scholarships - News  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — The Buffalo Troopers Motorcycle Club of Northwestern Illinois recently presented four $500 scholarships at an awards ceremony held at ...



Belvidere's Mera Moucharrafie wins regional spelling bee title  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Nothing seemed to faze 13-year-old Mera Moucharrafie Wednesday night at the 35th annual Boone Winnebago Regional Spelling Bee, ...



Harlem School District whooping cough cases  WIFR

Harlem School District confirms two cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, at two schools.



Harlem School District demanding equal funding for students' education  WIFR

Teachers, students, and staff at Harlem School District are worried kids may not be getting the best education possible because of a lack of state funds.



UPDATE: Harlem High School teacher sentenced  WIFR

The Harlem High School teacher who admitted to having an ongoing romantic relationship with one of his students has been sentenced.



Harlem High School students building grill for Tennessee lodge  WIFR

MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WIFR) - A class project will soon have a permanent home at a Tennessee lodge for veterans as a way to honor a fallen Marine killed in ...



Prep volleyball: Hononegah takes control in 1st place showdown with Harlem  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — The first two weeks of the NIC-10 volleyball season have shown nothing that would lead one to believe that the conference title isn't up ...



Harlem Girls Track team sends 22 athletes to State  WIFR

With the high school track and field season coming to an end, area athletes are preparing for the ultimate competition down at state. In the 3A finals, Harlem High ...



Cameron Poole shows 'you can still compete as an athlete'  Rockford Register Star

Cameron Poole has his own swimming category.He doesn't use it, not until sectionals and state.The muscular Rockford Christian freshman was born with spina ...



Harlem School District's 9th-grade campus features new Career Lunches  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Courtney Crenshaw is a top-notch student who is confident that she'd like to enter the nursing profession.Just in case her aspirations ...



Doug Livingston retires as Harlem's winningest baseball coach  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Doug Livingston started — and finished — his Harlem coaching career atop the NIC-10.Livingston, 48, was honored Tuesday before a ...



Area high schools see graduation rates go up  Rockford Register Star

From Rockton to Belvidere and everywhere in between, high school graduation rates are on the rise.The state's interactive report card launched Friday, ...



Warm reception for Harlem Veteran Project at Beloit International Film Festival  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The lights went down, the projector queued up and Nicholas Stange was "nervous as hell" to see how people would react to "The Monster Within ...



Harlem student, 15, had congenital brain defect that led to death  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — The family of Megan Angela Schultz didn't learn the teen had a congenital brain defect until after she slipped into a coma earlier this month.



Harlem Summer League Opens  MyStateline.com

New teams and new coaches give Harlem's basketball summer league a *fresh* look.



Harlem hurdler Kelsey Johnson has one leg, 'heart of a lion'  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Kelsey Johnson has been leaping hurdles nearly her entire life, metaphorically speaking.But nowadays, the 14-year-old Harlem ...



Comings & Goings: Belvidere couple opens Pro Fitness Gym & Training  Rockford Register Star

BELVIDERE — Reggie and Katy Anderson are preparing to host a Back To School/Back to Gym promotional deal, along with an eight-week weight-loss ...



Dakota’s Maverick McPeek needs 2OT to get 1st Dvorak title  Freeport Journal-Standard

MACHESNEY PARK — Maverick McPeek had to work for it, but he got what he wanted Saturday.McPeek (16-0) placed second at 220 pounds at the Dvorak ...



Balanced Harlem pulls away from Jefferson - Sports  Rockford Register Star

Harlem's balanced offense churned out 369 yards and the Huskies pulled away from Jefferson in the second half for a 33-14 season-opening NIC-10 football ...



Free flags for veterans' graves available in Loves Park  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — More than 3000 U.S. flags are sprouting amid a dandelion-covered berm.The public can visit the Field of Honor Veterans Memorial, 1000 E.



Machesney Park woman says ex-boyfriend killed her 16-year-old daughter, shot her mother in face  Freeport Journal-Standard

MACHESNEY PARK — A 16-year-old girl — Rebecca Finkenhofer — was fatally shot early today in an apartment, where her grandmother also was shot.



Midway Village Museum to host Hometown Heroes event  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Hometown Heroes: Rockford's Vietnam Veterans event will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road.



Unbeaten EPC runs away from Forreston - Sports  Rockford Register Star

FORRESTON — Friday's matchup with Forreston was the first test for undefeated Eastland-Pearl City.The Wildcatz aced it. Now an ever bigger one awaits.



Hononegah intercepts Boylan for 17-6 victory - Sports  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Most teams don't try to pass much against Hononegah. Even when running doesn't work.“No, because we've got all these interceptions,” Tony ...



Rock Cut Elementary School one of many Harlem schools to get safety improvements  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — To enhance student security, several Harlem School District buildings are getting new classroom doors and entrances.Rock Cut Elementary ...



A future engineered: NIU, RVC celebrate first engineering grads  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Bradley Robison wasn't quite sure what he wanted to do after he graduated from Harlem High School in 2014. Becoming an engineer wasn't ...



No. 2 seed Nevenhoven chasing 1st area state tennis title since 1965  Rockford Register Star

Auburn sophomore Belen Nevenhoven and coach Tracy Palmer wanted a top-four seed for her in this weekend's Class 2A state girls tennis tournament.She got ...



Five shining moments from the Special Olympics in Machesney Park  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Each year, hundreds of athletes with intellectual and physical disabilities gather at Harlem High School for the Special Olympics.



Rockford spelling phenom Kodai Speich clinches third regional championship  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — There was no hiding the advantages Kodai Speich had over his competitors tonight at the Boone Winnebago Regional Spelling Bee.



Winnebago County Animal Services clears shelter with free adoption event  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — A controversial move to offer dogs and cats for adoption, for free, appeared to pay off on Thursday as Winnebago County Animal Services began ...



Lutheran, Rockford Co-op advance to girls golf sectionals  Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — Everything depended on Katelyn Sayyalinh.“I didn't know what the scores were. I just tried to play my best the whole round,” Sayyalinh said.



Building and grounds improvements in schools in the Rock River Valley  Rockford Register Star

Area schools are preparing for new students. Here is a list of building and ground improvements happening in Rock River Valley schools.BELVIDERE SCHOOL ...



High school senior scholars celebrated at RAMM banquet  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — They come from different backgrounds. Some are lifelong residents, while others came here from refugee camps.On Friday, the Rockford ...



Spotlight: Harlem High School teacher Rachel Warren - News  Rockford Register Star

Age: 25Family: Husband, Chris, teaches at Rockford Christian; daughter, Addison, 5 monthsSchool or district: Harlem High School Ninth-Grade CampusWhat do ...



Rochelle steals momentum, knocks off rival Geneseo - Sports  Rockford Register Star

ROCHELLE — Last week, the Rochelle Hubs notched their first win under new head coach Kyle Kissack. On Friday, Kissack led them to their first victory over ...



Harlem H.S. teacher arrested on sexual abuse charge  Rockford Register Star

ROSCOE — A Harlem High School English teacher was charged Friday with aggravated criminal sexual abuse to a victim 13 to 18 years old.Bryan Marchione ...



School shooting survival: Rockford-area teachers, students being taught to run or fight  Rockford Register Star

Children and teachers across the Rock River Valley are being taught when and how to flee, hide and even fight back if someone with a gun enters their school ...



Updated NIC-10, BNC basketball standings, Dec. 16 - Sports  Rockford Register Star

Here are our updated NIC-10 boys and girls basketball standings and Big Northern girls standings after Friday night's games:



Harlem's Brenton Shaw: 'Time for him to make history'  Rockford Register Star

The history maker Harlem iron man Brenton Shaw shattering NIC-10 rushing records and also starting at safety. MACHESNEY PARK — Brenton Shaw used to ...



Rockford student Kodai Speich clinches historic win at regional spelling bee  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — It was a historic ending for the 33rd Boone-Winnebago Regional Spelling Bee Wednesday night as Kodai Speich clinched his second ...



Mourners celebrate life of teen girl shot, stabbed in Machesney Park  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — Dozens of friends and family members of Rebecca Finkenhofer wore purple T-shirts with the words "Justice for Rebecca" inscribed on them ...



Teachers make history with Golden Apple Awards - News  Rockford Register Star

Today was a historic day for the Golden Apple Foundation of Rockford: First Golden Apple Award at Belvidere North High School. First for Roosevelt Community ...



Register Star photographers highlight September's photos of the month  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Rockford Register Star photographers and correspondents showcase here their favorite photographs from September. Our photographs helped ...



Save the dates: Here's when your child goes back to school  Rockford Register Star

Here is your guide to important back-to-school dates. Public school districts are listed in alphabetical order followed by private schools in alphabetical order.



Auburn High School football coach Dan Appino stepping down  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Auburn High School football coach Dan Appino is stepping down from his head coaching duties after six seasons leading the Auburn Knights.



Creepy Clown Spotted in Dixon  MyStateline.com

A sinister-looking clown was spotted late Monday night at the corner of Washington Ave. and Apple St. in Dixon. It's the latest in a creepy clown craze sweeping ...



Former RPS athletes, coaches inducted into Hall of Fame  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Before he captained the University of Wisconsin's 1960 Rose Bowl team and before he joined the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos, Jerry ...



All Star Preps: Hononegah champs again; Sims top male athlete  Rockford Register Star

It was one of the closest races ever for the NIC-10 all-sports trophy.For second place, that is.Hononegah ran away with its seventh consecutive title, with a ...



Georgette Braun: Folks with Rockford ties tell when they first felt old  Rockford Register Star

A few weeks ago, one of the older bosses at the newspaper and I were guessing at the age of a source I had just seen and quoted for a story. He hadn't been in ...



Future Rock River Valley leaders honored with Young American Awards  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Almost two dozen Rock River Valley teenagers were honored today for their academic performance, volunteer efforts and after-school activities.



Harlem grad Garrett Ralston wins the 2017 Aldeen Cup  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — After 36 holes of golf in two days, Garrett Ralston and Jamie Hogan tied with scores of 146 on Sunday in the 2017 Aldeen Golf Cup tournament, ...



815: Going for the gold: Area athletes dream of making it big on the ice  Rockford Register Star

The winter issue of 815 magazine came out Dec. 17 in home-delivered newspapers.



Boylan returns to the top in NIC-10 girls tennis  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Ana Hatfield has never lost a set in singles play in the NIC-10.But the three-time No. 1 singles champion had also never won a team title.



815: Paths plentiful for Rock River Valley bike riders  Rockford Register Star

Whether it's a ride to Rock Cut State Park to enjoy the scenery or just a relaxing trip along the Rock River, area bicyclists have plenty of path options.And their ...



Young American awards: 'You are our shining lights'  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — They are a cross-section of American youth: athletes, scholars, students making a difference in their schools and in their communities.Twenty ...



Pitching, freshmen keep Hononegah on top - Sports  Rockford Register Star

ROCKTON — How do you replace a pitcher with a 90 mph fastball?You don't. You just keep plugging along with other great pitchers — and some flashy ...



20 Rockford area Golden Apple finalists named - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — A list of nearly 600 nominees for the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching has been narrowed down to 20 finalists.



House Dist. 68: Sweeney Challenges Cabello | WNIJ and WNIU  WNIJ and WNIU

The 68 th district includes portions of Rockford, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Loves Park, and Cherry Valley. This election features a political newcomer.



NIC-10 basketball standings as of Jan. 11, 2018 - Sports  Rockford Register Star

Here are our updated NIC-10 boys and girls basketball standings, plus the Big Northern girls, after Wednesday night's games:



Belvidere cake shop opens on Buchanan Street - News  Rockford Register Star

BELVIDERE — Erica Koren, a Harlem High School graduate, is tired of hearing “the party was great but the cake was awful.”She hopes to reduce such opinions ...



Peoria is like Rockford, only with better rankings  Rockford Register Star

PEORIA — Caterpillar Inc. may not have literally built Peoria with its earth-moving machines, but the city's largest employer has a huge presence.Along with ...



Freeport beats Harlem for first time since 2006  Freeport Journal-Standard

MACHESNEY PARK — Freeport junior quarterback Major Dedmond threw for 130 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two more as the Pretzels beat Harlem ...



D'Arcy Motors Athlete of the Week: Nick Stemmet, Yorkville sophomore, wrestling  Kendall County Now

Why he was selected: Yorkville sophomore Nick Stemmet won the 195-pound championship at the 30th annual Al Dvorak Invitational on Saturday at Harlem ...



Election 2016: John Cabello re-elected in 68th District  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — John Cabello, a Republican who represents portions of Rockford, Cherry Valley, Loves Park, Machesney Park and Winnebago County ...



Harlem alums present documentaries of Vietnam veterans - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Former Harlem High School students showcased documentaries today that will keep the stories of local veterans alive for generations.For about ...



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