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Harlem High student's dying wish to experience graduation fulfilled  WREX-TV

MACHESNEY PARK (WREX) – High school graduation is just three months away, but one Harlem student will not be around to see it. Senior Izabella Sotelo is ...



Harlem High School's beloved health teacher keeps things comfortable  WREX-TV

The Harlem High School health teacher makes health class comfortable for students to open up, ask questions, and learn.



Girl Scouts Recruit Thrill-Seekers and Adventure Enthusiasts to Rappel at Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts Presented by Jewel-Osco  Kane County Chronicle

The opportunity to rappel 16 stories from atop the Pheasant Run Resort tower is open to anyone, ages 11 and older!



New Harlem football coach aims for state title  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Bob Moynihan preaches toughness, togetherness, adaptability and being extraordinary.And Harlem's new football coach says a school ...



Harlem social studies teacher wants students to impact the community  WREX-TV

Kyra Newnam is a Harlem High School teacher who teaches four different classes in social studies.



Machesney Park dam meeting mitigates flood concerns, complaints  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — About a half dozen uniformed deputies along with Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana attended an informational meeting ...



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 ...



Underdogs no more: Harlem goes for second regional title in 44 years  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Harlem coach Mike Winters doesn't want his team to feel the pressure to win the school's second boys basketball regional title in 44 ...



Model from Machesney Park finds success as she battles with epilepsy  WREX-TV

MACHESNEY PARK (WREX) – A Machesney Park native is taking the modeling world by storm. Jessica Stewart travels the world posing in ads for major brands ...



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 ...



Machesney Park teen dying of liver failure asks community for letters  WREX-TV

MACHESNEY PARK (WREX) — A Machesney Park teen dying of liver failure has one final request—she wants letters.



Harlem High to host Special Olympics Spring Games  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — The 2019 Special Olympics Region A Spring Games will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at Harlem High School, 1 Husky Circle.



Dying Illinois student gets to graduate high school early  week.com

MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (NBC News) — High school graduation is just 3 months away — but one Illinois student will not live to see it. Senior Izabella Sotelo is ...



Harlem High School teacher encourages independent thinking  WREX-TV

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



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, ...



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 ...



Sportsfan Radio 1330 to broadcast regional spelling bee - News  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Sportsfan Radio 1330 AM will broadcast Tuesday's annual Boone-Winnebago Regional Spelling Bee.Jake Logli from "Full Court Press" ...



It's about to be the best day ever for five area teachers  Rockford Register Star

The Golden Apple Foundation of Rockford makes its annual rounds Thursday to surprise five educators with the coveted Golden Apple Teacher Award.



Harlem moves into 2nd place in NIC-10 - Sports  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Harlem, coming off nine consecutive losing seasons, may not be used to winning, but the Huskies know how to protect a lead.Harlem ...



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 grad rolling with Hollywood film credits  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — After graduating from Northwestern University, Helix Gartner had two choices: Take a leap of faith on her Hollywood dreams or risk a life filled ...



Boylan beats Harlem to tie for 2nd - Sports  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Harlem cut its turnovers in half from its last big NIC-10 showdown.It didn't matter.Harlem had 12 turnovers Wednesday — after having 25 ...



Roscoe girl named top speller - News  Rockford Register Star

Avani Joshi of Roscoe Middle School is headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.



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 ...



Parker's 37 points, 10 steals lead East over Harlem - Sports  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — From his first start, when Sincere Parker poured in 31 points in East's season opener, the 6-foot-3 junior established himself as one of ...



No justice in murder of Machesney Park man, family says  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The mother of a Machesney Park man who was fatally shot by a family friend told a judge on Monday that the killer's 30-year prison sentence ...



Rockford teen with liver failure makes the most of her time  WIFR

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) -- After receiving a diagnosis that would change a person's life forever, one local high schooler is making the most of her last days.



NIC-10 boys basketball stats: Harlem's David Williams now 2nd in scoring  Rockford Register Star

After a big week, Harlem's David Williams (17.0 points) moved up to second in the NIC-10 in scoring. Here are my updated NIC-10 boys basketball stats as of ...



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 ...



Pair of Harlem Veteran Project films slated for film fest  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — A veteran's haunting escape from Japanese soldiers and the friendship that blossomed between two women who grew up during World ...



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, ...



Harlem High School students welcome new Alpine Road path in Machesney Park  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Brittany Farley and Jason Wilkinson feel safer walking to Harlem High School this fall on the new North Alpine Road path.“I've been ...



NIC-10 track and field: Katie Fare, Catie Daily throw Harlem into title contention  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — The Harlem Huskies, led by one of the most dominant throw crews in the state, hauled in the NIC-10 indoor girls track and field title in ...



Public invited to meeting to address floods in Winnebago County  WREX-TV

The public is invited to attend a meeting tonight with authorities to discuss flooding in Winnebago county.



UPDATE: Harlem School District vote to merge campuses  WIFR

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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

MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WIFR) -- After seeing a decrease in enrollment over the past 10 years, Harlem district leaders propose merging the freshman campus ...



NIC-10 baseball and softball standings: Top 5 in both sports same schools, led by Hononegah  Rockford Register Star

The NIC-10 baseball and softball standings look a lot alike a week and a half into the season. Hononegah is 4-0 in the conference in both sports and the top five ...



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.



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



Updated NIC-10 boys basketball stats: Sha'Den Clanton takes rebounding lead  Rockford Register Star

Harlem guard David Williams has climbed to within a point of East forward Sincere Parker for the NIC-10 scoring lead after pouring in 60 points in two regional ...



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 ...



'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 ...



Officials dispute claims that Fordam Dam caused floods  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK —When river levels rise here, some residents point blame at a dam downstream in Rockford.Some residents along the Rock River say ...



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.



Rockford Association for Minority Management celebrates $1 million in college scholarships  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — After 38 years of awarding scholarships to college-bound high school students, the Rockford Association for Minority Management hit a ...



Three of five Rockford-area school districts see graduation rates rise  Rockford Register Star

State test scores are a mixed bag this year, with some school districts seeing significant gains and others experiencing widespread declines. Rockford's results ...



Roscoe neighborhood copes with severe floods - News  Rockford Register Star

ROSCOE — As floodwaters rose in Winnebago County, one neighborhood in Roscoe finds itself utterly surrounded by the Rock River with only boats available ...



Updated NIC-10 basketball standings - Sports  Rockford Register Star

Here are my updated NIC-10 boys and girls basketball standings. Heading into Wednesday night's games, East remains unbeaten on the boys side and Boylan ...



Students from 29 schools compete in Science Olympiad - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Teams representing 29 northern Illinois high schools and middle schools competed in Saturday's Regional Science Olympiad at Rock Valley ...



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, ...



Rockford Art Museum to open Young Artist Show March 3  Northern Star Online

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its 78th Young Artist Show: High School Division with a free public opening and awards ceremony 1–3 p.m., Sunday, March ...



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.



Freshman Hunter Scanlon powers East over Harlem - Sports  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — The game hung in the balance on Brandon Folk's first pitch.By the time he threw a second pitch Tuesday, East had all but clinched a ...



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 ...



Andrew Wenzel, Isaiah Batteast lead locals through tough Dvorak tourney  Freeport Journal-Standard

MACHESNEY PARK — While no Pretzel or Indian made it all the way through to Sunday's finals, Dakota's Andrew Wenzel did the next best thing — wrestling his ...



East, Harlem, Boylan stand 1-2-3 in NIC-10 basketball standings  Rockford Register Star

East eked out a 65-61 win over Auburn on Friday while Harlem and Boylan rolled to dominant victories to stand all alone in first, second and third place, ...



Harlem deep in throwers for both boys, girls  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Harlem girls track coach Scott Sholl has a NIC-10 title contender or two in both the shot put and the discus headed into Thursday's ...



Dairy Depot owner John Elliott laid to rest  MyStateline.com

Friends and family said goodbye today to a Machesney Park ice cream shop owner who passed away.



Harlem High School students weld grill for combat veterans retreat in Tennessee  Rockford Register Star

There are 23 acres in forested Paris, Tennessee, where a foundation has been poured for the Darkhorse Lodge, a retreat for combat veterans constructed in ...



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 ...



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 ...



Man accused of killing Harlem High School student in court Dec. 21  The Rock River Times

By Jim Hagerty Reporter. ROCKFORD — The man accused of killing a Machesney Park teen is due in court Dec. 21, nearly a year after he was shot by deputies.



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 ...



Beloit Driver Who Killed Harlem High School Teen Out On Parole  MyStateline.com

The man convicted of driving drunk and killing a Harlem High School teen is out of prison.



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!



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 ...



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'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 ...



East E-Rabs starting to click - Sports  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — The book on East has changed.It continues to change at Harlem, also.But while East is building, the Huskies are regrouping after yet ...



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 ...



Sister companies to add 100 manufacturing jobs in Rockford and Machesney Park  Rockford Register Star

A $7 million expansion of three factory buildings is unfolding at Hennig Inc. and Advance Machine & Engineering. MACHESNEY PARK — Roughly 100 ...



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, ...



Rockford Rotary awards $4K in scholarships - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Jonathan Jurgens of Guilford High School and Abby Seiter of Rockford Christian High School each received a $2000 Burdette Anderson ...



World War II stories still guiding Harlem High School documentary students  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — When it comes to learning about America's war history, students at Harlem High School have abandoned their textbooks and picked up ...



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 ...



East record-setter Burnell accepts new role on loaded team  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — On. Dec. 28, Chris Burnell broke the longest-standing school scoring record in the NIC-10. And he had no idea.Because he never does.



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.



Comcast NBCUniversal Awards nearly $175K in Scholarships to High School Seniors  NBC Chicago

Comcast announced that it has awarded $1000 “Leaders and Achievers Scholarships” to 174 graduating high school seniors in its Greater Chicago Region ...



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.



The top stories of 2018 on rrstar.com - News  Rockford Register Star

Here's a look at the most-read stories at rrstar.com in 2018.As is typically the case, stories filled with tragedy and heartbreak dominate what readers flock to most.



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.



Floods have forced many to evacuate, but some choose to stay behind  Peoria Journal Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Floodwaters were beginning to recede on Tuesday along Shore Drive, a welcome sight for Tracy Dalen.Dalen, 54, said he has lived in ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Missing Machesney Park man found dead, suspect in custody  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Winnebago County Sheriff's deputies found the body of a missing Machesney Park man early Wednesday morning. He was shot to ...



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-area Special Olympics athletes host Fall Games  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — More than 700 athletes came to the Rock River Valley to compete Saturday and Sunday in the Special Olympics Illinois Fall Games.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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