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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 ...



Hobbled Harlem loses close game  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  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 ...



Harlem moves into 2nd place in NIC-10  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 ...



Harlem High School teacher encourages independent thinking  WREX-TV

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



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.



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 ...



Loves Park, Harlem School District to be honored  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — The city of Loves Park and the Harlem School District will be honored during a luncheon hosted by the Northern Illinois Red Ribbon program ...



Hundreds compete in Special Olympics Fall Games  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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 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 ...



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, ...



Henderson, Boylan stun Harlem  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 ...



Parker's 37 points, 10 steals lead East over Harlem  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 ...



Harlem High School students raise more than $1000 for kids in need  WREX-TV

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WREX) — Students in the area are making sure other children have Merry Christmas this year. Harlem High School's Student Council ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Top teachers: Golden Apple releases names of 20 finalists Dec 12 at 9:29 PM  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 ...



UPDATE: Harlem School District vote to merge campuses  WIFR

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



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 ...



Jurors to see photo of bloody footprint in death of Machesney Park girl  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — A photo of a bloody footprint on the body of a teenage girl shot and stabbed to death in Machesney Park, allegedly by her mother's ex-boyfriend, ...



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.



5-1 Harlem: 'There is still work to be done'  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK —Dom Renteria made only two baskets Friday, but his two early 3-pointers — including the first shot of the game — made it easy for the ...



'Swede' Pearson remembered as innovator at Harlem  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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



Hononegah sacks Harlem for NIC-10 title - Sports  Rockford Register Star

ROCKTON — Ryan VanSchelven sparked each Hononegah touchdown with a huge play, but his hardest throw of the night Friday was a full-strength heave ...



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 High School Brawl Ends in Two Student Arrests  MyStateline.com

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



Freeport rallies for big win over Jefferson  Rockford Register Star

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 ...



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, ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



No Sand Park Pool? No problem  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — The Rockford Park District will partner with several organizations to fill a void created by the closing of Sand Park Pool. The district opted to ...



Judge limits testimony ahead of Machesney Park murder trial  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Jurors won't see certain pieces of evidence or hear key testimony when a Rockford man goes on trial next week over the slaying of his ...



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.



Defense, passing lead Harlem over North  Rockford Register Star

BELVIDERE — Harlem went from going scoreless on its first five offensive possessions to James Cooper Jr. throwing three touchdown passes in the span of four ...



Racist name calling, destruction of evidence alleged in lawsuit against Harlem School District  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The mother of a former Harlem Middle School cheerleader is suing the school district and a former assistant principal, contending her daughter ...



Buffalo Troopers MC presents 4 scholarships  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 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 ...



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 ...



Loves Park seeks Winnebago County's help to lure Costco  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — City officials Monday approved spending nearly $1.7 million to relocate an Interstate Boulevard business, the first step in a multifacited deal to ...



East E-Rabs starting to click  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 ...



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 ...



Updated NIC-10 basketball standings  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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Election 2018: Illinois Rep. John Cabello faces challenge from Jake Castanza  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Incumbent state Rep. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, is being challenged by political newcomer Jake Castanza of Rockford in the race to ...



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 ...



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, ...



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, ...



Updated NIC-10 basketball standings: East, Harlem, Boylan top 3  Rockford Register Star

East (8-0) edged Hononegah on Friday and remained all alone in first place, one game ahead of Harlem (7-1) in the NIC-10 boys basketball race. Boylan (6-3) ...



Girls bowling: Harlem faces more high postseason expectations  Rockford Register Star

Repeating as a state champ is no easy feat, even though the Harlem girls bowling program has done it before.The Huskies brought back enough talent this ...



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.



Machesney Park to seek options for police service  Rockford Register Star

Village may contract with Loves Park, start own police department.



Comings & Goings: Casey's General Store plans grand opening in Machesney Park  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — The new Casey's General Store at the northeast corner of Forest Hills Road and Illinois 173 will celebrate a grand opening on July 27 ...



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 ...



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.



Loves Park prepares for day crew after response times slower than their neighbor's  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — The City Council is considering bolstering its volunteer fire department with a dayside crew the city hopes can improve response times that are ...



Your guide to voting in the Rockford area  Rockford Register Star

Find your polling place, view sample ballots and read our coverage on candidates in Tuesday's election. ROCKFORD — Still wrestling with who to vote for in ...



Rockford area students walk out to demand action on gun violence  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — At exactly 10 a.m. Wednesday, hundreds of East High School students left school for 17 minutes, one minute for each victim of last month's ...



Indictments allege Machesney Park man was gunman in apartment complex slaying  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Indictments for two men charged in a fatal shooting outside of an apartment complex on Linden Road show that a Machesney Park man is ...



NIC-10 boys basketball schedule, standings - Sports  Rockford Register Star

The NIC-10 boys basketball conference season opens Wednesday. Here is the complete yearlyday-to-day NIC-10 master schedule, followed by the current ...



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 ...



Crash that killed Machesney Park woman still under investigation  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — A traffic crash Saturday that took the life of a 58-year-old Machesney Park woman is still being investigated by police and the Winnebago ...



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 ...



Machesney Park to get new credit union branch  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Heritage Credit Union is preparing to open a second branch in the Rock River Valley.Construction began in October along North ...



Loves Park Young at Heart Festival suspended  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — The Young at Heart Festival, a Memorial Day weekend staple for more than four decades, has been suspended for 2019.The Parks Chamber ...



Sandi Johnson: Longtime Harlem Schools leader dies after 7-year battle with cancer  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — Former Harlem School Board President Sandi Johnson outlived her initial cancer prognosis by 6½ years.She watched her youngest son ...



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.



Comings & Goings: Los Panchos to celebrate grand opening in Machesney Park  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Cantina will feature a three-piece mariachi band when the new restaurant celebrates a grand opening on ...



Letter: Keith's Tree Farm thanks Harlem students  Rockford Register Star

I would like to say a big thank you to the 30 students from Harlem High School, their teacher Natalie and her husband, chaperones and the bus driver that came ...



Harlem School District whooping cough cases  WIFR

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



Comings & Goings: Pig Minds Brewing Co. expands in Machesney Park  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Couples planning a late 2019 wedding reception may want to consider Pig Minds Brewing Co. as a venue.Construction began last week ...



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 ...



ServiCom to close sites in Rockford, Machesney Park  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Call center operator ServiCom is shuttering its locations at 175 Executive Parkway in Rockford and at 10100 Forest Hills Road in Machesney ...



New process for opening Rock River floodgates helps keep Machesney Park from flooding  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Hundreds of residents along the Rock River in Machesney Park were spared from flooded yards — even during the wettest June ever ...



Former Harlem wrestler is NIC-10's unlikeliest major-college prospect  Rockford Register Star

Harlem grad Anthony McKinney, now in junior college, is one of two biggest local football recruits in 35 years. Anthony McKinney didn't want to play football.



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 ...



Loves Park continues lobby for Costco cash - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Loves Park officials want the county to chip in $1.7 million toward bringing Costco to town and believe they have enough votes on the ...



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.



Recycling company moves into Coca-Cola buiding in Machesney Park  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Loves Park-based Paper Recovery *Service* Corp. is opening a fifth location on March 1 in the 10400 N. Second St. building formerly ...



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.



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.



Hangover lingers after Winnebago County Board OKs $1.7M subsidy for Loves Park  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Winnebago County Board's decision Tuesday to give Loves Park a $1.7 million subsidy for roads to support Costco and related retail ...



Heavy snow expected to make travel difficult in Winnebago and surrounding counties  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — As much as a foot of snow is expected to have blanketed much of Winnebago County by early Monday. A winter storm warning issued Sunday ...



Balanced Harlem pulls away from Jefferson  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 ...



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 ...



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