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Photos: Photos: Hononegah-Harlem football  Rockford Register Star

League favorite Harlem hosts two-time defending NIC-10 champ Hononegah in the season opener Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in one of the biggest games of the ...



IHSA announces teams electing to 'play up' in class  The Herald-News

Several local schools filed waivers to “play up” in the postseason in various sports.



Freshmen return to main Harlem High School campus  WIFR

Harlem High School is back in session. After more than a decade without ninth-grade students, freshmen are back in the building.



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 premieres documentary about school's first black graduate  WREX-TV

MACHESNEY PARK (WREX) — Students at Harlem High School have spent nearly a year digging into the school's history and Thursday night it all came ...



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.



Harlem to premiere documentary about first African American graduate  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Harlem High School's first African American graduate received her diploma in 1931, and on Wednesday her story will finally be told.



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 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 teachers union votes to ratify new contract  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — The Harlem Federation of Teachers, which represents 535 teachers, counselors, librarians and other certified staff of the Harlem School ...



In death, transgender teen still shapes Harlem culture  Rockford Register Star

Liam Burdick helped high school become a state leader in support for LGBTQ students.



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 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 won't 'mothball' former freshman campus - News  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Harlem School District leaders are looking for ways to use the high school's former ninth grade building. In February, the district ...



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 ...



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 ...



Harlem to lean on its core 6 as it takes aim at NIC-10 title  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — The Harlem girls haven't won a NIC-10 conference title in a decade, but this year they're stacked, and they appear ready to make a run ...



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 ...



Harlem Veteran Project 2019 Gala set for May 11 - News  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — The Harlem Veteran Project 2019 Gala will be held at 4 p.m. May 11 at Harlem High School, 1 Huskie Circle.For two years, 24 students ...



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 ...



Rivals become friends at Harlem tennis camp - Sports  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Harlem was one of NIC-10 boys champion Auburn's toughest competitors this spring. But in the summer, they are tennis friends, not ...



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 hosts college signing day ceremony for 11 seniors  WIFR

One of the bigger college signing day ceremonies in the Stateline took place at Harlem on Monday.



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 ...



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 edges NIC-10 baseball leader Hononegah - Sports  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Hononegah seldom makes errors.But the Indians aren't perfect. Not in the field. And no longer in the NIC-10 baseball standings.Harlem ...



Auburn's turnaround season 'an absolute dream' - Sports  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — A year ago, Auburn was 1-17 in the NIC-10. This year, the Knights came within one run of tying their best record in 31 years. A 4-3 nine-inning ...



Harlem High School teacher encourages independent thinking  WREX-TV

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



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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.



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.



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 ...



260 area athletes qualify for Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — The 2019 Special Olympics Illinois Region A Spring Games and soccer competition was held May 4 at Harlem High School with 260 ...



UPDATE: Harlem School District vote to merge campuses  WIFR

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



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, ...



'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 ...



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 names Moynihan new head football coach  MyStateline.com

Harlem High School has a new head football coach. The Harlem School Board has approved the hiring of Robert Moynihan.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Boylan's best boys volleyball season ends in sectional semis  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — It was a historic boys volleyball season for Boylan, but the Titans fell short of their own heightened expectations.Barrington ended ...



Harlem school custodian to retire, gets cafeteria dedicated to him  rrstar.com

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.



Former Harlem, Rock Valley softball star Olivia Fluehr goes pro  Rockford Register Star

Olivia Fluehr thought her days of playing competitive softball were over after completing her senior season at Graceland University this past spring. But to her ...



Our View: Pride Month is almost over. What have we learned?  Rockford Register Star

LGBTQ people have always been with us, but for generations social pressure, and sometimes legal constraints, robbed them of the ability to be honest about ...



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, ...



In death, Illinois transgender teen still shapes culture  The State Journal-Register

Liam Burdick helped high school become a state leader in support for LGBTQ students.



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.



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 ...



Photos: Photos: Fred VanVleet through the years  Rockford Register Star

Rockford native Fred VanVleet reached the pinnacle of basketball success on Thursday, June 13, 2019, helping the Toronto Raptors earn their first NBA title.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Community Foundation awards $264K in scholarships for 2019 - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois awarded $264000 in college scholarships on Thursday to 135 students from across the region.



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.



Photos: Photos: 2019 All Star Preps top honorees  Rockford Register Star

The Rockford Register Star and Freeport Journal-Standard named MVPs for 24 high school sports on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, during the annual All Star Preps ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford greets new class of aspiring doctors  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — First-year medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford donned white coats on Friday, symbolizing a new chapter in ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Young American Awards: 'Go beyond yourself' - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — They are high achievers. They excel in the classroom and in the community. One is an aspiring veterinarian. Another plans to major in ...



Jay Taft: Harlem coach Lyle Rich is the man behind the muscle  Rockford Register Star

Harlem had one state medalist in boys track-and-field history in the throws before Lyle Rich arrived in 2000.The Huskies have earned nine state medals in the ...



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, ...



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 pitcher brings a touch of Japan to the NIC-10  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Takuma Kobayashi didn't want to leave Japan and play baseball in the NIC-10.The Harlem junior said he was scared before moving ...



Top Bulldog  SaukValley.com

Prophetstown native excels in multiple sports in Special Olympics.



Harlem veterans video project brings history to life  Rockford Register Star

Alice Nachampassack and Bill Goodwin are unlikely friends.Nachampassack is an 18-year-old senior at Harlem High School in Machesney Park. Goodwin is a ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Local athletes compete at Special Olympics games  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Every baseball player dreams of playing in a World Series. Every football player's goal is to play in the Super Bowl. For 21 Opportunity House/KSRA Special ...



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 ...



E-Rabs all-stater Sincere Parker transferring to Arizona  Rockford Register Star

East's Sincere Parker, a rare NIC-10 boys basketball all-stater, is leaving Rockford to play his senior season at AZ Compass Prep School, a nonprofit, tuition-free ...



Heroin special report: Teen Dillon Bunch died after overdose at friend's house  Rockford Register Star

LOVES PARK — About 300 people — many of them teens — packed into the Harlem High School auditorium in Machesney Park on Feb. 2, 2013.They were ...



MVPs of 24 sports named at All Star Preps Best of Rock River Valley banquet  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Rockford Register Star and Journal-Standard's annual All Star Preps Best of Rock River Valley banquet at the BMO Harris Bank Center is ...



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.



Date set for Fred VanVleet celebration in Rockford  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — NBA champion Fred VanVleet will be honored with a citywide celebration on June 29.The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau ...



Eric Setter is ready to fight blight — land bank style  Rockford Register Star

This article is part of Next Up, a special section published June 30 about the future leaders of the Rock River Valley. ROCKFORD — Eric Setter is in the driver's ...



Little Free Library in Machesney Park promotes literacy  Rockford Register Star

MACHESNEY PARK — Three small wooden box houses filled with books will be placed outside Harlem High School this summer to promote reading.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



This Death Star Fire Pit Is the Ultimate Power in the Neighborhood  Technabob

There have been a number of Death Star fire pits floating around the internet, but this one has some extra nice detailing that makes it look awesome when.



WRESTLING: Experience pays off for Edwardsville  The Edwardsville Intelligencer

EDWARDSVILLE – With a list of accomplishments that includes seven consecutive Class 3A regional titles, seven consecutive Southwestern Conference titles ...



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.



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