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Extreme Weather Webinar

For municipal leaders and community organizers across the state, 2019 flooding presented a host of challenges that tested the capabilities of their emergency response systems and the plans that support them. According to the NOAA National Centers...

 

Law Jones Taking Precautionary Steps

For more than 55 years, Law-Jones has operated with values that put the families we serve, and the public, first. We also value our staff, and need their presence in these critical times. The safety and well-being of everyone is our highest concern....

 

Gun Dealers Report 'Panic Buying'

Toilet paper and hand sanitizer are in short supply at Illinois supermarkets. At gun shops, firearms and ammunition are flying off the shelves, too. As the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease,...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Business    March 18, 2020

Cancellations Hit Voice Awards

Before you misread that headline, the annual Voice Awards are still on and set to be presented on March 6th beginning at 7:00 pm at the Masonic Temple in Freeport. However, due to the cancellation of...

 

Monroe Clinic Named A 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Monroe Clinic has been named one of the 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, Monroe Clinic...

 

Wright Steps Down From FACC

Freeport Area Church Cooperative (FACC) Executive Director Dean Wright has announced his resignation as the head of the local not-for-profit emergency food and shelter organization. After 15 years with the organization, Wright says his resignation...

 

Corn And Soybean Production Numbers Decline Across State

Central Illinois counties led Illinois in corn and soybean production last year as every region and nearly all counties saw decreases in both crops, according to estimates released last week by the U....

 

SWCD Tree & Fish Sales Underway

Stephenson County Soil and Water Conservation District annual tree sale is underway for 2020. Each year the District sells bare root tree, evergreen and shrub seedlings to increase efforts to provide energy conservation and/or habitat cover for wildl...

 

Stephenson County Home Show

Limited exhibition space remains for the 2020 Stephenson County Home Show to be held March 21st and 22nd at the Highland Community College / YMCA Sports Complex in Freeport. Show hours are Saturday 9-...

 

Customized Approach To Joint Replacement Surgery

Monroe Clinic is expanding its orthopedic services to offer the latest advancement in joint replacement surgery, the MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology System. The MAKO Technology utilizes a...

 

Another Wetter-Than-Normal Spring Predicted As Farmers Recover From Crop Losses

The state's climatologist is predicting Illinois farmers are likely to endure more burdensomely wet weather while they try to plant cash crops this spring after suffering major losses as a result of a...

 

Tim White Named Senior VP

Tim White has joined Apple River State Bank as Senior Vice President – Lending in the bank's new Hazel Green office. He will be responsible for agricultural banking relationships in southwest...

 

ComEd Owes Us Money

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois Two of the state’s largest electric utilities owe their customers a combined $543 million in refunds, according to state regulators, but there is sharp...

 

Monroe Clinic Names New President

Monroe Clinic, a Member of SSM Health, is pleased to announce that Jane Curran-Meuli will serve as the next President of Monroe Clinic beginning in December. She will replace Mike Sanders who served a...

 

FSB Names Saar President

The Board of Directors of First State Bank Shannon Polo Lake Carroll, announced the promotion of Robin Wilhelms Saar to President and Chairman of the Board of First State Bank Shannon-Polo-Lake...

 

Freeport Mistletoe Walk

Stroll the festive streets of Downtown Freeport Sunday, November 24 for the annual Mistletoe Walk from noon to 4 pm. The Hero Tree Lighting will kick off the event at noon in front of the Stephenson County Courthouse. Local residents have been busy...

 

Lutes Named Hazel Green ARSB Manager

Apple River State Bank announced the appointment of Kimberly Lutes as manager of the bank's new office in the Southwest Mart, 3525 Percival Street, Hazel Green, Wisconsin. The facility is expected to...

 

Barkau Automotive Claims Customer First Award For Third Striaght Year

Rick Barkau and son, Cullen Barkau, along with their dedicated team at Barkau Automotive/Stockton have won the FCA 2019 Customer First Award for Excellence certified by JD Power. "Committed to...

 

Getting His Name On The Door

Plager, Krug, Bauer, Rudolph & Stodden, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Attorney Ryan R. Stodden has become a shareholder in the firm. Ryan, an alumnus of Galena High School, earned his...

 

Apple River State Bank Expands To Hazel Green

Apple River State Bank announced today that it has reached an agreement with C&D Properties to open a banking facility in the Southwest Mart, 3515 Percival Street, Hazel Green, Wisconsin. C&D Properties is the corporation for the Saunders Oil...

 

Senior Center Food Fund Raisers

Senior Resource Center staff and volunteers will be participating in two food-themed fund-raisers in late September. The first is the Cub Foods brat stand, and the second is the inaugural Eats and Beats event in downtown Freeport. The Senior...

 

Forestry Tour And Sawmill Demonstration

The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association will tour Johnson Creek Hardwoods, near Mount Carroll, on Saturday, September 21, from 1:00 until 4:00 pm. For over 20 years, this facility has been producing high quality lumber for craftsmen and...

 

Monroe Clinic FastCare Opens Permanent Home

Monroe Clinic FastCare has moved to a new permanent location. The walk-in care clinic opened its doors at 100 West 8th Street in Monroe on August 27, 2019. "Monroe Clinic FastCare provides care for...

 

Business Youth Movement

Throughout much of Northwest Illinois, business owners tend to be the leaders of their respective communities where they have established a strong reputation as the wise old leaders full of common...

 

Tourism Contributing To Economic Growth In Illinois

The Illinois Office of Tourism announced both international and domestic travel expenditures reached $41.7 billion in 2018 which is a $2 billion boost to the state's economy since 2017. More than 117...

 

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