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Absentee Ballots Arrive in Beloit

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Absentee voting ballots have arrived in Beloit. Residents can request the ballot be sent to their homes or by heading to the city of Beloit city hall at 100 State street between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M., Monday through Friday.

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Illinois Motorists Warned to Look out for Deer

Updated: 11/11/2008 - The Illinois Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources are once again warning the state's motorists to be on the lookout for deer on the roadways.

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Freeport Trick or Treat Hours Set

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Freeport Police Chief Jerry Whitmore and Mayor George Gaulrapp have announced the hours for trick or treating for Halloween this year.

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Guilty Plea Entered in 1988 Homicide

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Rock County District Attorney David O’Leary announced today Ezequiel Lopez-Zavala entered a guilty plea to 1988 Manslaughter charges in Rock County Circuit Court Branch 6 before Judge Richard Werner.

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Victim's Family Offers Reward

Posted: 10/09/2008 - According to the Freeport Journal Standard, The family of a Shannon man who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Sept. 27 is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver who initially struck the victim and fled the scene.

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Illinois Democrats Aim for Bigger Majority

Posted: 10/09/2008 - If you're running for the Illinois Legislature, it's not a good time to be Republican. President Bush is extremely unpopular and in many voters' minds carries the burden of a war and a Wall Street meltdown. Demographic changes are making Illinois increasingly Democratic.

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Prorok Challenges Bruscato on Resume

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Candidate for Winnebago County State's Attorney, Chuck Prorok is calling on democratic challenger Joe Bruscato, to provide detail regarding his criminal prosecutorial experience.

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Improving Winnebago County Public Safety

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Crime is a severe problem in Winnebago County, but a citizens' group is working to change that. The county's crime and public safety commission gave its annual report Wednesday night. Plus the Rockford police department is headed for a reorganization.

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Beloit College Grad Missing

Updated: 10/08/2008 - The search continues for a 2007 Beloit college grad, missing for a week now in the Middle East.

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Stress and the Economy

Posted: 10/08/2008 - As the stock market continues to go down many people's stress level keeps on rising.

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International Walk Day

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Today is international walk to school day and dozens of students in the Harlem District participated.

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Haskell Celebrates With A Parade

Updated: 10/08/2008 - It was an all out celebration today at Haskell's Year Round Academy in Rockford to celebrate their success on 2008 standardized testing.

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OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center to Offer Concierge Service

Posted: 10/08/2008 - OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center will be offering concierge services to its employees, patients and guests through a contract with Avascend Healthcare Hospitality beginning on November 3. Avascend will also assume the operations of valet parking for Medical Center patients and guests. On Monday, January 5, 2009, valet parking will be further extended to patients of and visitors to the OSF Center for Health - Rock Cut location at Perryville Road and Route 173 in Loves Park. ”The concierge services will provide a valuable benefit to and support of our employees who have many personal demands, and they will serve our patients and families who may be dealing with difficult times in their lives,” states Karen Brown, vice president of human resources and operations at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. “We are pleased to partner with Avascend for our concierge and valet parking services.” Avascend’s healthcare hospitality services are designed to support patients and visitors during a time when assistance is most valuable, allowing them to focus on their health and the health and experience of their loved ones. Avascend specializes in creating a lasting, positive impression for the patients, visitors and employees of healthcare facilities. The result is a measurable increase in patient flow, improved patient satisfaction and increased retention of healthcare professionals. “Avascend has always believed that parking and logistics are ultimately about people. Avascend is a front-of-house company – focused on not just patient flow and logistics but on the total patient, guest, employee and physician experience.” says Dave Geenens, president/CEO of Avascend.

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