Staples, city may be near agreement

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — A tax assessment dispute between the Staples Distribution Center in Beloit and the City of Beloit may be nearing settlement, with the Beloit City Council set to meet tonight in executive session to hear an update on negotiations. The company filed its objection to its city assessment in […]

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SwedishAmerican awards 15 scholarships to associates’ children

As college tuition costs continue to rise, the good news is that SwedishAmerican is here to ease some of the burden through our Associates’ Children Scholarship Program, which recently provided 15 one-year $1,000 scholarships to children of SwedishAmerican associates. To be considered for the scholarship, each applicant submitted an application, written essay, ACT scores, class […]

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Mercyhealth to present $250,000 check to University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford for expansion

Mercyhealth will present a $250,000 gift to the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford on Wednesday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m. The check presentation will be held at the College, 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford. Javon Bea, President and CEO of Mercyhealth will present the check Alex Stagnaro-Green, Dean of the University of Illinois College […]

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Pearson Fastener receives IATF 16949:2016 First Edition Certification

ROCKFORD— Pearson Fastener has achieved 16949:2016 First Edition Certification from the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) as a supplier of high-quality custom fasteners to automotive manufacturers. ITAF 16949:2016 First Edition certification defines the requirements of quality management systems for organizations in the automotive supply chain. The IATF, which oversees this particular standard, based it on […]

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SwedishAmerican Foundation supports Midtown organization

The SwedishAmerican Foundation presented a $20,000 check to Patriot’s Gateway. The check was presented during Patriot’s Gateway Capital Campaign luncheon at Rockford Country Club on June 14. Patriots Gateway provides youth programs to develop each child’s unique talents and the skills needed to become a productive citizen. They also provide opportunities for adults and families. […]

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102-room hotel set for Beloit

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — Plans have been submitted for a 102-room extended stay hotel in Beloit. Plans have been submitted to the city to build a Home2 Suites hotel by Hilton adjacent to the Hampton Inn on Reynolds Drive, officials confirmed Tuesday. The hotel is expected to have site preparation work start […]

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Despite threats to bees, Beloit business still successful

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer BELOIT — Terri and Dan Dodge, with the help of their grandchildren Sam and Sara Clark, spent Friday, June 30, packing up their soaps, lip balms, honey, essential oils and other products to sell at the Beloit Farmer’s Market on Saturday. It’s a tradition that goes back years. This includes […]

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McClure joins IMEG to create one of largest regional civil firms

ROCKFORD – McClure Engineering Associates, Inc. has joined IMEG Corp., creating one of the largest civil engineering firms in the Midwest. McClure’s 85 team members – including the staff at its Rockford location – add to IMEG’s expansion of its civil operations begun by a recent merger with another Illinois-based civil firm, Missman, Inc. In […]

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Pal to the stars

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer ROSCOE — It can be difficult for Hollywood stars to find a true friend. Sometimes, that’s Jeff Stenzel’s big Hollywood role. While the 35-year-old Hononegah alum works updating coupons at Fat Wallet by day, he spends his spare time rubbing elbows with the rich and famous. For the past […]

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SwedishAmerican installs pharmaceutical waste management system to reduce groundwater contamination & drug diversion

SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce it is one of the first hospitals in Illinois to install the CsRx Full Service by Stericycle, a waste stream management system to help keep controlled substance pharmaceutical waste from entering public water supplies and from getting into the wrong hands by properly segregating and disposing it. SwedishAmerican is the […]

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