• Route 173 opens thanks to Rockford Blacktop

    MACHESNEY PARK - Illinois Route 173 finally opened to traffic in December, according to Illinois Department of Transportation spokesperson John Wegmeyer. Illinois 173 had been closed at Interstate-90 since March as part of the reconstruction of a new interchange at... Read More

  • The future is now at Regal-Beloit

    BELOIT - The centerpiece of Regal-Beloit's commitment to continuous learning is finally complete. The company's $5 million training center unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for invited guests in December. "It's critical to our future and has... Read More

  • BusinessBriefs

    Allegiant Travel Company prepares to offer stock ROCKFORD - Allegiant Travel Company announced it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in anticipation of a planned initial public offering of its common stock. Allegiant Airlines runs... Read More

  • Plastic surgery: Paying the price of beauty

    Although the Pacific and Mountain region of the United States including California, is the leader in terms of procedures performed, the East North Central Region including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, is close behind. The Midwest is actually the... Read More

  • Vivid Hair Salon: a dream come true

    JANESVILLE - For young women who dream of owning their own business someday, Rachel Morehouse, age 25, can be an inspiration.A little over a year ago, on August 1, she and her husband, Terry, opened Vivid Hair and Skin Company,... Read More

  • KANDU helps workers gain independence

    JANESVILLE - KANDU hopes to attract more volunteers for its Mobility Training Project. The non-profit Janesville packaging and catering company is looking for people to help teach its client workers to ride the bus. The company gives disabled people the... Read More

  • Whitehead Realtors prove no place like home’

    ROCKFORD - "There's no place like home." That's what Whitehead Realtors President Dee Premo said about one of the largest real estate firms of the Rockford Area. As Premo walks through the new building at 839 N. Perryville Road, she... Read More

  • Bankruptcies

    ROCK COUNTY CHAPTER 7 Nov. 1 Lawrence R. Harding Jr. FDBA Serns Investigative Services LLC; P. O. Box 466, Hanover; Case No. 3-06-12817 Nov. 3 Joan L. Christianson; 1502 Ashland Ave., Beloit; Case No. 3-06-12833 Don M. & Diane E.... Read More

  • BuildingPermits

    BELOIT 2644 Chatsworth Drive; Michael & Mary Donnelly; $91 515 Highland Ave.; Community Action Inc.; $220 2655 & 2641 Edgewood Drive; Rogers Development; $335 each 1871 Harrison Ave.; Rock County Habitat for Humanity; $190 1875 Congress Ave.; Duane & Jacquelyn... Read More

  • Building Permits

    BELOIT Residential-New 2215 Afton Road; Brian D. & Vicki Oakes; $195 Residential Additions/Alterations 2535 Sunset Drive; Jason R. Dupuis; $27 Commercial-New 1452 Wisconsin Ave.; Neighborhood Housing Services; $215 Commercial Additions/Alterations 328 State St.; City of Beloit; no fee listed 200... Read More

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