- Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2013 murder
- Telephone, computer network outages at 22 Rockford schools
- Byron native selected as Sailor of the Year for Navy Band Southwest
- Illinois Tollway awards $337 million in contracts, sets budget
- 44 earn bachelor’s degrees at Saint Anthony College of Nursing
- Goodwill opens Donation Express site on Perryville
- Rock Valley College to manage TechWorks program
- University of Illinois at Chicago names chancellor
- Salvation Army to distribute food, toys to nearly 2,000 families
- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act signed into law
Pecatonica River Clean-Up re-scheduled for Aug. 28
The Eighth Annual Pecatonica River Clean-Up in Freeport has been re-scheduled for Aug. 28 because of recent flooding. The event was originally scheduled for July 30-31.
The clean-up, organized by the United Sportsmen’s Youth Foundation and Rock Hollow Conservation Club, is the largest conservation effort in northern Illinois.
Volunteers are needed to collect trash, not only from the river, but also the shoreline and the nearby prairie path. Service clubs and individuals are encouraged to assist in the clean-up. A cook-out for all volunteers will follow clean-up.
This year, more than 100 volunteers are expected to be out on the river removing several truckloads of debris, bottles, plastic and more from the Pecatonica River. The goal of the annual event is to teach children that their actions have a direct impact on the delicate environment.
The United Sportsmen’s Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to purchase large tracts of habitat, provide and preserve multi-use habitat for children, teach children that personal involvement can positively impact wildlife and habitat, and work to unite sportsmen, agriculture and communities. Donations are accepted.
From the Aug. 17-23, 2011, issue