Rock Valley College to host job fair

September 16, 2017 by  

Later this month, residents of Rockford and nearby areas such as Loves Park will be able to attend a job and internship fair that will be co-hosted by Rock Valley College and Rockford University.

The fair will be open to current students of Rock Valley College and Rockford University, alumni of the universities, or interested members of the public. It is recommended that those who plan to attend dress in professional attire, which will be heavily enforced at the event. They should also bring at least 20 copies of their current résumé, and be prepared to interview with the employers who are at the event.

Additional resources are available online that will help interested individuals with what they need to do prior to, during, and after the event to make the most of it.

The job and internship fair will be taking place on September 27 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Physical Education Center of the Rock Valley College located on 3301 North Mulford Road. There is no registration required and it will be free to attend on the day.

For more information about the event, or about the dress code and job fair tips, visit the event page at the College Central website. To view the flyers for the event, visit the Rock Valley College website.

Rockford Park District receives Loves Park director

August 19, 2017 by  

Dan Jacobson, who previously worked for the city of Loves Park, Illinois as the director of public works and development, will now be working for the Rockford Park District as the superintendent of operations.

Jacobson’s current achievements include working for Loves Park for 28 years, leading engagement efforts and community planning, serving the citizens and businesses of the area, assisting in administrative functions, and directing multimillion-dollar public improvement projects.

He also currently holds positions in organizations such as the board of the land use policy committee of the Illinois Municipal League, the Illinois Tax Increment Association, the technical committee of the Rockford Metropolitan Agency for planning, and the leadership council of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council. He has served as part of the public infrastructure spoke team of Transform Rockford and was a member of the team that helped to create the Winnebago County Geographic Information System as well.

Jacobson will now be serving the Rockford Park District by overseeing asset management and capital planning for the region, directing the Rockford Park District police, and managing the Mercyhealth Sportscore complexes, Golf Rockford, and parks within the district.

For more information about the plans of the Rockford Park District, and to view resources such as schedules and event calendars for the district, visit the website for the District.

Man launches Midwestern-based apparel store

July 29, 2017 by  

Tanner Taylor, a resident of Loves Park, Illinois, recently launched an apparel store called Unstated Apparel, which features T-shirts that [Read more]

MercyHealth Sportscore Two adds indoor center

June 20, 2017 by  

MercyHealth Sportscore Two, a sports complex located in Loves Park, Illinois, recently unveiled an indoor center [Read more]

Rockford location rewarded for its branding

May 26, 2017 by  

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau recently received branding and marketing awards at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism.

The first award that was [Read more]

Winners of state editors’ award revealed

April 15, 2017 by  

The winners of the 2016 Illinois Associated Press Media Editors, or APME, have recently been announced, and will be rewarded at an upcoming convention.

Almost 1,000 entries were [Read more]

Conservatory to open butterfly exhibit for limited time

March 14, 2017 by  

The Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens in Rockford, Illinois will soon be opening up a butterfly exhibit called Simply Spring that will be available to visitors for just four days.

At the exhibit, visitors will [Read more]

Mortgage refinance program now available to homeowners in Winnebago County

February 16, 2017 by  

Homeowners in Winnebago County, in towns such as Rockford or Loves Park, Illinois, might qualify for up to $50,000 if they are struggling with their mortgage.

The I-Refi program was discussed at a program on February 8, bringing in homeowners and informing them with PowerPoint presentations and banners about how much they can receive and how the program works.

The program is designed to help homeowners pay their mortgage if they owe more money than their house is worth, and to prevent their house from going into foreclosure. Around 22,000 people are dealing with ‘underwater mortgages’, and it is said that this program can help them recover from it.

Tara Pavlik, who works with the Illinois Housing Development Authority, said about the program:

“It literally does sound like it’s too great to be true. There are no catches, there are no tax liabilities on the funds; it’s amazing. And it’s just getting people out. We know that there are quite a few people in this community that do qualify for it. It’s just a matter of getting them out and getting them to apply.”

Those who are using the program are saving an average of $360 a month. For more information about the program. or to make an application, visit the Illinois Housing Development Authority website.

Winnebago County looking to strike partnership with SwedishAmerican hospital

January 12, 2017 by  

Last year, the Boone County Health Department began a partnership with the SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford, Illinois to educate new mothers at the hospital about breastfeeding.

The health department also [Read more]

Rockford could see return of rock band signs

December 17, 2016 by  

Signs that were created to honor the rock band Cheap Trick in Rockford were taken down in June and placed into storage, but they could be set for a return

According to [Read more]

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