City needs help naming endangered chicks

May 16, 2018 by  

Residents of Rockford and surrounding areas such as Loves Park, Illinois are invited to name the chicks of two endangered peregrine falcons who have laid their eggs in the city.

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Sensational Saturdays coming to Rockford

April 10, 2018 by  

Residents of Rockford and surrounding areas such as Loves Park, Illinois are invited to attend Sensational Saturdays at the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens.

For those who think they [Read more]

Loves Park makes success of annual antique show

March 30, 2018 by  

The 58th Annual Antique Show, which took place in Loves Park, Illinois this year, attracted hundreds of visitors interested in buying a piece of history.

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Marks Auto Service opens new location

February 22, 2018 by  

Marks Auto Service, an automobile repair shop that previously had only one location in Rockford, recently opened a second location in Loves Park, Illinois.

The new shop features seven [Read more]

Free golf lessons in Loves Park

January 16, 2018 by  

The Mercyhealth Sportscore Two, an indoor sports center in Loves Park, Illinois, will be hosting an LPGA-USGA winter golf academy for girls in a few days’ time.

The LPGA-USGA Girls Winter Golf Academy, which [Read more]

Locals participate in Shop On State

December 25, 2017 by  

Shop On State, a holiday event that takes place in the city of Rockford, near Loves Park, Illinois, recently gave locals an opportunity to discover some of the shops in their vicinity and what they had to offer.

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Loves Park ICTA employee places second in tech competition

November 22, 2017 by  

Trevor Shrader, a CIT Isuzu Truck employee from Loves Park, Illinois, recently took the runner-up spot in the 12th Annual Isuzu One Grand Prix World Technician Competition, along with [Read more]

Carlson Ice Arena offering discount skating lessons

October 16, 2017 by  

The Carlson Ice Arena in Loves Park, Illinois recently announced that it will now be hosting Frosty Fridays, its public skating classes, well into next year.

Frosty Fridays are [Read more]

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.

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