ROCK VALLEY FEATURED NEWS
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    Armed robbery suspect arrested in Machesney Park
    April 17, 2014
    MACHESNEY PARK – On Friday, April 11, at approximately 1 p.m. the All Credit Lenders, 7900 N. Second St. Machesney Park, was robbed. A white male entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money. An investigation was initiated by Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives and reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant for Christopher D. Fuller, 35, of Machesney Park.MACHESNEY PARK – On Friday, April 11, at approximately 1 p.m. the All Credit Lenders, 7900 N. Second St. Machesney Park, was robbed. A white male entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money. An investigation was initiated by Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives and reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant for Christopher D. Fuller, 35, of Machesney Park.

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    Rockton Chamber celebrates excellence at annual awards banquet
    April 17, 2014
    ROCKTON - Rockton Chamber President Dennis McCorkle and Vice President Ryan Rydell welcomed close to 100 chamber members and their guests to the annual awards banquet, April 11, at the American Center in Rockton. The evening featured a three course dinner, presentation of awards and a brief seminar on clues and cues to non-verbal communications by Keynote Speaker Jim Zalud, an expert on body language interpretation skills. Six awards were presented to chamber members or organizations that have demonstrated excellence in their work and personal achievement.

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    Two rehabilitated bald eagles to be released by Hoo Haven
    April 17, 2014
    PECATONICA - Two injured immature bald eagles, brought to Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, 10813 Cleveland Road, Durand, Courage on Sept. 16, 2013 and Valor on Oct. 29, 2013, will be released back into the wild at a special event at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the Learning Center on the grounds of the Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center, 13735 Cook Road, Pecatonica.The eagles will be released by Karen and Steve Herdklotz, owners and directors of Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, along with volunteers from the center. The public is invited to attend this momentous event and to join in the celebration

OTHER EVENTS
  • April 17, 2014
    Winnebago teacher bikes for St. Judes
    WINNEBAGO - Mike Belden, 5th Grade Teacher from Jean McNair Elementary (Winnebago School District) is riding his bike to and from school every day in April (20 total days) to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. His round trip journey each day is 45 miles. If Mr. Belden is able to ride every day in April, he will ride a total of 900 miles for St. Jude!Mr. Belden is looking for sponsors to raise money for St. Jude. Sponsors can pledge a flat rate per day (EX: $5, $10, etc), a per/mile pledge (EX: $.01, $.05, $.10, etc per mile) or simply make a flat donation to the cause. He hopes to raise more than $3,000.
    ***For entire story see Gazette April 17th***

  • April 17, 2014
    Knights of the Round Table come together on the BCT stage
    BYRON - For the Byron Civic Theatre’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot which is a lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and The Holy Grail, the cast is comprised of performers near and far, a situation that sets the stage for a great production. As the cast and crew prepare for opening night, April 25, one thing is certain…the Byron Civic Theatre is thrilled to have individuals performing from all over the Stateline area, with individuals coming from Byron, Rockford, Roscoe, Loves Park and Rochelle, just to name a few.
    ***For entire story see Tempo April 17th***