It’s now common for smaller fire departments to rely on employing paid on-call firefighters and emergency medical personnel, and a number of departments in the Stateline Area say the challenges facing them remain the same related to recruitment, budget constraints and scaled-down training opportunities due to COVID-19.
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No injuries were reported following a vacant mobile home fire on Friday afternoon in the 200 block of Townline Avenue, according to the Rockton Fire Protection District.
South Beloit City Park opened to the public Saturday much to the joy of dozens of fishermen.
A garage fire on Sunday that spread to a family's home on Elmo Avenue resulted in no injuries, according to the Rockton Fire Protection District.
JJ's Tavern in South Beloit raised $1,301 for Beloit Meals on Wheels in a recent fundraising event.
The legal dispute between the City of South Beloit and the owners of the shuttered Garden Hotel is slowly playing out in Winnebago County Circuit Court as the case continues, according to an attorney involved in the case.