News Briefs: August 5, 2023


Relevant news from the Stateline area during the second half of the week

In Spanish: Noticias breves: 5 de Agosto 2023

Here's a concise summary of the second half of the week’s top stories covering community events, local developments, and noteworthy happenings in the Stateline. Stay informed and engaged through our carefully curated news bites.

National Night Out was held on Tuesday evening, Aug. 1, 2023. In Roscoe, hundreds of families came to enjoy food, games, and a chance to talk face-to face with law enforcement personnel.

The City of South Beloit held their National Night Out celebration at the American Legion. The Rockton Police holds a similar annual event, Blues & BBQ, on September 6 at Settlers Park. [more]

Tammi Grommes, Luci Andrignola and Pam Stock from Macktown Living History Center in Rockton attended Roscoe Night Out.

In a “smash and grab” robbery at the Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary in South Beloit on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023 about 5:24 a.m., South Beloit Police Dept says a white GMC pickup truck backed through the store's front doors, but the thieves weren't able to get into their cannabis vault. 

If you recognize this suspect, please call 815-389-3491 or anonymously at Reference case number SB23-001559. [more]

MeMe's Upscale Consignment Boutique, located in Roscoe, offers a range of upscale resale items, including formal wear, jewelry, shoes, and purses. Acquired by Karalyn Peterson in 2021, she expanded the business by doubling the space and collaborating with a not-for-profit organization, Remedies Renewing Lives. The store operates Monday to Saturday, offering a variety of items and supporting community causes. [more]

Karalyn Peterson has doubled the space at MeMe's since 2021.

With the football season approaching once the school year starts at Hononegah High School, there’s 10 things you should know to have the best experience this summer.[more]

Hononegah High Football - Andrea Van Briesen Photography

The Village of Roscoe board of trustees has decided to revert to the traditional October 31 date for trick-or-treating after a two-year trial of holding it on the preceding Saturday.

Trustees Stacy Mallicoat and Justin Plock expressed reservations about paying a legal invoice from Ancel Glink, the law firm hired to handle a lawsuit against the Village involving a zoning change that these trustees didn't vote for.

The board confirmed appointments for Alan Harbut and Roger Needham on the Police Pension Board. The appointments were made to other boards during recent meetings.[more]

Roscoe Trustee Stacy Mallicoat and Village President Carol Gustafson
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