Boone County

6:39 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Rockford Judge Selected For Conference Of Chief Judges Chair

Joseph McGraw

A northern Illinois judge who helped implement a cameras-in-court program was selected to chair a committee comprised of chief judges from around the state.

Joseph McGraw is chief judge of the Rockford-based 17th Judicial Circuit. He'll assume the chairman's post on the Conference of Chief Judges in December.

McGraw will take over after the chief judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit, Elizabeth Robb, retires.

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6:09 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

First Confirmed Human Case Of West Nile Virus In Boone County This Year

The Boone County Department of Public Health today confirmed that a Belvidere man is the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the county in 2014.

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11:28 am
Tue July 17, 2012

I-90 interchange at Irene Road gets support

The coordinating committee of five Belvidere city aldermen and five Boone County Board members has voted unanimously to pursue completion of the interchange at Irene Road and Interstate 90.

The Belvidere Daily Republican reported the committee approved $81,000 for preliminary engineering and $33,800 for a right-of-way consultant, with the city and county splitting that expense.

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5:07 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Massive mulch fire closes Route 76 north of Belvidere

Boone County mulch fire, May 18, 2012
Steve Rapp

A massive mulch fire is causing headaches for travelers and residents in northern Boone County. 

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