Loves Park

Highway Reopened, No Bomb
5:07 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Bomb Threat Closes Highway 251 In Loves Park

Credit Jacquilyn Stephens / WNIJ

UPDATE: Traffic returned to normal after the bomb squad confirmed there was no actual threat. Employees at the Hope & Anchor reported a man who had been arrested earlier in the day may have left a suspicious package in the pub.

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Arts
4:03 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Fifty Years Of Old-School Country At WLUV

WLUV AM, Loves Park.
Susan Stephens WNIJ
  • WLUV feature, including an interview with station founder Joe Salvi. Music by Tiger Johnson and Bunny Berigan.

Travel down the long dirt driveway leading to WLUV just north of Rockford and you’ll find yourself in a different time and maybe even a different place. Not much has changed at the tiny AM country radio station since it signed on the air 50 years ago this weekend. 

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Woodward expansion
7:55 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Woodward Expanding Its Rockford Area Base

Governor Pat Quinn was on hand for a major jobs announcement in northern Illinois Thursday morning.  Woodward Incorporated says it will build a second campus in Loves Park. The aerospace manufacturer's local expansion will result in more than 600 new jobs over the next five years. 

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Business
12:51 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Rockford, Loves Park, Pecatonica share electricity aggregation deal

Three Winnebago County communities have signed a joint electricity aggregation agreement with FirstEnergy Solutions of Akron, Ohio, to supply power at a discounted rate for residents and businesses with an overall savings of nearly $20 million.

The Cities of Rockford and Loves Park and the Village of Pecatonica signed an intergovernmental agreement earlier in the year to bid jointly for contract as a result of the referendum approved in March.

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