Friday, September 23, 2011

Boone County real estate transactions recorded Sept. 12-15

BOONE COUNTY - Following is a list of the Boone County real estate transactions recorded Sept. 12-15.

Recorded Sept. 12

1220 Farmers National Dr., Belvidere, $140,500, Paul Batson to Alexander O. Kunets and Michelle L. Kunets.

300 Royal Ave., Belvidere, $124,000, Joan Connell to Victor R. and Arlene E. Trimble.

11124 Cemetery Road, Capron, $170,000, Joan J. Messenger, Trustee, to Stephen E. Nelson.

301 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove, $113,000, Charles A. and Carol A. Anderson, to Brian K. and Dawn L. Kreutzer.

Recorded Sept. 13

710 E. 2nd St., Belvidere, $35,199, Wells Fargo to Jarrid Clark.

2334 Squaw Prairie Road, Belvidere, $140,000, John W. and Linda L. Ackerson to Marty Liston.

Recorded Sept. 14

1534 9th Ave., Belvidere, $69,000, Antonio Cabral to Celina Cabral.

933 Bradley Lane, Belvidere, $121,000, Federal National Mortgage Association to Jeffrey and Megan Hursh.

2912 County Meadow Lane, Belvidere, $304,000, Daron A. Domino and Lisa R. Domino to John A. and Wendy J. Hart.

414 Wren Lane, Caledonia, $360,000, Jack E. Teela and Mary K. Teela to Kimberly A. Mackenroth.

1523 9th Ave., Belvidere, $46,199, US Bank to Jose Mancillas.

Recorded Sept. 15

1404 Walts Way, Belvidere, $249,900, Kim L. and Amy C. Larson to Deanna Rasmussen-Walkey and Jeremy Walkey.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27 Belvidere Township meets 5 p.m

Purchase of the Eagle’s Club building is on the agenda again, but no date for a new town hall meeting.  Rumor has it,  that it must be soon in order to “get” the Eagle’s Club.



Belvidere Township meets 5 p.m. at the township office, 8200 Fairgrounds Road.




8200 Fairgrounds Road

September 27, 2011 – 5:00 P.M.

I. Call to Order / Roll Call

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Approval of Prior Meeting’s Minutes

IV. Transfers

V. Reports

a. Supervisor’s Report

b. Highway Commissioner’s Report

c. Assessor’s Report

d. Clerk’s Report

e. Trustee’s Report

VI. Unfinished Business

a. Acquisition of the Eagles Club

b. Shaw Rd.



VII. Legal



VIII.New Business

a. Belvidere/Boone Co.Food Pantry




IX. Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Bills

X. Public Input

XI. Closed Session

a..Review Closed Session Minutes

XII. Adjournment

* Please note in order to take final action on an item it must be specified on the posted agenda 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

All buttered up: Restaurants weigh in on old law

Did you know about his Wisconsin law?

Should Wisconsin keep pressing businesses to avoid margarine, or is it time to finally say goodbye to its buttery agenda?

A quirky Wisconsin law intended to protect the state's dairy industry by making it illegal for restaurants to serve margarine as a replacement for butter is being targeted for repeal. The 44-year-old law is celebrated by some as a colorful part of the Dairy State's past. But the law has a loophole: Restaurants can abide by it simply by serving both butter and margarine.

The battle over margarine's place in the country was seriously debated after its invention in 1870. The agricultural community, led by Wisconsin's strong dairy interests, saw the artificially produced margarine as a threat.

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Chicago's jobless rate rises to 10.4% in August

September 22, 2011

(AP) — The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates have fallen in 11 of the state's 12 metro areas.

But the department says the Chicago area saw a slight bump in its jobless rate. It rose to 10.4 percent in August compared to 9.7 percent in August 2010.

The largest declines occurred in the northern Illinois city of Rockford and in Danville in east-central Illinois.

Rockford saw its jobless figure drop by 1.6 percentage points to 13.1 percent. That remains the highest metro-area rate in Illinois.

Danville's rate fell by 1.5 percentage points to 10.5 percent.

IDES Director Jay Rowell says the figures released Thursday show that "local communities continue to fight against the lingering headwinds of the national recession

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DeKalb Businesses assemble to explore county’s draw


Scott Gilmore looked at locating his company in several surrounding communities – including Huntley, Rochelle and Dixon – before settling in Sycamore last year.

Gilmore, founder and CEO of Smart Motion Robotics, said while DeKalb and Sycamore have higher taxes than other communities, the close proximity to major highways, the potential labor pool and the goods and services offered by the two communities ultimately drew the company to the area.

During a DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. business roundtable Wednesday at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau building, representatives from three area companies shared why they decided to locate in the DeKalb and Sycamore area. The roundtable, “Resources that Attracted Business to DeKalb County,” also gave representatives a chance to talk about any hurdles they encountered when moving to the area.

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