Community Organizations/Services

4151 Samuelson Road, Rockford, IL 61109

CEANCI is committed to four beliefs:

Providing equitable access to relevant programming for all students.
Balancing district and CEANCI priorities that align to current and projected regional needs.
Practicing fiscal responsibility in order to maximize efficient distribution of resources.
Developing and sustaining respectful relationships within the partnerships among all stakeholder groups.

The objectives for CEANCI are stated in five goals that form the structure of the strategic plan passed by the Board of Governors on July 23, 2013.

The CEANCI will assess distribution of programs and develop a CEANCI Regional Site Plan that meets the needs of member districts.
The CEANCI will establish curriculum that aligns to current industry needs and prepares students for college and careers.
The CEANCI will develop partnerships that engage all stakeholders including member districts, employers, higher education and communities.
The CEANCI will develop a funding plan that will address current and future programming needs and will aggressively pursue new funding sources.
The CEANCI will communicate and promote program options, benefits, and rewards to students, families, educators, employers and community.

Strategic Plan

This document is a strategic plan created by the Career Education Associates of North Central Illinois member districts of Belvidere-District 100, Byron-District 226, Harlem-District 122, Hononegah-District 207, Meridian-District 223, North Boone-District 200, Oregon-District 220, Rockford-District 205, South Beloit-District 320, Winnebago-District 323, Rock Valley College and the Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education to serve as a long-term guide for the CEANCI organization. It involves major initiatives in five areas: regional programming, curriculum alignment and relevancy, partnership engagement, fiscal responsibility, and internal and external communication with stakeholders.
Concordia University WI, Beloit Campus
2040 Sutler Avenue Beloit, WI 53511

The Beloit Center has convenient hours to serve working adults and is a short drive from the thriving communities of Rockford, Beloit, and Janesville. Coursework is offered in accelerated format.  Classes meet just one night per week.  There are no out-of-pocket costs for textbooks, either. You can work full time while earning a degree at Concordia University Beloit Center.

Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees

Business Management
Criminal Justice Management
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Health Care Management
Human Resource Management
Liberal Arts
Radiologic Technology – Completion

Graduate Degrees

Master of Business Administration
Master of Science – Counseling
Master of Science – Educational Administration
Master of Science – Literacy
Master of Science – Organizational Leadership Administration

Certificates and Licensure

Business Management
Criminal Justice Management
Health Care Management
Human Resource Management
Medical Assistant
(608) 361-1830
P.O. Box 346 Rockton, IL 61072

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(815) 624-8431
Harlem Roscoe Fire Protection Dist.
10544 Main Street Roscoe IL 61073


In the early years, almost every able-bodied man helped the fire department in one way or another. Volunteers may or may not have had gear and they learned by experience. Today, training is a priority and both gear and training is regulated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

In 1949, new firefighters were assigned a long coat, hip boots, helmet and striped cotton gloves; there were no air masks. A new firefighter now receives a helmet, leather boots, coat, and bunkers, and gloves as well as a personal air mask.

Each firefighter is trained in firefighting, extrication, water rescue, forcible entry, carbon monoxide (CO) and gas detection instruments, and hazardous material identification and mitigation. Many are Emergency Medical Technicians whether they are at the Basic or Paramedic level. Each firefighter is also encouraged to learn the specialized training that is available to them. Firefighters have also been trained in other specialized fields to help with specific emergencies. Many firefighters have specialized and high-tech training backgrounds in various work fields, and are able to bring that knowledge to an emergency scene.

At least one new recruit class is held every year as well as the Basic Operations Firefighter Certification Class. Training continues every week with drill night and other specialized trainings. All firefighters are trained in CPR and must maintain current certification.


The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office mandates that all fires are investigated for cause and origin. The department has a team of state-certified investigators ready to respond. The IL State Fire Marshal’s Fire Investigator is also requested on any suspicious fires, on any high dollar fires, where anyone is injured, or in the event of a fatality.


In the early years, if you had an emergency in the Harlem-Roscoe Fire District you dialed 3-4341 to get help. It was a party line and would ring into the fire station, and the home of the Fire Chief as well as a few of the firefighters’ homes or businesses. The siren could be set off at the fire station and a couple of the Chiefs had a button at their home or business. The first firefighter to the fire station would write where the fire was on a black board such as fire at Brown Farm.

Harlem-Roscoe Fire today has Dispatchers on duty 24/7 at their Dispatch Center located in their Fire Station #1. It has the latest advancements in dispatching, computerized equipment and software. A computerized mapping program shows the dispatcher where every fire hydrant is located in the district as well as business floor plans and information such as hazards. The dispatcher also sends the address via a group text to firefighter’s cell phones. And before responding, the volunteer firefighters can send a text to dispatch showing them on a monitor who is responding.
(815) 623-7867
PO Box 7
Rockton, IL

Anxious to make new friends?

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We are a working club, not a social club, but…. WE HAVE FUN WORKING!
Meetings are held every fourth Thursday (except November and December) at Talcott Library, 101 East Main St, Rockton, IL 61072

Philanthropic Projects

Academic scholarships for Hononegah H.S. students

Camp Scholarships for junior/senior high school students

“Adopt a Resident” at Fair Oaks Nursing Home

Holiday “Giving Tree” – collecting needed items for community organizations

Sponsorship of various public library projects

Annual “Make a Difference Day”

Contributions to local organizations


Cindy Wellen
11342 Main Street Roscoe, IL 61073

Timothy A. Honquest began Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory because he recognized a need for it in the community. A northern Illinois native, he earned a business degree from Western Illinois University and then enrolled in Worsham College of Mortuary Science before coming to Rockford to complete an internship. He never left. Eventually, however, the unpleasant task of sliding sky-high bills across his desk to grief-stricken families dampened his enthusiasm for the funeral business. He had to ask himself what he could do to help those people who were upset over their loss and now angry over the huge bill that needed immediate payment. His answer was to quit his job as manager of a rival corporate mortuary and open his own funeral home.
After a decade of service to the community, we moved into our Loves Park location at 4311 N. Mulford Road in the fall of 2005. Our second location opened in Roscoe at 11342 Main Street, downtown Roscoe, in November, 2007. We are pleased to offer our families such impressive, beautiful facilities which include large foyers, multiple chapels, hospitality rooms for refreshments and visiting as well as our own on-site crematory. You are surrounded by a fireplaces, fountains, beautiful artwork and furnishings which all create an atmosphere of comfort.
The funeral service business has been characterized by high costs for years. Families can now receive the same high quality of care they expect for hundreds and in many cases, thousands, of dollars less than the cost at other funeral homes.  We pride ourselves on our First Class Service and First Class Facilities and our commitment to the details that make your loved one’s service unique and a true reflection of who they were in a way that fits your needs, values and budget.  Our success is dependent upon our ability to provide families with a positive and meaningful experience while under our care and guidance.  It would be our honor to guide you on this journey.
(815) 623-7553
Illinois State Representative Joe Sosnowski
998 Belvidere Road, Suite 3, Belvidere, IL 61008

Joe Sosnowski – IL 69th State Representative
Joe Sosnowski is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, first sworn in to represent the 69th district in 2010.

The district he represents includes the municipalities of Belvidere, Caledonia, Capron, Cherry Valley, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, South Beloit, Timberlane, Illinois.

Sosnowski grew up in Carol Stream, Illinois where his father worked as a carpenter and his mother raised four children. Joe attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, and after graduation, Joe was elected as a City of DeKalb Alderman. While in DeKalb, Joe worked as a property manager for student apartments.

Joe’s wife Roxanne was born in Belvidere, Illinois and attended local schools graduating from Northern Illinois University College of Law in May 2004. Roxanne’s family continues to reside in the Boone/Winnebago County area.

Joe and Roxanne moved to Rockford in 2004 and quickly became involved in local issues. Joe ran for City of Rockford First Ward Alderman and was elected in the spring of 2005 and re-elected in 2009. In 2010, he successfully ran for State Representative in the 69th Legislative District.

He currently serves on the following House committees: Transportation Regulation, Roads and Bridges; Appropriations — Elementary and Secondary Education; Cities and Villages; and Aging
(815) 547-3436
9461 North 2nd Street Roscoe, IL 61073

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(815) 623-5437
5410 Pine Lane Roscoe, IL 61073

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(815) 623-2837
PO Box 566 Rockton , IL 61072

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