- Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2013 murder
- Telephone, computer network outages at 22 Rockford schools
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- Illinois Tollway awards $337 million in contracts, sets budget
- 44 earn bachelor’s degrees at Saint Anthony College of Nursing
- Goodwill opens Donation Express site on Perryville
- Rock Valley College to manage TechWorks program
- University of Illinois at Chicago names chancellor
- Salvation Army to distribute food, toys to nearly 2,000 families
- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act signed into law
Local high schoolers excel in Truth Talk debate
From press release
Teams representing Rockford East, Rockford Jefferson and Rockford Roosevelt high schools prevailed at Truth Talk IV, the annual debate sponsored by the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at Heartland Community Church.
East scored ahead of Guilford High School in a discussion of the question, “Have schools done enough to eradicate bullying?” Jefferson emerged on top in a faceoff with the Academic Career Education (ACE) High School over the question, “Should students be guaranteed a free education?” Roosevelt defeated Auburn High School in answering the question, “Do violent video games lead to increased violence in children?”
Winning teams took home trophies. Debate judges Karen Portis, Leonard White and Mike Williams also awarded medals to the top-performing member of each team: Anthony Harden, ACE; Ta’naysha Smith, Auburn; Ciera Shaw, East; Sahand Nuhivand, Guilford; Damario Fair, Jefferson; and Tashala Watkins, Roosevelt.
From the March 9-15, 2011, issue