- Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2013 murder
- Telephone, computer network outages at 22 Rockford schools
- Byron native selected as Sailor of the Year for Navy Band Southwest
- 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
Park District bestows community service awards
Rockford Park District held the 2012 Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA)/ Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Community Service Awards at the Indoor Sports Center in Loves Park. Community Service Awards are presented every year to dedicated individuals, agencies, partners and companies who have unselfishly assisted the Rockford Park District.
2012 Community Service Award recipients include the following: Aaron Fleming, RC Trail Crew and Terry Herbig, Illinois Trail Riders; Aprel Prunty and Sidella Hughes; Barlow Family: Tom, Chris, Baylee, Jessica and Connor; Bob Stroup; Bill Muraski; Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local Union No. 6; Bill Rosemeier, Volunteer Photographer at Midway Village Museum; Boylan Catholic High School and Paul Heitcamp, Boylan High School Athletic Director; Carol Alexander; Christian Life High School and Rich Wood, Christian Life High School Athletic Director; Dave Picken and Wally Rebman; Dr. Barb Frampton; Ed Kirk, Volunteer Graphic Designer at Midway Village Museum; Eric Neubauer; Guilford High School — Vocational Education Program; Janet Jones, Midway Village Museum Board of Directors Chairperson; JJ Paris; Jodi Rasmussen; John Groh, RACVB President/CEO; Junior Streethogs Partners: Gordon Kaye (RAVE President), Mike Riley (Rockford Fire Department), Mark Bernard (Chicago Blackhawks General Manager), Scott Hendee, Steve Ward, and Gina Caruana from Riverside Community Bank.
Kathy Engelhart; Linda Lurvey; Mat Parker, Rockford Public Schools Athletic Director; Mi-Box Storage Company; Mike Brown, President/CEO, YMCA of Rock River Valley; Mike Robinson, Director of Marketing and Communications at OSF Healthcare; Paddle and Trail: Walter Loos and Therese Oldenburg; Pablo Korona, video producer; Robert King, Executive Director of Booker Washington Community Center; Rockford Park District Foundation Marketing & Advertising Task Force: Suzanne Berger, Jamie Cassel, Bob Jakubien, Pam Maher, Linda Niemiec, Denise Noe, Norma Polcek, Tracey Richter; Rockford School District: Dr. Robert Willis, Dr. Travis Woulfe, Kathi Jentoft McBain, Julie West; Schnucks (Logli on N. Rockton Ave.); Stacey Krueger; Steve Pierce, President of P&H Electric Corp; Thayer Lighting; Valerie Johnson; Virginia Brosius, Discovery Center Museum Volunteer.
From the May 1-7, 2013, issue