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    Rockford stores cited for selling tobacco to minors

    Online Staff Report Monday, Feb. 24, the Rockford Police Department Community Services Unit and the Neighborhood Response Unit combined  efforts with the Winnebago County Health Department to conduct tobacco compliance checks at retailers in Rockford. During the...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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    Former Rockford doctor charged with fraud

    Online Staff Report A former Rockford physician, who goes by several names, was indicted in federal court Tuesday on multiple charges of fraud.  Authorities say Lynn Y. Zoiopoulos, 58, filed a fraudulent petition for bankruptcy in 2009...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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    More than two dozen killed in Nigeria school attack

    Online Staff Report An Islamic militant group is likely behind an early morning attack that killed 29 students at a northeast Nigerian school Tuesday. According to officials, militants descended on the school around 2 a.m., Tuesday, setting...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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    Seven dead in Afghan car bombing

    Online Staff Report Seven people are dead and more than 40 are were wounded when a suicide bomber exploded a car bomb in Afghanistan Tuesday. According to police, the bombing occurred outside a crowded restaurant in the...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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  • Meet John Doe: Sheriff’s race: Will the real Democrats and Republicans please stand up?

    By Paul Gorski What is going on in the race for Winnebago County sheriff? Who are the real Democrats and the Republicans on the ballot? I’ll open this article as I did a previous article… . “There...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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    Opening statements begin today in Kody Walsh murder trial

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Opening statements in the murder trial of Kody Walsh are expected today, a day after jury selection was completed in front of Judge John Truitt. Walsh is the Rockford man accused of...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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    Aldermen vote down sinkhole settlement, plan to raze former RPS headquarters moves forward

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A Rockford woman will not receive a $600,000 settlement for injuring her leg in a sinkhole accident almost five years ago, according to a vote by the Rockford City Council Monday, Feb....

    • Posted February 24, 2014
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  • On Strike
    North Boone teachers eye March 3 strike

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Teachers in the North Boone School District are one step closer to a walkout, as tonight’s meeting failed to result in a new contract. Members of the North Boone Education Association rallied...

    • Posted February 24, 2014
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    Rockford Police warn of suspicious person

    Online Staff Report Detectives from the Rockford Police Department are investigating a suspicious incident they say occurred around 8 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, near the intersection of Elm Street and Howard Avenue. Witnesses say a white male...

    • Posted February 24, 2014
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    Harold Ramis dead at 69

    Online Staff Report Producer, actor, screenwriter and director Harold Ramis has died, United Talent Agency spokesmen confirmed Monday, Feb. 24. The Chicago native began his career as a freelance writer before joining the Second City comedy troupe...

    • Posted February 24, 2014
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