• Prostitution
    Five arrested for prostitution in police street detail

    Online Staff Report Friday, May 30, officers from the Rockford Police Department conducted a street crimes detail within the Pilot Police District. During the course of the operation, undercover officers worked on street-level nuisance crimes. The following...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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  • U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos
    Bustos responds to Shinseki resignation

    Online Staff Report Today, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., released the following statement on the resignation of Eric Shinseki, the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “Secretary Shinseki’s resignation today, while appropriate, will not itself...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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  • Ernie Pyle
    Ernie Pyle World War II Museum launches national fund-raising campaign

    Online Staff Report The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum is launching a nationwide fund-raising campaign to bolster its efforts to preserve and expand the famous war correspondent’s legacy. The museum, in Pyle’s hometown of Dana in...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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  • Great-Lakes_USE
    Draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan available for public input

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — The federal Great Lakes Interagency Task Force has released a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan for public input. “Protecting communities around the Great Lakes and restoring this important ecosystem is...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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  • VOTE-USE-2014
    Just Democracy campaign urges Illinois Legislature to pass voting reform package

    Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Just Democracy campaign urges the Illinois Legislature to pass H.B. 105. The legislation, which will likely come to a vote in both chambers Friday, May 30, will make it easier...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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  • ILSOCJesseWhite
    Jesse White becomes longest-serving Illinois secretary of state

    Online Staff Report Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (D) will become the longest-serving secretary of state in Illinois Friday, May 30, surpassing James A. Rose who served from 1897 to 1912. Rose was first inaugurated on...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • Swedish-American-Hospital
    SwedishAmerican hosts Founder’s Week activities June 3-6

    Online Staff Report SwedishAmerican Hospital was founded June 6, 1911. To celebrate and honor its 103rd anniversary, SwedishAmerican is hosting a week-long celebration June 3-6. Tuesday, June 3, the SwedishAmerican Foundation will kick off the week with...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • Verizon
    ‘XLTE’ delivers added capacity to Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network in Illinois

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Verizon Wireless has expanded its newest technology — known as XLTE — to more Illinois locations to boost 4G LTE network capacity and enhance high-speed services for customers. More than half of...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • Starlitefeature
    Today In Pictures: ‘Tuesday Evening in the Gardens’ at Anderson Japanese Gardens

    Online Staff Report Singer/songwriter Emily Hurd joined Starlite Radio on stage Tuesday, May 27, at Anderson Japanese Gardens as they launched the 2014 Tuesday in the Gardens concert series. The the 14-week schedule runs through Tuesday, Aug....

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • police-investigation
    Gun charges after Broadway traffic stop

     Online Staff Report A Rockford man was arrested for several alleged offenses after being stopped on a traffic warrant Wednesday, May 28, in the 3800 block of Broadway. At approximately 9:11 p.m., Wednesday, Rockford Police M3 Street...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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