• Tom Torkildson.
    Teacher fired for using word ‘homophone’ in blog post

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A teacher in a Utah school is no longer employed after being fired for using the word “homophone” in a blog post. Tim Torkildson was a social media specialist at Nomen Global...

    • Posted July 31, 2014
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  • Momandbabycarseat
    National Heat Stroke Prevention Day begins with mourning the loss of another child

    California boy becomes 19th child vehicular heat-stroke victim Online Staff Report The 19th child to die of vehicular-related heat stroke was a 3-year-old boy discovered Wednesday, July 30, inside a hot car at his home in Sylmar, California....

    • Posted July 31, 2014
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  • Kristen R. Smith
    UPDATE: Kristen Smith guilty of kidnapping Wisconsin baby

    UPDATE: A five-man, seven-woman jury found 31-year-old Kristen R. Smith, of Denver, guilty of federal kidnapping charges Thursday, July 31. Sentencing is scheduled for October. Smith faces life in prison. By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Closing arguments...

    • Posted July 31, 2014
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    Commodity Carnival returns to Boone County Fair

    Online Staff Report The National 4-H Council and CME Group are partnering for the second year to bring the Commodity Carnival, an interactive fair experience, to the Boone County fair Aug. 5-10, in Belvidere. Building on its success last...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • WalliceLetisa
    Litesa Wallace selected to succeed Chuck Jefferson

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The Democratic Party has selected Litesa Wallace to fill the remainder of Rep. Chuck Jefferson’s unexpired term in the 67th District of Illinois. Wallace was chosen by a party committee today. She...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • LonellTaylor
    Suspect in several NW Rockford robberies in custody

    Online Staff Report A suspect in several robberies to businesses in Rockford is now in custody. According to police, officers were investigating robberies in the area of North Main Street and North Rockton Avenue Sunday, July 27,...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Hawkins
    Man arrested in Rockford home invasion

    Online Staff Report A 53-year-old Rockford man is behind bars after being arrested for allegedly breaking into a house and beating a victim with a crowbar, police said Wednesday, July 30. On Tuesday, July 29, of the...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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    Volunteers needed at Northern Illinois Food Bank

    Staff Report GENEVA, Ill. — Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) needs additional volunteer help this summer at its three centers in Geneva, Loves Park and Park City. Individuals or groups are welcome — from families, youth groups...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Barbecue-USE
    Aug. 2 Sam’s Club BBQ Tour event canceled

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2, in Rockford, has been canceled, the city confirmed Wednesday, July 30. According to a source who claimed to be a Sam’s Club...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Carp
    Officials probe Wisconsin carp kill

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Officials in Wisconsin have still not identified the cause of a carp kill in the Horicon Marsh, Lake Sinissippi and upper Rock River or whether fish will die along the more than...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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