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    Bears waive Jordan Lynch

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer When the Chicago Bears’ 70-man roster was released Friday, Aug. 29, former NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch’s name wasn’t on it. The Bears waived the Heisman Trophy finalist Friday morning, a day after...

    • Posted August 29, 2014
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    Rockford police warn of home repair fraud on east side

    Online Staff Report During the past several weeks, the Rockford Police Department has received several complaints about incidents of home repair fraud on the city’s east side. The suspects typically target elderly victims with unsolicited offers to...

    • Posted August 29, 2014
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  • Bobby F. Brookins
    Man faces narcotics charges after search of South Fifth residence

    Online Staff Report Bobby F. Brookins, 26, has been arrested following a narcotics search of 906 S. Fifth St., Rockford. Officers executed a narcotics search warrant at the residence Friday, Aug. 29. The warrant included a vehicle...

    • Posted August 29, 2014
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  • Neal
    Stolen car, drugs recovered during search of Rockford home

    Online Staff Report Criminal charges were filed Thursday, Aug. 28, after members of the Winnebago County Violent Crime Task Force (Rockford Police Department, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police, Illinois State Police), executed a search warrant at 3303 Greendale Drive, Rockford....

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • RRCROSS
    Governor announces first ‘Illinois Rail Safety Week’

    Online Staff Report Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) issued a proclamation Thursday, declaring Sept. 14-20, as the first “Illinois Rail Safety Week” in an effort to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains. In 2013,...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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    BBB issues ‘Granny Scam’ advisory

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Many scams and schemes run by con artists are cyclical in that they come and go. Sometimes it’s every few months, or following a natural disaster or at a particular time of...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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    RVC Truck Driver Training partners with Roehl

    Online Staff Report Rock Valley College’s (RVC) Truck Driver Training program and Roehl (pronounced “Rail”) Transport, Inc. announced a partnership Aug. 28 that makes RVC’s Truck Driver Training program one of only four in the nation to...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • ipassreduceprice
    Illinois Tollway to reduce I-Pass cost

    Staff Report The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors Thursday approved a plan to lower the cost to get an I-PASS transponder when opening a new I-PASS account in advance of the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange opening in...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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    Goodwill receives fourth human skull

    Staff Report Police in Austin, Texas, are searching for the person who donated a human skull to a local Goodwill store. Goodwill volunteers were shocked last month while sifting through donations and discovering the adult skull among...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Anne O’Keefe
    Rockford Area Arts Council leader selected for national forum

    Online Staff Report Anne O’Keefe, CEO of Rockford Area Arts Council (RAAC), has been selected as one of 20 arts agency leaders to participate in the Americans for the Arts Executive Leadership Forum at Sundance. The forum...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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