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EIGERlab FastPitch event returns Oct. 9

Staff Report ROCKFORD - October 9, innovators and entrepreneurs will share their ideas and compete for cash prizes as EIGERlab's 13th Annual FastPitch takes place at NIU-Rockford. The deadline to register for the event is Sept. 25.…

Arrest made in Pecatonica homicide

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A 53-year-old man is in custody for allegedly stabbing a man to death in Pecatonica Thursday night. David W. Baldwin was jailed in Wisconsin Friday on unrelated charges. He was later charged in…

Rockford recertified as StormReady community

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Rockford was recently recertified as a StormReady community by the National Weather Service. The City’s emergency preparedness team, led by the Rockford Fire Department, has achieved this certification since July…

Disaster communications: Lessons from 9/11

By Thomas Terndrup and Nicholas Kman The Ohio State University (THE CONVERSATION) “The hotel is being evacuated. Please return to your rooms and prepare to exit.” That was the first communication one of us, Dr. Terndrup, recalls…

Public hearing about casino Sept. 23 at Coronado

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The hearing to give Rockford citizens the opportunity to weigh in on the casino process and hear presentations from the applicants will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.…

A look at Rockford’s 3 casino proposals

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Rockford officials, on Friday, received three proposals to build the city's only casino.  Two of the proposals are for east-side facilities, while one developer wants to build on the south edge of…