All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Fracking-USE
    A closer look at fracking for natural gas

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association In 2012, President Barack Obama indicated that the U.S. has a supply of natural gas that can last nearly 100 years. His administration...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • Susan-Johnson-McGinty-2
    Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years

    By Brandon Reid Senior Assistant Editor Susan Johnson loves cats. And dogs. And horses. And trees. And people. And Animal Planet. And The Amazing Race. And dandelion greens. And the First Amendment. And the Second Amendment. And...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • Water-2014
    Guest Column: Clean Water Act: Supporters of clean water must make their voices heard

    By Wouter Hammink Clean Water Campaign Organizer, Environment Illinois The Rock River is an Illinois treasure, providing clean drinking water, and drawing countless visitors each year who camp, hike and ski. What’s more, the Rock River and...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • Susan Johnson (Photo by Jon McGinty)
    Susan Johnson: Saying goodbye to a career

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor After 21 years of working for The Rock River Times, I am calling it quits — not necessarily retiring altogether but switching gears. Social Security is good, but it’s not enough; I’d...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • SuperBowlXLIX
    Super Bowl XLIX prediction: Seahawks will top Patriots

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist This is it, my final football prediction column for the 2014-2015 NFL season. After 17 weeks of regular-season action, followed by another three weeks of playoffs, we’re down to the final two...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • rockford-park-district
    Sinnissippi Park improvements announced

    Online Staff Report For more than 100 years, Sinnissippi Park, 1401 N. Second St., Rockford, has been the Rockford Park District’s most popular and busiest park. Sinnissippi Park was the district’s first land purchase in 1909. In...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • rockford-park-district
    Rockford Park District recognized at Illinois Park and Recreation Association Conference

    Online Staff Report Friday, Jan. 23, the Rockford Park District was recognized multiple times at the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Annual Conference Awards Luncheon. Rockford Park District...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • Donald P. Falls
    Man gets natural life in prison for September 2011 murder

    Online Staff Report Donald P. Falls, 28, has been sentenced to natural life in prison for the September 2011 murder of Harold Anding. In September 2011, Anding was dropped off at a Rockford hospital with multiple gunshot...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • Challenger
    Meet John Doe: Remember the crew of the space shuttle ‘Challenger’

    By Paul Gorski The space shuttle Challenger lifted off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 10:38 a.m. CST on Jan. 28, 1986. Seventy-three seconds later, the space shuttle exploded, killing all seven crew members on...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • Adobe-Flash-Player
    Tech-Friendly: Update your Adobe Flash Player today

    By Paul Gorski Adobe Systems Incorporated (http://www.adobe.com/) recently acknowledged a serious security bug In Adobe Flash Player v.16.0.0.287 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh. This flaw could “cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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