All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Gay
    Man guilty of drug charges faces 60 years in prison

    Staff Report A Rockford man faces 60 years in prison after being found guilty of an array of  drug, trespassing and domestic violence charges, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced Thursday. Shardon Gay, 32,  was found...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • phone scam
    Rockford BBB aware of ‘Microsoft’ phone scam

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A phone scam by callers claiming to work for Microsoft is one the Rockford Better Business Bureau (BBB) was made aware of last year. Since the BBB learned of the scam in...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Chad Grimm
    Judge: Chad Grimm will remain on Illinois governor ballot

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A Sangamon County judge, on Thursday, threw out a GOP challenge to have the name of Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor removed from the Nov. 4 ballot. Chad Grimm, a fitness club...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • feature sex
    Forest-preserve sex sting nets 10

      By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Police say four locations within the Winnebago County Forest Preserve were the scenes of recent sex crimes, as 10 men were arrested for public indecency, the sheriff’s department announced Thursday, Sept....

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • GUNROBBERY
    Armed robbery reported at Machesney Park CVS

    UPDATED: 10:50 a.m. Staff Report Police are searching for a man they say robbed the CVS Pharmacy, at 8001 N. Second St., in Machesney Park, Thursday morning. According to reports, a man armed with a hunting rifle...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Obama-military
    Lee Hamilton: President, Congress should work together on military intervention

    By Lee H. Hamilton In his speech last week outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Barack Obama (D) gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Rockford-Ill
    Ethnic Parade and Festival Sunday, Sept. 21

    Staff Report An Ethnic Parade and Festival, celebrating Rockford’s global culture, will begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21. More than 40 cultural groups are expected to participate in the event. The parade will start downtown on...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Rockford-Symphony
    Symphony begins 80th season Sept. 20

    Staff Report The Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) has announced the opening of the 2014-2015 season, themed “War and Remembrance.” The first concert, which commemorates the International Day of Peace, opens the ComEd Classics Series at 7:30 p.m.,...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Adrian Peterson
    Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from team activities

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The Minnesota Vikings organization has reversed its decision to reactivate Adrian Peterson while the running back fights allegations of child abuse. In a statement released Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, the team announced...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • 3D-printed-car-winner-2014
    Mr. Green Car: A car from your printer

    By Allen Penticoff Freelance Writer First, I’ll have to explain a new technology to the few readers who may have never heard of it. Relatively recent technology uses a fancy computer-controlled inkjet printer to spray tiny dots...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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