All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Ernie Banks
    Sharing memories of Ernie Banks

    By John Russell Ghrist What’s left that can be said about “Mr. Cub,” Ernie Banks, who unexpectedly passed away Jan. 23 at age 83, a week before his next birthday? The big stations, networks and news services...

    • Posted January 29, 2015
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  • Wild salmon, high in “long-chain” omega-3s, is one of the healthiest foods we can eat. (Photo by Roddy Scheer, roddyscheer.com)
    EarthTalk: What fish can we eat?

    From E — The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are some basic guidelines about seafood consumption, especially for women and in light of all the pollution threats to our oceans and waterways? — Betsy Draper, Boston Between...

    • Posted January 29, 2015
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  • Entreprenuer
    Rock Valley College hosts entrepreneurship event Jan. 30

    Online Staff Report For the second year in a row, local sophomore, junior and senior high school students have been invited to Rock Valley College (RVC) for a fun day of exploration that will help them discover...

    • Posted January 29, 2015
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  • Americans
    Tube Talk: ‘The Americans’ begins third season

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready for the third season of FX’s The Americans. It’s been more than eight months since we were left wondering what KGB sleeper...

    • Posted January 29, 2015
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  • Jim Rubens (Photo by Rick Kurtz)
    Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform

    By Elizabeth Lindquist CONCORD, New Hampshire — Several prominent conservatives rallied with independents and liberals in Concord, New Hampshire, Jan. 21, to support reforming the way political campaigns are funded. The rally took place Jan. 21, on...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • RHA-Green
    11 public housing residents complete job readiness training

    Online Staff Report A collaborative pilot program works to improve lives by helping public housing residents gain jobs and independence. “Economic Empowerment Initiative: Improving Lives through Community Collaboration” will wrap up its first phase when 11 public...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • Get-Covered-Illinois
    Youth health care enrollment event at NIU Rockford Jan. 29

    Online Staff Report A National Youth Enrollment Day enrollment event will be at Northern Illinois University’s Regional Center, 8500 E. State St., from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29. Northern Illinois University, in partnership with...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • Jobs
    More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair

    Online Staff Report BELVIDERE, Illinois — The Workforce Connection will hold its annual January Career Expo and Job Fair from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Community Building Complex, 111 W. First St., Belvidere....

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • RPS-205-logo
    School district’s credit rating remains solid

    Online Staff Report Rockford Public School District 205 (RPS 205) has maintained its excellent credit rating with Standard & Poor’s, putting RPS 205 in the same credit category with the best school districts in Illinois. District leaders...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • Ryan Watson
    State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest

    Online Staff Report GRUNDY COUNTY, Illinois — An Illinois State Police (ISP) District 5 trooper patrolling Interstate 80 in the area of Seneca Road uncovered 12 grams of cannabis, 25 hits of the controlled substance LSD and...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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