All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Pet-Talk-Holiday-Food-Dog
    Pet Talk: Healthy pets make for a happy holiday

    From the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University The season for indulging in holiday feasts and festive snacks has finally arrived. However, while we try to be cautious of our own health and...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Reed Catalano
    Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2013 murder

    Online Staff Report Reed Catalano, 44, has pled guilty but mentally ill in the July 2013 murder of Elizabeth Kincade. Catalano’s guilty plea includes charges of first-degree murder and unlawful restraint. In July 2013, Rockford police were...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • RPS-205-logo
    Telephone, computer network outages at 22 Rockford schools

    Editor’s note: Rockford Public School District 205 Communications Department issued the following update at 3:33 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, on telephone and computer network outages within the district. “There will be sporadic telephone and computer network outages...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Musician 1st Class Jennifer Lange
    Byron native selected as Sailor of the Year for Navy Band Southwest

    By Musician Third Class Benjamin Fodor SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Navy Sailor from Byron, Illinois, assigned to Navy Band Southwest in San Diego was recently selected as the band’s Sailor of the Year for fiscal year...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Illinois-Tollway-Budget
    Illinois Tollway awards $337 million in contracts, sets budget

    Online Staff Report DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois — The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors Dec. 18 approved five new construction contracts totaling nearly $286 million and nine new engineering contracts totaling $51 million for projects, including $320 million...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Nursing-pins
    44 earn bachelor’s degrees at Saint Anthony College of Nursing

    Online Staff Report Baccalaureate Mass was held today, Dec. 18, for 44 students from the Saint Anthony College of Nursing. The traditional pinning ceremony took place at Holy Family Church with The Most Rev. Bishop David Malloy...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Goodwill-Donation-Express-2014
    Goodwill opens Donation Express site on Perryville

    Online Staff Report Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois will open its first Donation Express at 8 a.m., Friday, Dec. 19, at 3065 N. Perryville Road, Rockford. Donations of clothing, shoes, house wares, sporting goods, computers and electronics,...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • manufacturing
    Rock Valley College to manage TechWorks program

    Online Staff Report An agreement between Rock Valley College (RVC) and Rockford Area Strategic Initiatives (RASI) will more strategically align programs vital to the community’s manufacturing training and economic development initiatives. TechWorks — a workforce training program...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Michael D. Amiridis
    University of Illinois at Chicago names chancellor

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Michael D. Amiridis, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, was named chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Thursday, Dec....

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Salvation-Army
    Salvation Army to distribute food, toys to nearly 2,000 families

    Online Staff Report While many associate the Christmas season with happy gatherings of family and friends, there are many whose holiday spirit is crushed by the harsh realities of simply making ends meet. The Salvation Army is...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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