All posts tagged "Featured"

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    The tip of the iceberg: Human trafficking in America

    By Gregory John Campbell Rockford Resident This citizen journalist attended the first Rockford Human Trafficking Awareness Conference last Friday. The event, sponsored by the Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (RAASE) at Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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    State Roundup: House passes proposal to fill current fiscal year budget gap

    From Illinois News Network ilnews.org The Illinois House passed several measures meant to fill a current budget shortfall of more than $1.5 billion. House Speaker Mike Madigan says 80 percent of the correction comes from special funds...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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    ‘Hogs streak hits 4 as race tightens

    By Todd Reicher Exclusive to TRRT With only a few weeks left in the regular season the Rockford IceHogs continued their push towards the playoffs with their fourth straight win and eighth in 10 games After a...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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    Neighborhood feel key for Rural on Tap

    By Nate Johnson Columnist When the owners of Rural Oaks Plaza purchased the strip mall, the storefronts were over half-empty. The addition of Rural on Tap has not only filled a gap in the mall but it...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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    TRRT March 25-31 | Online Edition

    Read this week’s paper right on your computer or mobile device.    

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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    State Roundup: Plaintiffs join Rauner on fair share case

    From Illinois News Network ilnews.org It’s no longer just a battle between the state’s Attorney General siding with labor unions against the Governor. Now three Illinois state employees have joined a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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    State Roundup: Municipal bankruptcy measure gets hearing

    From Illinois News Network ilnews.org A measure to allow financially strapped municipalities in Illinois restructure their debt through Chapter 9 federal bankruptcy got a lengthy hearing Friday. Representative Ron Sandack says his bill is not about nixing...

    • Posted March 23, 2015
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    Sunsine Week: End unnecessary FOIA fees

    By Nate Jones Director, Freedom of Information Act Project National Security Archive Last year, a FOIA requester filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Drug Enforcement Administration asking for information about the DEA’s role in...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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    State Roundup: Rauner diverts fair share withholding

    From Illinois News Network and Staff Reports ilnews.org Illinois’ Governor has modified his efforts to withhold fair share dues from unions. With several state officials not going along with Governor Bruce Rauner’s plan to hold fair share...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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    3rd Street bridge shut down indefinitely

    Staff Report The planned closure of the 3rd Street bridge connecting to westbound Whitman Street began today. City Engineer Matt Vitner said via statement that the bridge conditions had deteriorated “to the point of becoming a public safety...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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