All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Medical-Emergency
    Man in critical, but stable, condition following shooting on North Independence

    Online Staff Report At around 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, Rockford police responded to the 1000 block of North Independence Avenue to investigate a shooting incident. Upon arrival, officers located a 30-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds....

    • Posted September 16, 2014
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  • Politics
    Meet John Doe: Making local political appointments

    By Paul Gorski I was recently honored by being interviewed to fill the vacancy in a state representative seat. I did not get the appointment, but I was honored nevertheless. Many people asked me at the time...

    • Posted September 16, 2014
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  • Xtreme-Xperience-Halber-Black-Farms-091314
    High-powered luxury thrills at Xtreme Xperience’s Blackhawk Farms stop

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Last week, I wrote an advance story about the company Xtreme Xperience coming to the Blackhawk Farms Raceway with their stable of luxury sports cars. Last Saturday, Sept. 13, I was fortunate...

    • Posted September 16, 2014
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  • iPhone-6
    Tech-Friendly: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in stores Friday, Sept. 19

    By Paul Gorski Apple, Inc., rolled out the much-anticipated iPhone 6 last week, announcing that the iPhone 6 would be available in Apple Retail Stores Friday, Sept. 19. The iPhone 6, and its larger cousin, the iPhone...

    • Posted September 16, 2014
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  • Junior Ranger Aida Frey
    Keeping up with Aida: A western adventure, part two

    Editor’s note: The first part of this series appeared in the Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2014, issue, of The Rock River Times. By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer and Aida Frey Junior Ranger While Junior Ranger Aida Frey tested...

    • Posted September 16, 2014
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  • Jeff "The Odds Man" Helberg
    ‘The Odds Man’ to make NFL picks

    Because of the popularity of Doug Halberstadt’s “Weekly NFL Picks,” we’ve  invited Jeff “The Odds Man” Helberg to also make pro football predictions online. In Week 1, Helberg was 9-7 (56 percent), while sports columnist Doug Halberstadt...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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  • Samuel Borger
    Wisconsin child abuse suspect arrested in Loves Park

    Staff Report A man wanted on child sex abuse charges in Wisconsin was arrested in Loves Park over the weekend after police found him hiding in the home of a relative. Saturday, Sept. 13, police learned 39-year-old...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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  • OHS senior Ben Baldwin
    Oregon High School student semifinalist for National Merit Scholarship

    Staff Report OREGON, Ill. – Oregon High School Senior Ben Baldwin has been named as a Semifinalist in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program, an honor awarded to nearly 16,000 high school students annually.  Baldwin will have...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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  • hungry kid
    Feeding hungry children still a big challenge

    Staff Report URBANA, Ill. – Alleviating food insecurity in the United States is one of the leading challenges facing our country today.  The magnitude is great, especially among children—nearly 16 million U.S. children, or over one in...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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  • Lawscalegavel
    EPA announces $1.8M settlement in DuPont insecticide case

    Staff Report WASHINGTON ‭ – ‬The U.S.‭ ‬Environmental Protection Agency‭ (‬EPA‭) ‬today announced a settlement with the E.I.‭ ‬du Pont de Nemours and Company‭ (‬DuPont‭) ‬for alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide,‭ ‬Fungicide,‭ ‬and Rodenticide Act‭ (‬FIFRA‭)‬. DuPont...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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