All posts tagged "Featured"

  • golf
    Holiday Spirit Day at Victory Golf Range Dec. 17 to benefit The Arc

    Online Staff Report The inaugural Holiday Spirit Day hosted by Victory Golf Range is Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties will receive 50 percent of all...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • NIU President Douglas Baker
    NIU president to speak at Rockford Chamber luncheon Dec. 18

    Online Staff Report Northern Illinois University (NIU) President Douglas Baker will speak at a Rockford Chamber of Commerce luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 200 S. Bell...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Environmentalists hail biochar, a form of charcoal derived from baking biomass, as a savior of soils damaged by agricultural overuse and pollution that can sequester significant amounts of carbon dioxide in the process. (Photo courtesy of Marcia O’Connor, Flickr CC)
    EarthTalk: Saving our soils and climate with biochar

    From E — The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is biochar and how can it help reduce my carbon footprint? — William Jarvis, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Biochar is a naturally occurring, fine-grained, highly porous form of charcoal derived...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Judy Baar Topinka
    Madigan: Quinn to appoint Comptroller, Rauner to appoint Comptroller-elect, election needed for half term

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) provided the following statement (in italics) Dec. 15 on the impact of the passing of Judy Baar Topinka, Illinois Comptroller and Comptroller-elect. Topinka, 70, died Dec....

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Drunk-driving
    Police to target drunk driving Dec. 19-Jan. 4

    Online Staff Report From Dec. 19 through Jan. 4, the Rockford Police Department will be out in force as part of the annual Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk drivers. The statewide crackdown...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • downtown-Rockford-protest-Dec-12,2014
    More than 100 rally against police brutality in downtown Rockford

    By Brandon Reid Senior Assistant Editor A group of more than 100 protesters marched in downtown Rockford against police brutality Friday, Dec. 12. The march, billed “The Justice Now March,” was organized by Pastor Melvin Brown of...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Law
    Couple pleads guilty to financial exploitation of an elderly person

    Online Staff Report Kathleen Peterson, 69, and Gary Peterson, 71, both pled guilty to a Class 1 felony of financial exploitation of an elderly person Thursday, Dec. 11, before Judge Fernando Engelsma. As part of their pleas,...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Jeremy Hassenfelt
    Man gets 57 years for February 2010 murder

    Online Staff Report Jeremy Hassenfelt, 42, was sentenced Dec. 11 to 57 years in prison for the February 2010 murder of James Wyatt. Hassenfelt was found guilty after a jury trial of four counts of first-degree murder...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Road-Construction
    IDOT to give $2 million for Baxter Road improvements

    Online Staff Report In conjunction with the development of the 186,500-square-foot distribution center by FedEx Ground Packaging Systems in the Rock 39 Industrial Park, which is valued at $24 million, Winnebago County submitted a request for Economic...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Claymation
    Belvidere educators receive $5,000 grant for Claymation films

    Online Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — Catherine Urban, an art educator, and co-applicant, Dan Beetstra, of Lincoln Elementary School in Belvidere, Illinois, have received a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation to help students apply...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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