All posts tagged "Featured"

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    Special Report: Teetering on the Edge

    Tax credits for development under the knife in budget showdown   By Shane Nicholson Managing Editor A state program that has provided crucial funds to redevelopment projects in Rockford is set to be a casualty of the...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    Tube Talk: Locally-produced sitcom a refreshing laugh

    By Paula Hendrickson Television Columnist Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and other video streaming options are quickly becoming the great equalizer in the entertainment industry. No longer do writers need to know somebody who knows somebody to land...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    Rockford Rocked Interview Micheal Banks of Robin’ Banks

    RRI: You and your bands The Rude Boys and Robin Banks were a big part of the early ’80s music scene here in Rockford, IL. Before we get ahead of ourselves first tell us how and why...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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    TRRT Online Edition | June 24-30

    Read or download this week’s The Rock River Times right on your computer, tablet or cell phone.  

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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    Tornadoes touch down across central Illinois

    Staff Report A series of strong storms passed through Illinois along the I-88/I-80 corridor Monday night producing dangerous tornadoes and leaving a trail of destruction. Reports from south of Amboy said the Woodhaven Lakes Resort took the brunt...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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    Storms, tornadoes pound central Illinois

    Staff Report A series of strong storms passed through Illinois along the I-88-to-I-80 corridor spawning dangerous tornadoes along the way. Early reports indicate that the Woodhaven Lakes Resort, south of Amboy, took the brunt of the storm...

    • Posted June 22, 2015
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    SC governor calls for Confederate flag’s removal

    By Harriet McLeod, Luciana Lopez and Alana Wise Reuters CHARLESTON/COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday called on lawmakers to take down the Confederate battle flag in the state capital, a week after a...

    • Posted June 22, 2015
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    Giving students choice in reading helps stem the ‘summer slide’

    By Dr. Erin Kelly TheConversation.com Jack is a six-year-old in first grade at School 36 in Rochester, New York, a city with some of the worst childhood poverty statistics in the nation. Jack has big dreams for...

    • Posted June 22, 2015
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    Week to go and still no budget deal

    From Illinois News Network ilnews.org There’s still no budget or contracts deal in place with eight days before the next fiscal year is set to begin. Springfield will see lawmakers scheduled this Tuesday for continuous session, but there...

    • Posted June 22, 2015
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    US home sales hit 5-1/2-year high

    By Lucia Mutikani Reuters WASHINGTON – U.S. home resales surged to a 5-1/2-year high in May as first-time buyers stepped into the market, the latest indication that housing and overall economic activity were gathering steam in the second...

    • Posted June 22, 2015
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