All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof, 21, into the courthouse in Shelby, North Carolina, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Miczek
    Look for the patterns in Charleston

    By Ethan Zuckerman TheConversation.com When you read about Dylann Roof, think about the patterns he represents. There’s more than one. Over the next few days, we’re going to hear about mental illness. We’re going to hear about...

    • Posted June 20, 2015
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    Study: humans causing 6th extinction event on Earth

    By Gerardo Ceballos TheConversation.com Vitus Bering, the famous explorer, led perhaps the most ambitious scientific expedition ever in the 1730s. Commanding 10,000 people, he was in charge of exploring the vast lands of Siberia and the unknown...

    • Posted June 20, 2015
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  • A young boy greets police officers in riot gear during a march in Baltimore, Maryland May 1, 2015 following the decision to charge six Baltimore police officers -- including one with murder -- in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was arrested and suffered a fatal neck injury while riding in a moving police van, the city's chief prosecutor said on Friday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
    Confidence in US police at 22-year low

    By Suzannah Gonzales Reuters Confidence in police in the United States has dropped to the lowest level in more than two decades, with just 52 percent of Americans expressing “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of...

    • Posted June 19, 2015
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    The sad refrain of giving up on Rockford

    By Shane Nicholson Managing Editor The “Not in my neighborhood!” cries of those wanting to see the death of the South New Towne Drive housing project have a rather apparent and seedy undertone. Even from initial statements...

    • Posted June 19, 2015
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  • Rockford City Market drew more than 75,000 people to downtown Rockford in its fifth season in 2014. The attendance number marks an increase of 11 percent, despite two rain-outs and a cool fall season.
    This week’s City Market activities

    Staff Report Friday’s City Market will feature Derek Luttrell playing folk rock/americana music. The Department of Children and Family Services will be offering a free bookmark craft where kids can design and create their own bookmarks. Severson...

    • Posted June 19, 2015
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  • Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof, 21, into the courthouse in Shelby, North Carolina, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Miczek
    Gunman charged with murder in SC shooting

    By Edward McAllister, Harriet McLeod and Alana Wise Reuters CHARLESTON, S.C. – A 21-year-old white man has been charged with nine counts of murder for an attack on a historic black South Carolina church, local police said...

    • Posted June 19, 2015
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    Some budget bills sent to Governor

    From Illinois News Network ilnews.org Four budget bills are on Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk awaiting his signature but it’s likely he won’t approve. A spokesperson for Senate President John Cullerton confirms that the Senate and House each...

    • Posted June 19, 2015
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    Your cell phone probably isn’t working

    By Shane Nicholson Managing Editor If you’re reading this in the Rockford area there’s a good chance your cell phone isn’t working properly. Both Verizon and U.S. Cellular are reporting outages across the north-central part of the...

    • Posted June 18, 2015
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    Hawks celebrate Stanley Cup in style

    The Chicago Blackhawks paraded the Stanley Cup through the streets of Chicago this afternoon on their way to a rally a Solider Field. Check out some of the videos from NBC5 Chicago below!  

    • Posted June 18, 2015
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  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks in reaction to the shooting deaths of nine people at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, from the podium in the press briefing room of the White House in Washington June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
    Obama reacts to SC shooting

    ‘It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency’ By Jeff Mason Reuters WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed anger over the “senseless” shooting in a black church in South Carolina and said Americans...

    • Posted June 18, 2015
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