All posts tagged "Featured"

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    Commentary: 10 things residents should know about the Illinois justice system

    By Bryant Jackson-Green Illinois Policy Institute Illinois’ criminal-justice system has serious problems. For example, despite having a $1.3 billion budget, the Illinois Department of Corrections, or IDOC, won’t be able to make payroll come April. The Innocence...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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    Rockford woman arrested for solicitation of murder

    Staff Report Rockford Police in coordination with the FBI announced a successful investigation into a tip concerning possible solicitation of murder. Anne Barradas-Ferral, 33, was arrested on warrant Wednesday. The Rockford resident is being held with bond...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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    Offsetting carbon via the world’s oceans

    From EarthTalk Answers about the Environment Ocean fertilization is a technique whereby swaths of ocean are “seeded” with iron to promote the growth of phytoplankton (microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain), and...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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    Galena marks latest in series of explosive railway accidents

    By Shane Nicholson Managing Editor A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train carrying crude oil derailed near the confluence of the Galena River and the Mississippi last Thursday afternoon near the ferry landing south of Galena. BNSF...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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    My family loves railroads, ink and water

    By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher Trains and ink track in my family’s blood; I love to watch and learn from both. William Austin Hamilton Loveland (1826–1894) was the one of the founders of  the Colorado, Clear...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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    Gordon Lightfoot: Still on that Carefree Highway

    By Nate Johnson Columnist In an industry where the term “legend” is often thrown around too loosely, the man who well might be Canada’s greatest singer-songwriter of all time fits the word to a tee. During a...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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    TRRT March 11-17 | Online Edition

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

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • Rockford's Auburn High School sent teams to the basketball championships and the Scholastic Bowl this year in Peoria, Illinois
    Auburn’s Renaissance Capstone boasts student-led projects

    By Emily Sipiora Contributor Auburn High School is well-known for hosting numerous academic programs: a Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) troupe, the Renaissance Academy, and Human Public Services are all a part of the college preparatory academies....

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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    Keep public notices in print, part 2

    By Paul Gorski Columnist This is a follow-up to my: “Meet John Doe: Keep public notices in print” from Feb. 25. Again, according to “Sosnowski calls for public notices to be pulled from papers” by Shane Nicholson,...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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    RVC launches TechWorks, March 18

    Staff Report Rock Valley College (RVC) and the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC) will be hosting a welcome event at the TechWorks program Wednesday, March 18. TechWorks is a manufacturing training program that provides and skills...

    • Posted March 9, 2015
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