All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Education
    Illinois school funding reform: 200 rally in Springfield

    Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — More than 200 members and supporters of the Funding IL Future (FIF) Coalition, representing all regions of the state, rallied at the State Capitol Nov. 18 to demonstrate support for the...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • Adrian Peterson (left) and LeGarrette Blount.
    Adrian Peterson suspended for 2014 season, LeGarrette Blount released

    Online Staff Report Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season, the NFL announced Nov. 18. According to the league office, Peterson cannot be considered for reinstatement...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • UPS
    UPS hiring nearly 350 in Rockford

    Online Staff Report UPS has announced it is hiring nearly 350 people in Rockford. The openings are for seasonal package handler jobs. Package handler jobs start at $8.50 per hour for seasonal workers. In addition, seasonal package...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • Art-3
    Artwork by West Middle School students on display at Rockford Memorial Hospital

    Online Staff Report Artwork by students at Rockford West Middle School will be on display in the main hallway of Rockford Memorial Hospital, 2400 Rockton Ave., between Nov. 19 and 30. Rockford Health System works closely with...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • Bankrupt
    Dispelling common consumer bankruptcy myths

    Online Staff Report PHOENIX — Bankruptcy may seem like the perfect cure-all for consumers buckling under heavy debt, but many people don’t really understand the process or the repercussions. With so many myths surrounding bankruptcy, it’s hard...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • Minimum-wage
    Push made to hike Illinois minimum wage during legislative veto session

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — The Raise Illinois coalition launched a series of press events across the state Nov. 18 to call on lawmakers to immediately pass legislation during this year’s veto session to raise the minimum...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • saving-money
    City’s United Way drive raises more than $52,000

    Online Staff Report The City of Rockford United Way Committee reported Nov. 18 that the 2014 annual drive saw an increase in individual participation by 12 percent and an increase in total contributions by 28 percent, bringing...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • Warming-Center
    Winnebago, Boone counties offer warming centers

    Staff Report Warming centers will be available in Winnebago and Boone counties during the 2014-2015 season. These centers provide safe and warm locations during extreme cold temperatures for those without housing or those who may not have...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • Medical-Emergency
    Three-vehicle crash at North Perryville, Olde Creek Road sends four to hospital

    Online Staff Report Rockford Police and Fire departments responded to a three-vehicle crash at North Perryville Roada and Olde Creek Road around 3:45 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17. Initial investigation showed a Chevy van and a Ford sedan...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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  • Thurston J. Sherod
    Rockford man faces heroin charges after search of Crosby Street apartment

    Online Staff Report Rockford Police Department’s Narcotics Unit and District 2 Neighborhood Response Unit executed a search warrant at 1430 Crosby St., apartment 2, Nov. 17. The Narcotics Unit had been investigating the resident for the past...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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