All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Tinker-Swiss-Cottage-USE
    ‘Explore Rockford’s Roots’ May 11

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor South West Ideas For Today and Tomorrow (SWIFTT) invites you to “Explore Rockford’s Roots” Sunday, May 11. Three southwest Rockford attractions will open their doors to the public and offer food coupons...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Katie Maringer (from left), David A. Gingerich, Lisa VanDyke and Stephen F. Vrtol. (Photo by John Cobb)
    Artists’ Ensemble stages ‘God of Carnage’ May 9-25

    Staff Report When two 11-year-old boys come to blows, their parents get together for a civilized, rational discussion about the problem. But in Yasmina Reza’s side-splitting comedy, it doesn’t take long for the so-called “adults” to lose...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Smitten-Golden-Rye-Ale
    Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: Smitten Golden Rye Ale a good thirst quencher

    By Michael Sears President, Forest City Brewers The month of May is finally here, and I’m ready for some WARM weather — not the cool, rainy variety we have had the last week. That being said, this...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • NFL-PREVIEW
    Press Box 815: Exploring the Bears’ draft-day options

    By Chris Luttig Sports Columnist The countdown is nearing for the 79th annual NFL Draft Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. The decision for fans between ESPN or NFL Network’s draft coverage will be less daunting than...

    • Posted May 6, 2014
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  • Chrome
    Heartbeats & Hoofbeats: California Chrome triumphs in Kentucky Derby

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor California dreamers, this was your race! Saturday’s 140th Kentucky Derby was the unfolding of a Cinderella story — and there may be more to come. Only in this real-life fairy tale could...

    • Posted May 6, 2014
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  • Bald Eagle
    Hoo Haven to release bald eagles, hold Spring Wildlife Baby Shower

    Staff Report DURAND, Ill. — Local wildlife rehabilitation and education facility Hoo Haven will celebrate the successful rehabilitation of two American bald eagles Saturday, May 10, as they are released back into the wild at Torstenson Center...

    • Posted May 6, 2014
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  • Thirteen-year-old Aida Frey has visited 14 national parks in just three years as a member of the U.S. National Park Service's Junior Rangers program.
    Illinois girl becoming face of U.S. National Park Service

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Besides the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois is void of a traditional national park. That hasn’t stopped an Algonquin, Ill., girl from becoming the face of the U.S. National Park Service....

    • Posted May 6, 2014
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  • Rockford-Food-Desert-Map-2014
    Tech-Friendly: Food desert map of Rockford

    By Paul Gorski Jim Hagerty’s article, “Schnucks to close two Rockford stores,” May 1, 2014 (http://rockrivertimes.com/2014/05/01/schnucks-to-close-two-rockford-stores/#comment-34778) sparked an online discussion about what is, and is not, a “food desert.” Inspired by the discussion, I found an online...

    • Posted May 6, 2014
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  • BOOM
    BOOM! Excitement of playoff hockey is contagious

    Editor’s note: As of this report, there are eight teams alive in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the Western Conference, the Chicago Blackhawks fell to the Minnesota Wild, 4-0 Tuesday, May 6. The Hawks lead the series...

    • Posted May 6, 2014
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  • kraftmoney
    Kraft Foods faces pressure to keep money out of politics

    Online Staff Report GLENVIEW, Ill.— During its annual meeting of shareholders Tuesday, May 6, Kraft Foods Group, Inc., will face a resolution filed by the Green Century Equity Fund urging the company to refrain from using corporate...

    • Posted May 6, 2014
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