All posts tagged "Featured"

  • E15-Chicago-skyline
    E15 ordinance passes Chicago City Council Finance Committee

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Supporters of a cleaner, less expensive gasoline alternative on Monday, Dec. 8, cheered passage by the Chicago City Council Finance Committee of the “Chicago Clean with E15” ordinance. The ordinance would make...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • Lifescape
    Rockford’s Lifescape gets $45,000 from state for new blast freezer

    Online Staff Report Rockford’s Lifescape Community Services has been awarded $45,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to help the organization purchase a new “blast” freezer. Blast freezers are intended to rapidly bring the...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • Farmland
    Illinois farmers uneasy about 2015 economy

    From the Illinois Farm Bureau CHICAGO — Considering current commodity prices and farm input costs, nearly 60 percent of delegates and attendees surveyed at the 2014 Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Annual Meeting feel less optimistic about the...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • Heritage-Donation-2014
    Heritage Credit Union endowment fund gives to area organizations

    Online Staff Report The Richard J. McGrath Endowment Fund helps support local social organizations in the communities served by Heritage Credit Union. Rockford-area award recipients for 2014 included Emmanuel Lutheran Church Food Pantry, Remedies Renewing Lives, Stateline...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • Russian-flag
    Russia to take observation flight over U.S.

    Online Staff Report Russia will conduct an observation flight over the United States between Dec. 8 and 13 as part of the Treaty on Open Skies, Sergei Ryzhkov, head of Russia’s National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, reported...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • Mark-Sanchez-Eagles-Tony-Romo-Cowboys-2014
    NFL playoff picture intensifies following Week 14

    By Brandon Reid Senior Assistant Editor The NFL playoff picture continues to develop following some key Week 14 NFL match-ups. The Dallas Cowboys started Week 14 off Thursday night, Dec. 4, with a 41-28 win over the...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • Youth-Explorer
    EarthTalk: Getting kids into environmental activism

    From E — The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any tips for helping me get my kids involved in environmental protection advocacy? — Jeanine Black, Charlotte, North Carolina There’s no time like the present to...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • Rockford-Fire-Department-2014
    Valkommen Plaza suffers $1,500 in fire damages after resident falls asleep while smoking

    Online Staff Report Local independent living senior center Valkommen Plaza, 310 Seventh St., Rockford, suffered $1,500 in damages after a resident caused a fire after falling asleep while smoking. The incident occurred at around 11 p.m., Sunday,...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • shooting
    Sports Page shooting: Three face charges after Dec. 6 incident

    Online Staff Report Shortly after 1 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the Sports Page bar, 3905 Broadway, in reference to shots fired. When they arrived, officer located the 26-year-old...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • Medical-Emergency
    Two-car crash on Charles Street Dec. 5 sends multiple to the hospital

    Online Staff Report Around 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, Rockford police and fire units responded to a two-vehicle accident in the 3900 block of Charles Street. Upon arrival, officers located a Buick Rendezvous with heavy front-end damage...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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