All posts tagged "Featured"

  • The Junior Chariots are coached by Justin South and Dominique Walker.
    Public invited to celebrate Junior Chariots’ national wheelchair basketball title

    Online Staff Report The public is welcome to attend a celebration in honor of the Rockford Park District’s Junior Chariots wheelchair basketball team Tuesday, April 8, at Midway Village, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford. The Junior Chariots claimed...

    • Posted April 7, 2014
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  • George Strait has recorded 44 No. 1 singles since 1981.
    George Strait takes top honor at 2014 ACM Awards

    Online Staff Report George Strait was named the Entertainer of the Year for the second time in his career Sunday, April 6, at the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in...

    • Posted April 7, 2014
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  • Fatal-fire
    UPDATE: Two die in fire at abandoned house on Knowlton

    Update: The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office has released the names of the two men who died in the fire. Timothy W. Porter, 59, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:15 a.m., Monday, April 7. An autopsy...

    • Posted April 7, 2014
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  • RooneyMickey
    Mickey Rooney dies at 93

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Entertainment legend Mickey Rooney died Sunday, April 6, at his North Hollywood, Calif., home. He was 93. Born Joe Yule, Jr. Sept. 20, 1920 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Rooney was the son of...

    • Posted April 7, 2014
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  • RiverWater
    Man rescued after jumping from East State Street Bridge

    Online Staff Report A rescue team from the Rockford Fire Department used a rope and ladder to pull a man from the Rock River Saturday morning. Police say rescue personnel received a call at 8:16 a.m, that...

    • Posted April 5, 2014
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  • Arrest-Report
    Rockford man arrested on crack cocaine charges

    Online Staff Report Rockford man was arrested Friday, April 4, for allegedly selling crack cocaine out of a residence on Crosby Street, police announced Saturday, April 5. Andre S. Tucker, 21, was arrested after members the Rockford...

    • Posted April 5, 2014
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  • Unemployment office
    Bureau of Labor: Private sector jobs on the rise

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Private-sector jobs are on the rise, according to March unemployment reports released Friday, April 4. According to the report, private employers added 192,000 jobs across the country last month, inching non-government payrolls...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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  • thomson-correctional-center1
    Bustos applauds step forward on staffing at Thomson prison

    Online Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 4, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., released the following statement on the news that the Bureau of Prisons has begun the process of finding staff for Thomson prison. “Communities across...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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  • Shred
    Better Business Bureau hosts ‘Community Shred Day’ April 5 at MembersAlliance Credit Union

    Online Staff Report The Rockford branch of the Better Business Bureau invites consumers and businesses to protect their identities by shredding unwanted personal, financial or confidential documents for free at the Community Shred Day. The event will...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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  • Crime
    Two arrested on drug charges following traffic stop, search of residence on 21st Street

    Online Staff Report On the afternoon of Thursday April 3, members of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Metro Narcotic Unit and sheriff’s detectives arrested Cresencio Valencia-Alvarez, 36. Valencia-Alvarez was arrested after a vehicle he was driving was...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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