All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Scale423
    Couple indicted for allegedly stealing from elderly woman

    Online Staff Report A husband and wife were named in a multi-count indictment for allegedly stealing at least $50,000 from an almost-90-year-old woman, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced Thursday, June 12. Gary Peterson, 70, and...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Rockford-City-Market
    June 13 Rockford City Market: Music by Jesse Fox, face painting, kids’ activities by Midway Village

    Online Staff Report Rockford City Market takes pride in showcasing local talents that include art, music, farming, and more. City Market celebrates the many things the Rockford area has to offer. The market goes from 3 to...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Road-Construction
    City to consider three traffic circles

    Online Staff Report The City of Rockford has announced plans to explore installing traffic circles at a few locations within the city. Beginning Monday, June 16, the city will begin a study of a possible traffic circle...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • 420X470-Bear
    Ted Biondo calls for action to deal with rogue bear

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Although the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has announced its plans to deal with the black bear spotted in the area, Winnebago County Board member Ted Biondo, R-20, says there needs to be...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Minimum-Wage
    Proposed rule would raise minimum wage for federal contract workers

    Online Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fulfilling President Barack Obama’s commitment to make 2014 a year of action to strengthen the economy and grow the middle class, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez has announced a...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Press
    Lee Hamilton: What our country needs from the press

    By Lee H. Hamilton These days, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for headlines. But it isn’t. It had its genesis in a late-April...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Electricity
    City of Chicago, Citizens Utility Board demand electric market probe

    Online Staff Report The City of Chicago and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) have formally requested an Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) probe of the electric market — an unprecedented move prompted by reports of confusing offers from...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • River
    Byron Park District to discuss riverfront park at June 16 meeting

    Online Staff Report BYRON, Ill. — The Byron Park District has been in the process of completing a Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan for the agency since December. The Master Plan process has identified needs for...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Grilling-safety
    Tips for grilling out safely

    By Phyllis Picklesimer Media/Communications Specialist, U of I ACES News and Public Affairs URBANA, Ill. — Each year, thousands of people fire up their grills, stoke up the coals and break out the steaks for the start...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Father's-Day
    Shop smart for Father’s Day, Better Business Bureau says

    Online Staff Report Father’s Day, June 15, is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to buy that special guy in your life a gift. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) reminds consumers that it’s important to shop carefully...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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