All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Health-care
    Area hospitals temporarily restricting visitors to limit spread of flu

    Online Staff Report In light of the high number of influenza cases in the Rock River Region, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Health System and SwedishAmerican Health System are restricting the age of visitors to their...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Fight-for-15
    Rockford fast-food workers to strike Dec. 4

    Online Staff Report Fast-food workers in Rockford will strike Thursday, Dec. 4, joining a growing movement for $15 an hour and union rights that has spread to 190 cities across the country — more cities than ever...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Fatal-Crash-1
    UPDATE: 61-year-old Rockford man identified as victim in fatal semi/train crash

    Online Staff Report Michael L. Burtch, 61, of Rockford, has been identified as the victim in the semi-trailer truck/train crash that occurred around 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in rural Winnebago County. Burtch’s truck, which was headed...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Obama-LGBT-EO-0414
    Labor Department announces final rule on sexual orientation/gender identity protection

    Online Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new rule prohibiting discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity in the federal contracting workforce is being announced today, Wednesday, Dec. 3, by the U.S. Department of...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • River
    Proposed flood maps for Rockford unveiled, open house Dec. 17

    Online Staff Report Rockford officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced the release of Rockford’s new proposed flood maps, which depict flood risk across the community. The new proposed flood maps were developed after...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Ehren Jarrett
    Rockford schools superintendent to attend White House summit

    Online Staff Report Rockford Public Schools Superintendent Ehren Jarrett will be among a delegation representing the Northern Illinois Regional P-20 Network Thursday, Dec. 4, at the White House College Opportunity Summit in Washington, D.C. The delegation will...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Great-Lakes_USE
    U.S. Army Corps to host GLMRIS-Brandon Road public meetings

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Saturday, Dec. 6, and Tuesday, Dec. 9, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will host public meetings and webinars to present information about the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Santa-2014
    NORAD begins tracking Santa

    From a North American Aerospace Defense Command News Release PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado — The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s “NORAD Tracks Santa” website, www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Gas-prices-drop
    Enjoy the low gas prices while they last

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association Anyone who follows gas prices realizes they can change quickly. Fortunately for our consumer society, temporarily low prices have allowed people to spend...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Climate-Change
    U.N. Climate Conference focus of Dec. 4 vigil

    Staff Report Rockford climate activists are holding a candlelight vigil at 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, to bring awareness to the United Nations (U.N.) Climate Conference taking place in Lima, Peru. The group will gather by the...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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