All posts tagged "Featured"

  • RRCROSS
    Governor announces first ‘Illinois Rail Safety Week’

    Online Staff Report Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) issued a proclamation Thursday, declaring Sept. 14-20, as the first “Illinois Rail Safety Week” in an effort to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains. In 2013,...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Granny-scam
    BBB issues ‘Granny Scam’ advisory

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Many scams and schemes run by con artists are cyclical in that they come and go. Sometimes it’s every few months, or following a natural disaster or at a particular time of...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Truck-Driver-Training-RVC
    RVC Truck Driver Training partners with Roehl

    Online Staff Report Rock Valley College’s (RVC) Truck Driver Training program and Roehl (pronounced “Rail”) Transport, Inc. announced a partnership Aug. 28 that makes RVC’s Truck Driver Training program one of only four in the nation to...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • ipassreduceprice
    Illinois Tollway to reduce I-Pass cost

    Staff Report The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors Thursday approved a plan to lower the cost to get an I-PASS transponder when opening a new I-PASS account in advance of the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange opening in...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • skullrockrivertimes
    Goodwill receives fourth human skull

    Staff Report Police in Austin, Texas, are searching for the person who donated a human skull to a local Goodwill store. Goodwill volunteers were shocked last month while sifting through donations and discovering the adult skull among...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Anne O’Keefe
    Rockford Area Arts Council leader selected for national forum

    Online Staff Report Anne O’Keefe, CEO of Rockford Area Arts Council (RAAC), has been selected as one of 20 arts agency leaders to participate in the Americans for the Arts Executive Leadership Forum at Sundance. The forum...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Labor-Day
    Rockford’s Labor Day festivities include parade, pageant

    Online Staff Report Rockford’s 62nd annual Labor Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1. This year’s parade theme, as chosen by volunteer members of the Rockford Labor Day Committee, is “Standing United to Secure...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Eva Schloss
    Anne Frank’s stepsister at UIC College of Medicine Aug. 31

    Online Staff Report Ann Frank’s childhood friend and stepsister, author Eva Schloss, 85, of London, England, will make her only Midwest appearance from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31, at the University of Illinois College of...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Rockford-City-Market
    Extended hours, two bands and luau theme at City Market this Friday

    Online Staff Report It’s “Rock the Market” this week Friday, Aug. 29, at Rockford City Market. To celebrate, the market will have extended hours (open until 10 p.m.), there will be a free photo booth from 5...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Police-Arrest-Handcuffs
    Lake County man arrested on child porn charges

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) has announced charges against a Lake County man on multiple counts of possessing child pornography as part of “Operation Glass House,” her statewide initiative to apprehend...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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