All posts tagged "Featured"

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    Former NIC-10 stars making mark in pro baseball

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The 2014 baseball season has taken a positive turn for two former NIC-10 stars, as Boylan grad Jake Smolinski and former Guilford pitcher Cody Scarpetta are making their marks in the pros....

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • illegalguns
    Cabello, Sosnowski appointed to illegal gun trafficking panel

    Online Staff Report Two area lawmakers have been selected for a new panel addressing illegal gun trafficking in Illinois. State Reps. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, and Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, were appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin,...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Hon. Stanley Roszkowski (Ret.)
    Former U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Roszkowski dies at 91

    Online Staff Report Stanley J. Roszkowski, former district judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, died Monday, July 7, in Rockford. July 19, 1977, President Jimmy Carter nominated Roszkowski to a seat on...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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    Tube Talk: Sweden, science and sci-fi

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer CBS’s science fiction series Extant has already gotten a lot of media attention because it supposedly marks Oscar-winner Halle Berry’s television debut. But it really doesn’t. Berry has starred in award-winning TV...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Clothing-Drive
    Summer Clothing Drive July 12 at area Schnucks, Belvidere Township Offices

    Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) invites donations of clothing and textiles at its Summer Clothing Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at all area Schnucks and Belvidere...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • SideKick-Extra-Pale-Ale
    Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: Two Brothers’ SideKick American Pale Ale ‘light, zesty and fresh’

    By Michael Sears President, Forest City Brewers Before we get onto the beer, I need to set the record straight from my article two weeks ago about festivals. The Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America Midwest Edition...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Health-care
    Health Department names new public health administrator

    • Dr. Sandra Martell served as interim chief operating officer of the Cook County Department of Public Health Staff Report Dr. Sandra Martell will become the new public health administrator for the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD). She...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Tour-De-North-End-2014
    Tour de North End bike festival returns Aug. 2

    Staff Report Rockford’s original bike festival and neighborhood ride, The Tour de North End (TDNE), returns for its fourth year Saturday, Aug. 2. The TDNE is a collaborative bicycle festival featuring Rockford’s North End businesses. The goals...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Money-3
    Better Government Association updates payroll, pension databases

    • Access salary, retirement data on 1.5 million public-sector workers, retirees in Illinois Staff Report CHICAGO — Want to know how much government employees are being paid in Illinois? Or how much public-sector retirees are collecting in pension...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Young-Frankenstein
    Theater Review: Mel Brooks’ monster musical electrifies the Timber Lake stage!

    By Bill Beard Theater Critic If you’ve ever liked Mel Brooks, if you’ve laughed at any of his movies, if you have ever enjoyed “spoof-satire-farce” style comedy, if the Frankenstein legend holds any intrigue for you, if...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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