All posts tagged "Featured"

  • 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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  • Video-Gambling
    Winnebago County video gambling losses growing

    Rockford tops the list for video gambling losses in Illinois. Area residents lost more than $20 million in the gambling machines since the machines began operating legally in October 2012. In addition, more than $10 million was...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Eva Schloss
    Anne Frank’s stepsister to speak in Rockford Aug. 31

    Staff Report Noted author, childhood friend and stepsister of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss, 85, of London, England, will make her first appearance in the Midwest from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31, in the auditorium of...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Ethnic-Heritage-Museum
    Ethnic Heritage Museum honors ‘Father or Man of the Year’ recipients

    Staff Report Every summer, Rockford’s Ethnic Heritage Museum honors some of the men in the community as “Father or Man of the Year” award recipients. These men are being recognized not only for being great fathers and...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Biking
    Fraternity men cycling across country to visit Rockford July 11

    • Ride to raise funds, awareness for those with disabilities Staff Report Friday, July 11, a group of fraternity men will be in Rockford as a stop on the journey of their lives. This group of 26 cyclists...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Junior Ranger Aida Frey on the shores of Lake Superior. (Photo provided)
    Keeping up with Aida: Pictured Rocks and Michigan’s UP

    Editor’s note: The following article is the first in the series, “Keeping up with Aida,” which will chronicle Junior Ranger Aida Frey on her journey to our national parks.  By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer and Aida Frey...

    • Posted July 8, 2014
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  • RPS-205-logo
    Rockford school board meets early to discuss facilities plan

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The Tuesday, July 8, meeting of the Rockford Board of Education will begin at 6 p.m., instead of 7 p.m., at the Administration Building. The meeting is being held an hour earlier...

    • Posted July 8, 2014
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  • Rockford-City-Hall
    City approves sports complex, watch factory purchase

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A plan to turn the Ingersoll industrial building into an indoor sport center along the Rock River took another step forward Monday, as aldermen voted for the project and the purchase the...

    • Posted July 8, 2014
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  • Josiah Henson's Josiah's Angel stands 6-foot-4.
    Story of 9/11 sculpture getting global attention

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Sculptor Josiah Henson expected a local following when the story behind his tribute to firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was printed, but a global audience never crossed his...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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