All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Police-Arrest-Handcuffs
    Driver fleeing shooting scene crashes, cited for DUI

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A Rockford woman was arrested for DUI after crashing her car into a tree while fleeing from another vehicle during a shooting incident Tuesday morning on Rockford’s northwest side. According to police,...

    • Posted April 29, 2014
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  • Medical-Emergency
    Portion of U.S. Route 20 closed following accident at Route 20, Winnebago Road

    Update: According to the Illinois State Police, four drivers were involved in Monday’s crash. One person was airlifted to a local hospital, while another was transported by ambulance. Their conditions were not available as of this report....

    • Posted April 28, 2014
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  • GavelSentence
    Man sentenced to 16 years for 2012 shooting death

    Online Staff Report Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced Monday, April 28, that Wyatt Hawkins, 31, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in front of Judge Ronald White. As part of that plea, Hawkins was sentenced...

    • Posted April 28, 2014
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  • Lawscalegavel
    Man wanted for murder sentenced to 58 years

      Online Staff Report A Rockford man will spend more than 30 years in prison for several offenses stemming from a high-speed chase through Rockford in 2010, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced Friday, April 25....

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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  • Summerfield-Zoo
    Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo opens for season April 26

    Online Staff Report BELVIDERE, Ill. — Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo has announced its 2014 opening weekends — Saturdays and Sundays, April 26-27 and May 3-4. The public is invited to see all of our new spring babies —...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • Jay Warmke
    Nationally recognized author to speak on renewable energy at RVC April 29

    Online Staff Report Jay Warmke, a nationally recognized author and educator on sustainable living, will be speaking at Rock Valley College (RVC) as part of its Earth Month events Tuesday, April 29. Warmke will present from 5...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • Immunization
    Health Department to recognize Infant Immunizations Week April 26-May 3

    Online Staff Report Each year, numerous vaccine-preventable illnesses are reported in Illinois. Certain diseases, such as measles, are making a comeback as some parents choose to either delay or decline vaccinations for their children. In observance of...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • workers-helmet-2
    Local Workers’ Memorial Day event April 28

    Online Staff Report Community members, faith leaders, and state and local elected officials will gather together at 5 p.m., Monday, April 28, at the E.J. “Zeke” Giorgi Building, 200 S. Wyman St., to observe Workers’ Memorial Day....

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • Jean Mangan
    Rockford Public Library saddened by the loss of a 27-year library veteran

    Online Staff Report Paul Logli, president of the Board of Trustees of the Rockford Public Library (RPL), announced April 24 that Jean Mangan, Information Services manager, passed away Wednesday, April 23, as a result of complications from...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • rockford-park-district
    Park District: Residents use, enjoy recreation assets

    Online Staff Report The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners received an annual report on participation at the district’s parks, programs, facilities, partners and museums during 2013. The report demonstrates the district’s achievement of its priority of...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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