All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Dan Gebo
    NIU’s Dan Gebo named ‘Illinois Professor of the Year’

    By Tom Parisi NIU Media and Public Relations DEKALB, Illinois — Having been a key member of research teams that announced discovery of the world’s smallest primate fossil in 2000 and the oldest primate skeleton in 2013,...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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  • RAM-documentary-web
    ‘Botanicas de la Villita’ filmmakers featured in free lecture at Rockford Art Museum tonight

    Online Staff Report Rockford Art Museum (RAM) is offering a free lecture at 7 p.m., tonight, Thursday, Nov. 20. Filmmakers Brian Ashby and Emmanuel Camacho will talk about their documentary short, Botanicas de la Villita. Ashby won...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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  • Education-use
    State Rep. Wallace co-sponsors bill to change education funding formula

    Online Staff Report To encourage a fair system for funding education, State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is cosponsoring legislation that provides state public education allocations based on a school district’s ability to finance its own needs. “Our...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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  • Prostitution
    Internet-based prostitution operation nets four arrests

    Online Staff Report In the evening hours of Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Rockford Police Department District 2 Neighborhood Response Unit conducted an undercover prostitution detail targeting Internet-based prostitution operations. During the detail, the officers established a fictitious...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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  • Childpornbust
    Vandalia man, Centralia man face child porn charges

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced charges Nov. 19 against two men on multiple counts of possessing, reproducing and disseminating child pornography as part of “Operation Glass House,” her statewide initiative to...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Dan Phelps
    Spring Creek UCC hosts Blues Across The Ages celebration Nov. 22

    Staff Report Spring Creek UCC, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, welcomes the Blues Across The Ages (BATA) celebration concert to its auditorium at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22. The event will feature blues specialists “Barstool” Bob Levis,...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • RU Performing Arts students, from left: Owen Thomas (Hampton, N.H.), Madison Tankersley (Flowery Branch, Ga.), Zachary Pletcher (Highland Village, Texas), and Katherine Searcy (Jennison, Mich.). (Photo provided)
    Rockford University to stage ‘Babes in Arms’ Nov. 20-23

    Staff Report Rockford University’s Performing Arts Department will stage the 1937 classic musical Babes in Arms, running Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 20-23, at Maddox Theatre. The show is known for its exceptional score and number of well-known standards, like...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Thanksgiving
    Mayor’s Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Nov. 23

    Staff Report Rockford Interfaith Council will present the 25th Annual Mayor’s Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, at Fisher Memorial Chapel on the campus of Rockford University, 5050 E. State St., Rockford. Harlan Johnson...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Helping-Hands-Pantry
    Fund-raiser for Helping Hands Pantry Nov. 22 at Forest Hills Lodge

    By Gloria Gregory Community Outreach Facilitator, Helping Hands Pantry The Helping Hands Pantry will be having its annual Pasta Ball Fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 22, at Forest Hills Lodge, 1601 W. Lane Road, Machesney Park, Illinois. This is...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Walk
    Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis in Rockford Nov. 22

    Staff Report The Jingle Bell Run/Walk — the annual holiday-themed fund-raising event to fight and cure arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability — will be at Rockford Park District’s Indoor Sportscore Complex (ISC) at 8 a.m.,...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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