All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Great-Lakes_USE
    Federal agencies announce five-year Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan

    Staff Report CHICAGO — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy recently released a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan that lays out steps that federal agencies will take during the next five years...

    • Posted October 7, 2014
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    Application deadlines approach for Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

    Staff Report Rockford Park District has issued a call to artists interested in participating in the 29th Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. The competition is scheduled for Jan. 14-18, 2015, at Sinnissippi Park, 1401 N. Second St.,...

    • Posted October 7, 2014
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    Mayor decides snow removal deal, Water Street parking deck to come down

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey (I) broke a deadlock Monday, voting for a deal with a local contractor to provide the city’s snow removal services at the Oct. 6, meeting of the Rockford...

    • Posted October 7, 2014
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  • Police Lights
    Man in wheelchair stable after being hit by van

    Staff Report A 71-year-old man in a wheelchair was hospitalized Monday night after being hit by a van in the 400 block of Phelps Avenue. Police say the driver of the van, a 52-year-old Rockford woman, didn’t...

    • Posted October 7, 2014
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  • The Rufenacht family
    Ceremony pays tribute to tissue donors

    Online Staff Report JANESVILLE, Wisconsin — RTI Donor Services (RTI DS) hosted more than 40 donor family members in Janesville, Wisconsin, Saturday, Oct. 4, for its “Reflections of Life, Reflections of Love” donor memorial ceremony. Representatives from...

    • Posted October 6, 2014
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  • Police-Arrest-Handcuffs
    Nine juveniles arrested for curfew violation in response to elevated criminal activity

    Online Staff Report Recent crime analysis had shown specific areas of the city had experienced an elevated level of criminal activity. The reported crimes included aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery, aggravated assault and robbery. This...

    • Posted October 6, 2014
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    Rockton Lions Club to host blood drive Nov. 23

    Staff Report The Rockton Lions will host a blood drive in conjunction with Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) Sunday, Nov. 23, during the Peppermint Swirl Craft Show at Hononegah High School. The drive will be held...

    • Posted October 6, 2014
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    Rockford coffee roaster up and running downtown

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer It’s only been eight hours, but staff at Rockford Roasting Facility and Brew Bar are operating like they’ve been up and running for years. Owners Lucretia Ristin and Ben Chauvin opened for...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • Walk-to-School
    These legs were made for walkin’: International Walk to School Day Oct. 8

    By Phyllis Picklesimer Media/Communications Specialist, U of I ACES News and Public Affairs URBANA, Illinois — A globally recognized observance, Oct. 8 is International Walk to School Day, said University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • Scarecrow
    Scarecrow Harvest Festival at Rockford’s Midway Village Oct. 4-5

    Online Staff Report Enjoy the ambiance of Rockford’s Midway Village and the fall colors as you make and take a scarecrow at the Scarecrow Harvest Festival from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5, at...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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