All posts tagged "Featured"

  • “Untitled 1,” by Robert Engman
    Rockford Art Museum unveils first sculpture on Riverwalk

    Online Staff Report Rockford Art Museum (RAM) installed its first sculpture on the Rockford Riverwalk at 711 N. Main St. in downtown Rockford, Friday, June 27. The yellow steel sculpture, “Untitled 1,” was created in 1973 by...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • State Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford
    State Rep. Jefferson steps down

    Online Staff Report State Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford, has resigned after serving the 67th District since 2001. In a July 1 resignation letter to Timothy D. Mapes, chief clerk of the Illinois House of Representatives, Jefferson stated:...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • River
    Sheriff announces July 4 restrictions on Rock River

    Online Staff Report Effective at 6 p.m., Friday, July 4, there will be a No Wake Zone in effect from the Whitman Street Bridge south to the Fordam Dam until midnight. From 6 p.m. Friday, July 4,...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • WF-Barnes
    W.F. Barnes and Rockford’s storied past, part one

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Several notable products were built in Rockford over its time as one of the largest manufacturing hubs in the country. From hammers to socks to mini bikes, Rockford companies helped innovate a...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Fourth-of-July-2014
    Rockford’s 2014 Fourth of July schedule

    Staff Report Following is Rockford’s schedule of events: Wednesday, July 2 1:30 p.m. — Imagination Station at Sinnissippi Band Shell, 1401 N. Second St. Thursday, July 3 7 p.m. — Harlan Jefferson Tribute Show at Sinnissippi Band...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Peyton Schoenhofer, left, is Prince Herbert, and Eric Wilson is Lancelot in Spamalot at RVC. (Photo by Marissa Webb)
    Eric Wilson makes his mark in ‘Spamalot’

    By Richard S. Gubbe Eric Wilson got the role he wanted in Spamalot, and he’s making the most of it during the Starlight Theatre summer series at Rock Valley College (RVC) that features an array of talent...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Great-Lakes-Dortmunder-Gold
    Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: Great Lakes hits it out of the park with Dortmunder Gold

    By Michael Sears President, Forest City Brewers After the review “Dog Days Dortmunder Lager from Two Brothers” (June 18-24, 2014, issue), I would like to highlight another Dortmunder Lager. The beer is named Dortmunder Gold, and the...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Black-Hawk-2014
    Funds needed for Black Hawk Statue restoration

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor The rough winter of 2013-2014 took a toll on the famous Black Hawk Statue in Ogle County. The 50-foot-tall statue stands on a 125-foot bluff overlooking the Rock River in Lowden State...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Martin-Scorsese
    Rockford business has hand in Martin Scorsese HBO series

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer When customers walk into Sounds Classic, they are reminded of the old stereo “hi-fi” shops. This is because Mark Peabody has built a reputation as a major source for fully restored stereo...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Josiahs-Angel
    Local hero honors 9/11 heroes with ‘Josiah’s Angel’

    By Jeremy Oster Staff Writer BYRON, Ill. — In August 2005, Josiah Henson was working at what is now Felker’s Grocery in Byron, Ill. Henson was in the store parking lot when he heard a dog barking...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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