All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Voices-082714
    Voices from the Grave: The Regulators and the Driscolls: Justice in the early days of the Rock River Valley

    By Kathi Kresol Local historian, paranormal investigator and operator of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events This story could be a screenplay from the golden days of Hollywood, when men like John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart rode the wild...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • robotics
    RPS 205 awarded robotics grant

      Staff Report The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has awarded Rockford Robotics, through RPS 205, a $20,000 grant for the FIRST Robotics Roll Out. FIRST means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The Rockford...

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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  • Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO John Groh gives and updated on the success of the bureau's Forest City Beautiful program Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford. (Jim Hagerty)
    RACVB receives grant to continue Forest City Beautiful initiative

    Staff Report A recently launched initiative of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB), on Tuesday, Aug. 26, received a $25,000 grant to continue beautifying downtown. Forest City Beautiful is a new, multi-year initiative aimed at...

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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  • Crime
    16-year-old faces burglary, criminal damage to property charges

    Online Staff Report A 16-year-old Rockford boy has been arrested and charged with attempted residential burglary and criminal damage to property. The arrest of the teen came after police were called to the 1000 block of 16th...

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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  • Shane Dobnick
    Man arrested after allegedly attempting to sell stolen Nintendo DS game

    Online Staff Report Shane Dobnick, 26, of Rockford, has been arrested after allegedly attempting to sell a Nintendo DS game to a person on the street. The game was reportedly stolen in a car burglary in the...

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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  • scam
    Better Business Bureau warns of federal grant scam

    Staff Report A steady stream of scams have been reported to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) throughout the summer and there seems to be no end to that trend. Most recently, consumers have contacted the BBB about...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • Cherries
    Cherry Valley Festival Days Aug. 22-24 at Baumann Park

    Online Staff Report CHERRY VALLEY, Illinois — Cherry Valley Festival Days is this weekend, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 22-24, at Baumann Park, 218 S. Walnut St., Cherry Valley, Illinois. Entrance buttons are $6 Friday and Saturday, and are good...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • Boose
    26-year prison sentence for 2013 murder

    Staff Report A Rockford man will spend more than two decades in prison after pleading guilty to murder, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced. Joe Michael Boose, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced by...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • cello
    Classics in the Country music event Aug. 24 in Beloit

    Staff Report Summer breezes, the fragrance of flowers, and the melody of flowing water accompany musicians of every age at an unusual and exciting event: Classics in the Country. The Friends of Beckman Mill will host this...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • Arrest-report
    Four arrested for burglary

    Staff Report Four Rockford men are behind bars after being arrested on burglary charges on the city’s west side Wednesday, Aug. 20. Around noon Wednesday, Rockford Police responded to a burglary in progress at the old Church School, 1419...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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