All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Woodstock
    Literary Hook: A look back at Woodstock — four decades later

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet In August 1969, the original Woodstock took place in New York state. Yep, I was there. This poem was written 40 years after the experience. Now, 45 years later, here it...

    • Posted August 12, 2014
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  • Rwilliamsfeature
    Police: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

    Staff Report American actor Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt inside his Tiburon, California, home, police said Tuesday, Aug. 12. The Oscar-winning actor was found at around 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 11. He had been suffering...

    • Posted August 12, 2014
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  • Rockford City Council Chambers Sign
    Labor Day parade stays put, city acquires former school headquarters

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The annual Labor Day parade through Rockford will happen again this year, after aldermen voted Monday, Aug. 11, 9-2 to host the event downtown. Although parade permits usually come with little discussion,...

    • Posted August 12, 2014
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  • RobinWilliams2
    Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

    Staff Report TIBURON, Calif. — Veteran film star Robin Williams was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide, his publicist confirmed. Details remain sketchy although it has been reported that Williams died by intentional asphyxiation. He was...

    • Posted August 11, 2014
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  • Nicholas Sheley has been convicted of killing six people and is suspected in two other homicides. 
Nicholas Sheley has been convicted of killing six people and is suspected in two other homicides.
    Prosecutors comment on Nicholas Sheley sentencing

    Staff Report Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Whiteside County State’s Attorney Trish Joyce issued statements Monday, Aug. 11,  following Rock Island County Judge Jeffrey O’Connor’s sentencing of Nicholas T. Sheley to four sentences of natural life in...

    • Posted August 11, 2014
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  • ChickenORCHARD
    Report: City could reverse chicken ban

    Staff Report The Rockford City Council could change an ordinance that would allow residents to raise chickens in the city limits, in spite of blowback from neighbors who say the practice is for the birds. As it...

    • Posted August 11, 2014
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  • Flag
    Lee Hartsfield raises $4K for Memorial Day flag fund

    Online Staff Report The man the Rockford Area knew for many years as the face of B. Sanfield Inc., Lee Hartsfield, raised more than $4,000 to keep his Memorial Day American flag giveaway going. The 87-year-old World...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Childpornbust
    McHenry County man arrested in child porn sting

    CHICAGO — Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) announced charges against a McHenry County man on multiple counts of possessing child pornography as part of “Operation Glass House,” her statewide initiative to apprehend the most active offenders who...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Jackson Hansen claps and waives his arms after crashing his car into a house Sunday, Aug. 3. (PoliceOne.com)
    Video: Alleged drunk driver celebrates after crashing into house

      By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer OREM, Utah — It was worth a celebratory dance for an alleged drunk driver after the car he was driving hopped a curb, skidded through a yard and slammed into a house...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • FUTUREWIFETHEN1
    Meant to be: Woman spots herself in husband’s childhood photo

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer MOUSEHOLE, Cornwall, England — A newly married couple looking at photographs from their childhood discovered they once played on the same beach, on the same day, at the same moment, but didn’t...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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