All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Roland Olson Deer
    Today In Pictures: Summer begins at Roland Olson Forest Preserve

    Online Staff Report Gigi Arena, of Roscoe, Ill., snapped this photo of a young whitetail deer peering through the brush at Roland Olson Forest Preserve.  The 127-acre former polo grounds is three miles east of Roscoe on Atwood...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • RPS-205-logo
    RPS 205 student loses lunch to school policy

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor As Michelle Obama has expressed concern about school children receiving healthy lunches, she might like to check out a policy at Rockford Public School District 205 (RPS 205). Both WTVO-17 and WQRF-39,...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Rockford-Memorial-2014
    Rockford Memorial opens newly remodeled Step-Down Intensive Care Unit

    Online Staff Report Rockford Memorial Hospital, 2400 N. Rockton Ave., hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of its newly remodeled Step-Down Intensive Care Unit (SDICU). The 20-bed, 6,950-square-foot unit features the latest in patient care technology...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Illinois-Flag
    Guest Column: Fixing Illinois, part three: Steps to a stronger Illinois economy

    Editor’s note: The following is the third installment of four in a series drawn from the new book Fixing Illinois, by James D. Nowlan and J. Thomas Johnson. Click here to view part one and click here...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • DeCoster Ken2
    Ken DeCoster joins WREX-TV news team

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Longtime Rockford radio personality Ken DeCoster will officially make the transition to television when he joins the WREX-TV news team Monday, June 2. DeCoster worked in Rockford radio for more than 30...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Crossbones
    Tube Talk: Seeing stars: Film stars making their way to TV

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer Not that long ago, it seemed most TV actors were yearning to break into feature films. Many actors have left hit TV shows to pursue film careers that just didn’t pan out...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Rockford-City-Market
    Rockford City Market opens fifth season Friday, May 30

    Staff Report Friday, May 30, Rockford City Market kicks off its fifth season with more than 65 vendors, many new to the market. The market will once again expand its grounds to accommodate the continued growth of...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Schnucks
    Guest Column: Schnuck’s should not have been allowed to monopolize Rockford market

    By Amy Harbison First, let me start by explaining what the Rural Oaks Schnuck’s means to my family. It is the “Cheers” of grocery stores. There is nothing like shopping where “everybody knows your name.” Many retail...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • KNIB-Phone-Books-2014
    KNIB: Recycle those old phone books (and other items)!

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Don’t throw away your old phone books! That’s a message Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) is sending to area residents to keep thousands of telephone directories out of the landfill. Instead, (KNIB)...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Black-Bear-2014
    Black bear visits backyard bird feeder near Galena, Ill.

    Staff Report The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conservation Police confirmed the sighting of a black bear near Galena, Ill., in rural Jo Daviess County Saturday morning, May 24. The property owner photographed the bear at...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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