All posts tagged "Featured"

  • The Laurent House at dusk. (Photo by Nels Akerlund)
    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House opens June 6

    Staff Report The newest Frank Lloyd Wright museum, The Kenneth & Phyllis Laurent House, will open to the public Friday, June 6, in Rockford. A series of events beginning Wednesday, June 4, will celebrate the opening. The...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Republican-Party-2014
    Editorial: And the Good Ol’ Boys Club wins again!

    • Local Republican Party shows pride in small-town, high-society, social-club vote in favor of recklessness and insensitivity By Brandon Reid Senior Assistant Editor Twenty-four Winnebago County Republican committeemen unanimously rubber-stamped the reckless and insensitive remarks of Winnebago County...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Schlafly-Summer-Lager-2014
    Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: Munich Helles Lager a refreshing summertime beer

    By Michael Sears President, Forest City Brewers This week, I would like to talk about a beer that is more accustomed for drinking during the warmer weather. This is beer is known as Munich Helles (pronounced hel-is)...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Freeport City Hall (Photo provided by Kay Ostberg).
    Efforts under way to save Freeport’s historic City Hall

    By Kay Ostberg FREEPORT, Ill. — The contrast was jarring when a picture of the historic steepled Stephenson County Courthouse and the box building that replaced it appeared side by side in Dr. Andy Dvorak’s presentation Thursday...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Air-Fest-2014
    Rockford AirFest this weekend, June 7-8

    Staff Report The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) is again proud to host “Rockford AirFest 2014: Let the Thunder Roll,” featuring the USAF Thunderbird Demonstration Team and the U.S. Army Golden Knights. They’ll be here Saturday, June...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • fpjune4
    This Week In Print: June 4-10, 2014

    In addition to our online stories, the following articles can be found in the Wednesday, June 4, print edition of The Rock River Times. “Rock River Trail Initiative takes aim at proposed oil pipeline” “And the Good Ol’...

    • Posted June 3, 2014
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  • garrison school
    Rockford aldermen vote to forgive Morrissey Group of Garrison Lofts debt

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The City of Rockford will let the Morrissey Realty Group, formerly headed by the father of Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey, out of the gone-bad development agreement attached to the Garrison Lofts, aldermen...

    • Posted June 2, 2014
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  • Cat-USE-2014
    $5 adult cat adoptions offered at Animal Services during June

    Online Staff Report Winnebago County Animal Services is celebrating June as Adopt a Cat Month by offering $5 adult cat adoptions from June 2 to 30. Adopt any adult cat 1 year and older during the month...

    • Posted June 2, 2014
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  • Rockford-City-Hall
    City to issue $17,216 in credits to 277 customers for running water to keep pipes from freezing

    Online Staff Report The City of Rockford will issue $17,216 in credits to 277 water customers for running their water to keep pipes from freezing last winter. Public Works Director Timothy Hanson said, “The credits will appear...

    • Posted June 2, 2014
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  • Toilet-Paper
    Rescue Mission seeks toilet paper donations

    Online Staff Report Rockford Rescue Mission is now welcoming donations to restock its inventory of toilet paper used by the many guests and residents of the Mission. On average, Rockford Rescue Mission goes through more than 1,000...

    • Posted June 2, 2014
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