All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Rockford-City-Hall
    City receives grant for demolition of abandoned properties

    Online Staff Report The City of Rockford has received a $250,000 grant to be used for the demolition of approximately 30 properties within the next year. The grant was awarded by the Illinois Housing Development Authority Board...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • Handcuffs
    Two arrested on pot charges following search of Rockford residence

    Online Staff Report Earlier this month, District 2 Detectives began investigating the alleged distribution of cannabis from a residence at 1315 Seventh Ave., Rockford. This investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County States Attorney’s Office and the courts issued...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • RockPelicansfeatured
    Today in Pictures: White pelicans on the Rock River

    Online Staff Report Every spring, the Rock River becomes a haven for migratory birds, including the American white pelican. April 20, Ellen Drew Prather, of 8 Eyes Photography, submitted this shot of a colony of pelicans on...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • Rocktondistrict
    Former RPS 205 superintendent to head Rockton schools

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The Rockton School District Board of Education, Wednesday, April 23, voted unanimously to ratify the contract of former District 205 head Dr. Robert Willis. Willis currently serves as the interim superintendent of...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • State Rep. Chuck Jefferson
    Chuck Jefferson sponsors measure to fund Obama’s presidential library

    Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –Supporting the efforts to bring President Obama’s presidential library and museum to Illinois, State Rep. Charles “Chuck” Jefferson, D-Rockford, is co-sponsoring a measure to provide state capital funding for the construction of...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Rockford-Rage
    Rockford Rage Roller Derby team takes on Aurora April 26

    Online Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — The Rockford Rage Roller Derby team will take on The Aurora’s 88 Problems team Saturday, April 26, at the Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, Ill. Rockford...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Rockford-Speedway
    Rockford Speedway: Johnson, McCoy, Evink, Smith capture victories on opening night

    By Eric Huenefeld Director of Media and Sales, Rockford Speedway LOVES PARK, Ill. — After a long and harsh winter, local auto racing fans came out in force to witness opening night of the 67th season at...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • East high School
    Rockford school board OKs East High School fieldhouse addition

    Online Staff Report The Rockford School Board Tuesday, April 22, agreed to hire Vissering Construction Company to build a 63,000 square-foot fieldhouse addition at East High School. The board will pay $13.6 million for the project, which...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • IceHogs-USE
    Tales from the Trough: IceHogs fall shy of playoff spot, end with a win

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist For all intents and purposes, the Rockford IceHogs were out of the playoff race, but a glimmer of hope was still around. If Rockford could win their last two games, and the...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • planttrees
    Tree conservation notes

    Courtesy of Athens-Clarke County Community Tree Program How old is my tree? Without specific information, determining the actual age of a standing, live tree is difficult. If you know when the tree was planted, you can easily...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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