All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Andrew Swackhamer and Casiena Raether in “The Importance of Being Earnest.” (Photo by John Cobb)
    Artists’ Ensemble opens its 11th season with ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

    Staff Report Oscar Wilde’s brilliant comedy The Importance of Being Earnest opens Artists’ Ensemble Theater’s (AET) 11th season Sept. 5. This tour de force of mistaken identity, confused lovers, and a baby absentmindedly left in a handbag...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Fracking-USE
    IDNR releases fracking rules

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The long-awaited rules on hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as “fracking”) have been released by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The guidelines come after months of delays and thousands of...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Rockford-Public-Library
    Downtown library’s future remains uncertain

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer ComEd is prepared to begin an environmental cleanup project underneath the downtown branch of the Rockford Public Library, yet little is known about when that will occur. The goal is to remove...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • The facts tell a different story — there is nothing precise or safe with aerial manure spray. The photos attached [see photo] were taken June 28th at the Wysocki dairy CAFO in the Town of Armenia, Juneau County. The operator has the pumps open full throttle with high-pressure end guns spraying manure into the air high and wide.
    Guest Column: Environmental impact of CAFO expansion overlooked

    By Greg Farnham Commissioner, Lake Sinissippi Improvement District, Hustisford, Wisconsin, and Coordinator, Rock River Trail Initiative I ask that you take a minute and read my e-mail exchange (below) with Professor Anna Haines, director of the Center...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • mcdonaldswagetheft
    Rockford McDonald’s workers to strike Thursday, Sept. 4

    UPDATE: Nine people were arrested near the corner of Auburn Road and Central Avenue Thursday morning, after more than two dozen people, protesting as part of the “Fight For 15″ campaign, were blocking traffic during the demonstration....

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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  • Education-use
    Gov. Pat Quinn kicks off 2014-2015 school year

    Online Staff Report Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), Tuesday, Sept. 2, visited students at two Chicago Public Schools on their first day of school to wish all students in Illinois a happy and healthy year of learning....

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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  • lynch
    Bears waive Jordan Lynch

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer When the Chicago Bears’ 70-man roster was released Friday, Aug. 29, former NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch’s name wasn’t on it. The Bears waived the Heisman Trophy finalist Friday morning, a day after...

    • Posted August 29, 2014
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  • Fraud
    Rockford police warn of home repair fraud on east side

    Online Staff Report During the past several weeks, the Rockford Police Department has received several complaints about incidents of home repair fraud on the city’s east side. The suspects typically target elderly victims with unsolicited offers to...

    • Posted August 29, 2014
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  • Bobby F. Brookins
    Man faces narcotics charges after search of South Fifth residence

    Online Staff Report Bobby F. Brookins, 26, has been arrested following a narcotics search of 906 S. Fifth St., Rockford. Officers executed a narcotics search warrant at the residence Friday, Aug. 29. The warrant included a vehicle...

    • Posted August 29, 2014
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  • Neal
    Stolen car, drugs recovered during search of Rockford home

    Online Staff Report Criminal charges were filed Thursday, Aug. 28, after members of the Winnebago County Violent Crime Task Force (Rockford Police Department, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police, Illinois State Police), executed a search warrant at 3303 Greendale Drive, Rockford....

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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