All posts tagged "Featured"

  • tonystewart
    Grand jury: No charges against Tony Stewart

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer There will be no criminal charges filed against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in the death of Kevin Ward Jr., court officials announced Wednesday, Sept. 24. The investigation was sent to a grand...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • The Laurent House at dusk. (Photo by Nels Akerlund)
    Laurent House to remain open for tours throughout the year

    Staff Report Tours of Rockford’s historic Laurent House, 4646 Spring Brook Road, will now be offered year round. The home, considered by designer Frank Lloyd Wright as one of the 38 best works of his career, is...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Ryan&Ryan
    Dynamic father-son piano duo at Mendelssohn Sept. 26

    Staff Report Experience the sound of two 9-foot Steinways masterfully played together on the same stage at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s Mainstage Series concert “Ryan & Ryan” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at Mendelssohn Hall, 406...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Dr. Amina Gautier
    Award-winning author Dr. Amina Gautier at Rock Valley Sept. 25

    Staff Report The Rock Valley College (RVC) Department of Composition and Literature will welcome award-winning author Dr. Amina Gautier for the 2014 Visiting Writer Series. Dr. Gautier will lecture from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25,...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • stoplight
    City to remove traffic lights

    Staff Report The City of Rockford completed a traffic signal study that will result in the removal traffic lights at six intersections. Since the study began in Julyn there have been no accidents at the corners of...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Apple-Orchards
    Apple orchards still hurting from last winter’s cold

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor The last winter was rough on everyone, but if you were an apple orchard owner, the ravages of weather were even worse. The Rock River Times spoke with several area orchard owners...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Coffee-Beans
    Coffee roaster to open downtown Rockford store

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A former restaurant and bar will soon have a new look and offer new fare downtown. Owners Lucretia Ristin and Ben Chauvin, of Rockford Roasting Company, will open the Rockford Roasting and...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful volunteers Dan an Bill Frank work last spring’s Metals and Electronics Drive. The next event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4,  in the south lot of Machesney Town Center (formerly Machesney Park Mall). Volunteers may pre-register at (815) 637-1343. (Photo provided)
    Metals and Electronics Drive Oct. 4

    Staff Report LOVES PARK, Illinois — The Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) Fall Metals and Electronics Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8750 N. Second St., Machesney Park, in the...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St., in downtown Rockford. (Photo by Kathi Kresol)
    Voices from the Grave: Veterans Memorial Hall — a place where the walls ‘talk’

    By Kathi Kresol Local historian, paranormal investigator and operator of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events In 1899, the well-known local soldier, Thomas G. Lawler, who was the Commander of the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic), Garret L....

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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