All posts tagged "Featured"

  • shooting
    Still no suspects in weekend homicide

    Staff Report Police have not identified a suspect in a deadly shooting that shattered the silence of an otherwise peaceful east-side neighborhood over the weekend. A 41-year-old man was shot multiple times outside a duplex in the...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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  • child text
    Why our Industrial Age schools are failing our Information Age kids

    Staff Report In spite of the billions of dollars spent on educational reform since “A Nation at Risk” was published in 1987, more than half of America’s high school seniors are not proficient in reading, and 75...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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  • childtrafficking
    Ending child sex trafficking

    Staff Report Human trafficking is the world’s fastest-growing criminal enterprise and is an estimated $32 billion-a-year global industry. Up to 27 million people around the world are held in some form of slavery, but last year, only...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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  • booze
    Five merchants cited for selling alcohol to minors

    SPRINGFIELD – Five establishments were cited for selling alcohol to minors under 21 in Winnebago County. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted underage compliance checks on Thursday, Sept, 11. In conjunction with the Illinois Secretary of...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • John Wright
    Two arrested for burglary, more charges possible

    Staff Report A 52-year-old Rockford man and a 17-year-old male have been charged with burglary. John B. Wright was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 9. He is being held at the Winnebago County Jail. Bond has been set at...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Fatal-Crash-1
    Two die in Lee County crash

    Staff Report Two people were killed Thursday, Sept. 11, after a two-car crash in Lee County, near Illinois Route 2 and Frontage Road. Misty Noah, 34, of Dixon, was the front-seat passenger in a van driven by 76-year-old John...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Lawscalegavel
    Rock Island sheriff pleads guilty to cyberstalking

    Staff Report Chicago – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (I) announced Friday that Rock Island County Sheriff Jeffrey Boyd resigned and pleaded guilty to attempted official misconduct based on allegations of attempted cyberstalking. Boyd, 48, of Rock Island,...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Rockford City Market
    City Market canceled Friday, Sept. 12

    ROCKFORD – Because of unseasonably cold weather and chance of rain Friday afternoon, Sept. 12, Rockford City Market has been canceled. Temperatures are expected to dip into the 40s with an 80 percent chance of showers Friday...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • robotics
    Robotics Day Camp in Rockford Oct. 11

    Staff Report Rockford, Ill. — Area youth are invited to attend the Robotics Day Camp presented in Rockford by University of Illinois Extension. Youth will invent, design, and program fully-functioning robots using everyday items. Engaging youth in...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Karen Williams
    Supporters launch Karen S. Williams scholarship fund

    Staff Report The Jefferson High School Alumni Association, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, has launched the Karen S. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.     Karen Williams was the founder of the Jefferson High...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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