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Man faces federal charges after traffic stop nets 62 pounds of cocaine and heroin

Online Staff Report An Arizona man faces federal drug charges stemming from a traffic stop by the Illinois State Police that
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Missing Town of Beloit baby found alive in Iowa, aunt in custody

Online Staff Report The 6-day-old boy reported missing from his Town of Beloit home  Thursday, Feb. 6, has been found alive. According
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Rockford woman, 104, honored

Online Staff Report A Rockford woman will receive a special visit from Illinois Sen. Steve Stadelman (D) in honor of her
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Federal kidnapping charges filed against aunt of baby Kayden Powell

By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Federal kidnapping charges were filed Friday, Feb. 7, against a woman police say stole a newborn baby
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Freeport man arrested on child porn charges

Online Staff Report A Freeport man has been charged with multiple counts of possessing and disseminating child pornography as part of
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Shuttle available for Zac Brown concert

Online Staff Report Fans heading to the Zac Brown Band concert Friday, Feb. 7, will have an opportunity to take advantage
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Beloit police search for missing 4-day-old baby

Online Staff Report Police agencies are searching for a 4-day-old baby who went missing from a home in the Town of
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Katie Nilsson to leave WREX for job in state’s attorney’s office

By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Rockford’s NBC affiliate will lose its second news anchor in a little more than a week
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‘Rockrivertimes.com’ experiencing issues as new site is built

Online Staff Report After almost five years of bringing our readers online content on our website, The Rock River Times has
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CVS to cease sale of cigarettes, tobacco products

Online Staff Report Tobacco users will soon no longer be able to purchase cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco at CVS drugstores,
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Winnebago County Health Department thwarts cyber attack

Online Staff Report County health department IT officials thwarted a computer exploitation of one of its Internet facing servers, Winnebago County
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County board member addresses questions about residency

• Dianne Parvin says she resides in District 8, despite rumors By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Whether a Winnebago County Board member lives in
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Transform Rockford schedules additional Community Visioning Sessions

Online Staff Report Transform Rockford, a regional longterm planning effort to dramatically improve the social and economic condition of the Rockford
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Rockford’s SupplyCore earns aerospace quality certification

Editor’s note: The Illinois State Board of Elections’ campaign disclosure website (elections.il.gov) shows SuppyCore, Inc., has given more than $150,000
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BBB warns of growing concern over new cell phone scam

Online Staff Report The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning cell phone users about a new scam that can result in
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Rock Valley College hosts annual FAFSA Completion Night Feb. 12

Online Staff Report The Financial Aid office of Rock Valley College (RVC) will be hosting its annual event to help students
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Elder financial abuse topic of Feb. 13 event at NIU — Rockford

Online Staff Report The Gummow Wealth Advisory Group of Wells Fargo Advisors is hosting a free seminar for the public: “Community
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BBB: Concerns about work-at-home jobs remain high

Online Staff Report Unemployed individuals who are looking for work or those looking to change jobs often renew their efforts with
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Free clinic to analyze phone, gas and electric bills in Rockford

Online Staff Report The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will analyze electric, natural gas and phone bills at a free clinic to
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BBB survey highlights consumers’ credit card security concerns

Online Staff Report Consumers responding to a Better Business Bureau (BBB) survey about identity theft indicated their greatest concern was
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Katie’s Cup Conversations set for Feb. 10, Feb. 24

Staff Report The public is invited to two February Katie’s Cup Conversations that will focus on mental health issues and Rockford
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BBB warns of new credit card fraud

Online Staff Report In the aftermath of the massive holiday data breach that effected Target and a number of other major
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Local martial artist to write for national e-zine

Online Staff Report Rockford native and martial arts instructor Michael Benjamin will begin a monthly martial arts and self-defense column in
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MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition Feb. 8 at Woodward Tech Center

Online Staff Report The Rockford Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) has organized the 31st Annual Regional MATHCOUNTS
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This Week In Print: Feb. 5-11, 2014

In addition to our online stories, the following articles can be found in the Wednesday, Feb. 5, print edition of
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Non-union city works get pay raises, Ingersoll sports project another $500K

  By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A couple hundred City of Rockford employees will receive a 2 percent pay raise, aldermen approved Monday,
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Eric Wilson comments on departure from WREX

By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Former WREX anchorman Eric Wilson commented on his departure from the station Monday, Feb. 3, ending a
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Woman hit and killed by car on 11th Street identified

Online Staff Report The woman hit and killed by a car on 11th Street Saturday, Feb. 1, has been identified. Gladys Aguayo,
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Man injured in Machesney Park bar fight dies

Online Staff Report The 40-year-old man injured in a Machesney Park bar fight last month has died. Michael Eash Jr., of Machesney
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One dead, another wounded in Ninth Street shooting

Online Staff Report At about 2:50 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, Rockford Police District 2 officers responded to the area of 1000
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Rockford Health System and Cadence Health end affiliation talks

Online Staff Report After several months of discussions, Rockford Health System and Cadence Health have mutually agreed to discontinue discussions about
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Rockford Park District wins state awards

Online Staff Report The Rockford Park District was recently recognized multiple times at the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and
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Illinois immigration coalition applauds GOP reform efforts

Online Staff Report The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) representing CEOs of leading national and Illinois companies and trade associations, Friday,
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Homicide: Man found dead on Ferguson Street named

Online Staff Report The man found lying dead on Ferguson Street near Kent Street Thursday morning has been identified. Twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Vitali
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Woman arrested in online prostitution sting

Online Staff Report A 23-year-old Rockford woman remains jailed after being arrested yesterday by officers conducting an online prostitution sting. Wednesday, Jan.
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Police probe death of man found near St. Anthony Church

Online Staff Report At approximately 3:48 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, police responded to a report of a individual who appeared to
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Eric Wilson leaves WREX

Online Staff Report Longtime  WREX TV news anchor Eric Wilson is no longer employed by the station, Channel 13 brass confirmed
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Rockford man arrested on cocaine charges

Online Staff Report Jerry T. Huey, 31, of Rockford, has been arrested and charged with delivery of 1-15 grams of cocaine,
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Man sentenced to 12 years for deadly December 2012 crash

Online Staff Report Jonathan Rios Barrios, a.k.a. Pedro Ramos, 27, has been sentenced to 12 years in the Illinois Department of
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Sosnowski, other state leaders respond to Gov. Pat Quinn’s ‘State of the State’ address

By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) missed key fiscal points in his Wednesday, Jan. 29, State of the
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DeKalb couple recovering after knife attack that resulted in officer-involved shooting death

Online Staff Report A DeKalb couple is recovering after being attacked inside their home Tuesday, Jan. 28, and their assailant
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Man robbed by suspects in van

Online Staff  Report Rockford Police detectives are looking for two suspects they say punched and robbed a man in area of
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Inky history, newspapers today, and this paper tomorrow

By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher With the new format for The Rock River Times, a little personal “inky” history is in
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Winnebago Buy Local to kick off fourth year with Feb. 4 event at Giovanni’s

Staff Report Over the past few years, more and more people have pledged to “buy local” in Winnebago County, and over
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The Angela Rushford story: A life-saving classified ad

By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer It’s been more than 11 years since a small classified ad in The Rock River Times saved
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Winnebago County Republicans’ Lincoln Day Dinner set for Feb. 15

• Four candidates for governor to offer presentations Staff Report Winnebago County Republicans will gather to celebrate their annual Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday,
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Feb. 1 deadline for Tooling and Machine scholarship applications

Staff Report The Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association (RRVTMA) is offering five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors graduating
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Veterans invited to Feb. 12 honors ceremony in Durand, Ill.

Staff Report DURAND, Ill. — All veterans are invited to be honored for their service to our country at a Pinning
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Researching African-American ancestors on the Internet topic of Feb. 1 event

Staff Report Saturday, Feb. 1, the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society — Northern Illinois Southern Wisconsin Chapter (AAHGS-NISW), will hold a
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Feb. 3 deadline for CBAI Foundation Scholarship Program

Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The CBAI Foundation for Community Banking has announced its 2014 Annual Scholarship Program, which enables Illinois
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