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Waste reduction and recycling grants available in Ogle County

Staff Report OREGON, Ill. — The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) is announcing limited funds are available for Waste
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Jan. 23 Apple River Fort discussion to focus on Black Hawk War

Online Staff Report ELIZABETH, Ill. — Apple River Fort State Historic Site will explore the lives of settlers at the frontier
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NIU exhibit focusing on Haiti earthquake opens Jan. 24

By Tom Parisi NIU Media and Public Relations DEKALB, Ill. — “Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake,”a new exhibit at the
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Chicago to regulate e-cigarettes on same level as traditional cigarettes

Online Staff Report CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council voted Jan. 15 to regulate and restrict electronic cigarettes, just as traditional
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Court rules DNR failed to consider ‘cumulative effects’ of high-capacity well pumping with proposed Richfield Dairy

Staff Report COLOMA, Wis. — The Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 19 that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) failed
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Two McHenry County arrests made in child porn crackdown

Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) has announced the arrest of two McHenry County men for
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Year-end holiday travel expected to increase to 94.5 million travelers, according to AAA

Online Staff Report AURORA, Ill. — AAA projects 94.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the
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Kewanee Hospital to join OSF Healthcare System

Online Staff Report KEWANEE, Ill. — Dec. 17, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved the Certificate of Exemption
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Gold, Silver, Coins and Currency Collectors Show Dec. 17-21

Staff Report ROCHELLE, Ill. — A Gold, Silver, Coins and Currency Collectors Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 6
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Governor, Illinois EPA, Chicago Clean Cities Coalition designate nine new ‘Illinois Green Fleets’

Online Staff Report BROOKFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), in partnership with the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition,
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More than $1 million in federal assistance approved for Nov. 17 storm survivors in Illinois

Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Less than a month after tornadoes swept across Illinois, more than $1 million in Federal
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Better Government Association sues Cook County Recorder of Deeds for refusing to accept Freedom of Information Act requests via e-mail

Online Staff Report CHICAGO — The Cook County Recorder of Deeds, run by elected official Karen Yarbrough, has agreed to start
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Polo elementary school wins $25,000 from U.S. Cellular

Staff Report POLO, Ill. — Students, teachers and administrators at Centennial Elementary School in Polo, Ill., are $25,000 richer after being
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Rochelle Community Hospital enters affiliation agreement with OSF

Online Staff Report ROCHELLE, Ill. — Rochelle Community Hospital (RCH) has announced it has entered into a network affiliation agreement with
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Chad Pregracke chosen as ‘CNN Hero of the Year’

• East Moline, Ill., resident — a Rock River Trail Initiative Council member — is known as ‘The Rivers’ Garbage
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Chad Pregracke chosen as ‘CNN Hero of the Year’

Online Staff Report Living Lands & Waters founder Chad Pregracke, 38, an East Moline, Ill., resident and Rock River Trail Initiative
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Visit Beloit to host Rock River Trail Initiative Workshop Nov. 22

Online Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. — Visit Beloit will host the first Rock River Trail Initiative Workshop from 11 a.m. to
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Chicago Bears step up in support in wake of Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes

Online Staff Report In the wake of the Nov. 17 storms that ripped through Illinois, the Chicago Bears are stepping up
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NIU wins national award for innovation and economic development

Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just weeks after receiving formal designation as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University,” Northern Illinois University
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Power restored to more than 90 percent of 200,000 hit by Nov. 17 storm

Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Following fast-moving storms that ripped through northern Illinois Sunday, Nov. 17, and interrupted electrical service to
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Vote for Chad Pregracke as ‘CNN Hero of the Year’

Editor’s note: The Rock River Times’ Editor and Publisher Frank Schier urges you to take a moment and vote for
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Freeport’s Highland Community College to receive $266,000 for renovation projects

Online Staff Report FREEPORT, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has announced capital investments of more than $266,000 for renovation
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Authorities in Racine, Wis., seek assistance in identifying July 1999 homicide victim

Online Staff Report RACINE, Wis. — Authorities have exhumed the body of an unidentified woman found in a cornfield in
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NIU celebrates science, technology, engineering, math Oct. 19

By Tom Parisi NIU Media and Public Relations DEKALB, Ill. — STEMfest will wow spectators at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Convention
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Clean-up at Freeport’s Rawleigh complex completed to standards, complex could be a future Amtrak station

Online Staff Report FREEPORT, Ill. — The City of Freeport announced Oct. 10 that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has
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Credit union hosts Teddy Bear Drive for MotherHouse Oct. 14-19

Staff Report Oct. 17, more than 200 million credit union members in 101 countries will celebrate International Credit Union Day, an
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Wisconsin residents urge DNR to deny renewal of pollutant discharge permit to state’s largest CAFO

Online Staff Report ROSENDALE, Wis. — In written comments submitted to the Department of Natural Resources, concerned citizens of Wisconsin towns
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Roadside Safety Check on westbound exit ramp from I-88 to Annie Glidden Oct. 11-12

Online Staff Report DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — The Illinois State Police (ISP), District 15, will conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC)
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Eastbound traffic shifts scheduled in Elgin, Belvidere areas for I-90 construction

Online Staff Report DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — The Illinois Tollway will begin the process of returning traffic to the newly constructed
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Wisconsin factory farm to pay $100,000 settlement to state

Staff Report ALGOMA, Wis. — A stipulation entered in Kewaunee County Circuit Court Sept. 12 resulted in $100,000 in fines levied
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SPJ condemns Illinois Circuit Court ruling that Joliet reporter disclose sources or face jail, fines

Online Staff Report INDIANAPOLIS — National leaders from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) expressed complete disbelief and dismay at Illinois
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Bipartisan bill to improve Illinois’ locks and dams moves to House floor for vote

Online Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, Sept. 19, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., U.S. Sen.
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AAA: Gas prices fall as summer driving season comes to a close

Online Staff Report AURORA, Ill. — Gas price averages for Illinois and Indiana are falling slightly as the summer driving season
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Army Corps releases Upper Des Plaines River and Tributaries assessment

Online Staff Report CHICAGO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District, released for public comment the “Upper Des
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Milwaukee resident to walk to state Capitol in protest of proposed northern Wisconsin mine

Online Staff Report MILWAUKEE — Starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, Milwaukee resident and political activist Alex Brower will walk from the
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Beloit College releases The Mindset List for the Class of 2017

Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. — When the Class of 2017 arrives on campus this fall, these digital natives will already be
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Kinzinger hosts energy roundtable Aug. 8 in Byron, Ill.

Online Staff Report BYRON, Ill. — U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., will host an energy roundtable from 5 to 6 p.m.,
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Death sentence for baby deer seized at animal shelter

Staff Report KENOSHA, Wis.–WISN 12 News is investigating an operation that called out government agents to enforce a Wisconsin state policy
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Durbin and Bustos urge activation of Thomson prison after funding approved

Online Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., announced July 18 that
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Boone County Health Department reports first West Nile virus positive mosquito

Online Staff Report The Boone County Health Department has announced that one batch of mosquitoes, found in the 61085 ZIP code
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Bustos to hold regional economic meetings, district-wide economic summit

Online Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., has announced plans to hold three regional economic meetings in
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‘Shame Every Rose: Images of Afghanistan’ opens at Poetry Foundation Gallery in Chicago

Online Staff Report CHICAGO — “Shame Every Rose: Images of Afghanistan,” a photography exhibition on view at the Poetry Foundation gallery,
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Rock River Trail road route passed in both Wisconsin and Illinois

• In Illinois, Stadelman and Jefferson advocate for Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Route, complete with free fishing Staff Report The Wisconsin
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Large industrial swine farm approved in Adams County

Staff Report A plan by D & B Farms, LLC, to build an industrial hog facility that will house more than
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Groups to rally against Koch brothers’ possible take-over of ‘Chicago Tribune’ May 29

Online Staff Report At noon, Wednesday, May 29, Free Press and about 20 other groups will be calling for a national
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Former head of Maywood Housing Authority sentenced to six years for stealing more than $400,000 in public funds

Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) has announced the former head of the Maywood Housing
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Franklin Grove’s Lincoln Highway Mural dedication May 18

Staff Report FRANKLIN GROVE, Ill. — The dedication of Franklin Grove’s new Lincoln Highway Mural will take place in the middle
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NIU to bid farewell to President John G. Peters May 6

Online Staff Report DEKALB, Ill. — After 13 years of dedicated service, Northern Illinois University (NIU) President John G. Peters will
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Crop sciences professor: ‘Chances of a good corn crop remain high’

Online Staff Report April 2013 turned into a “second March,” with wet weather and cool temperatures persisting into the last week
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Bustos pushes for bipartisan bill to modernize locks and dams on Mississippi

Online Staff Report April 30, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., US. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, and U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa,
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