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3 hrs ago | WIFR
On Friday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Duke Pesta, a nationally known opponent of national standards including Common Core, the new K-12 school curriculum standards in Math and English, will be speaking at Hoffman House Convocation Center in Rockford. A free will offering will be taken.
5 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press
"It's unconditional love she gives me," says Westphal, who is single and lives in of Rockford, Ill. "She is somebody to talk to.
9 hrs ago | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
Some students in Illinois are asking for help from the West Michigan lake shore, after the GPS signal for their weather balloon and camera went dead not far from South Haven. The call for help came in a recent post to reddit.com/r/michigan where user EGaucin12 included the following in his post: "A few classmates and I launched a weather balloon near Rockford Illinois that proceeded to go far east and into lake Michigan.
Some Rockford area supporters for Democratic Congresswoman Cheri Bustos say the man looking to win her seat in Washington, D.C. has insulted the middle class. Some local United Auto Workers take to the streets of Rockford to protest Schilling the Republican running for Illinois' 17th Congressional District candidate.
The overall heroin epidemic is growing in the Rockford area but there is some positive news, fewer people are overdosing this year. From January through August of this year, 122 people overdosed on heroin.
She comes to Black Diamond with more than 15 years of industry experience. Wagner will be responsible for social media and email marketing campaigns, as well as building relationships in the Rockford community.
Hundreds of free books are scattered across Rockford waiting for us to pick up and read as part of a community wide push to get more people reading. One of 14 little free libraries around town was set up and stocked on Saturday in the Signal Hill neighborhood of Rockford.
The city is sending a warning tonight for businesses not to advertise on city signs and property. Public works leaders says vandals are ruining streets signs and light poles by placing sticker graffiti on them.
According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, 31-year-old Nicole Wagner was driving a GMC Yukon and was heading eastbound on Route 2 around 2:53 p.m. She hit the side of a minivan driven by 76-year-old John Brown. Brown had just gotten off North Frontage Road in front of the Yukon.
DeKALB – A 28-year-old DeKalb woman was killed early Friday when she drove her car against traffic on Interstate 88 and crashed head-on with another car, state police said. Kimberly Havlicek was driving west in the eastbound lanes just west of Annie Glidden Road about 12:50 a.m. Friday when her 2002 Mitsubishi Galant collided with a 2012 Toyota Camry, Illinois State Police Master Sgt.
In Rockford today a man who was in New York on the front lines shared his story of 9/11. "All I remember is the first time I ever went through every red light trying to get to the fire house," said the veteran New York City firefighter.
OREGON – A 29-year-old Florida man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Aug. 23 robbery of Byron Bank in Davis Junction, the Ogle County Sheriff's Department said in a news release this morning. He was taken to Ogle County Jail and held without bail.
For years, small and midsized airports in the U.S. have been losing flights and passengers due to the consolidation of airlines and shrinking competition in the industry. "It's not much fun being an airport director today," said Eric Frankl, airport director of Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:16 pm
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