Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Free Rides to the polls, weekdays, call 815-962-0601

The UAW is offering rides to the polls during early voting. Rides to the polls are available to residents of Boone and Winnebago counties by calling 815-962-0601. Rides are offered weekdays 10 AM to 2 PM.


Call 815-962-0601 for your ride to the polls this election year!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rockford Newspaper Guild asks you to contact the publisher of the Rockford Register Star today, Monday, October 27

The following is an email that I received from the Rockford Newspaper Guild...

Friends of Journalism,

On Monday Oct. 27 there’s a national protest against GateHouse Media, the owner of the Rockford Register Star. Employees have gone seven years without raises, and many jobs have been outsourced or eliminated under GateHouse ownership. We are negotiating our first contract.
You will not see pickets outside the Rockford Register Star tomorrow. The Rockford Newspaper Guild has chosen to do virtual picketing through social media. We need your help. 


Please visit http://www.transformrrstar.com.


Share a link on your Facebook page and other social media to our site and tell your friends that you support strong, courageous journalism and the local professionals who create it. Encourage them to support it, too. Forward this email to friends, family and coworkers.


At the bottom of our web pages you’ll see links that will allow you to automatically Tweet to company management and community leaders. It’s important that they hear a public outcry about what’s happened to news coverage, news products and thought leadership in our community under GateHouse ownership. 


We live in a region that is on the cusp of transformation. We need strong, credible news coverage to foster that transformation. 


Please join us.


Thank you.

Max Gersh and Brian Leaf
Co-chairs
Rockford Newspaper Guild

Tell the publisher, Josh Trust, you support the The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell GateHouse VP of Content & Audience David Arkin you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell GateHouse Senior VP Brad Dennison you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell Rockford Register Star General Manager Paul Gaier you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell Transform Rockford Executive Director Mike Schablaske you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Obituary - Nancy I. Foltz

NANCY I. FOLTZ, 79 LOVES PARK - Nancy I. Foltz, 79, of Loves Park died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at home, surrounded by her children. Born Jan. 29, 1935, in Rockford.

Married Aaron E. Foltz on Aug. 2, 1952, in Belvidere; he died Sept. 30, 1992. Employed by Woodward Governor, retiring in 1992. Retired from Rockford Memorial Hospital in 2000.

Survivors include daughter, Lori Carlson of Rockford; sons, Gregory (Linda McElmeel) Foltz and Michael Foltz, both of Loves Park, and Kenneth (Susan Myers) Foltz of German Valley; grandchildren, Allen Foltz and Nicole Bergren; great-grandchildren, Salvador and Eli Stoneberg; brother, Sidney (Cyndi) Haffenden; sister, Rebecca (Brian Edwards) Haffenden; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents, Edna and Daniel Haffenden; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private celebration of life at a later date.

Cremation rites accorded. Arrangements by Delehanty Funeral Home, Ltd., 401 River Lane.

Cheri Bustos in Rockford, today, Monday, 9 AM

Cheris Bustos (for U.S Congress!) is in Rockford, IL today, Monday, October 20, 2014 at the UAW Hall.

UAW Hall
112 N 2nd St
Rockford, IL

9 AM until 10 AM.


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