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• Live At Five: Ice Skating Downtown

Rockford - They brought us Friday Night Flix during the summer. Now,
they're bringing us ice in the winter.Please read the full story at: http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=212287
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• Holiday layoffs likely for Rockford City Workers

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Layoffs for Rockford city workers could come just in
time for the holidays. It may seem cruel, but some aldermen see no
other option.Please visit WREX for the full story: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13585325
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• Boylan wins first state championship

The identity of the Boylan Titans' defense all year was turnovers. So,
it was fitting that Boylan rode six Marmion turnovers on their way to
their first state championship ever by a final of 48-19 in the IHSA
Class 6A final Saturday, Nov. 27.Read the full story at: http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/11/27/boylan-wins-first-state-championship/

• Lena-Winslow Wins 1A Football Title

Lena-Winslow High School won the class 1A football championship with
its 47-14 victory over defending champion Tuscola today.Great game and congratulations!Other games of local interest Friday...Sterling Newman just started its game at 1 PM.
Stillman Valley is scheduled to start at 4 PM.

• Four area teams go for state titles this holiday weekend

The IHSA State Football Championship games get started on Friday at 10:00 a.m. when Lena-Winslow takes on Tuscola in the 1A title game.

Please see and read the story at WREX: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13549456.


• Fire Experts Warn About Dangers of Turkey Fryers

Illinois fire prevention experts are warning residents of the dangers of turkey fryers.

Please visit WIFR for the full story: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Fire_Experts_Warn_About_Dangers_of_Turkey_Fryers_110597589.html.

• School board votes for zoning, delays talks on honors class cuts

The Rockford Board of Education voted 5-2 Tuesday, Nov. 23, in favor of zoning–changing where elementary students will attend school for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Please visit The Rock River Times for the full story: http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/11/24/school-board-votes-for-zoning-delays-talks-on-honors-class-cuts/.

• Gas prices come down before Thanksgiving weekend

Local drivers are seeing lower gas prices than a week ago, prompting some to fill up before the Thanksgiving weekend.

Read the full story at The Rock River Times:
http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/11/22/gas-prices-come-down-before-thanksgiving-weekend/

• Tornado touches down near Rockford

Tornado touches down near Rockford
Read the story at The Rock River Times:
http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/11/22/tornado-reportedly-touches-down-near-rockford/

• Rockford Airport Expands Destination List

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Chicago Rockford International Airport now has a new way to attract travelers: service to...

Please see the full story at: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13540885

• My Condolences on the passing of...

I offer my condolences to the families of Bill Doll, Ray Grebas, and Guy Stubblefield.
I may not have known you well, but you all made a positive impact on my life the short time I knew you, and I thank you for that.

Bill Doll
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx?n=william-doll&pid=146668911

Ray Grebas
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx?n=raymond-grebas&pid=146668912

Guy Stubblefield
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx?n=edward-stubblefield&pid=146548417

Respectfully,
Paul Gorski


• Public funds used for Nicholas Conservatory?

• RiverHawks Staying In Northern League

Rockford, Illinois-The RiverHawks future has been cloudy this offseason while the Northern League has been...

Please see and read the story at: http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=210246.

• Unions Could Help City Out of Budget Hole

Time is dwindling.... and Rockford city leaders have yet to figure a way out of the budget hole. The City faces a five and a half million dollar deficit and...

Read the full story and see video at: http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=209926

• RiverHawks join Golden League

ROCKFORD (WREX) - After one season in the Northern League, the Rockford RiverHawks leave for the Golden League.

Read the full story at: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13495797

• New captain plans to lead IceHogs by example

New captain plans to lead IceHogs by example

The Rockford IceHogs finally have their captain...

Read the full story at: http://www.rrstar.com/sports/x426772197/New-captain-plans-to-lead-IceHogs-by-example.

• Attorney General warns of phony prize sweepstakes

Attorney General warns of phony prize sweepstakes

CHICAGO—Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning consumers of a rash of unsolicited phone calls to Illinois consumers claiming they have won a new car in a sweepstakes sponsored by The Oprah Winfrey Show and Reader's Digest.

Read the full story at: http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/11/12/attorney-general-warns-of-phony-prize-sweepstakes/

• Park District considers tax levy increase, reviews 2011 priority areas

Park District considers tax levy increase, reviews 2011 priority areas

The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners received the 2010 tax levy recommendation for consideration prior to the publishing of the 2010 Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase in December.

Read the full story at: http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/11/12/park-district-considers-tax-levy-increase-reviews-2011-priority-areas/

• Veterans honored in Loves Park

Veterans honored in Loves ParkROCKFORD (WREX) - The Rockford Park District Foundation holds a special tribute to area war veterans.

Please visit: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13472331 to read and view the story.

• EPA Checking Belvidere Site

EPA Checking Belvidere Site 


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has secured a Belvidere site in regards to environmental threats at the site....
Please the WNTA web site for the entire story: http://www.wnta.com/Channels/LocalNews/story.aspx?ID=1309265 .

• Auburn students hold fund-raiser to benefit MAYA’s House Nov. 12

Auburn students hold fund-raiser to benefit MAYA's House Nov. 12Tickets for dinner-and-dance fund-raiser at Giovanni's will be available at the doorBy Susan Johnson
Copy EditorHannah Mesa and Cassidy Gerczak, two Auburn High School students, will hold a fund-raiser to benefit MAYA's House, a daycare for homeless children, Friday, Nov. 12.Please visit: http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/11/10/auburn-students-hold-fund-raiser-to-benefit-maya's-house-nov-12/ for the entire story.

• Sheffield responds to ‘Rumor Tuesday’ at Nov. 9 Board of Education meeting

Sheffield responds to 'Rumor Tuesday' at Nov. 9 Board of Education meeting By Joe McGehee
Staff Writer Rockford Public School District 205 Superintendent Dr. LaVonne M. Sheffield forwent her usual sports update during her comments at the Nov. 9 Rockford Board of Education meeting to address what she views as "rumors and misinformation" ... Please visit http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/11/10/sheffield-responds-to-'rumor-tuesday'-at-nov-9-board-of-education-meeting/ for the entire story.

• $2.2 Million Coming to Keith Creek, Residents React

$2.2 Million Coming to Keith Creek, Residents React Federal Authorities announce more than $2.2 million to come to Keith Creek.
Please visit: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/22_Million_Coming_to_Keith_Creek_Residents_React_106833813.html for the full story.

• FEMA Gives Rockford $2 Million for Flood Relief

Rockford - The city is getting more than $2 million for flood mitigation thanks to the federal government.
Please visit:http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=208297 for the full story.

• Rockford police in search of information regarding Nov. 4 homicide

Rockford police in search of information regarding Nov. 4 homicideFrom press release At 8:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, Rockford police officers responded to 3809 Sage Drive, Apartment A, regarding a person lying outside the building possibly shot.
Please visit: http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/11/05/rockford-police-in-search-of-information-regarding-nov-4-homicide/ to read the full story.

• State Bans Energy Drink

State Bans Energy Drink College campuses across the nation are banning a popular Chicago based energy drink because it is known to land students in the hospital. Now an entire state is making the drink illegal.
Please visit: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/State_Bans_Energy_Drink_106806538.html for the full story.

• 2011 Golden Apple teacher nominees announced

2011 Golden Apple teacher nominees announced

Please visit the full article at: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13438829

• Boone and Winnebago Counties Offer Warming Centers

Boone and Winnebago Counties Offer Warming Centers
The City of Rockford Human Services Department announces the warming center list for the 2010- 2011 winter season for Winnebago and Boone Counties.

Please see the full article at: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Boone_and_Winnebago_Counties_Offer_Warming_Centers_106644378.html

• IPA, TRRT file suit against District 205, LaVonne Sheffield

IPA, TRRT file suit against District 205, LaVonne Sheffield

By Joe McGehee
Staff Writer

The Illinois Press Association, The Rock River Times (TRRT) and TRRT Staff Writer Joe McGehee are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Nov. 3 against Rockford Public School District 205...

See full the full article at: http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/11/03/ipa-trrt-file-suit-against-district-205-lavonne-sheffield/