Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rockford Crime News Page Features Crime Stopper Information

As part of Rockford crime news coverage at Winnebago County News we have links to many local police and fire departments. We also have a link to RockfordCrimeStoppers.com at http://www.winnebagocountynews.org/p/police-fire.html.  Rockford Crime Stoppers offers up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of a wanted fugitive (contact the local Crime Stoppers office for details). However, DO NOT attempt to confront or apprehend any wanted fugitive. Report any suspected fugitive to RockfordCrimeStoppers.com or your local police.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rockford Crime News on Winnebago County News

You may now find links to Rockford crime news on Winnebago County News at http://www.winnebagocountynews.org/p/police-fire.htmlSome of the links will be to local television and newspaper sources, others to RockfordScanner.com.  You will also find links to local police and fire department websites under the "911" graphic on the right-hand side every page of Winnebago County News. (You may also click on the the "Rockford Crime News" tab at WinnebagoCountyNews.org to get to the Rockford Crime News story scroll.)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Occupy Rockford rally - WNTA

The Occupy Wall Street movement spreads to Rockford. Protesters will gather at Beattie Park during the noon hour today and will march to City Hall. Local attorney...

READ THE STORY AT: http://www.wnta.com/Channels/LocalNews/story.aspx?ID=1553264

Rockford Crime Maps Now on Winnebago County News

You may now find maps of reported crimes in Rockford and nearby areas by visiting Winnebago County News at http://www.winnebagocountynews.org/p/police-fire.html. These maps are available via CrimeMapping.com. You may customize the maps to target specific neighborhoods and specific crime types. CrimeMapping.com also offers basic trending analyses of crime data, grouping like crimes together in a pie chart to illustrate the number of each crime type. Please note this map list reported crimes, many simply being police calls for domestic disturbances. (You may also click on the the "Rockford Crime News" tab at WinnebagoCountyNews.org to get to the Crimemapping.com data for Rockford.)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Rockford Armed Robbery Suspect Released From Hospital - MyStateLine.com

Rockford - One of the suspects in the robbery at Marie's Pizza has been released from the hospital...

READ THE STORY: http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=287077

Molotov Cocktail Attac at West Side Home - MyStateLine.com

Rockford - Police investigate an attack early this morning at 208 Oakley Avenue Investigators say a man threw a molotov cocktail at the home setting the porch and siding on fire...

READ THE STORY: http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=287087

Average Household Income Drops Across Nation - MyStateLine.com

Washington, D.C. - A new report shows Americans are struggling more than ever. Sentier Research found the average yearly household income for families is now ...

READ THE STORY: http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=287097

Neighbors say foreclosed homes and lack of street lighting spur violence - MyStateLine.com

Some say they're now scared to let their children play outside and worried their neighborhood took a turn for the worse...

SEE THE VIDEO AND STORY: http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=287117

Reacting to Crime and Violence: The Psychological Toll

Eight people were shot this weekend in the Stateline and it has many families worried about their safety more than usual. Living near crime can affect us psychologically...

SEE THE VIDEO AND STORY: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Reacting_to_Crime_and_Violence_The_Psychological_Toll_131483748.html

Special Report: 'Putting Our Safety in Jeopardy'

Staffing levels in the Rockford Police Department are expected to drop by at least 18 officers and as many as 49 under the 2012 budget...

READ THE STORY: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Special_Report_Putting_Our_Safety_in_Jeopardy_131478798.html

RiverHawks, Wallbangers set free clinic for Oct. 23

LOVES PARK, Ill. – Youths interested in defensive skills can learn from the professionals this month. The Rockford RiverHawks' next free youth clinic at Wallbangers Academy is scheduled for Oct. 23.
RiverHawks manager Rich Austin, hitting coach Pat O'Sullivan and Jr. RiverHawks 15U head coach Justin Small will run the clinic, which will cover fielding and defense. The RiverHawks and Wallbangers have clinics scheduled through May. Each clinic will be broken up into two groups based on age. Kids ages 7 through 12 will go from noon-1 p.m., and children 13 and older will go from 1-2 p.m.
After October, there will be one clinic per month that covers all areas of baseball, including hitting, fielding and defense. The clinic dates are November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1 and May 6. Each date is a Sunday.
Up to 25 kids can sign up for the clinics, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve a spot, call the RiverHawks front office at (815) 885-2255 and ask for director of operations Chris Daleo.
The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, an independent professional baseball league that will play its 20th season in 2012. Advertising and ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


Rockford Public Schools launches Parent Portal - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Parents of students in the Rockford school district can keep track of their kids from the comfort of their home computer with a new web-based Parent Portal...

READ THE STORY: http://www.wrex.com/story/15656365/rockford-public-schools-launches-parent-portal

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Rockford Clothing Store Robbed

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The two suspects who robbed Spaced Out Clothing in Rockford are still on the loose...

READ THE STORY: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Rockford_Clothing_Store_Robbed_131433593.html

RICHARDS, OFFENSE PACE ICEHOGS OVER RIVERMEN


RICHARDS, OFFENSE PACE ICEHOGS OVER RIVERMEN

Hogs puckstopper makes 35 saves in the win

Peoria, Ill.- Two games are in the books for the Rockford IceHogs and for the first time in the club’s AHL era, the team is 2-0-0-0. Alec Richards made 35 saves while Brandon Segal and Rob Klinkhammer scored a pair of goals to lead Rockford over the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena on Sunday.

Peoria jumped out front on Sunday 1:52 into the contest. In transition, Adam Cracknell picked up a drop pass from T.J. Hensick at 1:52 and ripped his first goal of the year past Richards. The goal was also assisted by Brett Sterling.

Rockford got the goal back at 10:48 of the opening frame. Brian Connelly’s slap shot from the left point was redirected past Ben Bishop and in by Segal for his second tally of the season. Klinkhammer got the secondary assist after starting the rush in transition.

The game remained tied until the 13:57 mark when Hensick would finish off a Peoria rush in the Rockford zone. Cracknell returned the favor and found Hensick on the doorstep and the winger put Peoria back on top with his first goal of the season.

Segal struck again in the second period while Rockford skated on a 5-on-3 power play. Brett McLean found Segal in the slot and the winger was able to sneak his second marker of the game past Ben Bishop. Bishop got a piece of Segal’s shot, but the rebound trickled in behind him at 5:47 to tie the game at 2-2.

Klinkhammer then gave Rockford their first lead of the game at 14:42 of the middle frame.  Bishop cut off a Rockford dump in pass behind the Peoria net, but Klinkhammer picked his pocket and dumped his first goal of the season into the empty Peoria goal.

In the third period, Peoria tied the game with another transition goal. Stefan Della Rovere picked up a Jay Barriball pass and fired his first goal of the season over the glove of Alec Richards at 9:35 of the final frame.

But the IceHogs came right back to reclaim the lead. Andrew Shaw led a three-on-two rush into the Peoria zone and found Kyle Beach on the weak side of Bishop and the Beach buried his second goal of the year at 11:28. The goal was the eventual game winner.

Klinkhammer iced the game for the IceHogs with an empty net goal at 19:15. Jimmy Hayed was able to out race the Rivermen to wipe out an icing and found Klinkhammer in front of an open Peoria goal and the winger knocked in his second tally of the game.





Next Home Game: Saturday, Oct. 22 vs. Chicago Wolves. Game time is 7:05 p.m.The IceHogs welcome the Chicago Wolves to the BMO Harris Bank Center for the first of 12 meetings. Fans can purchase a special family four pack for $49 that includes four tickets, four Culvers concrete mixers and four tickets to the Discovery Center’s “Peanuts….Naturally” exhibit. The four pack can be purchased at the BMO Harris Bank Box Office, Discovery Center or at any Rockford area Culver’s locations.

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Motorcycle Accident Reported outside Two Wheel Inn

A "severe" motorcycle accident is being reported at 10:11 PM, Sunday, October 9th outside the Two Wheel Inn. Police and emergency personnel have been dispatched.





Dominate defense leads NIU to 40-10 win - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois defense allowed just 70 yards and recorded seven sacks as the Huskies defeated Kent State, 40-10, on Saturday afternoon at Huskie Stadium...

SEE THE VIDEO AND STORY: http://www.wrex.com/story/15649240/dominate-defense-leads-niu-to-40-10-win

Lakeland drops Rockford College 32-0 - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

ROCKFORD, IL (WREX) - Lakeland College defeated Rockford College 32-0 on Saturday at Sam Greeley Field. The loss extends the Regents losing streak to 15 games...

SEE THE VIDEO AND STORY: http://www.wrex.com/story/15649128/lakeland-drops-rockford-college-32-0

Segal's goal lifts IceHogs to win on opening night - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Rockford, Ill. – Rockford IceHogs fans couldn't have asked for a better start to the new season as the IceHogs take a 3-2 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday, giving new head coach Ted Dent his first win...

SEE THE VIDEO AND STORY: http://www.wrex.com/story/15650171/icehogs-christen-b

Chili Shoot-Out Hits Davis Park

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- October is usually a bit cooler outside; perfect for making and eating chili, but today's warm temperatures didn't stop this year's Chili Shoot-Out...

SEE THE VIDEO AND STORY: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Chili_Shootout_Hits_Davis_Park_131397183.html

Pet-A-Palooza Kicks Off in Rockford for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Families looking to take an animal home got their chance Saturday..

SEE THE VIDEO AND STORY: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Pet-A-Palooza_Kicks_Off_in_Rockford_for_Adopt_a_Shelter_Dog_Month_131397053.html

Jesse's Package::President Obama Gets Why Working People Are Occupying Wall Street- 10/07/11::Workers Independent News

As Jesse Russell reports President Obama understands why working people are supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement.

When President Barack Obama was asked about the Occupy Wall Street movement during a press conference on Thursday he said he wasn't surprised it was happening...

READ THE STORY: http://www.laborradio.org/Channels/story.aspx?ID=1551827

Dumping, storing of highly toxic chemicals alleged inside Amerock | The Rock River Times

By Richard S. Gubbe, Contributing Writer

On a Sunday in the late 1970s, Mike Molander was performing his assigned duties as a pollution control technician at the Amerock Corporation when he said he witnessed the suspicious pouring of highly toxic materials into an old farmer's well located at the facility...

READ THE STORY: http://rockrivertimes.com/2011/10/05/dumping-storing-of-highly-toxic-chemicals-alleged-inside-amerock/

GRANITE CITY IS THE ICEHOGS NEW HOME FOR HOG TALK

GRANITE CITY IS THE ICEHOGS NEW HOME FOR HOG TALK



Hogs broadcasting network intact again for 2011-12

Rockford, Ill.-The Rockford IceHogs announced on Thursday that Granite City Food and Brewery is the new home for Bud Light Hog Talk. The IceHogs also announced that 1330 AM WNTA will once again serve as the team’s flagship radio station for the IceHogs Broadcasting Network.


Bud Light Hog Talk begins on Monday, Oct. 10 with the 2011-12 season debut at Granite City. Granite City is located at 7140 Harrison Ave., next to CherryVale Mall. The show runs from 6-7 p.m. and will be hosted by Mike Peck and Stephen Nelson on a rotating basis. Bud Light Hog Talk will feature a member of the IceHogs coaching staff and two players each week.


Guests on Monday include IceHogs Head Coach Ted Dent along with forwards Brandon Segal and Peter LeBlanc. Fans attending the show can take advantage of food and Bud Light specials. If you can’t make it to Granite City, the show will be aired on 1330 AM WNTA and on wnta.com.


WNTA will also serve as the IceHogs flagship radio station once again this season, broadcasting every regular season and postseason game live on 1330 AM and on the Web through wnta.com. The show begins 30-minutes prior to face-off with the U.S. Cellular Pregame Show and concludes with the Comcast Postgame Show.


The IceHogs broadcast team will consist of Peck on the call with the play-by-play and Nelson hosting in studio. Tim Mattila, the head coach of the 15-time defending state champion Rockford Icemen, also returns this season for select games to provide color commentating.


ESPN Radio 1380 AM WTJK, will broadcast 40 IceHogs games live as well. Based out of Janesville, Wis., the stateliness radio sports leader will also host the weekly feature “Inside The Pig Pen” every Tuesday on “Jock Talk” at 5:30 p.m. “Inside The Pig Pen” will give listeners an inside look at the IceHogs with Peck and hosts Andrew Liebetrau and Andy Gannon.


Rockford’s TV coverage will be anchored by Comcast Cable Channel-57. Every home game on the 2011-12 slate will be televised live on Comcast Channel-57, while the audio from all 38 road games will be aired on the cable access channel.


“Hockey Night In Rockford” is back for a second straight season on Rockford’s My Network TV channel 17.2 and Comcast and Charter Cable Channels 16. Every Saturday home game will be televised live on Rockford’s My Network TV. The program will also feature intermission reports with WTVO Sports Director Scott Leber and Weekend Sports Anchor Ben Hutchison.


For a complete listing of broadcast dates, visit icehogs.com.


Next Home Game: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Grand Rapids. The IceHogs open the 2011-12 season against the Grand Rapids Griffins at 7:05 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Every fan in attendance will get an IceHogs 2011-12 magnet schedule. For tickets call (815) 968-5222 or visit icehogs.com.




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Rockford, Illinois 61101
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ICEHOGS TO BATTLE FOR THE ILLINOIS LOTTERY CUP IN 2011-12 - From Press Release

ICEHOGS TO BATTLE FOR THE ILLINOIS LOTTERY CUP IN 2011-12 - From Press Release



Hogs team up with in-state rivals Chicago and Peoria

Rockford, Ill.- The Rockford IceHogs, in conjunction with the Illinois Lottery, announced that they will battle the Chicago Wolves and Peoria Rivermen for the Illinois Lottery Cup during the upcoming 2011-12 American Hockey League regular season.


With the IceHogs slated to battle Chicago and Peoria 12 times each and Peoria and Chicago facing off 10 times head-to-head, the team with the best winning percentage against their in-state rivals at the conclusion of the 2011-12 regular season will claim the Illinois Lottery Cup.


The Illinois Lottery Cup will be on display throughout the season at select IceHogs home games at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The Illinois Lottery Cup will make its first visit to Rockford at Tuesday’s exclusive season ticket holder “Meet The Team” event at the Radisson Hotel.


The Illinois Lottery has partnered with the IceHogs, Wolves and Rivermen to sponsor the rivalry cup and other in-game elements with each team. The Illinois Lottery is sponsoring the IceHogs second intermission scoring recap during all 80 regular season broadcasts and all additional postseason broadcasts on the IceHogs Broadcasting Network.


The winner of the Illinois Lottery Cup will be awarded the “Pot-of-Gold” at a game at the end of the 2011-12 regular season.


Customizable rivalry ticket packages are available to catch the IceHogs in action against the Wolves and Rivermen by calling (815) 847-6399.


About the Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed $16.4 billion to the state Common School Fund, as well as the Capital Fund. The Illinois Lottery is now managed by Northstar Lottery Group, a fully integrated consortium of best-in-class companies with over 50 years of combined experience in Illinois. Northstar will responsibly drive Illinois Lottery growth and returns to benefit Illinois residents. Players must be at least 18 years old.

Next Home Game: Saturday, Oct. 8: The IceHogs open the 2011-12 season against the Grand Rapids Griffins at 7:05 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Every fan in attendance will get an IceHogs 2011-12 magnet schedule. For tickets call (815) 968-5222 or visit icehogs.com.



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300 Elm Street
Rockford, Illinois 61101
815.986.6465


The IceHogs events, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts not applicable to prior sales, subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Use of the IceHogs name, logo or any other images is prohibited without written permission from the Rockford IceHogs Professional Hockey Club.


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ICEHOGS TRIM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER TO 24 - From Press Release

ICEHOGS TRIM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER TO 24 - From Press Release



Morin sent from Chicago to Rockford

Rockford, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced on Tuesday that the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs have trimmed their training camp roster by five players.


Defenseman Simon Danis-Pepin and forward David Gilbert have been reassigned by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Toledo Walleye (ECHL). Forward Paul Zanette and goaltender Carter Hutton have been assigned from Rockford to Toledo. Forward Brandon Svendsen has been released from his try-out and will report to training camp with the Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL). In addition, forward Jeremy Morin has been assigned by Chicago to Rockford.


Morin, 20, is entering his second season with the IceHogs. Last season, Morin made his professional debut in Rockford on Oct. 9 against the Manitoba Moose. He notched 12 points (8g, 4a) in 22 games for the IceHogs. Morin made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks on Nov. 6 against the Atlanta Thrashers, totaling three points (2g, 1a) in nine games.


Rockford’s training camp roster now features 24 players, including 15 forwards, seven defensemen and two goalies.


Next Home Game: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Grand Rapids. The IceHogs open the 2011-12 season against the Grand Rapids Griffins at 7:05 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Every fan in attendance will get an IceHogs 2011-12 magnet schedule. For tickets call (815) 968-5222 or visit icehogs.com.


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Rockford IceHogs
300 Elm Street
Rockford, Illinois 61101
815.986.6465

The IceHogs events, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts not applicable to prior sales, subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Use of the IceHogs name, logo or any other images is prohibited without written permission from the Rockford IceHogs Professional Hockey Club.


Copyright 2010, Rockford IceHogs Professional Hockey


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

BLACKHAWKS ASSIGN SALAK TO ROCKFORD

BLACKHAWKS ASSIGN SALAK TO ROCKFORD

Chicago, Ill.-The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with goaltender Ray Emery on a one-year contract and assigned goaltender Alexander Salak to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Rockford’s training camp roster now stands at 28 players, including 17 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders.


“We’re in the fortunate position to have to make a difficult decision on two netminders that impressed throughout our entire training camp,” said Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman. “Having both Ray Emery and Alexander Salak as a part of the Chicago Blackhawks organization makes us stronger in both the short-term and long-term.”


Emery, 29, is a veteran of 173 career regular-season games over parts of seven NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators (2002-08), Philadelphia Flyers (2009-10) and Anaheim Ducks (2010-11). The Cayuga, Ontario, native has also posted 20 wins in 36 career appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which includes backstopping the Senators to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final. Originally selected by Ottawa in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2001 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Emery compiled a 7-2-0 record, 2.28 GAA and .926 save percentage in 10 regular-season tilts with Anaheim last season and appeared in six postseason contests with the Ducks.


Salak, 24, helped lead Farjestad BK to the 2011 Swedish Elitserien championship, ranking second along league netminders with a 1.97 GAA and .926 save percentage in 33 regular-season contests. The goaltender was acquired by Chicago, along with forward Michael Frolik, in a trade with the Florida Panthers on February 9. The Strakonice, Czech Republic, native made his North American debut during the 2009-10 season, being honored as an American Hockey League All-Star in the midst of compiling a 29-14-0 record and a .910 save percentage over 50 games with the AHL’s Rochester Americans.


Next Home Game: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Grand Rapids. The IceHogs open the 2011-12 season against the Grand Rapids Griffins at 7:05 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Every fan in attendance will get an IceHogs 2011-12 magnet schedule. For tickets call (815) 968-5222 or visit icehogs.com.


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Rockford IceHogs
300 Elm Street
Rockford, Illinois 61101
815.986.6465

The IceHogs events, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts not applicable to prior sales, subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Use of the IceHogs name, logo or any other images is prohibited without written permission from the Rockford IceHogs Professional Hockey Club.

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