Have a blast fighting crime with National Night Out

FIREMEN LIKE TO SPRAY THINGS WITH WATER—If it’s hot for National Night Out, Rockford firefighters will turn on the hoses and let kids keep cool.

  Party is Tuesday, August 4 Join several hundred of your closest neighbors Tuesday, August 4, as the City of Rockford celebrates National Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. Chief Dave Jones said with the Night Out party and Blues on the River, there will be a lot to see and do in downtown […]

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New contract approved for Rockford staff, police

Two city employee contracts were approved Monday, July 20, by the Rockford City Council, covering employees of the police department and public works. Both groups will receive two percent raises for each of the first two years of the contract. The police department union will also receive a two percent raise for the third and […]

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Birds that ‘kill for a living’ star in show

LITTLE OWL, BIG OWL—Among the birds Rogers brought: a screech owl and a great snowy owl, both found in Michigan.

  Wildlife researcher Joe Rogers has a lot to say about birds, and kept even the youngest attendees fascinated. Of course, talking while showing off a live raptor keeps things exciting. Rogers visited Wild Birds Unlimited on Northland Drive on Saturday, July 25. He brought live, rescued birds of prey to demonstrate during his educational […]

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Rockford Montessori Preschool joins RPS childcare program

Rockford Public Schools (RPS) is extremely excited to welcome Rockford Montessori to Rockford Childcare Services this fall. Rockford Montessori, formerly known as White Pine Montessori, will join the team of preschool programs available through Rockford Childcare Services this year. Jane Downs, owner and teacher of the former White Pine Montessori, will continue to serve as […]

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Spencers, Squire travel to Dominican Republic

 Becky, Doug and Chris Spencer took The Rockford Squire with them on a mission trip to Consuelo, Dominican Republic. There, the Spencers worked with very underprivileged children and made home visits. They plan to continue their support and make future visits.

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