August 6 2009

Divided Supreme Court rules for Servaas

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A GOOD FIGHT—Rockford Judge Steve Servaas refused to sign a letter of resignation presented to him under threat of public humiliation. ‘JTC put the cart before the horse’ by BETH ALTENA “This court has no duty to accept, even in part, any Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) “decision” because the JTC does not have the power to decide how and whether to discipline [...]

Plainfield Township sues State over water

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HEALTHY LAGOON—Douglas Van Essen points to the body of water in question. The bright circle near his fingertip is the lime the township deposits. ‘This is truly a last resort’ Not fighting the state on this could cost Plainfield Township as much as $8 million, advised attorney Douglas Van Essen of Silver & Van Essen Litigation and Counseling. The Plainfield [...]

Celtic Fest to feature 20 acts in 12 hours

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Knights duke it out—Watch live knight fights during Rockford’s Celtic Festival this Saturday in downtown. Events will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Event has ‘best music lineup ever’ Started in 1996, Celtic Festival in downtown Rockford continues to draw thousands, and this year—with what organizer Chris Murphy calls ‘the best music lineup ever’—is sure to be a [...]

BridgeWay sponsors free car wash

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BridgeWay Community Church is sponsoring a totally free car wash on Saturday, August 15, in the D&W parking lot at Ten Mile Road in Rockford from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Everyone is welcome to join us for our free car wash. This is just our way of giving back to the community for all the blessings we receive,” commented Pastor Ron Aulbach. For further information, [...]

Ambulance team thanked for lifesaving efforts

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  THANKFUL—Angela Dykes took the time to share her story with the first responders who kept her alive following a head-on crash January 2008. Pictured with Dykes are Rockford Ambulance paramedics Jeff Ripley, Rich Kaiser and Jamie Balcom. Angela Dykes lost seven weeks of memory when she was involved in a head-on crash on M-57 near Ramsdell Road on January 22, 2008. She [...]
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