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Safety: A Look at Rockford Police Department’s SCOPE Team

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department SCOPE team has been busier than ever, using specialized tactics to take down dangerous suspects. In fact,  they’ve been behind several arrests in recent weeks. It’s a police unit that focuses on very specific crimes. “SCOPE stands for specialized community oriented police enforcement.” Lieutenant Eric Bruno from the Rockford

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Unity, Pride, Culture: The Rich History Behind Rockford’s First African American Church

ROCKFORD –     Peter Blakely was born a slave in South Carolina who eventually escaped and came to Rockford with his wife and mother in law in 1861. Thirty years later — he would make Rockford history. Laura Furman, Midway Village Museum Curator says,”In 1891 Peter Blakely invited a group of African American families locally

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Candid emotions surface in event on race in Rockford

Updated Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 11:58 pm ROCKFORD — Nearly 100 people filled the basement of Pilgrim Baptist Church on Rockford’s west side tonight to discuss an often-difficult subject. The second gathering in the Rockford Register Star’s effort to facilitate dialogue about race in the Rock River Valley featured a panel of Register Star journalists who reported on

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Caring: Rockford New Car Dealers Association to announce $10K donation recipient

ROCKFORD — The Rockford New Car Dealers Association will present a $10,000 donation to a Rockford-area charity at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 in the center court of CherryVale Mall, Suite 5, 7200 Harrison Ave. The charity donation was part of the Spring Auto Show held Feb. 14-19 at CherryVale, which offered customers the opportunity to

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Transform Rockford Announces New Leadership

Transform Rockford has announced the addition of two new Steering Committee members. Christie Jarrett, Vice President of Human Resources & Marketing for Stenstrom Companies, Rockford IL and Nathan Boelkins, Vice President UTC Aerospace Systems, Rockford IL, have joined the Steering Committee. The organization also announces the officers of the Steering Committee. Bobbie Holzwarth will serve

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Save the Date: 815 Choose Civility Forum with Rev. Jeffrey Brown

815 Choose Civility Forum with Rev. Jeffrey Brown  Thursday Mar. 2nd 2017 6:00 pm Crusader Community Health   1200 West State St, Rockford IL 61102  

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Register – Community Conversation Part II: Race in the Rock River Valley

Community Conversation Part II Topic: Race in the Rock River Valley Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Pilgrim Baptist Church 1703 South Central Ave, Rockford, IL 61102 Click Here to Register  

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Caring: National Donor Day hits home for Rockford heart recipient

ROCKFORD — Rick Olson carries a laminated photo of a woman he has never met in his wallet. His wife of nearly 52 years doesn’t mind because in his chest Olson carries that young woman’s heart. Valentine’s Day is also National Donor Day, but Olson is happy to tell the story of his new heart any

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Caring: New system coming in Rockford ‘so no one falls through the cracks’

Updated Monday February 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm ROCKFORD — Navigating the web of social services available in Rockford can be a dizzying experience for individuals who face personal challenges like poverty, mental illness or trouble reading. That disjointed system in the Rockford area is heading for a change. “It’s common sense, but nobody’s doing it

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Education: Get to know RVC President Doug Jensen @ #TechScopeTuesday

JOIN US! RVC President Doug Jensen will join us on Tuesday, February 14th at 3:30pm for the #TechScopeTuesday show. The show is a weekly live video show highlighting RVC faculty, staff, students, and hot tech topics of the day! To participate, follow @professorgeek on Periscope app @ 3:30pm on Tuesdays To view only, visit @ 3:30pm on Tuesdays

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