Government http://northernpublicradio.org en Top 25 By '25: Ambitious Vision For Rockford http://northernpublicradio.org/post/top-25-25-ambitious-vision-rockford <p>Energy was high at the Coronado Theater last night: it has been more than seven months since Transform Rockford held its first community rally there, asking people to help create an ambitious plan for the city.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:59:02 +0000 Susan Stephens 50411 at http://northernpublicradio.org Top 25 By '25: Ambitious Vision For Rockford Federal Judge Roszkowski Remembered As A "Great American" http://northernpublicradio.org/post/federal-judge-roszkowski-remembered-great-american <p>Funeral services for federal judge Stanley Roszkowski are set for Saturday in Rockford. The man who helped establish a permanent federal court in Rockford died Monday at the age of 91.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:56:41 +0000 Susan Stephens 50367 at http://northernpublicradio.org Federal Judge Roszkowski Remembered As A "Great American" Judge Rejects Fall Ballot Questions; Remap Group Won't Appeal http://northernpublicradio.org/post/judge-rejects-fall-ballot-questions-remap-group-wont-appeal <p>Cook County Judge Mary Mikva&nbsp;ruled today that three signature-driven ballot measures don't meet constitutional requirements and cannot be on this fall's general election ballot.&nbsp;</p><p>Two of the measures call for legislative term limits, and another asks for the formation of an independent commission to oversee the state's political map-drawing process.&nbsp;</p><p>Attorneys for advocates of the term limits measures say they will appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court next week.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:21:05 +0000 Susan Stephens & Guy Stephens 49782 at http://northernpublicradio.org Report Sheds Light On NIU Ethics Probe http://northernpublicradio.org/post/report-sheds-light-niu-ethics-probe <p>A <a href="http://http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Documents/12-01622_Folowell_06.18.14.pdf">newly released report</a> by the Illinois Inspector General’s office sheds some light on an ethics investigation at Northern Illinois University.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:15:13 +0000 Susan Stephens 49429 at http://northernpublicradio.org Report Sheds Light On NIU Ethics Probe Stepping Up To Fight Consumer Fraud And ID Theft http://northernpublicradio.org/post/stepping-fight-consumer-fraud-and-id-theft <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mountains of personal information have been stolen from some of the world’s largest corporations this year. That’s one of the reasons behind Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s push to educate local leaders on <a href="http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/index.html">consumer fraud</a> and <a href="http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/idtheft.html">ID theft</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:15:42 +0000 Susan Stephens 48311 at http://northernpublicradio.org Stepping Up To Fight Consumer Fraud And ID Theft House Approves 2015 Illinois Budget http://northernpublicradio.org/post/house-approves-2015-illinois-budget <p>Illinois House members went from “doomsday” to “middle-of-the-road” when they approved a scaled-back budget for 2015.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 22:50:03 +0000 Mike Moen, Brian Mackey & Susan Stephens 48173 at http://northernpublicradio.org House Approves 2015 Illinois Budget Connecting Communities With Plants: NIU's 'Communiversity' Gardens http://northernpublicradio.org/post/connecting-communities-plants-nius-communiversity-gardens <p>It has been a big week for DeKalb County Community Gardens: the three year old not-for-profit won a 20-thousand dollar grant from the organics company Seeds for Change. And Thursday, they broke ground on the “Communiversity Garden,” a collaboration with Northern Illinois University.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 11:00:09 +0000 Susan Stephens 47238 at http://northernpublicradio.org Connecting Communities With Plants: NIU's 'Communiversity' Gardens One Year After The Floods: Marseilles Still Recovering http://northernpublicradio.org/post/one-year-after-floods-marseilles-still-recovering <p>It was a year ago today torrential rains triggered a disaster along the Illinois River in LaSalle County. Seven barges crashed into a dam in Marseilles, causing millions of dollars in damage. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:39:27 +0000 Susan Stephens 46185 at http://northernpublicradio.org One Year After The Floods: Marseilles Still Recovering The State Of The City Is...Better http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-city-isbetter <p>It’s a big week for development in Rockford, and Mayor Larry Morrissey was happy to highlight that during his State of the City address.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:34:44 +0000 Susan Stephens 45793 at http://northernpublicradio.org The State Of The City Is...Better Progress Toward Passenger Rail For Rockford? Stay Tuned. http://northernpublicradio.org/post/progress-toward-passenger-rail-rockford-stay-tuned <p>Governor Pat Quinn is expected to “make a major announcement” in Rockford this afternoon about rail service. He’s scheduled to speak at an intersection along South Main Street, an area often talked about as a site for passenger rail.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:33:10 +0000 Susan Stephens 45788 at http://northernpublicradio.org Progress Toward Passenger Rail For Rockford? Stay Tuned.