Winnebago County http://northernpublicradio.org en Winnebago County Leaders To Meet Saturday http://northernpublicradio.org/post/winnebago-county-leaders-meet-saturday <p>County Board Member John Sweeney, a Republican, will meet with Rockford Alderman Karen Elyea, a Democrat, to discuss what committees may be needed to work together on the area’s hot button issues.</p><p>The two were co-chairs of meetings of various county and city officials to discuss issues such as high crime, housing, and lack of economic development.</p><p><a href="http://www.rrstar.com/blogs/gregstanley/x863236103/Rockford-Winnebago-County-pols-to-talk-collaboration#axzz2VSOoKwde" target="_blank"><em>RRSTAR:</em>Rockford, Winnebago County Pols To Talk Collaboration</a></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 09:20:12 +0000 Daniel Pritchett 31045 at http://northernpublicradio.org Winnebago County Leaders To Meet Saturday Rockton Woman Pleads 'Guilty' In Baby Crystal Murder Case http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockton-woman-pleads-guilty-baby-crystal-murder-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Winnebago County woman has pleaded guilty to leaving her newborn to freeze to death by the side of the road in 2004. 32-year-old Katie Stockton of </span>Rockton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reached a plea agreement with prosecutors this morning in the death of the infant dubbed “Baby Crystal.”&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:12:43 +0000 Susan Stephens 25836 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockton Woman Pleads 'Guilty' In Baby Crystal Murder Case Winnebago County Board approves landfill expansion http://northernpublicradio.org/post/winnebago-county-board-approves-landfill-expansion <p>A proposed landfill expansion near Rockford has cleared a major hurdle. The Winnebago County Board has overwhelmingly approved the project. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:43:52 +0000 Mike Moen 14884 at http://northernpublicradio.org Winnebago County Board approves landfill expansion Winnebago County gets earful on proposed landfill expansion http://northernpublicradio.org/post/winnebago-county-gets-earful-proposed-landfill-expansion <p>Owners of Rockford-area landfill are seeking approval to add more than 200 acres.&nbsp; Experts and members of the public are getting their chance to voice their opinions.&nbsp; Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:51:04 +0000 Mike Moen 10644 at http://northernpublicradio.org Winnebago County gets earful on proposed landfill expansion