Rockford http://northernpublicradio.org en National Hunt For Rockford Man Ends In Wisconsin Car Crash http://northernpublicradio.org/post/national-hunt-rockford-man-ends-wisconsin-car-crash <p>The suspect in two northern Illinois murders is now in police custody in a Wisconsin hospital. Terence Doddy was captured near Beloit after he crashed a car into a tree after a high-speed police chase.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:54:19 +0000 Susan Stephens 50133 at http://northernpublicradio.org National Hunt For Rockford Man Ends In Wisconsin Car Crash Jefferson Resigns As Rockford's State Representative http://northernpublicradio.org/post/jefferson-resigns-rockfords-state-representative <p>State Representative Chuck Jefferson surprised constituents and political watchers alike by quietly submitting his resignation. The Rockford Democrat has served in the State House since 2001.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:12:20 +0000 Susan Stephens 50032 at http://northernpublicradio.org Jefferson Resigns As Rockford's State Representative Join Us For A Night Of Storytelling In Rockford http://northernpublicradio.org/post/join-us-night-storytelling-rockford <p>WNIJ is pleased to be a part of the new live storytelling series at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/WeAllConvey">Conveyor in Rockford</a>. This Friday, the theme is Independence Stories:&nbsp; storytellers will weave tales of events that triggered them to assert their individualism. Divorce, adulthood, quitting that terrible job… what sparked YOUR independence?</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:21:50 +0000 Susan Stephens 49692 at http://northernpublicradio.org Join Us For A Night Of Storytelling In Rockford Rockford Hearings On School Closings Are Underway http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-hearings-school-closings-are-underway <p>Rockford needs fewer, larger elementary schools. More modern classrooms. One early education center for each quadrant of the city. It’s all part of a $250 million plan to improve &nbsp;every elementary school, except for the 7 to 9 targeted for closing.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:08:00 +0000 Susan Stephens 47080 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Hearings On School Closings Are Underway Rockford School District Considers Closing At Least Seven Elementaries http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-school-district-considers-closing-least-seven-elementaries <p>The Rockford School District is looking at closing seven to nine elementary schools. The district currently has 35.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:17:01 +0000 Susan Stephens 46949 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford School District Considers Closing At Least Seven Elementaries Body Pulled from Kishwaukee River IDed As Rockford Woman http://northernpublicradio.org/post/body-pulled-kishwaukee-river-ided-rockford-woman <p>The identity of a woman whose body was pulled from the Kishwaukee River in Rockford yesterday has been released.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:47:37 +0000 Susan Stephens 46354 at http://northernpublicradio.org Body Pulled from Kishwaukee River IDed As Rockford Woman All Aboard? Rockford To Chicago Train On Track For Next Year http://northernpublicradio.org/post/all-aboard-rockford-chicago-train-track-next-year <p>Rockford residents can look forward to taking a train into Chicago next year, after three decades without passenger rail service.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:51:52 +0000 Susan Stephens 45852 at http://northernpublicradio.org All Aboard? Rockford To Chicago Train On Track For Next Year 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 New President For Rock Valley College http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-president-rock-valley-college <p>After a national search, Rock Valley College has gone in-house for its new president.&nbsp;&nbsp;The <a href="http://www.rockvalleycollege.edu/About/PresidentialSearch/">College's Board of Trustees today announced</a> it has selected Michael Mastroianni as RVC's sixth president. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:49:48 +0000 Guy Stephens 45715 at http://northernpublicradio.org New President For Rock Valley College Better Education, Better Jobs: Developing Rockford's Vision http://northernpublicradio.org/post/better-education-better-jobs-developing-rockfords-vision <p></p><p>Members of the group <a href="http://transformrockford.org">Transform Rockford</a> warned it wasn’t going to be a quick and easy process. After months of community meetings, volunteers will start assembling a draft vision for the city tonight.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:45:54 +0000 Susan Stephens 45334 at http://northernpublicradio.org Better Education, Better Jobs: Developing Rockford's Vision