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Last week, two dozen teachers from Beijing looked up at large, domed buildings. A translator explained how, inside, the gas from sewage waste is collected and converted into energy. The finished product is clean drinking water.

They were touring Freedom Field Renewable Energy in Rockford, which specializes in commercialized energy solutions.

The not-for-profit provides educational and technical support to businesses and manufacturers, as well as community members and students.

Turnout Strong At Rockford Public Schools Job Fair

Jul 25, 2017
Austin Hansen

Rockford Public Schools held a job fair Monday for anyone who was qualified and interested in teaching positions.

 

Executive Principal for Jefferson High School Don Rundall was very excited about the applicants who attended.

“I think we’ve had a pretty good turnout this morning," Rundall said. "I’ve actually already filled a couple of positions I’ve needed filled, so I’m very excited with the turnout we’ve had; and the level of applicants is pretty high.”

 

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The Rockford Public School District is hosting a teacher job fair for those looking to move forward in their careers in sculpting young minds.

Some specific areas of teaching will be special targets, but Mercedes Brain – the Director of Talent Acquisition for Rockford Public Schools – says that shouldn’t discourage anyone from attending the fair.

League Of Women Voters of Greater Rockford Turns 95

Jul 20, 2017

The League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford celebrates its 95th Anniversary Friday.

A history of the League and its prominent suffragists will be on display at the Ethnic Heritage Museum in Rockford.  

Among the accomplishments highlighted will be the improvement of safety protocols at the Byron nuclear power plant in the 1980s and the travel of four league members to China when the country’s borders first opened in the 1970s.

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Several people with ties to a Rockford home health care agency have been indicted in a national crackdown on opioids.

Zosima Victuelles, Mylene Masiclat, Maribel Cabrera, Yaseen Odeh and Mohammad Raza Khan work for Sure Care, a home health agency with offices in Rockford and Glendale Heights. They were charged in a 28-count indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office with conspiracy to offer and pay, and to solicit and receive, kickbacks and bribes for the referral of Medicare beneficiaries. 

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