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CLARCOR, a filtration and packaging-materials manufacturer, donated $1 million to the engineering program at Rock Valley College.

Summer Program Aims To Fill Plates Of Kids And Teens

May 29, 2017
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More than 40 schools, churches and community centers in Winnebago and Boone counties are offering free meals to people up to age 18.

It’s part of a national effort sponsored by the Department of Agriculture.

Registration and parental supervision is not required to participate.

Christopher Greenwood is Rockford’s Community Health and Prevention Coordinator.

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The Winnebago County Coroner's Office has been working for most of the past year to identify decomposed human remains which were found in a garbage can outside an apartment building on Market Street in Rockford in July.

The coroner's office later determined it was a middle-aged Caucasian male. Tests indicate lower-spine degeneration, which means the man may have walked a lot.

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Road closures begin at 4 a.m. this Sunday for the annual Rockford Marathon. The race kicks off at 7 a.m.

The Marathon will start and end on Wyman Street near Chestnut Street, traveling from Rockford to Loves Park, Machesney Park, and portions of unincorporated Winnebago County.

Marked detour routes will be in place for state roadways and police traffic control on arterials like Jefferson Street.

Whitman Street will allow traffic to cross periodically.

Travelers are urged to find alternate routes and to be aware of the increase in pedestrian traffic.

This week, a Winnebago County judge ordered a Rockford woman to spend up to 100 years in a mental health facility for the 2013 stabbing death of her son.

A judge earlier this year ruled Jody Kossow not guilty by reason of insanity after she stabbed her 12-year-old son Thomas more than 55 times, killing him.

She told 911 operators that “Satan was after me.”

The judge says Kossow must be confined to psychiatric care up to 100 years.

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