Sustainability and resilience coordinator Shelby Best said in addition to Keith Creek, they wanted to bring attention to general pollution problems in the Rockford area. She said people often use the creek or rock river as a quick way to get rid of trash - and the RPC works to educate the community to prevent this issue in the future.
Barnes says trash often ends up on the side of the road, everything from garbage bags to car equipment, even construction materials. Leroy Frank has cleaned up the communities roads for the last 20 years. He feels people dump their garbage because it’s expensive to get rid of.
When COVID-19 cases dropped and we could take our masks came off, many of us thought we were pedaling forward in the pandemic. Now, the Winnebago County Health Department says not so fast. Business owners and community members share their reactions.
9th Ward Alderperson Bill Rose faces charges of DUI, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass to Real Property, Criminal Damage and violation of the Firearm Carry Act after he was taken into custody by an Illinois State Trooper on July 22.
A few reports are saying in exchange, Chicago will pick up two prospects, outfielder Kevin Alcantra and right-hander Alexander Vizcaino. The Cubs will also retain the entirety of Rizzo’s remaining salary, according to YES Network.
In a press release, the health department says less than 50 percent of the eligible population in Winnebago County is vaccinated and that makes for a “substantial” risk for transmission of COVID-19 among the unvaccinated and children under the age of 12.
Rockford Police Deputy Chief Kurt Whisenand, Rockford Assistant Deputy Chief Carla Redd-Miller, former Chicago Police Lieutenant Jonathan Lewin, and Schaumburg Police Commander Larry Lapp all made virtual appearances.