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David Soll to Announce "No-Kill" and end to Puppy Mill Policies, July 25

07/25/2016 16:00:02 PM

David SollDemocratic Candidate for Winnebago County Board,invites the media to his fundraiser, > read more

Tammy Duckworth Meet-N-Greet, Sunday July 24, 2016

07/23/2016 20:48:13 PM

Please join Illinois’ next SenatorTammy DuckworthCandidate for U.S. Senate?For a special Winnebago County Meet & Greet withWinnebago County DemocratsSunday, July 24th1:45 PM – 3:00 PMIBEW Local 3646820 Mill RoadRockford, IL 61108Please RSVPRefr > read more

Local Democrats Take Time Out From Campaigning to Work Clothing Drive

07/09/2016 05:00:05 AM

Local Democrats Take Time Out From Campaigning to Work Clothing DriveFor Immediate ReleaseJuly 8, 2016For More Information ContactPaul Gorskipaul@paulgorski.comLocal Democratic Candidates Take Time Out from Campaigning to Work Clothing Recycling Driv > read more

Wallace: Rauner’s Budget Plan Prioritizes Politics over People -- Press Release Attached

06/18/2016 11:00:07 AM


Senator Stadelman's Weekly Bulletin - June 14, 2016

06/18/2016 09:55:20 AM

Blame game won't break budget stalemateAs pressure builds across the state in the absence of a budget deal, State Senator Steve Stadelman > read more

Rockford Rivets win in exciting fashion 15-14 in ten innings

06/11/2016 10:29:51 AM

Rockford's newest baseball team, the Rockford Rivets, > read more reports problems with nearly all major cell phone carriers, June 3, 2016

06/04/2016 01:17:38 AM reports problems with nearly all major cellular phone carriers, June 3, 2016. If the information at is correct, cellular phone service (iOS, Android and Windows-based phones) is spotty at best, or at worst down in ma > read more

How's your cellular phone service today Friday?

06/03/2016 20:25:00 PM

I've heard multiple reports of AT&T and Verizon cellular service being unavailable late today, Friday, June 3, 2016. I can't seem to find any major news reports on it though.Email me at if you are having problems with y > read more

Thoughts on filling political vacancies...

05/11/2016 18:10:37 PM

I posted earlier (see copy at bottom of this post) that there is a vacancy in the office of Cherry Valley Township Clerk. Most units of government do the least they can to advertise these types of vacancies because frankly, not too many people are in > read more

Vacancy in Cherry Valley Township Clerk position

05/11/2016 10:24:08 AM

May 11, 2016 - Notice to Cherry Valley Township residents -There now exists a vacancy in the office Cherry Valley Township Clerk. This vacancy is to be filled by appointment by the Cherry Valley Township board of trustees. To be eligible to fill the > read more

Write In John M. Nelson for County Board Chairman

03/15/2016 07:26:20 AM

I'm asking my Democratic friends in Winnebago County to write in "John M. Nelson" (no quotes on the ballot) for Winnebago County Board Chairman. For most Democratic voters in Winnebago County, you will find on the back of your ballot an open spot for > read more

Women's Health and Resource Fair - Today, Sunday November 15

11/15/2015 12:00:49 PM

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Stadelman event offers free health services for women, today, Sunday, November 15 from 1 to 4 PM

11/15/2015 11:19:44 AM

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Tell Governor Rauner "No Medicaid Cuts!"

05/06/2015 23:23:51 PM

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed $100 million in budget cuts to Illinois' Medicaid program. These cuts would hurt the poorest of the poor and could throw many nursing home residents out of nursing homes across Illinois, not to mention the > read more

Enjoy the beautiful night at Der Rathskeller Restaurant!

05/02/2015 18:35:52 PM

I just got home from running errands and passed Der Rathskeller Restaurant. It looked so inviting. The beer garden is open and it is a wonderful night. Stop by. I wish I could, but I have plans.Der Rathskeller1132 Auburn St.Rockford, IL815-963-2922(N > read more

Stadelman invites public to Town Hall meeting, tonight, Monday, April 27

04/27/2015 13:30:00 PM

Stadelman invites public to threeTown Hall meetingsROCKFORD – State Senator Steve Stadelman has scheduled three Town Hall meetings to listen to concerns of the citizens he represents and answer questions about Illinois’ budget process and legisla > read more

Sen. Stadelman to hold press conference Monday, April 20 to discuss domestic violence legislation

04/20/2015 08:30:00 AM

MEDIA ADVISORYState Senator Steve Stadelman will conduct a news conference to discuss legislation > read more

Emily Hurd, Emily White, and Katie Dahl in Concert at Just Goods Listening Room on May 1, 7 PM

04/17/2015 10:30:01 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2015For more information, please contact Katie Dahl at > read more

Emily Hurd at Just Goods, May 1, 7 PM

04/15/2015 22:32:10 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2015For more information, please contact Katie Dahl at Hurd, Emily White, and Katie Dahl in Concert > read more

Looking for your help to update

03/21/2015 11:30:00 AM

I am working on a new > read more

Stadelman Utility Bill Clinic, Feb 23, 4 to 6 PM

02/23/2015 12:48:17 PM

Stadelman conducts Feb. 23 clinic to help > read more

African American Read-In, February 7, 2015, Chicago, Readers Sought

02/02/2015 22:43:14 PM

The Chicago Chapter of the National Writers' Unionis hosting its annual:African American Read-InDate: February 7, 2015Time: 2 to 4 PMWhere: > read more

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

12/25/2014 05:19:11 AM

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Paul Gorski and to you and your family. > read more

Olympic Restaurant Black Friday Gift Card discounts

11/28/2014 17:36:05 PM

Hi, I was passing the Olympic Restaurant on N. Main and saw sign for "Buy $100 in gift card get $20 free" or something like that. Sounded like a good deal. You might want to check it out. Looked like it was good today, Friday, Nov. 28 only.Paul Gorsk > read more

U.S. Cellular phones for a penny

11/28/2014 12:31:05 PM

U.S. Cellular is offering a wide variety of smartphones for a penny this Black Friday weekend.Check it out at: > read more

River City Sound international competition webcast at 10:26 AM, Thursday

11/06/2014 08:27:38 AM

Rockford's own River City Sound chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is competing for international honors today, Thursday, November 6, 2014.Watch our local chorus perform on the international stage at 10:26 AM by visiting: > read more

Please vote for Bob Springer for Winnebago County Sheriff

11/04/2014 02:20:41 AM

Please vote for Bob Springer for Winnebago County Sheriff. Springer has over 30 years of local law enforcement experience. Read more about Springer's experience at: more about other candidates on the Tuesd > read more

Please vote for Cheri Bustos and Randall Wayne Olsen for Congress

11/03/2014 10:00:22 AM

Please vote for Cheri Bustos or Randall Wayne Olsen for Congress. You will only see one of these candidates on your ballot, depending where you live. Look for their names and vote for Bustos or Olsen for U.S. Congress.Randall Wayne Olsen,Candidate fo > read more

Please vote for Margie Mullins for Winnebago County Clerk

11/03/2014 08:00:24 AM

Please vote for Margie Mullins for Winnebago County Clerk. Mullin's staff provides excellent customer service and she has the experience needed to manage the clerk's office.Learn more about other candidates on the Tuesday ballot at:http://www.winndem > read more

Governor Quinn and Senator Durbin rally, today Monday at airport

11/03/2014 07:00:25 AM

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Free Rides to the polls, weekdays, call 815-962-0601

10/29/2014 19:45:49 PM

The UAW is offering rides to the polls during early voting. Rides to the polls are available to residents of Boone and Winnebago counties by calling 815-962-0601. Rides are offered weekdays 10 AM to 2 PM.Call 815-962-0601 for your ride to the polls t > read more

Rockford Newspaper Guild asks you to contact the publisher of the Rockford Register Star today, Monday, October 27

10/27/2014 08:10:06 AM

The following is an email that I received from the Rockford Newspaper Guild...Friends of Journalism,On > read more

Obituary - Nancy I. Foltz

10/20/2014 08:54:19 AM

NANCY I. FOLTZ, 79 LOVES PARK - Nancy I. Foltz, 79, of Loves Park died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at home, surrounded by her children. Born Jan. 29, 1935, in Rockford.Married Aaron E. Foltz on Aug. 2, 1952, in Belvidere; he died Sept. 30, 1992. E > read more

Cheri Bustos in Rockford, today, Monday, 9 AM

10/20/2014 08:50:46 AM

Cheris Bustos (for U.S Congress!) is in Rockford, IL today, Monday, October 20, 2014 at the UAW Hall.UAW Hall112 N 2nd StRockford, IL9 AM until 10 AM. > read more

Support Alzheimer's research

09/20/2014 12:25:36 PM

This walk to support Alzheimer's research already occurred this Saturday morning, but you can still support Alzheimer's research. Walk to End Alzheimer's - RockfordSaturday, September 20, 2014 Add t > read more

Winnebago County Diversity Concert, today, Saturday, Sept 20, 1 to 7 PM

09/20/2014 12:06:56 PM

There will be entertainment, food and activities for the entire family at the 2nd annual Winnebago County Diversity Concert in Davis Park, Rockford, today, Saturday, September 20, 2014. Admission is free!The program runs from 1 PM until 7:15 PM, Satu > read more

Meet John Doe: Labor unions gave us Labor Day and longer life spans

08/31/2014 10:15:00 AM

Meet John Doe: Labor unions gave us Labor Day and longer life spansBy Paul GorskiAccording to the U.S. Department of Labor website, > read more

Tech-Friendly: Should I upgrade my Mac OS X?

08/31/2014 09:10:05 AM

Tech-Friendly: Should I upgrade my Mac OS X?By Paul GorskiReader Nicole Montgomery asked for my opinion whether she should upgrade her Mac OS. Read her request and comments at > read more

In memory of – Robert Yeske, 62

08/29/2014 10:52:32 AM

Robert Alan Yeske, 62, died August 26, 2014. Memorial celebration service at 2 p.m. Saturday August 30, 2014 at Faith Center, 4721 S. Main St. > read more

Stadelman reports on passenger rail progress at town hall meeting, Wed, Aug 27

08/27/2014 10:06:03 AM

Stadelman reports on passenger rail progress at town hall meetingROCKFORD – Anyone interested in learning more about passenger rail service between Rockford and Chicago is encouraged attend an Amtrak Town Hall Meeting hosted by Illinois Senator Ste > read more

Tech-Friendly: Review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet from U.S. Cellular

08/16/2014 10:03:00 AM

By Paul GorskiU.S. Cellular (USC) recently began selling the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet, and I used the tablet for almost two weeks. It took me a few days to appreciate the strengths of this tablet, but I now see why some people like their > read more

Meet John Doe: Take control of your local government and vote in the November election

08/16/2014 09:10:00 AM

By Paul GorskiPlease vote this fall — do not let a small group of vocal voters control the election this November.Less than 20 percent of the registered voters in Winnebago County voted in the spring primary elections. Worse, less than 15 percent o > read more

Meet John Doe: Climate change is not global warming, and neither are hoaxes, part two

08/01/2014 16:00:00 PM

By Paul GorskiThe basic premise of my article “Meet John Doe: Climate change is not global warming, and neither are hoaxes” from the June 18-24, 2014, issue was that the measurements and arguments used to support the belief that the Earth’s cli > read more

Meet John Doe: Climate change is not global warming, and neither are hoaxes

08/01/2014 13:30:00 PM

By Paul GorskiI am writing this article with the global climate change naysayer in mind.Some people seemed confused about climate change, global warming, the facts surrounding these topics, and the scientific theories used to explain these phenomena. > read more

Tech-Friendly: Read the full print version of ‘The Rock River Times’ as a page flip document on

08/01/2014 11:30:00 AM

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Senator Stadelman Announces Expanded HoopStars Youth Basketball Tournament

07/31/2014 15:00:00 PM

ROCKFORD – Illinois Senator Steve Stadelman is taking his free 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament outdoors and moving the competition to Labor Day in hopes of beginning its transformation to a large, Gus Macker-style event.Boys and girls in 3rd thr > read more

Governor Quinn signs $1.1 billion capital construction bill

07/31/2014 14:30:00 PM

From The Rock River Times...Online Staff ReportCHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has signed a new state capital construction bill that invests $1.1 billion in road and bridge projects to improve transportation and create jobs and boost econo > read more

Litesa Wallace selected to succeed Chuck Jefferson

07/31/2014 12:00:03 PM

From The Rock River Times...The Democratic Party has selected Litesa Wallace to fill the remainder of Rep. Chuck Jefferson’s unexpired term in the 67th District of Illinois...Read the full story at: > read more

Democrats accepting applications for state representative vacancy

07/18/2014 14:06:45 PM

Winnebago County Democrats Prepare to Select New State Representative ROCKFORD, Illinois. – The Winnebago County Democratic Party will begin an open selection process to appoint a new state representative this week. A committee will accept appli > read more

Illinois Education Association Endorses Mike Frerichs

07/17/2014 11:14:47 AM

July 16th, 2014For Immediate ReleaseContact: Zach Koutsky > read more

Dorothy Turner addresses constituent concerns regarding appointment process

07/13/2014 10:00:00 AM

Dorothy Turner, Democratic 17thDistrict State Central Committee woman, held a press conference this past week to address concerns raised by her constituents about the process to appoint retiring State Representative Chuck Jefferson’s replacement. > read more

Field of Blues Festival, Saturday June 28 – Aviator Stadium

06/28/2014 13:24:55 PM

Come out and hear great Blues music today, June 28 at Aviator Stadium. 11 AM to 10 PM > read more

Go to Old Settlers Days this weekend

06/21/2014 14:02:12 PM

Go to Old Settlers Days in Rockton this weekend!Visit for details.Entertainment for this weekend includes:SATURDAY JUNE 21, 2014 Gates open at 12:30 pm. 7:00 am > read more

Obituary – Jack W. Seymour of Leaf River, Illinois

06/02/2014 10:22:51 AM

Jack W. Seymour - 81 10/17/1932 - 5/31/2014 Leaf River, ILJack W. Seymour, 81, of Leaf River, died Saturday May 31, 2014 in Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford. He was born Oct. 17, 1932 in Girard, IL the son of Earl & Irma (Burd) Seymour. He was an > read more

The Big AM 1380 AM - local talk radio

04/22/2014 21:21:44 PM

The following is a press release announcing a new local talk radio station that covers the stateline – The Big AM, 1380 AM. Local is Back…Big Time “The Big AM 1380” Hits the Airwaves > read more

Locals to rally against influence of money on politics April 12 – Rock River Times

04/12/2014 10:22:40 AM

Local activists will stage a rally by the Trolley Station near Riverview Ice House, 324 N. Madison St., downtown Rockford, at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, as part of a national day of action against the influence of money in politics. > read more

Rides to the Polls — Call 815-962-0601

03/18/2014 11:37:19 AM

Press ReleaseRides to the Polls — Call 815-962-0601 > read more

Springer for Sheriff — An Endorsement by Paul Gorski

03/16/2014 21:10:00 PM

Springer for Sheriff — An Endorsement by Paul Gorski March 16, 2014 > read more

River City Sound at Wild Wild Westmor Lanes, Friday, March 7th

03/04/2014 20:17:59 PM

Rockford's award-winning River City Sound Chorus will be performing at Wild Wild Westmor Lanes Bar & Grill, 2407 N. Central Ave., Rockford, IL, Friday, March 7, 2014 beginning at 7 PM. Admission is free. What: River City Sound at Westmor L > read more

Local radio favorites Doug McDuff and Ken DeCoster released following NTA programming changes

02/22/2014 09:26:54 AM and The Rock River Times report that local radio greats Doug McDuff and Ken DeCoster were let go from NTA radio following station programming changes. > read more

Read the new Rock River Times in print and online

02/20/2014 22:08:28 PM

The Rock River Times recently unveiled new print and online versions and they look great. The new versions bring you the latest news all day, all week long.Pick your free copy of The Rock River Times at local stores and restaurants and read the paper > read more

African American Read In – Saturday, February 22nd

02/18/2014 20:15:32 PM

National Writers Union – Chicago chapterpresents its annual:African American Read-InSaturday, February 22, 20141:00 to 4:00 pmRefreshments will be served.FREE ADMISSION- BRING A CHILDReformation Lutheran Church11310 S. Forest > read more

See a great play "Harvey" today Sunday at 2 PM

02/16/2014 10:58:07 AM

If you haven't yet, see Main Street Players of Boone County production of "Harvey" today, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2 PM. The show closes today, some come out today.I saw the play last night and it was great.Harvey2 PM11 W 1st St, Belvidere, IL 61 > read more

School and business closing lists for Monday, January 6, 2014

01/05/2014 17:04:45 PM

Visit WREX's and WIFR's comprehensive school and business closing lists for more information on local weather-related closings:WIRF - - > read more

Rockford Public Schools Closed Monday, January 6, 2014

01/05/2014 12:22:15 PM

At approximately noon today, Sunday, January 5th, the Rockford Public School District announced that schools are closed and classes cancelled on Monday, January, 6, 2014. The administration office will be open. > read more

Blood center struggles for donations, tries to breaks myths about giving - WREX News

12/24/2013 19:33:04 PM

ROCKFORD (WREX) - It's a time of year that most people want to give back and there's a way you can do that locally that won't cost you a dime.The Rock River Valley Blood Center, especially during these shortened holiday weeks, is in desperate need of > read more

Rockford Public Schools Closed Friday December 20th

12/20/2013 06:50:15 AM

I just received a call from the Rockford Public School District, all classes cancelled and the administration building closed due to worsening weather conditions.6:45 AM, Friday, December 20, 2013Visit for more scho > read more

River City Sound Chorus Concert with Tripping Tarzan Oct 5th

09/29/2013 12:00:00 PM

Get your tickets today for > read more

Perfect day to go to Valley Orchard in Cherry Valley!

09/22/2013 12:26:54 PM

It is a great day for apples, raspberries, mums and more at Valley Orchard in Cherry Valley.Here is a note from their website ("UPDATE…..Sept. 22, 2013: 100% PURE apple cider, Honey Crisp, Wolf River, Ozark Gold, Sen > read more

No need for restrictive voter ID laws

09/17/2013 10:30:00 AM

By David SollI am a voter registrar here in Winnebago County, and it worries me that many people are being given false information about voter registration and supposed armies of people trying to vote multiple times across America. I hope to clarify > read more

Friends of the Kishwaukee River picnic, Thursday, September 19th

09/16/2013 15:00:00 PM

The Friends of the Kishwaukee River organization is having a potluck picnic, Thursday, September 19, 2013, 5:30 PM, at the first picnic shelter in Baumann Park, Cherry Valley, IL.The shelter is adjacent to the playground – families are encouraged t > read more

Tech-Friendly: Android smartphone antivirus protection

09/16/2013 10:00:00 AM

By Paul GorskiDo you need an antivirus program for your Android OS-based smartphone? Maybe. Before you download an AV program for that phone of yours, follow these basic guidelines: 1) only download apps from the Google Play Store, 2) be wary even of > read more


09/15/2013 15:30:00 PM

Press ReleaseFor Immediate releaseSeptember 15, 2013Contact: Kathi at 877-475-7729 SPAY ILLINOIS OFFERS LOW COST PET VACCINE CLINIC!October is keep your pet healthy month! Cherry Valley, IL: SPAY ILLINOIS Pet Well Clinic offers low cost pet vaccines, > read more

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