ROCKFORD – GateHouse Media, the corporate owner of the Rockford Register Star and more than 120 daily newspapers across the U.S., announced to its staff Tuesday a voluntary severance offer for newsroom employees.
Steve Miller Band has been winding its way across the U.S. and Canada this summer on another of their sprawling tours – this one the aptly titled “Underway” – and they make their return to Rockford at the BMO Center, Thursday, Sept. 15. Along their 2016 trek, they’ve been entertaining fans with a show that has…
ROCKFORD – The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was designed to be the portal by which the average citizen can be the watchdog of their own government, but as we mark this Sunshine Week it has become harder and harder to extract documents from our politicians and their offices.
ROCKFORD – A canceled re-election bid was supposed to stem the tide, but calls for Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen to step down are getting louder as an FBI probe into spending irregularities presses on.
He could be everything to anybody, or anything to everybody–we never knew. We weren’t allowed to know. Sometimes, it seemed he never knew himself.
RANGERS FIRST announced on Thursday the group was polling members over extending a £500,000 loan to Rangers, a loan which the club had not only not asked for but had explicitly said it would not entertain at this time.
It’ll have been a long road from Budokan to Cleveland when Cheap Trick is finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next April, but that’s nothing new for guitarist and frontman Rick Nielsen.
An April tornado which struck Fairdale, Illinois, leaving two dead in the small town, was the only storm responsible for any deaths in Illinois this year, and the strongest tornado seen in the U.S. during 2015.
The Cubs are in the playoff race, reason enough to celebrate for a much maligned fan base. But shockingly, in this rather exciting season – one that’s about a year ahead of the projected timetable Theo Epstein laid out in his early days at Wrigley – it is the bats letting the Cubs down, not a pitching staff many…
Tuesday’s All-Star Game was just the kind of interlude you need during the long campaign of baseball fandom.
The “Not in my neighborhood!” cries of those wanting to see the death of the South New Towne Drive housing project have a rather apparent and seedy undertone.
Mikita. Hull. Savard. Esposito. If he retired tomorrow Jonathan Toews would eclipse them all.
“To those who knew him John Paciorek was a natural… He certainly wasn’t the greatest player over an extended period, but he is and likely will remain the greatest one-game–and only one game–position player in baseball history.”
FIFA, not content with displacing thousands of Brazilians for the last World Cup or the use of slaves to build the facilities for Qatar’s 2022 bid, is now the proud governing body overseeing the use of prison labor in prep for Russia’s 2018 events.
There's been a change in Major League Baseball so slow moving – almost glacieresque – you probably didn't even notice it, even though it happened right in front of your eyes.
Baseball has plenty of complicated rules when it comes to its labor contract. One is pretty simple, though: a player earns a year of service time after spending 172 days on the major league roster.
Edgar Martinez's approach was much the same. He actually plants twice on this 2001 bomb off Chuck Finley as he adjusts to the outside location. (at 2:35 if it doesn't load automatically)
The chief rival of US Soccer dom MLS, Bill Peterson's NASL, has done nearly everything right in terms of building market share and re-establishing a recognizable brand in largely second-tier markets. It's done things by and large the right way.
Let’s take a look at this year’s Hall of Fame voting. We can skip past the top four: all of them deserved enshrinement, Biggio on his first go, not the third.
So Sandy Easdale ascends to the “football board”. Not the plc, mind. That’s where his brother, the esteemed “Director of Transport,” has a seat at the big boys table.