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  • Metro Police Officer Will Not be Charged in Deadly Alpine Bank Shooting

    03/16/2017 3:38:34 AM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    Mystateline ^ | 14 march 2017 | Staff
    Metro Police Officer Will Not be Charged in Deadly Alpine Bank Shooting WARNING: Story contains graphic video of shooting ROCKFORD - WARNING: This story contains graphic video of a shooting death. It was distributed to show that a security guard's actions in use of deadly force were justified. Viewer discretion is advised. The Metro Security Officer who shot and killed an armed bank robber after the robber pointed a gun and fired at him will not be charged in the shooting. The Winnebago County State's Attorney's office has determined the use of deadly force was justified given the life-threatening danger...
  • 6 people charged in U.S. with supporting ISIS

    02/06/2015 6:16:20 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies ^ | 2/6/15 | CBS News
    Six Bosnian immigrants have been charged in the U.S. for allegedly supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Department of Justice said Friday. The suspects, five of whom were arrested in the U.S., are all charged with providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, the DOJ said in a statement. They were identified as Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, who live in St. Louis County, Missouri; Nihad Rosic, 26, of Utica, New York; Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34 of Schiller Park,...
  • City to buy abortion clinic building despite objections from police and pro-lifers

    12/01/2014 2:36:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life Dynamics ^ | November 26, 2014 | Life Dynamics
    Despite the objections of local police officers and the pro-life community, the City of Rockford has moved forward to buy the former Turner School, which was once a notorious abortion clinic. Rockford plans to turn the closed killing center building into the District 2 south side police station. A few months back, Rockford police officers voiced their objections to their offices locating in a the closed Northern Illinois Women’s Center abortion clinic because of what the building represents. “A number of people have an objection to the Turner School building because of what it represents and they have some serious...
  • Home district editorial lauds Kinzinger for slamming Cruz, Tea Partiers in Congress

    10/20/2013 1:59:33 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Oct 20 2013 | Illinois Review
    ROCKFORD - Sunday, an emboldened Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) pointed his Facebook followers to a Rockford Star editorial that lauds Kinzinger for slamming Ted Cruz and Congressional colleagues that stood against the debt ceiling being raised in last week's vote. Earlier in the week, the Congressman also criticized colleagues for how they handled the government shutdown. The home district editorial Kinzinger referenced called the small cadre of budget hawks in Congress -including Congressman Randy Hultgren, who was the only Illinois "no" vote on the debt ceiling vote - "nihilists" and "bullies": One who did show his mettle, however, was Rep....
  • Bloomberg gun-control group facing internal backlash amid growing profile

    07/30/2013 2:49:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing part of his arsenal of local leaders as more and more long-time members of his gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns say they aren’t happy with the coalition’s trajectory and want out. While the group apparently is growing in membership overall amid an effort to assume a larger profile in the national gun debate, it's turning some members off. In the past five months, 50 members of the group have quit. Many say they did so because the organization abandoned its mission statement of going after illegal guns, and instead used its political...
  • Mayors misled: Gun group needs a new name - Mayors Against Illegal Guns suffers from its overreach.

    07/24/2013 10:31:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Union Leader (NH) ^ | July 22. 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    Nashua Mayor Donalee Lozeau quit New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns after it exposed its true mission: to pursue strict new gun-control laws. She has had plenty of company. A review of the group’s membership by news and entertainment website found that it has lost more than 50 members who have quit, lost re-election or had their terms expire. Lozeau quit after she saw the group’s first ad attacking U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for voting against a gun-control bill. “I said, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t want to be part of something like...
  • Detroit Tops 2013 List Of America’s Most Miserable Cities

    02/22/2013 11:26:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/21/2013 @ 2:20PM | Kurt Badenhausen
    Forbes put Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on its cover in 2011 for a story with the optimistic headline: “City of Hope.” The premise was that the city had hit rock bottom and was poised for a turnaround. “Right now, it’s all about survival,” Bing told Forbes. Two years later, Detroit’s problems continue to multiply, sadly. It is still dealing with high levels of violent crime and unemployment. Home prices, already at historic lows, plummeted a further 35% during the past three years to a median of $40,000 as net migration out of the city continued. The latest blow was Tuesday’s...
  • Pro-life school bus firebombed in Rockford, local media ignore the incident

    06/18/2012 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    life news ^ | 6.18.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, June 18, 2012, (—A school bus covered in pro-life images that used to drive children to a local abortion clinic to pray was firebombed Friday night, report local advocates, who say the media have been negligent in covering the incident. The bus, owned by Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy, suffered extensive damage after vandals threw more than one device through the vehicle’s windows. Photos show some of the seats reduced to little more than metal frame and ash. The driver’s area was also bombed, and appears to be unusable. The bus is well known in the...
  • Illinois abortion clinic crackdown in response to ‘House of Horrors’ closes two facilities

    SPRINGFIELD, January 23, 2012 ( - Documents uncovered by the Associated Press reveal that the recent closure of the notorious abortion clinic in Rockford was the result of a long overdue investigation of Illinois abortion facilities, prompted by revelations of the conditions found at abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” clinic in Philadelphia. According to the AP, in recent years abortion clinics in Illinois have had little more oversight than in Pennsylvania, where Democratic Gov. Tom Ridge’s administration had stopped abortion clinics inspections in 1995. The news service reported that several clinics in Illinois had gone without oversight for as...
  • Rockford, IL abortionist Richard Ragsdale has died.

    10/26/2004 2:18:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 195 replies · 4,444+ views
    26 Oct 04 | Me
    Since we can't post stuff from the Rockford Register-Star (and none of the local TV stations have a story on it) I figure I'd pass the info on. Richard Ragsdale worked at the Northern Illinois Women's Center in Rockford for 31 years, hanging his shingle out in April, 1973, not long after the Roe vs. Wade decision. He was the region's only abortion provider. He was 69 years old and died after a short illness, which I've been told was pancreatic cancer. Recently the clinic had gone to being open two days a week. Since Ragsdale's hospitalization, that has been...
  • One Moment in Time: musings on a Rockford, IL public school-turned-abortion clinic

    09/03/2004 4:52:57 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 4 replies · 588+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | Scott P. Richert
    “You mean,” said Marina, “you mean that we’re sitting here over Hell?” “Over a hell, conceivably. There are many hells, and the same place may be Hell or Purgatory, depending upon the situation. Most of them are private.” Those words echo in my thoughts as we approach the building. Turner School, built in 1898, is no Balgrummo Lodging, the Scottish manor house that is the setting of Russell Kirk’s Lord of the Hollow Dark, and not simply because the massive brick-and-stone structure sits right in the heart of Rockford, Illinois, about as far geographically and culturally as you can get...
  • BREAKING: Bizarre Rockford abortion facility to close permanently

    01/13/2012 2:07:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies · 1+ views
    January 13, 2012 ( – After years of protests and prayer vigils, pro-life activists in Rockford, Illinois can finally breathe a sigh of relief – the notoriously bizarre Northern Illinois Women’s Center (NIWC) has announced that it will close permanently. “The staff is very saddened by the closing,” said the owners of the facility in a statement released this morning to the Rockford Register Star. “We are not done grieving this loss and still are struggling with surrendering to the idea that we will not be able to do this work tomorrow or the day after.” Just one example of...
  • Local Ad Pokes Fun at Wisconsin Senators (AWOL RAT Fleas reduced to city-wide joke)

    02/25/2011 9:12:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    My State Line ^ | 2/25/11 | Alex Shabad
    Local Ad Pokes Fun at Wisconsin SenatorsReported by: Alex Shabad It's gone from a state-wide search to a city-wide joke. The 14 runaway Wisconsin senators probably never knew they'd be part of a marketing campaign called "Hideaway in Rockford." "In the video you never find anyone who's a senator but you do find people getting away from the work place world" says John Groh, President of the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. It's meant to highlight "getaway spots" and deals at restaurants, sporting events. And of course, the clock tower where the senators first arrived. "It’s very very cute,...

    02/18/2011 11:37:48 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 16 replies
    ThirdWaveDave ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | Dave Logan
    Yesterday, when the Wisconsin legislature had a scheduled vote on a controversial budget item--union benefits--some of the democrat senators decided to head for the hills...of Illinois, that is. The Rockford Register Star reports. Here's the deal: If the democrats aren't on the floor for the vote, the vote can't take place. Hence the travel plans. The Wisconsin senators took to the highway, southbound to the Illinois-Wisconsin state line, crossed into Illinois and found a hideaway in the cozy "resort" city of Rockford. Once there, they were safe and sound. Or so they thought. Enter one David Hale. A local Tea...
  • Wisconsin Senators -- FOUND !!!

    02/17/2011 1:47:14 PM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 355 replies · 1+ views
    620 WTMJ Talk Radio ^ | 2/18/11 | me - live radio
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  • Rockford, IL Continues To Interfere With Free Ultrasound

    11/06/2010 2:11:21 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Pro-Life Corner ^ | 6 Nov 2010 | Pro-Life Corner
    City Of Rockford Uses Selective Enforcement To Continue To Block Mobile Ultrasound Rockford November 5, 2010 - The Rockford abortion mill owner, in his effort to block women from the "choice" of seeing a free ultrasound of their children, parked used cars in every available parking spot near the Rockford abortion mill this morning. The mobile ultrasound had to park a block away from the mill. To top that off, a group of a half dozen abortion supporters were standing in front of the mobile ultrasound unit that was forced to park a block away from the mill, to accost...
  • Deplorable Conditions Exposed At Rockford, IL [Abortion] Clinic

    11/06/2010 1:58:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 11 replies
    Pro-Life Corner ^ | 4 Nov 2010 | Pro-Life Corner
    Over Fourteen Years Without A Health Inspection At Rockford, IL Abortion Mill According To Official Records There’s an old song that goes “Thank heaven for little girls, for little girls get bigger every day”; that’s not true at the Rockford abortion mill. Half of the babies aborted at that “clinic” will never get bigger every day. Instead, they died. We see many young women enter that place with a child within them and exit the place without that child but instead with a lifetime ahead of them full of guilt and remorse for having an abortion. The country was told...
  • Abortion Clinic Owner Responds with Chainsaw as Radio Blares: 'God Bless Pro-Lifers!'

    07/12/2010 3:35:45 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/12/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    ROCKFORD, Illinois, July 9, 2010 ( - The staff at the Rockford abortion mill, which has been blaring the radio through its speakers to drown out pro-life counselors for several weeks, got an unpleasant surprise Friday morning when a local D.J. found out what his show was being used has reported numerous times on the bizarre Rockford abortuary, which has taken to taunting pro-life witnesses with signage and other paraphernalia mocking Christianity and Jesus Christ, and even directing personal insults at local pro-lifers. (See coverage here) The facility’s latest form of harassment, blasting a radio talk show through...
  • "Rockford Files" Revived, Killed

    05/16/2010 4:29:32 PM PDT · by abb · 69 replies · 1,990+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | May 14, 2010 | James Lileks
  • Removal of Grotesque Signs at Rockford Abortion Mill

    03/31/2010 5:34:59 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 23 replies · 998+ views
    Pro-Life Corner ^ | 3-31-10 | Staff
    Prayers and Public Pressure Result In Removal of Grotesque Bigoted Signs at Rockford Abortion MillJesus Said: "Woe to you you hypocrites. You cleanse the outside of cup and dish, but inside they are full of plunder and self-indulgence. Blind persons, cleanse first the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may be clean." Matthew 23Rockford IL, March 31, 2010 - The citizens of Rockford Illinois have had to endure years of the most vicious anti-Christian, anti-Life, and perverse signs imaginable that have littered the windows of the Northern Illinois Woman's Center building. From rubber chickens hanging on...