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December 7, 2017 by John Crone (Register to contact)

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What's an Erab?

December 7, 2017 by John Crone (Register to contact)

That's the title of my book that is underway to telling the story of East and all of its students and staff. Please send me your ideas of what should be included from famous to infamous alumni to special events and memories about East. This is a story about your high school. Tell me what you think it means to be an Erab.


June 6, 2016 by Janice Peterson (Register to contact)

Looking for people who like to bicycle - anyone in Rockford or Phoenix?

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April 21, 2013 by Kelvin Jones (Register to contact)

newborn to my wife Abigail and I - Carrigan Alexander Jones 03/13/2013.

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East High School to host East Relays - Sports  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — East High School will host the East Relays at 10 a.m. April 27 at Swanson Stadium, 5620 Spring Creek Road.The boys and girls track meet will ...

Ambulance simulator debuts at Rockford East High School  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — A $30000 ambulance simulator arrived last month at East High School, something educators say will transform the way students learn about ...

Rockford East E-Rabs are going to State!

For the first time since the 1977-78 season a Rockford East boys basketball team is going to the State Tournament. The E-Rabs clinched a trip Tuesday night by ...

Rockford East E-Rabs one win away from State after knocking off South Elgin

The East E-Rabs have clinched their first Sectional Championship in boys basketball since the 2011-12 season and they made some Rockford history in the ...

South Elgin a formidable opponent for the Rockford East E-Rabs

The East E-Rabs will try to advance to the Elite 8 in Class 4A Friday night. In their path is a formidable team from South Elgin.

East legend Thoren reflects on his amazing high school, college and pro career

Duane 'Skip' Thoreen is one of the legends of Rockford high school basketball. Later this month he'll be inducted into the Rockford Public School District's Hall ...

Community Foundation awards $264K in scholarships for 2019 - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois awarded $264000 in college scholarships on Thursday to 135 students from across the region.

East's state-bound basketball team gets celebration send-off  WREX-TV

Before Rockford's East High School boys basketball team continues its quest for a state championship, the E-Rabs got a big farewell from its supporters.

Rockford East High School students protest for National School Walkout  WIFR

Students at Rockford East High School took part in a national movement of student activism.

How basketball teams from Rockford District 205 have done at State over the years

The Rockford East E-Rabs carry Rockford's hopes at the IHSA Class 4A State Basketball Tournament this weekend. The Rockford Public Schools haven't made ...

E-Rabs wish Parker well, but are ready to carry on without him

The Rockford East High School summer basketball league tipped off Monday night. One of the biggest stories was one of the players who wasn't there...Sincere ...

E-Rabs set for Super-Sectional Tuesday

The East E-Rabs are ready for Super-Sectional action Tuesday night. They'll take on Geneva in Class 4A action at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Malone resigns at East

Rockford East High School is looking for a new varsity girls head basketball coach. Larnell L.A. Malone has resigned.

East girls soccer team gives new bike to Brookview Elementary student  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The Rockford East High School girls soccer team is making a difference off the field for the child of a local Army sergeant. In recognition of May ...

Cassioppi’s 4th individual title leads the way to Hononegah’s 4th NIC-10 team title

The Hononegah Indians are still on top of the NIC-10 in wrestling. They won their sixth consecutive conference championship Saturday at Rockford East High ...

East’s Chris Burnell in our Sports Connection spotlight

This has been the season of the East E-Rabs so far in NIC-10 boys basketball. A lot of players and people deserve credit for that, but probably none more so ...

Parker erupts in East’s 72-48 win over Harlem

East junior Sincere Parker stole the show in what was supposed to be a tussle for first place in the NIC-10.

Rockford's East High School celebrates 77th graduating class  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — East High School awarded diplomas to nearly 300 graduates this afternoon.Students wore their red caps and gowns and celebrated their ...

Local soccer teams raise money for Family Justice Center  WREX-TV

ROCKFORD (WREX)- Before facing each other on the pitch, two local high schools teamed up to help raise money for the family justice center in Rockford.

Rockford Lutheran names Tony Ambrogio its new head football coach

Rockford Lutheran high school will introduce Tony Ambrogio as its new head football coach Thursday afternoon. Ambrogio is making the move from Rockford ...

East’s Sincere Parker leads All-State picks

Rockford East junior forward Sincere Parker leads a group of local players who have received All-State basketball honors in classes 3A and 4A from the ...

Boylan claims its first regional boys volleyball championship

It's a first for Boylan athletics. The Titans earned their first regional championship in boys volleyball Wednesday night.

Rockford East’s Burnell named NIC-10 MVP

Rockford East senior guard Chris Burnell has been named the NIC-10's MVP for this season by the conference's coaches.

Leonard resigns at Rockford Lutheran

Head football coach Chuck Leonard has turned in his resignation at Rockford Lutheran High School. Leonard is stepping down for personal reasons according ...

Harlem capture’s NIC-10 dance competition

Harlem danced its way to the NIC-10 championship Thursday night at the NIC-10 dance competition at Rockford East High School.

NIC-10 MVP Burnell commits to Kirkwood Community College

NIC-10 basketball MVP Chris Burnell will be taking his talents to Iowa in the fall to play ball for Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Burnell ...

Byron Principal Peter Verona to lead East High School  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD – A former Rockford School District teacher and administrator will come back to the district this fall to lead East High School.Peter Verona has spent ...

The age of discontent: Generation Z voters speak out  WIFR

Movements across the county spearheaded by students have become national headlines. Generation Z are between the ages of four and 24. Most of them can't ...

H4H: Hoop For Hill

Chris Burnell, Sha'den Clanton, and Gregory Hill were the best of the friends.

Rough night for Stateline soccer teams

Tuesday night was a rough night for Stateline girls soccer teams. Hononegah, Boylan and Stillman Valley all suffered defeats ending their seasons.

Armato passionate about coaching, ready to take over fulltime at Guilford

Carl Armato has gone from assistant coach to interim head coach to now 'the' coach at Guilford High School in a little over one year.

Jordan King leads NIC-10’s All Conference Team

Hononegah's Jordan King leads the NIC-10's All Conference team for the girls 2018-19 basketball season. She was named the conference MVP in voting by the ...

Hononegah claims its sixth straight NIC-10 Track & Field championship.

Hononegah has run it's string of NIC-10 championships in boys Track & Field to six. The Indians won the latest conference meet Thursday night at Guilford's ...

Football player and soccer player from Boylan form surprising State tennis combo

The State's best high school tennis players will be gathered together in Arlington Heights this weekend for the boys state tournament. There will also be a couple ...

New field house at Rockford's East High will alleviate space woes  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — East High School junior Tony Dzik hopes construction of the school's new field house will be swift and his days of running up and down the ...

Hononegah’s King leads list of local All-State basketball players 3A/4A

Hononegah senior guard Jordan King has made the AP All-State First Team for Class 4A in girls basketball.

Hononegah quarterback VanSchelven signs with Dayton

Hononegah high school quarterback Ryan VanSchelven will enter the pool of local talent playing at the major college level. On Tuesday afternoon he signed a ...

Weibel tells us what makes this Hononegah team special

The Hononegah girls will take the court at Redbird Arena Friday evening for 4A State Semfinal action. They'll play number one ranked Maine West.

Harlem names Moynihan new head football coach

Harlem High School has a new head football coach. The Harlem School Board has approved the hiring of Robert Moynihan.

Hononegah knocks off Boylan to split the NIC-10 girls championship

The NIC-10's top two girls basketball teams have finished the regular season in a dead heat. They share the conference championship after Hononegah beat ...

Boylan squeaks out a Regional soccer championship over Freeport

The much anticipated rematch between Boylan and Freeport in girls soccer went Boylan's way Friday night. The Titans edged the Pretzels 1-0 to claim their own ...

Pecatonica seizes the day at the IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional

Pecatonica swept the day's two biggest honors Thursday at the IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional at Rock Cut State Park's Pierce Lake.

Maine West knocks off Hononegah in the State Semifinals

Undefeated and #1 ranked Maine West was more than Hononegah could handle Friday night in the girls Class 4A State Semifinals.

Lutheran’s Bonacquisti could be the nation’s top tackler again

The high school football regular season ends this Friday night and it could have a very big ending for one Rockford Lutheran senior.

Beck dazzles on the mound and at the plate for Rochelle

There are some big time high school baseball players in the Stateline this spring. One of the biggest literally and talentwise is Rochelle senior Johnny Beck.

Belvidere North & North Boone celebrate their standout cheerleaders

They were cheering for the cheerleaders Monday afternoon in Boone County.

Bazsali makes it clear why he’s no longer the head football coach at Rockford Guilford

Click on the above video clip to hear Bruce Bazsali's complete, unedited explanation of why he is no longer the head football coach at Guilford, and how his ...

Jefferson knocks off Auburn on opening night of Regional action

The Jefferson J-Hawks won an all-Rockford regional showdown with Auburn Monday night.

New Harlem football coach Moynihan thinking big

Players, parents and fans of Harlem football got to get to know new head football coach Bob Moynihan a little better Thursday night. They met him at a reception ...

Hononegah’s Jordan King leads talented group for the Rising Stars Classic

The NIC-10's all-time girls scoring leader Jordan King of Hononegah and Rockford East's all-time scoring leader Chris Burnell lead this year's picks for the ...

Michael, Lynne Anne  Waupaca County News

Lynne Anne Michael, 77, of Waupaca, passed away on May 24, 2019 in Waupaca under the care of ThedaCare At Home Hospice at ThedaCare Medical ...

Hononegah sacks Harlem for NIC-10 title - Sports  Rockford Register Star

ROCKTON — Ryan VanSchelven sparked each Hononegah touchdown with a huge play, but his hardest throw of the night Friday was a full-strength heave ...

Their View: Barbara Lunde built relationships, connected Rockford to Sweden  Rockford Register Star

With the passing of Barbara (Benson) Lunde on Oct. 26, Rockford lost an integral Rockford “ambassador.”Barbara was immensely proud of her Swedish ...

Tucker and the Huskies stun Boylan to continue their remarkable run

The Harlem Huskies continue to be the surprise team of the NIC-10 this basketball season. They pulled off their biggest win of the season so far Wednesday by ...

East Summer League Underway

High school basketball players are already back on the court at the East High School summer league.

Storm water floods Rockford East High gym - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — East High School's competition-level gym flooded on the building's second floor during Tuesday's torrential downpour.Rockford School District ...

New tournament, new season have Boylan girls excited

"Every year it's a big dream for us especially because we're seniors now we're pushing for that and pushing for that," says Reyes.

Dixon clinches trip to State with 1-0 Super-Sectional win

It has been a season of 'firsts' for Dixon High School's baseball team and there could be more to come.

North Boone shatters Winnebago's playoff hopes in final second  Rockford Register Star

POPLAR GROVE — On the final play of Friday's regular-season finale, it was Britton Morris' defensive prowess — not his highly touted offensive game — that ...

Young American awards: 'You are our shining lights'  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — They are a cross-section of American youth: athletes, scholars, students making a difference in their schools and in their communities.Twenty ...

Huntley ends Harlem’s season

Harlem's softball season came to an end Friday evening. The Huskies lost to Huntley 11-1 in a Sectional Championship game at the Harlem Sports Complex of ...

Harlem, Hagerman and Auburn’s Bannister earn state bowling hardware

It was an emotional final day of the IHSA girls state bowling tournament Saturday at the Cherry Bowl. The Harlem Huskies came up just short of pulling off a third ...

Orangeville comes up short in Super-Sectional softball

Orangeville's softball team has just missed out on an elusive trip to the State Tournament. The Broncos lost in 1A Super-Sectional action Wednesday 4-2 to Illini ...

North Boone’s Britton Morris makes official his commitment to Illinois State

The most prolific quarterback in Big Northern Conference history is headed to Illinois State. North Boone senior Britton Morris signed with Illinois State ...

Auburn’s Nevenhoven leads local State qualifiers in tennis

Auburn senior Quinten Nevenhoven is headed back to the State Tournament. He cruised to the singles championship Saturday in Class 2A at Auburn.

YOUTH BASKETBALL: Soaring to a state title

The Bethalto Jr. Eagles won a state championship in the fourth-grade division of the Illinois Middle School State Basketball Championships on March 17 in ...

Considine and Boyer hoping to see lightning strike twice for Byron in Champaign

Byron's football team is headed back to the State Finals this Friday for the first time since 1999. The common link between this team and that team is two of the ...

IceHogs assistant Sheldon Brookbank promoted to the Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have turned to the Rockford IceHogs again for coaching help. They have named Sheldon Brookbank an assistant coach on ...

Morrow resigns as football coach at Harlem

Harlem football coach Jim Morrow has resigned according to a press release sent out by Harlem athletic director Kurt Weight on Thursday.

Local tumbling coach Wight inducted into World Acrobatics HOF

A local man has been inducted into the World Acrobatics Hall Of Fame. Terry Wight was inducted this past weekend in Las Vegas.

Richard Nordlof dies at 84, community members say he made a lasting impact  WIFR

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A man who invested his life helping the Rockford community passed away Wednesday. "If you wanted to know who was making life ...

Hundreds expected in Rockford for student-led March for Our Lives  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — They're not sure how many people are going to show up, but come Saturday afternoon a handful of high school students will gather downtown, ...

Stockton wins fourth quarter shootout with Orangeville - Sports  Rockford Register Star

STOCKTON — Stockton (7-2) survived a wild fourth quarter to defeat Orangeville 40-21 on Friday.The Blackhawks scored just 13 seconds into the fourth quarter ...

Rossato, Maestranzi named coach at Jefferson and Guilford

RPS 205 has filled two basketball head coaching openings in Rockford. Jefferson assistant boys basketball coach John Rossato will take on the head coaching ...

Capsules: K-State football 2019 signees | K-State Sports  Manhattan Mercury

Kansas State's football program added 23 players during the 2019 recruiting cycle, which wrapped up Wednesday with national signing day.

Rockford philanthropist Richard Nordlof dies at 84 - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Businessman, philanthropist and Rockford Register Star Excalibur Award winner Richard Nordlof died Wednesday.He was 84."It was a big loss ...

MLK Hoops Action To Dominate The Stateline

The brakes have been applied to NIC-10 boys basketball competition this weekend while teams pause for action in Martin Luther King holiday tournaments.

Third period’s a charm for Maple Leafs  Geneseo Republic

The Geneseo wrestling team kicked off the season with a pair of dual meet victories, competed at the Rockford East Quad and finished runner-up at the Giardini ...

Steps to Grace performs Nutcracker  WIFR

Steps to Grace is performing their Nutcracker ballet at Rockford's East High School Auditorium.

High School Students Named Illinois State Scholars  WIFR

State scholar winners rank in the top 10 percent of high school seniors. Selection is based on achievement test scores and/or class rank. The recognition doesn't ...

Sternquist Lutheran’s New Athletic Director

Lutheran High School has a new athletic director. He's Belvidere native Josh Sternquist.

Ten Boylan athletes sign letters of intent

Ten Boylan student-athletes signed letters of intent with colleges and universities Wednesday afternoon. Following is a list of those athletes, their sports, and the ...

Donaldson Transferring To Bloomington

One of the NIC-10's top returning underclassmen won't be returning next season. Hononegah junior guard Caleb Donaldson is transferring to Bloomington High ...

Pecatonica quilt shop to launch online store, perhaps grow even more  Rockford Register Star

PECATONICA — Lucky 2B Quilting owner Cassie Schlais wants to stitch her quilting supplies into the minds of shoppers.Schlais, a former Rockford Public ...

Brian Koehne looking forward to the challenge of coaching Belvidere in competitive NIC-10

Belvidere's new basketball coach Brian Koehne is no stranger to stepping into a challenging program at a school known for football and getting people excited ...

Fatherhood Encouragement Project empowers Rockford fathers - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Before Micah Young became a father, he was nursing his heroin habit with money he had scored by selling his father's fiance's jewelry.Now ...

S. Penfield Stewart an 'honest merchant - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Sturtevant Penfield Stewart, a man linked to a bygone era of bustling downtown department store shopping, died Dec. 4 of natural causes at ...

Local college football stars shine around country - Sports  Rockford Register Star

Coach Brock Spack, James Robinson, Sean Slattery, Steve McShane, Nate Wieting and Josh Black manuever through life as college-football stars.

On Campus: McHenry West grad Colton Folliard signs with Western Illinois  Northwest Herald

Throughout most of his football career, Colton Folliard was used to being on the edge of the defense.

Future Rock River Valley leaders honored with Young American Awards  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Almost two dozen Rock River Valley teenagers were honored today for their academic performance, volunteer efforts and after-school activities.

Monday’s MLK Basketball Tournament Scores

Here are the results from Monday's MLK boys and girls basketball tournaments for the Stateline from the Sports Connection team of Scott Leber and Josh ...

815: Eating in the outdoors ... Al fresco dining from Freeport to Rockford and beyond  Rockford Register Star

The Register Star and The Journal-Standard are excited to introduce you to our new hyperlocal magazine, 815. The quarterly magazine will publish each ...

Rockford security guards charged with murder in April shooting death  The State Journal-Register

ROCKFORD — Two guards for a private security company face first-degree murder and other charges in the death of a man who was shot and killed April 16 at ...

Most likely destinations for Fred VanVleet now that the free agent period is here.

NBA teams can begin negotiating with free agents Sunday at midnight Eastern Time. So what are some of the likely destinations for Rockford native Fred ...

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Rockford East grad competes in 2014 Belleza Latina beauty pageant  Rockford Register Star

Michaela Strick-Martinez's littlest sister pushed her to sign up for a beauty pageant. “You can win! You're pretty!” Strick-Martinez recalls her sibling saying.

The Eric Factor: Looking back at the ultimate “weather teacher”

Growing up a few miles south of the city limits of Rockford, Illinois, my family always watched one station for news and weather. Luckily for me, it was the same ...

Lena-Winslow’s Isaiah Bruce gets offer from Iowa

Lena-Winslow junior tight end and defensive end Isaiah Bruce can play in the Big Ten one day if he wants to. He's been offered a scholarship by Iowa.

Maple Leafs fresh faces will meet new challenges  Geneseo Republic

The Maple Leafs' wrestling team will want to attack this season the same way some think about a match.

Steve Yahn, founding editor of Crain's, dies at 69  Chicago Tribune

Steve Yahn, the founding editor of Crain's Chicago Business, has died at 69.

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