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What's an Erab?

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?

Child Born

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

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

Rockford East High School News From Around The Web

Mary Ditto, 86 | Articles | News |  Wednesday Journal

Mary E. Ditto (nee DiTullio), 86, of Rockford and Forest Park, died on April 22, 2019.

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 ...

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.

'This is our chance to put more respect on East football'  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — East ended the two longest losing streaks in NIC-10 football history in 2016, beating Belvidere for the first time in 30 years and Boylan for the first ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

E-Rabs coach dies at 29; Alex Kube was former NIU star  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Alex Kube, a former star linebacker at Northern Illinois University who helped coach East to a stunning football turnaround this season, died at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

New aldermen take seats May 1  The Rock River Times

By Jim Hagerty Contributor. CITY HALL – Four years ago, seven new aldermen were sworn in as Larry Morrissey began his third term as Mayor of Rockford.

Steps to Grace performs Nutcracker  WIFR

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

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.

Police: Robber strikes man with gun during holdup, injuring him  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — A man was injured when a robbed reportedly whacked him in the head with a gun while robbing him Tuesday night in Rockford.Rockford officers ...

'The 10 Most Famous Sports Figures from Rockford' — omissions  The Rock River Times

By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist. Last week, I wrote a column (“Who are the 10 most famous athletes from Rockford?” posted online June 11) in which I ...

Refugee students make their mark with mural in Rockford's Midtown District  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Eric Nshimiyimana enjoys painting because it's something he used to do in Rwanda."I miss my home too much," Eric said. "I used to paint walls ...

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.

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 ...

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 police swear in new recruits - News  Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Eight new Rockford police recruits were sworn in Wednesday at a Riverfront Museum ceremony.The department now has 281 officers, nine shy ...

High School Students Named Illinois State Scholars  WIFR

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recently recognized more than 19,000 high school students with the honor. State scholar winners rank in the top 10 ...

815: Your guide to farmers markets 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 ...

Maple Leafs have true grit  Geneseo Republic

Geneseo opened the dual meet season with wins against Ottawa and Rock Island and won the Rockford Giardini Invitational. Geneseo opened the dual meet ...

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.

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.

815: 101 things to do this summer from Freeport to Rockford and beyond  Rockford Register Star

Every summer has a story, how are you going to write yours?If you're not sure where to get started, you've come to the right place. Summer gives us 101-plus ...

Half A Century For Kantorei, Half A Life For Director | WNIJ and WNIU  WNIJ and WNIU

Kantorei , the Singing Boys of Rockford, mark their 50 th anniversary Friday, June 13th, with a concert at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. The program.

815: More patients take control of their health, look for alternative treatments  Rockford Register Star

When Kim Durham suffered a back injury while on vacation in 2003, she had no idea how it would change her life.Durham sustained a compression fracture ...

Eulogy for Mike Donze  The Rock River Times

Editor's note: The following is the text of the eulogy given at Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Mulford Chapel on Monday, May 12, 2014. By Frank ...

Faces of Summer: Magic Waters lifeguard says it's a serious job  Rockford Register Star

CHERRY VALLEY — Being a lifeguard looks glamorous and at times it can be, but Magic Waters lifeguard Peter Quintanilla said it's more nerve-wracking than it ...

815: Rockford nonprofit Womanspace helping enrich lives, advocating personal empowerment  Rockford Register Star

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the photo caption. Transformation may be the buzzword around Rockford these days but it's been part of ...

815: When your church is no longer the right fit  Rockford Register Star

Arch Smith grew up in Polo in a devout Catholic family. And when he thinks about advice for someone considering a different church or adopting a different faith, ...

Welcome to 815: Letters from the editors - Special  Rockford Register Star

Rebecca Rose. Welcome to 815. We are your in-the-know source for Rockford, Freeport and beyond. So why 815? Besides being the area code for a large part ...

Roger Lundin, Wheaton College professor of literature, dies at 66  Chicago Tribune

Roger Lundin was a popular professor of literature at Wheaton College.

Korcek's Corner: Ron Christian unable to escape George Bork's legacy  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Former Northern Illinois University Little All-America quarterback Ron Christian has heard it most of his life.

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