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  • Rehab under way at former Minglewood location

    The Shell R. Smith building will soon have a new face and function. The two-story building at 317 to 325 W. Jefferson St. housed Rockford Business College until the 1980s, a music club, dance studio and Minglewood,...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • ArtsPlace presents ‘EMERGE’ at Auburn Freshman Campus

    Rockford Area Arts Council presents “EMERGE,” original dance and drama performances and visual art exhibits by emerging young artists from ArtsPlace, a youth apprenticeship program, at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 31, and 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1....

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Buying used? How to avoid getting bitten by repair costs

    If your old clunker is gasping its last, you might think (like millions of other Americans these days) you can save yourself some money by buying a used car instead of a new one. You can—if you...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • First proposed amendment to 2030 plan set for Aug. 13 vote

    · Other news and notes from the July 23 Winnebago County Board meeting, MacKay retires An ordinance to amend the county’s 2030 Land Resource Management Plan received a first reading during the board’s July 23 meeting, and should...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Fish Beat: Fishing the Rock River after the fish kill

    Amid the aftermath of the recent Rock River fish kill, which, by all accounts, was directly related to the June 19 Canadian National train derailment, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is restocking some of some...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Event to assist in revitalizing downtown

    The Element, a network of local arts advocates, is leading the effort to create, foster and preserve affordable living and working space for artists and arts organizations in downtown Rockford. The Element invites the community to “A...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • To the Editor

    … Reduced library services would be detrimental to community Reduce services of public libraries/shorten hours when they are open? Stated goals for Rockford and Winnebago County: Better prepared, skilled work force, more college-bound, college-ready individuals, higher rate...

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  • Your Horoscope: Week of July 29- Aug. 4, 2009

    This Week: The full moon Aug. 5-6 in Aquarius will be the last of these highly-charged vibrations everyone has been feeling in the air. Harmonious connections will follow. This is a great time to look at your...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • ‘Honor the Mounds’ event set for Aug. 8

    The 14th Annual Honor the Mounds gathering will be Saturday, Aug. 8, in Beattie Park in downtown Rockford. The Pipe Ceremony will be conducted by Terry Standing Buffalo Reynolds (Lakota), and the lighting of the Sacred Fire...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Thunder Update: Osterman helps guide National Team to World Cup gold

    The Rockford Thunder were off last week, but that didn’t stop Cat Osterman from making national headlines with the USA Softball Women’s National Team. Osterman has missed the last 10 games with the Thunder because of her...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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