• Pet Talk: Animal influenza

    From College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University The recent emergence and spread of the swine flu virus, also known as H1N1, has affected people throughout the world. From school closings to canceled vacations, the swine flu...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Editorial: Environmental turbulence

    By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher The wash of windfarms may be blowing renewable energy into western Winnebago County, past the Meridian Road development firewall and into the pristine viewscape. As a board member of the Illinois...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Arts & Cultural Overlay District nears final approval

    • News and notes from the Aug. 24 Rockford City Council meeting By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer The Rockford City Council passed a committee report Aug. 24 recommending approval of zoning map and text amendments to...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Deep-energy retrofits

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association Pat Murphy, a keynote speaker at this year’s Aug. 8-9 Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair in Oregon, Ill., sees the current...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • This week in The Times: Lisa Brown

    Vitals: Lisa Brown, 42, of Rockford has been the marketing and public relations specialist for the Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) for the last 12 years. Prior to her role with the RMTD, Brown spent 14 years...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Community news and notes

    Jacqueline Gommel of Gommel Design fulfilled the requirements to become a LEED-accredited Professional for Commercial Interiors. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors provides a set of standards to help create high-performance green interiors that...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Obituary Notices

    Marilyn Rogers, 75, Rockford, 8/14/09 Brenda Wagnon, 38, Rockford, 8/14/09 Mary Nelson, 95, Rockford, 8/14/09 Tilden Meyers, 80, Rockford, 8/14/09 Gregory Johnson, 53, Rockford, 8/14/09 Virginia Koster, 84, Rockford, 8/14/09 Delpha McClure, 92, Rockford, 8/14/09 Edwin Gary...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Rockford Libertarians plan Sept. 3 forum

    From press release The Rockford Area Libertarians plan to hold a forum at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, at Villa Di Roma Restaurant, 11th Street and Harrison Avenue, Rockford. The topic will be Issues for Potential Candidates....

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • 1 green thing: You might think this is obvious…how to shop at a farmers’ market

    By Jan Herbert Rockford Park District Whether you were “green” before the color was fashionable or whether you’re just ready to find the “shade” that works best for you, here’s information about doing just “one green thing.”...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Guest Column: An open letter to President Obama

    By John Gile Author, Editor, Journalist, Publisher www.johngile.com As this story shows, some truths transcend words: NEW YORK (JG)—Stunned silence greeted President Barack Obama (D) as he entered the General Assembly of the United Nations and approached...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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