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  • RVC offers one-day workshop on debt-free living

    From press release The Rock Valley College Adult Education Department is offering the Strategies for Living Debt Free in the 21st Century workshop. This one-day workshop is aimed at helping people get out of debt using the...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Mr. Green Car: Oil philosophy 101

    By Allen Penticoff Free-lance Writer We’d all like our cars and trucks to run at their best and last a long time. Other than consistent washing of the body, the next best thing you can do for...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Your Horoscope Week of Aug. 26- Sept. 1, 2009

    This Week: The past new moon opened doors for gentle, creative energies to emerge. Conception of life of all forms is very prominent. Renewed passion and strength highlights relationship sectors. Communication is almost telepathic, and words almost...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Hawks Talk: RiverHawks watching final playoff slip away

    By Joe McGehee Staff Writer After losing 8-3 against the Florence Freedom in Florence, Ky., Sunday, Aug. 23, the Rockford RiverHawks were 8 1/2 games in back of West Division-leading Windy City and eight games out of...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • ‘Woman to Woman’ offers support to patients with breast cancer

    From press release Helping women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer navigate through the complex and sometimes frightening journey of contending with their diagnosis is one of the premises behind the free Woman to Woman Support...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Fishing locally for big bluegill

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer It’s true, to some extent: northern Illinois anglers are sometimes slighted when it comes to certain species of fish. While it’s often no secret, with its rivers, muddy lakes and ponds, Illinois...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • The Second Half: Swine flu, what do I do?

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist Last column I gave you some info about swine flu, and promised to tell you my plan to ward it off without taking the new, somewhat-scary, swine flu vaccine. With all the...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • More than $100 million in recovery funding to boost state energy efforts

    From press release CHICAGO—Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) announced Aug. 14 that Illinois has received approval of its proposed State Energy Plan (SEP) from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). DOE’s approval gives the state authority to...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Blinding gray walls and the waters of the Mississippi

    Editor’s note: The following is the third in a five-part series. The first part appeared in the Aug. 12-18, 2009, issue, and the second part appeared in the Aug. 19-25, 2009, issue. By Joe McGehee Staff Writer...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • ‘Cash for Clunkers’ not for everyone

    • Keeping current vehicle running efficiently the best economic alternative for some Editor’s note: The following article was submitted before the government announced it was closing the Cash for Clunkers program. By Rich White There’s been a...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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