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  • Illinois Supreme Court overturns appellate ruling

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer Sept. 24, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down a long-awaited decision that will affect the political makeup of the Winnebago County Board, while also setting a precedent to clarify a contested...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Operation Migration urges Winnebago County to protect whooping crane migration route

    Editor’s Note: The following letter was forwarded to The Rock River Times by the Natural Land Institute. Please see our Web site to view the “Crane Cam” and to review last week’s editorial, “Can we choose the...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Illinois Renewable Energy Association’s new projects

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association Once again, the Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA) has become involved in some interesting projects. This time, two of them involve buildings. IREA...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • This week in The Times: Anthony Hunt II

    Vitals: Anthony Hunt II, 21, was born in Rockford, but moved to Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., when he was 16. Hunt II returned to Rockford after living in Minneapolis for eight years. Hunt II is closely involved with...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Community news and notes for week of Sept. 30-Oct. 9

    Dr. Brian F. Soltys of Rockford was recently elected secretary of the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS). Dr. Soltys’ responsibilities will include keeping the records of the Society, verifying the bonding of all Society officers and staff,...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Obituary Notices for week of Sept. 30- Oct. 9

    Bessie Wigtion, 84, Rockford, 9/18/09 Teresa Drye-Coleman, 35, Rockford, 9/18/09 Terrell Meredeith, 65, Rockford, 9/18/09 Doris Degroote, 101, Rockford, 9/18/09 Thomas Golden, 72, Rockford, 9/18/09 Russell Bounds, 84, Rockford, 9/18/09 Johnnie Washington, 54, Rockford, 9/18/09 Kenneth Anderson,...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Urgency by U.S. and China to reduce emissions could create opportunity for Rockford

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer During a United Nations summit Sept. 22, President Barack Obama (D), along with China’s president, Hu Jintao, pledged new levels of commitment to protecting the earth’s climate by way of reduced...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Guest Column: Blago’s new book—who cares?

    By John Russell Ghrist It has been said that there is a book in each of us. Anyone can sit down and write pages and pages of what we know most about or try to influence others...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • Re: Communication skills

    When I began my teaching career in the late ’60s, I wondered about the effects of divorce on student achievement. After just two or three months of classroom discussion and reading the students’ essays, I was able...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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  • A taxing situation

    Prepare to pay more taxes was the headline Aug. 13 in the Register Star. However, the article did not mention how this is to be done by residents such as: senior citizens on a fixed income facing...

    • Posted September 30, 2009
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