• Homework essential to buying your first home

    Courtesy of ARA Content Are you considering taking the plunge and buying your first home? If so, you’re not alone. Across the country, owning a home still represents the American dream for many, and the opportunity to...

    • Posted October 29, 2009
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  • Night Ranger entertains at Hogtoberfest Oct. 23

    Members of San Francisco’s classic rock band Night Ranger and the Rockford IceHogs Fire & Ice cheerleaders entertained fans at a post-game “Hogtoberfest” party Oct. 23 at the MetroCentre. Selling millions of records since 1982, Night Ranger...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2009

    This Week: Is there life after death? Join Dr. Rene McCardle, Cheryl McCardle LCT and myself for our “Life after Death” workshop Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at Common Boundary Wellness Center. This open forum will allow...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • On Real Estate: First-time buyers spark rebound

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer For the first time in three years, the Illinois real estate market has shown a year-over-year increase. Last month, 10,350 homes sold, compared to 10,018 sold in September 2008. While sales are...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Builders fear expiration of home buyer tax credit will erode sales

    From press release WASHINGTON, D.C.—Home builders in Illinois and Minnesota participating in a teleconference conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said Oct. 15 that they are worried the recent improvements they have been seeing...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Crusader Clinic presents ‘Fall in Love with Caring’ Oct. 30

    From press release Crusader Community Health is hosting their annual fund-raiser, “Fall in Love with Caring,” from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at Cliffbreakers, 700 W. Riverside Blvd. Cost of the event is $100 or...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Fish Beat: Summer recap and the typical fall season

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer This year was an unusual one for fishing. Erratic temperature changes confused some species, which carried on into late summer. The Rock River Valley, usually a significant bass hotbed, went cold early...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Rue Marche renovates

    From press release Rue Marche, “Rockford’s Best Karaoke Bar” (rockfordrestaurants.com), has renovated to better serve their customers. Improvements include re-finished floors, upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, and an expanded menu. “The Rue,” a local favorite for decades, hosts...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • What’s Local: Olson Funeral and Cremation Services—local since 1888

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer To stay in business for a decade is a significant milestone. To remain strong for more than 20 is another story altogether. For one local business, the first 120 years didn’t happen...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Playoff pairings set; Titans, Harlem host first-round games

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist Six teams from the NIC-10 have qualified for the IHSA football tournament, with games starting this Friday, Oct. 30, in each of the eight classes. The Boylan Titans, fresh off another conference...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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