• Editorial: ‘…a single knight…’

    By Frank Schier Editor and Publisher Editor’s note: Free speech is banned about zoning issues in the public comment period before the county board. That’s because free public comments and limited rebuttals are only allowed first at...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • County to recoup half its losses in Wal-Mart deal

    News and notes from the Oct. 22 Winnebago County Board meeting By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer The Winnebago County Board unanimously approved a resolution to execute an agreement with Wal-Mart to recoup some of the money...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Illinois places second in Solar Decathlon

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association For three weeks in October, the U.S. Department of Energy hosted a competition between 20 college and university teams that designed, built and...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • This week in The Times: Brian Hansmeier

    Vitals: Brian Hansmeier, 37, is originally from Roscoe, Ill. He graduated from Rockton Hononegah High School before attending both Rock Valley College and Blackhawk Technical School. Hansmeier is the owner of Executive Lawn Services, and recently opened...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Community news and notes

    For the eighth consecutive year, Rockford-based Focus Financial Advisors has been named as a “Top Wealth Manager” in Wealth Manager Magazine. They were also ranked as one of the top registered investment advisers in the country by...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Obituary Notices for week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2009

    Richard Statler, 40, South Beloit, 10/16/09 Gabriel Santos, 78, Rockford, 10/16/09 John Williamson, 79, Rockford, 10/16/09 Carl Capps, 85, Rockford, 10/16/09 Joel Kaplan, 53, Rockford, 10/16/09 Timothy Hughes, 43, Rockford, 10/16/09 Richard Hinerichsen, 59, Rockford, 10/17/09 Lawrence...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • 1 green thing: Cold weather snuck up on us

    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 October 28, 2009
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  • Guest Column: Sanctuary cities soak citizens

    By E.J. Pagel In sanctuary cities like Addison, Ill., law enforcement officers are not allowed to inquire about the immigration status of suspected illegal aliens. It is amazing that some people are actually in favor of this!...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Think twice about alternate fuel supplier offers

    Recently, I received a letter in the mail from an alternate fuel supplier of natural gas for my residence heating. I think all of your readers should be alerted to the importance of being wary of these...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Charles Story: Birds and Wind Turbines

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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