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  • Halberstadt: NFL week 7 picks: Bears, Packers win, Vikings lose

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Regardless of the outcome of Monday night’s game, I had my worst week yet of the 2009 NFL season last week. I will either be 8-6 if the Broncos win, or 7-7...

    • Posted October 21, 2009
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  • Halberstadt: NASCAR’s ‘dynamic duo’ heating up at right time

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Jimmie Johnson and his crew chief, Rockford native Chad Knaus, are only five races away from winning their fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. They have a 90-point lead over their nearest...

    • Posted October 21, 2009
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  • S.C. Zuba: Notre Dame claims moral victory in loss

    By S.C. Zuba Sports Columnist No. 6 USC visited No. 25 Notre Dame last Saturday, Oct. 17, in what was supposed to be a “must win” for the Irish and head coach Charlie Weis. The Irish didn’t...

    • Posted October 21, 2009
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  • Firefighter contract approved, garbage fee increase stalled

    News and notes from the Oct. 19 Rockford City Council meeting By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer Rockford City Council unanimously approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 413 during...

    • Posted October 21, 2009
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  • An open letter to members of the Winnebago County Board

    By Sally and Bill Hoff Seward Township residents Editor’s note: The first of the following two e-mails was sent to all members of the Winnebago county Board. The second e-mail was sent out to concerned citizens and...

    • Posted October 21, 2009
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  • Editorial: Greenwashing

    By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher Ever heard of the term “greenwashing”? It’s very similar to “whitewashing,” aimed to slap across your eyes and critical thinking ability. Here’s a great definition offered (please read it all) at...

    • Posted October 21, 2009
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  • Is a solar boom on its way?

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association Oct. 8, at the opening of the Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $87 million will be available to...

    • Posted October 21, 2009
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  • This week in The Times: Nick Smith

    Vitals: Nick Smith, 34, is a native of Loves Park and graduated from Harlem High School. Smith is a member of the Loves Park Fire Department. 1. If you could choose any elected official – local, state...

    • Posted October 21, 2009
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  • Community news and notes for Oct. 21-27, 2009

    Diane Feuillerat opened a kitchen design showroom in Loves Park, Kitchens by Diane at 6346 E. Riverside Blvd. She has designed award-winning kitchens in the Rockford area for more than 25 years, and will now bring her...

    • Posted October 21, 2009
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  • Obituary Notices for week of Oct. 21-27, 2009

    Lisa Terry, 45, Rockford, 10/9/09 Kathleen McInerney, 80, Rockford, 10/9/09 Bryan Hulstedt, 63, Rockford, 10/9/09 Marilyn Hodges, 63, Rockford, 10/9/09 Willie Ellis, 90, Rockford, 10/9/09 Helen Slaback, 83, Rockford, 10/9/09 Eugene Pigatti, 79, Rockford, 10/10/09 Lloyd Leinbaugh,...

    • Posted October 21, 2009
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