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  • Editorial: The District 205 credibility gap

    By Brandon Reid Assistant Editor Either Rockford Public School District 205 administrators are completely clueless about what’s going on in the schools, or they think they can pull the wool over the public’s eyes when it comes...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Betsy Youngquist exhibits ‘Fantastic’ works in the Kortman Gallery

    Opening reception set for 5:30-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27 From press release Celebrated Rockford artist Betsy Youngquist, who creates colorful and compelling beaded works, will be featured in a solo exhibition in the Kortman Gallery for this...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • City to treat contaminated drinking water

    News and notes from the Nov. 23 Rockford City Council meeting By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer The Rockford City Council agreed to pay up to $203,689 Nov. 23 to Calgon Carbon, of Pittsburgh, for granular activated...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Editorial: Pricing fear from the bottom up

    Failure to practice critical thinking and telling the truth institutionalizes a culture of fear By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher Teachers: safely going along to get along in these difficult economic times racks up much higher costs...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Theater Review: It’s a Wonderful Life at Pec Playhouse

    By Edith McCauley Theater Critic Diane Grosvenor-Johnson, long-time member of the Pec Playhouse Company in Pecatonica, Ill., directs the current production with the expertise of one with many years of experience. The well-chosen cast performs well, and...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Nutcracker Ballet takes Coronado stage Nov. 28

    From press release Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and the Rockford Dance Company are once again collaborating to present Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center....

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Rockford Park District hosts holiday tree lighting event

    From press release Gather family and friends for the sights, sounds and fun of the holiday season to enjoy the free annual Holiday Tree Lighting presented by Applebee’s and hosted by Rockford Park District, from 4-6 p.m.,...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Comings and goings on county board

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer Winnebago County Board member Randy Olson (R-1) announced he’ll be stepping down after accepting a chief helicopter pilot job offer from the non-profit Law Enforcement Aviation Coalition (LEAC). Olson has served...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Hanging Out in Rockford: Old hats, stone eagles and copper pots—part two

    By Mike Leifheit Columnist As I arrive at The Stone Eagle Bar, the construction area is blocked off by a chain-link fence, and I have to drive around to the west side to enter. There is a...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Literary Hook: March 1, 2010, deadline for Jane’s Stories Press Foundation Poetry Award

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet Jane’s Stories Press Foundation announces its 2010 Poetry Contest, “Beyond Borders.” The 2010 Jane’s Stories Poetry Award is for previously unpublished poems written in English by women. Results will be announced...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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