• Community news and notes for week of Nov. 25

    Michael Carroll of Machesney Park was recently elected activities coordinator for the College of Business Executive Council (COBEC) at Illinois State University. Carroll is a senior at Illinois State University majoring in business administration, and is also...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • This week in The Times: Gilbert Elizondo

    Vitals: Gilbert Elizondo, 48, is originally from Los Angeles. He has spent the previous 45 years of his life as a resident of Rockford. Elizondo was formerly a flooring systems installer before going on permanent disablity with...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • On Real Estate: Foreclosures still driving housing market

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer While the initial wave of subprime foreclosures is largely behind us, another is proving to be a continuing factor in a sizable buyers’ market. With the Illinois unemployment rate (11 percent) at...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Wet ethanol production process yields more ethanol and more co-products

    From press release URBANA, Ill.—Using a wet ethanol production method that begins by soaking corn kernels rather than grinding them results in more gallons of ethanol and more usable co-products, giving ethanol producers a bigger bang for...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Molln, Boylan race past field in sectionals

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist The Boylan Titans finished nearly 60 points ahead of a close fight for second place between Byron and Freeport, winning the IHSA sectional with 304.5 points. Byron took second with 245, three...

    • Posted November 18, 2009
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  • Community news and notes: Nov. 18-24

    State Rep. Chuck Jefferson (D-Rockford) was honored by the Northern Illinois Minority Companies Association (NIMCA) as Community Advocate of the Year at their annual banquet. Jefferson’s commitment to improving opportunities for minorities, women and veterans were cited...

    • Posted November 18, 2009
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  • Emily Bear to perform at Mendelssohn event

    From press release Rockford’s own piano prodigy, 8-year-old Emily Bear, will present a short concert on the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s Steinway grand piano at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19. Her performance will be followed by a...

    • Posted November 18, 2009
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  • Jim Brickman ready for Rockford return Nov. 20

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer When the Christmas season officially begins is still up for debate. For those who catch Jim Brickman at the Coronado this Friday, Nov. 20, the holidays will likely start the second the...

    • Posted November 18, 2009
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  • Hanging Out in Rockford: Old hats, stone eagles and copper pots—part one

    By Mike Leifheit Columnist I am sitting at my stool by the little bar when my phone rings. I am engaged in conversation with a customer, so I push the button to quiet it. When I look...

    • Posted November 18, 2009
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  • Time for tires? Buying basics for tire shoppers

    Courtesy of ARA Content It’s one of the most important vehicle-related purchases you can make, yet a whopping 62 percent of women and nearly half of all men think it’s difficult, according to a recent survey. What...

    • Posted November 18, 2009
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