• To the Editor: Mega-dairy is a threat to the community

    Editor’s note: The writer of the following letter refers to A.J. Bos, a mega-dairy being sued by residents who are concerned about pollution of their aquifer water supply by alleged improper storage of manure. The plaintiffs won...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
    • 0
  • Bower City Theatre Company holds auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar

    From press release JANESVILLE, Wis.—Bower City Theatre Company will hold open auditions for the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, the groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by the legendary writing team of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Auditions will...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
    • 0
  • Tinker Swiss Cottage dressed for holidays

    • Posted December 30, 2009
    • 0
  • Copenhagen: What is the outcome?

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association One of the bigger surprises heading into the climate change summit in Copenhagen last week was that James Hansen felt the likely outcome...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
    • 0
  • Dr. Julia’s Inn: A health review of 2009

    By Dr. Julia Whipkey-Michniewicz, N.D. Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Can you believe another year is over? Where did 2009 go? Is it really true the older we get, the faster life is? I do believe. This year...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
    • 0
  • To the Editor: UL300 standard is a reasonable safety measure

    UL300 standard is a reasonable safety measure After reading the article regarding the Rockford City Council requesting a delay of the Jan. 1, 2010, implementation of the State of Illinois Fire Marshal administrative directive that existing restaurant...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
    • 0
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve at an IceHogs game

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 31) is the final day of the decade. That means it’s time to celebrate the passing of another year and to start looking forward to the promises that come...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
    • 0
  • This week in The Times: David Painter

    Vitals: David Painter, 34, is originally from Bozeman, Mont. He moved to Rockford in 1993 and works as a remodelling contractor. In his spare time, Painter enjoys spending time with his two children and watching football. 1....

    • Posted December 30, 2009
    • 0
  • Your Horoscope: Week of Dec. 30, 2009-Jan. 5, 2010

    This Week: Happy New Year! Welcome 2010! Although we are currently in the mix of the last of four Mercury retrogrades this year, we will be blessed with a very special blue wishing moon Dec. 31. Two...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
    • 0
  • County closes on one building purchase, opts to buy another

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer Dec. 22, the same day Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen (R) announced the county had closed on the federal courthouse at 211 S. Church St., for $2 million, the county...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
    • 0