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  • Voters could force $13M bond issue to referendum

    News and notes from the Dec. 22 Winnebago County Board meeting By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer The Winnebago County Board adopted an ordinance Dec. 22 authorizing the issuance of up to $13 million in general obligation...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Guest Column: Next amnesty push concealed by health care debate

    By E.J. Pagel A new 1,000-page immigration bill is already in the pipeline—no talk about capitalism, working hard, having a sponsor, etc. This is what the Ted Kennedy clique always wanted—open borders, all people from all countries...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • On Outdoors: Musky Road Rules here Jan. 17

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Rockford musky anglers will get a chance to pick the brains of professionals next month when representatives from Musky Road Rules come to town for a day-long seminar in Rockford. The hands-on...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Yoga Rockford: Transitioning… continuing… becoming

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio The New Year is right around the corner, and 2010 holds many changes for me and Pranayama Yoga Studio. I’ve changed the schedule to a series of eight-week sessions instead of...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Mr. Green Car: Is there a slime pond in your future?

    By Allen Penticoff Free-lance Writer First of all, I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and is looking forward to a prosperous New Year. Back to biofuels. The last two Mr. Green Car columns were about biodiesel...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Hundreds mourn, celebrate Doug Furze

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Several hundred people gathered at Lyran Hall to honor fallen musician and activist Doug Furze Sunday, Dec. 27. The day-long memorial featured a string of eulogies, each littered with memories of how...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Community news and notes for week of Dec. 30

    Four Rockford School District teachers recently earned National Board Certification, bringing the total of teachers with National Board Certification in District 205 to 33. The teachers who completed the rigorous requirements to receive certification in 2009 were:...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Obituary Notices for week of Dec. 30

    Lamarcus Banks, 22, Rockford, 12/18/09 Minnie Jack, 72, Rockford, 12/18/09 Thomas Geary, 79, Rockford, 12/18/09 Diane Logerquist, 62, Rockford, 12/18/09 Rose Juliano, 85, Rockford, 12/18/09 Lucille Ross, 82, Rockford, 12/18/09 Mary Carlson, 81, Rockford, 12/18/09 Lawrence Dobbs,...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Brett Favre no longer ‘The Beloved’ to all Packers fans

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Over the recent holiday, I had the opportunity to go behind enemy lines. I traveled north and crossed the cheddar curtain. It is the first time I’ve visited with the family and...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Drive safely with expert cold-weather car care tips

    Courtesy of ARA Content Rough winter weather increases your risk of being in a car accident by 36 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But taking a few steps now can help minimize your...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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