• Tilted Kilt open inside Clock Tower

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The nationally-known Celtic sports pub and eatery Tilted Kilt is now open inside the Clock Tower Resort. The establishment served its first official guest Friday, Dec. 18. Thursday, Dec. 17, a packed...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • Guest Column: Holiday indulgance

    By Dr. Jonathan Taylor Northern Illinois Medical Group It’s the holiday season once again, and that means celebrations of the season have begun. Many of my patients are asking me how they can follow their diets during...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • 1 green thing: Twelve eco-ways to get ready for Christmas

    By Jan Herbert Rockford Park District Whether you were “green” before the color was fashionable or whether you’re just ready to find the “shade” that works best for you, here’s information about doing just “one green thing.”...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • The Four Babes return to Coronado March 26

    From press release The Four Bitchin’ Babes will return to the Coronado Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 26. The Babes are showcasing their musical and comedic talents in a new show called “Diva Nation…Where...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • What’s Brewin’? Arcadia IPA a diamond in the rough

    By Tyler Estabrook Staff Writer As a wheat beer and stout nerd, I have only begun to realize there are other worthy beer styles I have neglected to cover in my column. One of these is the...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • The Second Half: My shopping challenge

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist I figured with the Christmas season starting around Halloween this year, I could relax a little—you know, shop the sales, wait for the best deals, no rushing around like a maniac. Then,...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • Hampshire wins Harlem tourney; Lutheran also undefeated at tournament

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist Hampshire and Lutheran seemed to be on a collision course during the 32nd Annual Harlem Holiday Tournament. Both went undefeated in pool play, dominating all three opponents to go 3-0 in their...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • Doug Furze leaves big legacy

    Memorial service, celebration Dec. 27 at Lyran Hall for musician who passed away last week By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Even those who didn’t know musician Doug Furze have likely attended an art- or music-related event the...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • Resolve tough holiday stains with expert tips

    Courtesy of ARA Content According to a recent survey of 50 top parenting, style and entertaining bloggers, 94 percent plan to entertain this holiday season. Decorating the house with seasonal decor and linens is part of the...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • Superintendent responds to Educational Office Personnel letter

    Editor’s note: The following letter from Rockford Public School District 205 Superintendent Dr. LaVonne M. Sheffield is addressed to Mary Beth Mickelson, president, Educational Office Personnel Association, IEA-NEA. Sheffield’s letter, which was sent to Mickelson Dec. 1,...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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