• Chocoholic Frolic Feb. 18 at Clock Tower

    From press release Are you struggling to find that perfect stocking stuffer for that special someone? How about a little bit of chocolate and charity this gift-giving season? Tickets are now on sale for The Arc of...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • To the Editor: Veterans’ program is also socialist

    Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to Charles Story’s editorial cartoon from the Dec. 9-15, 2009, issue. I thought your Story cartoon with the Republican elephant sawing health care reform from the tree was great; however,...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • This week in The Times: Santa Claus

    Vitals: As part of an ongoing holiday tradition, The Rock River Times once again sat down with Santa Claus and presented him with questions from children from the Rock River Valley. Though we could not use every...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • Members of ’85 Bears at Hoffman House Jan. 16

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Unlike this year’s Chicago Bears team, there once was a time when they were actually very good. That may be difficult for those of you younger than 30 years old to believe....

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • Tips to protect your home from severe weather

    Courtesy of ARA Content When people think of winterizing their homes, most often their heating bills spring to mind—along with insulation and weather stripping. The winter months bring not only high energy bills, but also an increased...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • On Real Estate: Unemployment pounds commercial market

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer As unemployment rates inch higher, the need for commercial real estate continues to shrink. Property values are dropping quickly, according to stats released this month. Officials predict a dip in vacant office...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • Charles Story: The Godmother

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • Community News and Notes: week of Dec. 23, 2009

    Mary Hotlen, a Rockford writer and poet, was honored at the Illinois State Library in Springfield by Secretary of State Jesse White. Hotlen won third place in the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition, a statewide program to promote...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • Book Review: Creating Your Legacy: Remembering the past with fondness

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor Ray W. Empereur grew up in the Rockford area and came to appreciate the value of family, home, heritage, goals and career. His new book, Creating Your Legacy: A Do-It Yourself Guide...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • NFL week 16 picks: Vikings, Packers will win

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist And then there was one. Thanks to the Dallas Cowboys upsetting the New Orleans Saints last Saturday night (Dec. 19), the Indianapolis Colts are the lone remaining undefeated team entering week 16...

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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