• Soul Invasion breakdancing contest Jan. 23 at nCenter

    From press release The Hip Hop Congress of Rockford and Midwest Monsters Breakdancing Crew is hosting the second Soul Invasion event, which is a breakdancing competition, from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, at the nCenter,...

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  • Webster: ‘Mean-spirited’ people trying to ‘harpoon’ me

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer Winnebago County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Chairman Jim Webster (R) says a group of civilian opponents to his county Board candidacy are trying to derail his campaign. Webster, a former...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • IceHogs Recap: ’Hogs win two of two at home, one of two on road

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist After a long weekend in Texas, the IceHogs gathered seven of eight points while playing four games in five days for their second straight week. The IceHogs, who lost to the Houston...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Literary Hook: New poem for winter: ‘Listen to the Snow’

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet Winter started early and hit us hard this year. It is a challenge to stay upbeat when winter is brutal and positively Siberian. However, snow and winter have their beauties if...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Jobs, economic growth, downtown development—reasons for a downtown convention center, hotel

    Study provides foundation for next steps in conversations with community From press release The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) on Jan. 13 was joined by public, private and labor leaders and organizations to announce the...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Pet Talk: Captive vs. wild

    From College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University “Mom, can I keep it?” is a question typically heard in reference to some type of wild animal such as a turtle or a lizard, especially by a child...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • What’s Local: Logan Family Counseling takes unique approach to therapy

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Ask a group of people why they enjoy where they live, and you’ll get a variety of answers. Ask why they like their jobs, the responses will be even more assorted. For...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • NIU School of Theatre and Dance presents Private Lives

    From press release DEKALB, Ill.—A different seat, a different point of view, a different kind of performance for a well-known play. The audience will be seated on all four sides of the stage for the Northern Illinois...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Downtown not ideal for convention center

    By Dan Weitzel A downtown Rockford location would not be a good choice for a publicly-financed convention center. First of all, there are too many cities in the region, (Springfield, Oshkosh, Cedar Rapids,Green Bay) that this type...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Obituary Notices

    Jearl Gregory, 73, Rockford, 1/8/10 Henry Neal, 77, Rockford, 1/8/10 Stephen Duffy, 61, Rockford, 1/8/10 Gene Sola, 81, Rockford, 1/8/10 Lila Mitchell, 84, Rockford, 1/8/10 Bessie Marsala, 80, Rockford, 1/8/10 Louis Nardiello, 79, Rockford, 1/8/10 Phyllis Beck,...

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