• White Sox look to make noise in 2010 with strong rotation

    By S.C. Zuba Sports Columnist As football season has come to a close in Chicago, it is time to shift the focus onto baseball—and the warm weather that baseball brings. Spring, anyone? If there is one thing...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • RAM Talks Art: Adopt a Painting program features piece by Belle Emerson Keith

    By Patty Rhea Curator, Rockford Art Museum This is not just a ripped painting.… This is part of Rockford history! Belle Emerson Keith was an accomplished artist and Rockford native. She was deeply passionate about her community...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • To The Editor: Who’s to blame

    Just read Stu Wahlin’s article about who’s to blame for the library’s woes, and I feel he missed the mark by just a fraction. While Stu was right that there is plenty of blame to go around,...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Expert tips for creating a beautiful landscape

    Courtesy of ARA Content It may be cold outside, but homeowners are already dreaming of creating beautiful garden settings around their homes come spring. Landscaping success doesn’t have to be hit or miss, and if it has...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Community news and notes

    Community Bank of Rockford, a Division of The Harvard State Bank, recently welcomed Bradley E. Steinberg as their new vice president/commercial loan officer. Bradley has more than six years of banking experience in the commercial banking and...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Daughter to play final game of high school career

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Her jersey number is 50. She is a 5-foot-10-inch senior on the Hononegah High School varsity girls’ basketball team. Even though the season doesn’t end for another four or five weeks, she’ll...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • 1 green thing: Cabin fever? You could ‘green’ your bathroom

    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 January 20, 2010
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  • To The Editor: Winterize your vehicle and have one less worry

    Motorists in most of the country face severe weather conditions for at least part of the winter. The thought of a breakdown, an engine not starting or otherwise being stranded is stressful as it is, but those...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Machesney Park company offers glass mosaic tiles made from recycled glass

    From press release MACHESNEY PARK, Ill.—Beauty and environmental responsibility are the hallmark of Granite Transformations’ newest glass mosaic tiles—Cosmic, White Shadow and Unity. The recycled glass used in its manufacture produces a translucent luster that adds beauty...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • To the Editor: Notify IEPA of gas odor problem

    I’m writing to give the public an update on the investigation into the garbage-like odors in southern Winnebago County. The Illinois EPA (IEPA) is investigating the odor problem. The odors were particularly strong the week of January...

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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