• Fierce Green Fire: Everyone deserves a ‘Spring Break’ to enjoy the outdoors

    By Jonathan Hicks Staff Writer Spring Break is the best thing ever. I exaggerate, of course, but it is pretty great. It is so great that I capitalize it, even though it is not technically supposed to...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • OSF St. Anthony Medical Center offers free child car seat safety checks

    From press release While most parents believe their children’s car seats are safe, statistics show more than 85 percent of the children’s car seats are not properly installed. When the car seat is improperly installed or if...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • One Green Thing: Kitchens…dangerous places to be?

    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 March 31, 2010
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  • Auburn students invite you to dance the night away April 2

    From press release Auburn High School students are hosting a Dance-A-Thon from 5 p.m. until midnight, Friday, April 2, at the Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center. Admission is $10, and 100 percent goes to supplement the...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Tales from the Trough: IceHogs finish 1-1 over weekend home stand

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist Friday, March 26, the ’Hogs hosted the Peoria Rivermen for the final time in the 2009-2010 regular season. The ’Hogs were hoping to avenge a loss to the Rivermen the previous weekend,...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Editorial: County Board fails land-use test

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer During the three-year process of developing Winnebago County’s new 2030 Land Resource Management Plan, adopted last year after hundreds of thousands of tax dollars were invested, a recurring theme of discussion...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • SWCD holds free rain barrel workshop April 6

    From press release A free rain barrel workshop will be held from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, at the Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District office, 4833 Owen Center Road in Rockford. Topics of...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Pec Playhouse holds auditions for Oklahoma!

    From press release PECATONICA, Ill.—Pec Playhouse Theatre (PPT) will hold auditions for their summer musical Oklahoma! from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 24, and 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, April 26-27. All auditions will be at...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Giannoulias bill aims to green state government records

    From press release   State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is encouraging state agencies to switch to sending and storing documents electronically—rather than keeping paper records—in an effort to save state money and resources.   The Government Electronic Records...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: White House outdoors conference April 16

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Championing President Barack Obama’s conservation vision for the 21st century, the White House Conference on America’s Outdoors will be held in Washington, D.C., next month. Hundreds of environmentalists, sportsmen and outdoors professionals...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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