• Raw Energy: The value of high net gain foods

    By Brenda Richter Whole fresh foods are ideal because they are closest to their natural form and are in a state in which the nutrients are at their best. Whereas, processed foods and cooked food often include...

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  • Illinois hotels offered green certification status

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer According to the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA), the number of environmentally-conscious hotels in Illinois is growing, allowing visitors to benefit from its StayGreen program. Launched by the IHLA last year,...

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  • Your Horoscope: Week of March 3-9, 2010

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of March 3-9, 2010 This Week: Nostalgia runs high this week, and there do not appear to be any “planetary reasons” for this. The past is calling to us to take a step...

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  • President proposes to revamp HOMESTAR program, tax deductions available now

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer President Barack Obama proposed several highlights that would revamp a score of energy-efficient programs currently available through the federal government, one being the program known as HOMESTAR. HOMESTAR would largely be a...

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  • River District names First Northern Credit Union Annual Investor Sponsor

    From press release River District Association has announced that First Northern Credit Union has committed to being a 2010 Annual Investor Sponsor of River District Association at the ARCH level of $10,000. First Northern Credit Union will...

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  • To the Editor: Let doctors and patients decide about medical cannabis

      Illinois medical cannabis patients are still considered criminals under Illinois law, although hopefully, this legislative session lawmakers in Springfield can find enough courage to grant doctors the legal right to recommend the medicine. New Jersey recently...

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  • ‘One Drop at a Time: Sustainable Stormwater Management for Homeowners’

    From press release   Join the Rock River Valley Chapter of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes, as they host a presentation by Marcus de la fleur, registered landscape architect and owner of the Chicago design and...

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  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program offers help

    From press release   The City of Rockford’s Human Services Department Energy Division is still offering utility assistance to low-income households in Winnebago and Boone counties through May 31, or until the depletion of funds.   The...

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  • Obituary Notices for week of Mar. 3-9, 2010

    Lorraine Brilbeck, 83, Rockford, 2/19/10 Marilyn Gasbarra, 83, Rockford, 2/19/10 Lamar Bland, 94, Rockton, 2/19/10 Daniel Wargo, 49, Rockford, 2/19/10 William Coleman, 88, Rockford, 2/19/10 Kraig Klint, 53, Rockford, 2/19/10 Richard Mincemoyer, 90, Rockford, 2/19/10 Tommy Ostrum,...

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  • To the Editor: Correcting distortions of criticism

      I am sorry that Mr. James Spelman needs to resort to distortions in his criticism of some Christians (Feb. 10-16, 2010 issue). The most stunning error is when he states that “without exception, all creeds espouse...

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