• Machesney Park’s Brian Johnson Jr. 32nd in truck debut

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Machesney Park resident Brian Johnson Jr. was one of seven drivers making their Camping World Truck Series debut in the Kroger 250 Saturday, March 27, at Martinsville Speedway. Johnson started the race...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Wacoal hosts local Fi(GH)t for the Cure event

    From press release Step into the ring with Wacoal to help knock out breast cancer with Fi(GH)t for the Cure! Participate in any Fit for the Cure event to receive a complimentary bra fitting, in Wacoal or...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Question from Rockford man featured on ESPN bowling broadcast

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist It must be pretty cool to be Andrew Olson from Rockford, this week. In case you missed it, a question he submitted to professional bowler Jason Belmonte was used and aired live...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Harlem starts off baseball season strong

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist Going into the start of the season, Harlem baseball coach Doug Livingston was worried about how his offense would perform once they got onto the field. “We’re not going to have a...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • OSF St. Anthony Center for Life offers ‘Baby 101′ for expectant parents

    From press release Offered by the OSF St. Anthony Center for Life, the four-session Preparation for Parenthood classes (“Baby 101”) help expectant parents through the exciting yet sometimes apprehensive time of pregnancy, childbirth and early post-partum period....

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Hanging Out in Rockford: Having parties

    By Mike Leifheit Columnist My friend Sandi is having her 50th anniversary party this Thursday night (Medicine Man). It doesn’t seem possible, but I guess it is. I’m sitting here at my computer thinking about when I...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Aldermen give nod to purchase Amerock Building

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer In a nearly-unanimous vote, aldermen approved the purchase of the Amerock building, 416 S. Main St., for $240,000 with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The city plans to pursue additional...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Cubs open season April 5 vs. Atlanta Braves

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist The first pitch of the 2010 Major League Baseball season will be thrown this Sunday evening (April 4). The New York Yankees will travel to Boston to take on their arch rival,...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Sleep support group meets in March

    From press release The A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic) support group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in the Beloit Memorial Hospital auditorium. Through interactions with others who have sleep apnea, patients...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Left Justified: Afghanistan not like Vietnam

    By Stanley Campbell Why does the military insist our colonial wars are “not like Vietnam”? I can unequivocally say that Afghanistan is not like Vietnam. I’m a Vietnam veteran who served in the United States Army’s 67th...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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