• 10 tips for choosing a reliable contractor

    From press release CINCINNATI—After you have done your homework and you’re ready to get started on that next big project, it’s time to call the contractor. Remember that asking a contractor the right questions will immediately give...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • Opening the window to federal remodeling tax credits

    Courtesy of ARA Content As warm weather approaches and the tax credit for energy-efficient replacement windows is in full swing, now is the perfect time to consider upgrading your home with new windows to help save on...

    • Posted March 31, 2010
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  • 12th Annual RAMI Spring Benefit

    From contributed information The 12th Annual Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) Spring Benefit was held the evening of Saturday, March 20, at Tebala Shrine Temple, 7910 Newburg Road, Rockford. Sound and lighting was provided by Bruce Hammond...

    • Posted March 24, 2010
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  • Tales from the Trough: IceHogs come away empty after two home games

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist Rockford had a chance to gain ground on the first-place Chicago Wolves and further distance themselves from the third-place Texas Stars last weekend (March 19-21), but the cards did not fall in...

    • Posted March 24, 2010
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  • The Second Half: Shapely shortcuts

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist In my Second Half of life, I admit—I take shortcuts. Well, why not? If I can get results with less time or effort and without losing quality, you can bet I’ll grab...

    • Posted March 24, 2010
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  • Green jobs–slow to develop

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association When President Barack Obama vowed to create 5 million green jobs over the next 10 years and made billions of dollars available to...

    • Posted March 24, 2010
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  • Lawsuit by carpenters union targets YouthBuild program

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer Carpenters Local 792 filed a complaint in federal district court March 11, asking that Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc. (CCS), which operates the Rockford YouthBuild program, pay the sum of $48,785.76 as...

    • Posted March 24, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Raising the curtain–part two

    Editor’s note: The following is the second in a two-part series. Part one appeared in the March 17-23, 2010, issue. By Bruce Hammond Co-owner, Sound Concepts Mike Dunn’s Venues Committee report recommends the MetroCentre Authority be renamed...

    • Posted March 24, 2010
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  • Tube Talk: You can learn helpful things from TV

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer When was the last time you learned something truly useful, if not downright valuable, while watching TV? For me it happened last weekend. There’s usually not much I want to watch on...

    • Posted March 24, 2010
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  • Solar bills help state establish power targets

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Three solar bills, written in 2010, will help Illinois establish solar power targets to meet requirements established last year that require the Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to include more solar power....

    • Posted March 24, 2010
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