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  • Environmental Hall of Fame inducts TRRT and Winnebago County

    By Frank Schier Editor and Publisher Two years in a row! Last year, Illinois Renewable Energy Association President and Vice-President Drs. Bob and Sonia Vogl were the honorees and inducted into the National, Illinois and Chicago Environmental...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Freeport mayor: TIF can work when not used politically

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer After reading “Rockford’s TIF report card: Negative balances will drain public funds” in the May 19-25 issue, which outlined how a number of Rockford’s failing tax increment financing (TIF) districts will...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Rockton’s next step uncertain after Rock Energy case is dismissed

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer After 17th Circuit Judge Ed Prochaska (R) dismissed a lawsuit against Janesville-based Rock Energy Cooperative last month, village leaders appear poised to take the dispute to appellate court. In 2005, village...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Breaking the stalemate on carbon emissions

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association Howard Latin, a professor at Rutgers Law School, has been studying, speaking and writing on energy policies and global climate change for several...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Community news and notes: Week of May 26-June 1, 2010

    Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Rockford recently donated a 50-gallon bin of discarded hair to Matter of Trust, an organization using hair to help clean up the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of May 26-June 1, 2010

    George Simcox, 97, Rockford, 5/14/10 Douglas DeVoe, 59, Rockford, 5/14/10 Dorothy Cruse, 65, Rockford, 5/15/10 Adelina Monreal, 71, Rockford, 5/16/10 Naigowski Alvera, 87, Rockford, 5/16/10 Marvin Borgman, 77, Rockford, 5/16/10 Claudius Williams, 16, Rockford, 5/16/10 Geraldine Olson,...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • OSF/RMH merger to halt emergency contraception for rape victims?

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer While top executives from OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and Rockford Health System tout OSF’s proposed merger with Rockford Memorial Hospital (RMH) as win-win for the region’s health care industry, the...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Left Justified: Memorial Day

    By Stanley Campbell Happy Memorial Day, and if you are a disabled American veteran, you’ll soon be one of the war dead that the public is memorializing. Vets lobbying the government for vets’ rights created our veterans’...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Freedom is not free

    By Dr. Mark DePue “Freedom is not free,” writes William W. (Bill) Smith of Quincy, Ill., whenever he signs his book, A Moment in Time. Bill speaks with considerable authority on the subject of freedom, having two-and-a-half...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • To the Editor: Final respects to a veteran

    It has come to my attention that we Americans seem to not know how to pay final respects to a veteran. As we enter the month of May, many of us will remember Memorial Day as just...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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