• To the Editor: Bullying teachers is not productive

    I attended the May 13th Signal Hill neighborhood meeting with Superintendent Sheffield as the guest speaker. Here are some of my observations and impressions. Dr. Sheffield’s goals for improving the quality of education in Rockford are notable...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • To the Editor: 17th Congressional District needs Bobby Schilling

    In November of 2009, Quincynews.org did a poll that showed that only 40 percent of 15,000 random residential registered voters would vote to put Phil Hare back in office in 2010. Most telling was how Independents voted....

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • To the Editor: The House is ready to vote on gambling bills

    Legislators have been called back to work on the budget next week, and one of the first things they are scheduled to do is consider a video gambling bill (HB 4927). Gambling is an unstable source of...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • An odd assortment of thrifties (which means being more green)

    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 May 26, 2010
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  • Hot Fest for Hospice seeks salsa team sponsors

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Organizers for Hot Fest for Hospice are in need of salsa-making team sponsors for this year’s event. Hot Fest for Hospice is a day-long salsa-making contest and live music festival. It is...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Theater Review: Chuck Smith directs The Good Negro at The Goodman

    By Edith McCauley Theater Critic Resident Director Chuck Smith’s career in theater reflects his lifelong devotion to the arts. His directing credits include productions at ETA, Black Ensemble Theater, Northlight Theatre, MPAACT, Congo Square Theatre, The New...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Discovery Center wins campaign, new logo and branding

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Discovery Center Museum has been named the winner of Nadi Creative Branding Group’s Design-for-Community contest. The organization was awarded $50,000 design and branding services for 2010. With the award, the Discovery Center...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • 39th Annual Young at Heart Festival kicks off summer, May 28-30

    From press release LOVES PARK–The Young at Heart Festival, presented by Trickie Enterprises and held each Memorial Day weekend, will kick off the summer festival season in the Rockford region for the 39th year Friday, May 28,...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Literary Hook: Double happiness: May at The Clearing

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet May is a marvel at The Clearing. Bright blue skies hover over Green Bay, Wis., no longer green but various shades of blue twinkling in the sunny, 70-degree weather. Blue also...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Greg Herriges at JustGoods Listening Room on May 28

    From press release Greg Herriges, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, will give a solo concert at 7 p.m., Friday, May 28, at JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St., Rockford. In addition to guitar, he performs on bouzouki (Greek lute) and does...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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