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  • Planting a memorial tree

    From University of Illinois Extension Garden packet URBANA, Ill.—Beginning with Memorial Day and continuing into June and July, we are in a period of the calendar marked with graduations, reunions, and weddings. It is a time to...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • The Second Half: Tree makes three

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist My regular readers know I plan to live to be 120 years old. Specialists in longevity will tell you it is certainly possible to stay healthy and active, but you have to...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Baseball fans welcome Rockford Foresters in Marinelli Field for 2010 season May 28

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Rockford-area baseball fans have more than one option when it comes to going out to the ol’ ball game this summer. For the first time in three seasons, Marinelli Field will once...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of May 26-June 1, 2010

    This Week: Romantic elements take top priority as we move into the deeper significance as Venus moves into Cancer. We are becoming more in tune with our physical bodies as well as our spiritual minds. With the...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Young Vikings prepare for tennis finals

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist Outside of senior Danny Park, the Guilford Vikings’ boys’ tennis team didn’t have a lot of experience coming in to the season. That lack of experience hurt them in the conference, where...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Winnebago County reports increase in pertussis cases

    From press release The Winnebago County Health Department is reporting a pertussis outbreak (whooping cough). During the first four months of the year, the county averaged one case per month. The month of May has so far...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • OSF Saint Anthony ‘Golden Motion’ fitness program helps flexibility, strength

    From press release The OSF Saint Anthony Center for Sports Medicine and Health Fitness offers “Golden Motion,” a conditioning fitness program for people ages 55 or older, twice a week at the OSF Center for Health, 5510...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Illini Dairy Classic Golf Outing deadline approaching

    From press release URBANA, Ill.—The Seventh Annual Illini Dairy Classic Golf Outing will take place at noon, Friday, June 11, at the University of Illinois Orange Course in Savoy. The Illini Dairy Classic Golf Outing supports the...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Chicago Blackhawks win a shot for the Stanley Cup

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist After sweeping the San Jose Sharks 4-0 in the Western Conference finals on Sunday (May 23) the Chicago Blackhawks will square off against the winner of the Eastern Conference, either Montreal or...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Making a difference in a down economy: Illinois phone donations help support domestic violence prevention

    By Carolyn Schamberger A woman is beaten every 15 minutes in the United States. Additionally, one out of every three women in America will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. To make matters worse, studies show that...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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