• Vikings hope strong finish carries over in Regional

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist The Guilford Vikings baseball team are the 4th seed heading into the IHSA class 4A regionals this week. But they are playing as well as anyone in the conference heading in. The...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Peak oil–cutting oil consumption and its damages

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association As economic interests pursue dwindling fossil fuels, environmental degradation will intensify. Devastation accelerates as the energy industry seeks new supplies to run our...

    • Posted May 19, 2010
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  • RMAP launches sustainability plan

    From press release The Rockford Metropolitan agency for Planning (RMAP) has released its “Blueprint To a More Sustainable and Dynamic Future in anticipation of National Transportation Day, Friday, May, 21. The Sustainability Blueprint, created in conjunction with...

    • Posted May 19, 2010
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of May 19-25, 2010

    Janet Ross, 52, Rockford, 5/7/10 Wayne Swanson, 62, Rockford, 5/7/10 Betty Lagerquist, 80, Rockford, 5/7/10 Therese Jaeger, 83, Rockford, 5/7/10 Edward Hoffman, 83, Rockford, 5/7/10 Norma Johnson, 76, Rockford, 5/7/10 Halina Brylewski, 79, Rockford, 5/7/10 Gordon Yates,...

    • Posted May 19, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Teachers should be treated with respect

    By Molly Phalen Teachers deserve to be treated as professionals. What happened on April 24 and 25 to hundreds of Rockford Public School teachers was anything but professional. Many of our newest teachers applied for more than...

    • Posted May 19, 2010
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  • To the Editor: Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness thanks our community

    The Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness enjoyed its seventh year under sunny skies on a beautiful Saturday morning. More than 640 people came to NIU Rockford to run, walk, share stories, celebrate the successes of donation,...

    • Posted May 19, 2010
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  • To thed Editor: Help a child—be a CASA volunteer

    Do you have time to volunteer? Are you ready to speak up for a child? Children currently involved in juvenile proceedings in Lee, Carroll and Ogle County are waiting for a child advocate to ensure their right...

    • Posted May 19, 2010
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  • To the Editor: School board members should be ashamed

    Shame on our school board members for giving jobs to unqualified teachers! According to Dr. Sheffield at the Signal Hill neighborhood meeting May 13, she had to release over 500 teachers to rid the district of illegally-placed...

    • Posted May 19, 2010
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  • RVC’s physical Education Center awarded LEED Gold Certification

    From press release The recently-renovated and expanded Physical Education Center (PEC) at Rock Valley College’s (RVC) main campus has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Level Certification for sustainable and green design by...

    • Posted May 19, 2010
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  • Illinois Renewable Energy Association receives grant

    From press release The Illinois Renewable Energy Association, Inc. (IREA) has received a three-year grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF) to continue the Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair. The fair, now in...

    • Posted May 19, 2010
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