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  • Literary Hook: A poem to read around your Thanksgiving table

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet Our lives make up the fabric of gratitude. Every year, we have a feast in honor of gratitude. This poem celebrates that special day. Since I have received positive feedback on...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Guest Column: District 205—Getting the right image

    By Paula Coulahan Laid-off Rockford Teacher Good quotes have a way of being passed down through history, and they apply so many times throughout our lives. One of my favorites is American author and poet Alice Walker’s,...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • On Music: Twitter helps teen idol Justin Bieber sweep American Music Awards

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Pop star Justin Bieber took home four awards last Sunday, Nov. 21, including Artist of the Year, sweeping the American Music Awards (AMA). Bieber, 16, moved past a host of frontrunners such...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • By becoming a better person, Vick on the road to redemption

    By S.C. Zuba Sports Columnist He grew up in Virginia. He played college ball at Virginia Tech. He was drafted No. 1 overall in 2001. He rose to stardom faster than anyone could have predicted. He had...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Guest Column: The Illinois Freedom of (Some) Information Act?

    By Emily Miller Policy and Government Affairs Coordinator, Better Government Association How quickly we forget. In the wake of scandal and corruption at the highest levels of government, Illinois lawmakers passed a law in 2009 bolstering the...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Is your property being downsized?

    By Paul Arena President, Rockford Apartment Association The City of Rockford is in the process of changing zoning designations in various areas of the city. Some of the areas being rezoned are having the zoning reduced to...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Local musicians finalists in national Shake Weight jingle contest

    From press release Shake Weight—the revolutionary new way to shape and tone your arms, shoulders and chest—put out the call for a national jingle contest. The contest required participants to create a unique jingle for the product...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Tales from the Trough: IceHogs end last three games of a five-game road trip with a 1-1-0-1 record

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist After losing both games in San Antonio the previous weekend, the Rockford IceHogs traveled far north to Manitoba for a two-game series against the Moose. These two games will be the last...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Jodi Beach CD release party set for Dec. 1

    From press release Jodi Beach, popular local and regional jazz singer and pianist, has announced the release of her fifth CD recording titled West of the Moon. Accompanying Beach on the recording are her trio members: Jim...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Grandfather clause for zoning chance

    By Conor Brown Government Affairs Director, Rockford Area REALTORS The City of Rockford began the formal process of updating its zoning map, the first major overhaul since 1993. It affects zoning for more than 3,000 of the...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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