• To the Editor: Letter proved the point

    The letter from Mr. Schrum  proved my point about the American way of life. The unions have really hurt this country and still are. Mr. Schrum did the right thing; the first job...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • To the Editor: The Tea Party answers Reggie

    Ramblings from Reggie, Nov. 10-16 column (“An open letter to the Illinois Tea Party movement”) was thoughtful and thought-provoking. As coordinator of the Tea Party to the north of Rockford, let me respond. 1—The Tea Party is...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • To the Editor: Save Land and Water Conservation Fund!

    Many public lands and waters are threatened by development both within and outside their boundaries. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) protects these places, improving fish and wildlife habitat while giving all Americans better access to...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • To the Editor: The old shell game

    Whenever the citizens (taxpayers) of Rockford are against something, our city leaders are usually for it. (Video and off-track betting and the pending adult book store.) Why? Because it generates more coffer money to be wasted upon...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • To the Editor: Private armies fulfill a need

    Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to the Guest Column “Blackwater/Xe flees Jo Daviess County, but training continues” by Dan Kenney in the Nov. 17-23 issue. This is a comment on the Guest Column by...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • OK, let’s catch some bugs

    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 November 24, 2010
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  • Norman, Pretzels look to push the pace

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist The Pretzels used size and strength last year to be the only team to top the Boylan Titans in the conference last season. If the Pretzels hope to stay among the top...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Guards ready to lead Belvidere North

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist Two years ago, the Belvidere North Blue Thunder were competing in the sectionals, leading to high expectations for last season. But the Blue Thunder had a hard time living up to those...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Knights among conference favorites

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist Despite graduating their leading scorer, the Auburn Knights are well ahead of the game this year. As practice started a year ago, it was all unknowns for the Knights. There was not...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Continuity key for Vikings’ chances

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist At most schools, a change in coaches leads to major changes in strategy and philosophy, and eventually growing pains for the new coach and team. At Guilford, the change to new Head...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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