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  • Debating a decarbonized economy

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association With the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, India and China became more open to economic involvements with the United States....

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Parents need to hold school district accountable

    By Janet Buchanan What is really going on in our public school classrooms? As a teeny, tiny percentile, a parent of two children in the RPS District 205 for the past 11 years, my children and I...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • The Second Half: Poetic musings for the mature

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist I’m not a poet. I know lots of folks in their Second Half who write poetry—some for their kids/grandkids/great-grandkids, some for publication, and some just to feed that creative spot in their...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Senate Bill 510: a threat to your free choice of food?—part two

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor S.510, just passed as H.R. 2751,  the Food Safety Modernization Act, passed by the House Dec. 22, as of press time was not signed by President Barack Obama, but he is expected...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Youth Charity Jam deadline Jan. 30, scholarship deadline Feb. 1

    From press release Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) is looking for teen-aged bands to audition Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, for the 2011 RAMI Youth Charity Jam. At least two-thirds of the band members must be 19 years...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • 2010 offered many memorable sports moments

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist This is the time of year when sports writers love to take a look back at the last 12 months and review some of the events that grabbed the headlines. I’m no...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Secretary of State Jesse White reminds Illinoisans to register with Emergency Contact Database

    From press release Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding Illinoisans to register with the Emergency Contact Database, allowing the public to voluntarily enter their emergency contact information through the Secretary of State’s website at www.cyberdriveillinois.com. The...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Illinois is broken—let’s fix it!

    By Joe Terrell Shhh! Listen…  do you hear what I hear? That sound is a massive freight train bearing down on the people of Illinois. We are bound to the tracks, and we are in trouble. 2011...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Local TV station offers free tickets to Dec. 30 IceHogs game

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist WIFR Channel 23 is giving the residents of northern Illinois a belated Christmas present tomorrow night (Dec. 30). They have bought out the MetroCentre and are giving away free tickets to the...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Downtown venues offer First Friday events Jan. 7

    From press release Downtown Rockford venues will offer their next installment of First Friday coordinated events from 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Jan. 7. The following venues will participate: Sullivan Theater, 118 N. Main St.—Rockford Sketch Comedy...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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