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  • Caraotta Chiropractic: Accidents and disc injuries

    By Dr. Jacob Caraotta and Dr. Christen Bowman Dear Dr. Caraotta and Dr. Bowman: I had a car accident last October and had right shoulder and arm pain that ran down to my fingers. I went to...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Is it ‘a best eco-intention’ or a step backward?—part one

    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 December 29, 2010
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  • Dec. 30 ‘Guitar Showdown’ Big Cities’ final bash at current location

    From press release Crossroads Blues Society (CBS) is sponsoring a final blues bash celebration at Big Cities Lounge, 905 E. State St., Rockford, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30. The theme for the evening will be...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Left Justified: Things I’d like to do in 2011

    By Stanley Campbell These are some of the things I would like to do next year. These are NOT resolutions; more like gentle reminders, suggestions or wishes. 1. Host a film festival—I’d like to help host a...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Cut small business costs in the New Year

    From press release As the New Year approaches, companies are taking the time to re-evaluate their budgets in preparation for 2011. Many small business owners are determining which business costs are expendable and focusing on how to...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Zones working for Rockford sports

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist After the Rockford Public Schools re-instituted the zone system to determine who goes to school where, many thought it might hurt some schools’ ability to be competitive. With the zones in full...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • On Music: Artists pay tribute to Teena Marie

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Just hours after R&B great Teena Marie died, a host of her contemporaries were busy writing public tributes to the singer. Marie died Sunday, Dec. 26, of what has been announced as...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Goodwill Industries prepares for year-end donations

    From press release As families make way for new holiday gifts, many take the opportunity to also increase their income tax deductions. One of the busiest donation days for Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois has repeatedly been...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Week 17 NFL picks: Bears will beat Packers, Vikings will top Lions

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Admittedly, this hasn’t been one of my best years for picking the winners in the NFL games. Mercifully, the regular season comes to a close this weekend. The big game for local...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Symphony announces annual student concerto competition

    From press release Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) has announced the RSO/Rock Valley College Concerto Competition scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The competition offers the opportunity for regional music students to compete for three cash awards. The...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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