• Your Horoscope: Week of Feb. 23-March 1, 2011

    By Denise Guzzardo This Week: Romantic elements are highlighted this week. The shift in the weather and gentle planetary aspects provide smooth sailing for “affairs of the heart.” Those of you who are single will begin to...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
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  • Cubs look to be improved with additions of Garza, Pena

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist As the month of February comes to a close, the Chicago Cubs begin preparing for the 2011 season. Their first Cactus League Spring Training game is this Sunday, Feb. 27. The Cubs...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
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  • The Second Half: How healthy is your heart?

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist There was an interesting Barbara Walters special on television recently, one where she and a few other Second-Half celebrities discussed their diagnoses of heart disease and subsequent surgeries. As a woman in...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
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  • Downtown radio studio launches first broadcasts

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer There’s now live radio in downtown Rockford. Maverick Media has brought three stations to the space formerly occupied by the Nest, 218 E. State St. Stations WNTA (1330-AM), WGFB (103.1-FM) and WXRX...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
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  • Guest Column: Is democracy coming to America?

    Reflections on my trip to Madison Editor’s note: Thousands of protesters have gathered outside the capitol building in Madison, Wis., the past couple of weeks to rally against a bill that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
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  • Hammatt’s challenge: Will 600=3,000?

    By Frank Schier Editor and Publisher Noel Hammatt, a former college teacher, and East Baton Rouge school board member during the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, was the main speaker at the Watchdog for Ethics in Education’s (WEE) “Rally...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
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  • JT’s Bourbon Street Grille celebrates Fourth Annual Black History Dinner

    From press release JT’s Bourbon Street Grille will host a special event to commemorate the Fourth Annual Black History Month Dinner at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1407 N. Main St., Rockford. This year’s theme is...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
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  • Astro-Weather: Week of Feb. 23-March 1, 2011

    By Guy Spiro Wednesday, Feb. 23—Yesterday’s major energy for initiating projects and positive changes along the lines of spirituality will remain with us through today. Those involved in these kinds of things will want to make good...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
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  • Guest Column: Letter to Board of Education and Dr. Sheffield

    By Rachel Leon To the Board of Education representatives and Dr. Sheffield: I am writing as a concerned parent of three sons who attend two different schools in District 205, both of which have been proposed to...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
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  • Lifescape Community Services offers caregiver support group & training

    From press release A six-week support group for family caregivers will be offered by Lifescape Community Services beginning Feb. 24. The sessions will be held Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief...

    • Posted February 23, 2011
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