• Left Justified: Without governor’s veto, Illinois will be a gambler’s paradise

    By Stanley Campbell I think the governor will go against his promise and sign the gambling bill, unless there is an outpouring of telephone calls. And it appears the moneyed interests are winning, at least in the...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • Minor League Baseball: ’Hawks host hot dog-eating contest July 4

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist A prominent U.S. car manufacturer once had the marketing slogan, “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.” The Rockford RiverHawks will be incorporating two of those iconic American standards for their game...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • Mr. Green Car: Polluting for pleasure

    By Allen Penticoff Free-lance Writer This will be another column full of mea culpa — I will be railing against something I have been involved with for nearly my entire life and continue to do. I doubt...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • Q & A with John Corabi

    * Former Mötley Crüe lead vocalist, guitarist special guest at July 1 ‘RIPT Reunited in Honor of Verne Smith’ event at Giovanni’s Editor’s note: Rockford Rocked and Darkhouse Productions will present “RIPT Reunited in Honor of Verne...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • To Your Health!: SwedishAmerican embraces holistic approach

    By Richard S. Gubbe She’s a pioneer of a higher order in medicine, someone who brought legitimacy to the holistic health field in the region. Cathy Keith, director of EAM grant administration and Holistic Health Services for...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • The Second Half: The trials of tanning

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist Summer’s here, and everybody’s talking about tanning products: you see print ads, commercials, and displays at every store. Even the TV news shows are yapping about it. From March through November, magazines...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • Theater Review: ‘Doubt, a Parable’—drama at its best at Pec Playhouse

    By Edith McCauley Theater Critic The choice of Doubt, a Parable is a significant step in the growth of Pec Playhouse as a professional theater. The recent production, Twelve Angry Men, also reached a level of dramatic...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • Guest Column: Illinois needs a concealed carry law

    By Tom Gentry With the passage of concealed carry in Wisconsin, Illinois now stands alone in denying law-abiding citizens the right to bear arms for self-defense. Illinois’ own concealed carry bill, H.B. 148, failed to gain the...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in Byron July 5-6

    Staff Report OREGON, Ill.—The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be in Byron, Ill., July 5-6. The Care Mobile is a medical and dental office on wheels, providing services to children ages newborn through 18. The Care Mobile...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • AAA projects 2.5 percent decrease in Fourth of July travel

    By AAA Helena, Mont.—AAA forecasts 39 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 2.5 percent decline from the 40 million people who traveled a year ago. The...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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