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  • Pecatonica River Clean-Up re-scheduled for Aug. 28

    Online Staff Report The Eighth Annual Pecatonica River Clean-Up in Freeport has been re-scheduled for Aug. 28 because of recent flooding. The event was originally scheduled for July 30-31. The clean-up, organized by the United Sportsmen’s Youth...

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • Midway Village profiles historic gardens, landscapes July 30-31

    Online Staff Report Enjoy the Heritage Gardens and Natural Areas while in full bloom from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford. Bring the family and...

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • Elkhorn Creek Butterfly Festival July 30

    Online Staff Report Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve invites you to join them for a fun, informative, family-friendly afternoon to explore the preserve for the many butterflies that are found there. From 1-5 p.m., Saturday, July 30, participants...

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • July 28 Music in the Park concert moved indoors

    Online Staff Report The free Sounds of Summer Music in the Park performance by the Rhythm Rockets, scheduled for 7:30 p.m., July 28, at Sinnissippi Park, has been moved indoors to Guilford High School auditorium, 5620 Spring...

    • Posted July 28, 2011
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  • Rockton hosts music and art festival benefiting local athletic fields July 30

    Online Staff Report A music and art festival with local bands will converge in downtown Rockton from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 30, at Settler’s Park on East Hawick Street to “Rock 4 the Rockton...

    • Posted July 28, 2011
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  • Illinois Attorney General nets two arrests in child porn operation

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) announced two suspects, one from Sangamon County and another from Will County, are the 23rd and 24th arrests in “Operation Glass House” as part of the...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Thanks to Pecatonica Fire Department

    Thank you to the first responders of the Pecatonica Fire Department for assisting one of our patients in a time of crisis. During the late night of July 19, as the heat intensity grew, the power went...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Guest Column: Criticism of joke strikes both ways

    By Tim Hughes The barrage of criticism and outrage against State Sen. Dave Syverson for his unfortunate “Mohammed” joke raises several questions. If, as the critics argued, it is wrong for a public figure to perpetuate contempt...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • First American Credit Union awards scholarships

    First American Credit Union recently awarded four stateline area high school graduates with $1,000 scholarships. Each student’s nominated teacher also received a $250 “Class of Excellence Award” to enhance their educational enrichment programs or purchase classroom supplies....

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Baseball: Steve Trout at Little Cubs Field July 31 for Charity Challenge Homerun Derby

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist A long-running debate in the game of baseball continues to be whether it is more entertaining for a fan to watch a great pitchers’ duel or a homerun derby. I’d prefer a...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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