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  • Timber Lake Playhouse stages ‘Children of Eden’

    – Show runs July 28-Aug. 7 at theater in Mount Carroll, Ill. Staff Report MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) presents the heartwarming musical adaption of the Book of Genesis, Children of Eden. From the...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Renewable Energy: Solar electricity shines at the Energy Fair

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association Economic, social, health and environmental costs continue to mount, indicating our high-energy lifestyles cannot be sustained over the long run. As German Chancellor...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Forest City Queen offers ‘Cruisin’ on the Rock’ series

    Staff Report A unique view with a different theme each time you set sail — it’s a brand-new experience being offered by the Rockford Park District Foundation. “Cruisin’ on the Rock” is a series of themed cruises...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Guest Column: Children left in car demonstrates a safety problem

    By Norman Bleed In mid-April in The Rock River Times, Shannon Symonds wrote movingly how, on April 1, she exited a big-box store to find a 10-day-old and a toddler alone in the car next to hers....

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Ed Wells misses the point

    Ed Wells is once again banging the drum for applying Band-Aids to the symptoms of society’s ills, rather than doing surgery on the cause. The Rockford Register Star ran a headline that read, “Arrest rate is 20...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Youth Hockey: Street named in honor of Rockford Icemen hockey team

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Getting presented the key to the city is a pretty big honor. Many people have collected them. Getting a street named in your honor is even bigger. Only a few have experienced...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Rockford Health Physicians-Byron opens Aug. 1

    Rockford Health Physicians-Byron, at 130 Kysor Drive, will see its first patients Aug. 1. The clinic will include basic imaging and lab services and a prescription vending machine to high-volume medications. Karen Gellada, M.D., Family Practice Specialist,...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Freedom Field summer interns to make presentations Aug. 1

    Staff Report Interns at Rockford’s Freedom Field Renewable Energy will present reports of their summer activities from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1, at Freedom Field, 3333 Kishwaukee St., building No. 9. Refreshments will be provided....

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Biking: BMX tournament in Rockford contending for ‘World’s Best Sporting Event’

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Nearly every day there is something new on the Internet that you can vote on and help win money or be named the best at. One of the most noted was when...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Super Congress is unconstitutional

    The Huffington Post recently printed an article called “Super Congress’: Debt Ceiling Negotiators Aim To Create New Legislative Body.” This new division of lawmakers includes six members of both chambers/parties that, in order to get legislation passed...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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