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  • FOIA tweak could make getting info tougher

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Ed Fleck said he believes the numbers on his water bill now. But in 2010, Fleck and a handful of other people in tiny Wapella questioned whether the...

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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  • On the Waterfront festival set for Sept. 1-4

    Staff Report The annual On the Waterfront (OTW) music festival kicks off Thursday, Sept. 1, with the Rock Allegiance Tour on the Great Lawn Stage at Davis Park in downtown Rockford. Live musical performances, entertainment, food, carnival...

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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  • Guest Column: Rockford Public Schools’ new athletic policy: Failure on Demand

    By Tim Hughes The Rockford Board of Education recently announced that sports are more important than education. What other conclusion can one draw from its new athletic eligibility policy code name “Failure on Demand,” which allows students...

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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  • Lawson Self Storage, Captain Kirk to hold auction

    Editor’s note: Lawson Self Storage was the winner of The Rock River Times’ “Free Ads for Year Contest,” held in July. Every ad placed in each issue of the paper during the month of July was entered...

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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  • Prep Football: Titans overcome struggles to top Hononegah

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter The first half of Rockford Boylan and Rockton Hononegah’s NIC-10 football opener Aug. 26 was riddled with penalties and turnovers that kept the score tied at 0-0 as the second quarter...

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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  • Additional VOC well samples to be taken after second town hall meeting

    By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer In the days following the town hall meeting to discuss options for residents who may have tainted wells containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on Rockford’s west side, the Winnebago County Health...

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2011

    Brian Bennett, 46, Rockford, 8/19/11 Henrietta Hoeffer, 74, Rockford, 8/19/11 Michael Fay, 61, Rockford, 8/20/11 Jeff Smith, 59, Rockford, 8/20/11 Daniel Cooney, 18, Rockford, 8/20/11 Leah Papke, 87, Rockton, 8/20/11 Mildred Wenberg, 102, Rockford, 8/20/11 Donald Van...

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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  • Dallas firefighters give thanks for article about fallen Dallas firefighter and his son

    Editor’s note: The following letters were sent to Sports Columnist Doug Halberstadt in response to his Aug. 24-30 article, “Son of fallen firefighter to throw ceremonial first pitch for Texas Rangers.” Doug, Thank you for taking the...

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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  • Yoga Rockford: The totality of yoga

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio “What would you like to gain from this class?” is what I ask new students on a registration card as they enter the studio. Answers vary: flexibility, stronger core, peace of...

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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  • China dominates the green economy

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association Worldwatch report 185 focused on the green economy and green jobs in China. It addressed greening activities in energy, transportation and forestry. China...

    • Posted August 31, 2011
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