• Oct. 2 Walk to Remember honors children lost in early childhood

    Online Staff Report Walk to Remember, a memorial event in honor of children lost through stillbirth, early infant death, early childhood death, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, will be Sunday, Oct. 2. The walk and ceremony begins at...

    • Posted September 30, 2011
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  • Illinois prisons at bursting point if Logan closes

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Closing the Logan Correctional Center may save Illinois taxpayers $9 million in the short term, but potential lawsuits resulting from overcrowding and civil rights violations could burden the...

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • Free Museum Day Sept. 29 as Riverfront Museum Park celebrates 20 years

    Online Staff Report Riverfront Museum Park will be open to the public for a free Museum Day from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29. As part of the park’s 20th anniversary celebration, the public is invited...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Lots of concerns, few answers in Quinn closing plan that would eliminate 2,660 jobs, $300 million in economic activity

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — New reports from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s (D) administration say closing seven state facilities will cost Illinois 2,660 jobs and nearly $300 million in lost economic activity. The...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Poet/songwriter performs lunchtime show Sept. 29 at Katie’s Cup

    Online Staff Report Lancaster, Pa., native poet and songwriter Jessica Smucker will perform a lunchtime show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, at Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., Rockford. Smucker’s songs have been described...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Low-cost pet vaccine clinic at Northwest Community Center Sept. 30

    Online Staff Report SPAY Illinois is hosting a low-cost pet vaccine clinic Friday, Sept. 30, at Northwest Community Center, 1325 N. Johnson Ave., Rockford. The clinic will run from11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is a walk-in...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Environmental Law and Policy Center a powerful voice on energy issues

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association In 2001, the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) released its report, “Repowering the Midwest,” calling for energy reforms, including the promotion of...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • IEPA to investigate groundwater, Amerock

    • TRRT discovers five drainage lines emptying into Kent Creek, seemingly from Amerock property By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has launched two investigations, one into groundwater pollution in the area...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • World War II re-enactor honors his father, veterans

    Last weekend, Sept. 24-25, Rockford’s Midway Village Museum hosted the country’s largest World War II re-enactment (see pictures on page B4). A number of veterans’ groups participated in the event. One participant, Kevin J. McCarthy, granted us...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Pianist Valentina Lisitsa opens Mendelssohn season Sept. 30

    Staff Report Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center launches its 2011-2012 concert season with Valentina Lisitsa, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at Court Street United Methodist Church. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students. Groups...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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