• Mental Health Fair Oct. 1 at CherryVale Mall

    Staff Report The second annual Mental Health Fair will be at CherryVale Mall in Cherry Valley from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, in recognition of National Mental Illness Awareness Week. The event will feature...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Guest Column: Politicians: “William Charles always a ‘Good Neighbor’”

    By Nichole Larison Sammon Fox Ridge Subdivision resident William Charles, through its numerous public statements concerning the proposed asphalt plant in the East State Street Quarry, wants residents of Winnebago County to have faith in the fact...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Mental Illness Awareness Week starts Oct. 1

    Staff Report Mental Illness Awareness Week is the first week in October, and as the month proceeds, several events are planned to increase public awareness of a problem that is always in our midst. The Art of...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Tour of Solar Places set for Saturday, Oct. 1

    Staff Report What’s it like to produce your own electricity from the sun and the wind? To live with an independent energy system? Do you need to change your lifestyle? Will the system change the appearance of...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Cider & Cinnamon Arts and Crafts Fair Oct. 1-2

    Staff Report Edgebrook’s 37th Cider & Cinnamon Arts and Crafts Fair is set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. Visit Edgebrook merchants and...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Guest Column: No tears for Blago

    By John Russell Ghrist Next month, when former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is sentenced for political corruption, I won’t be feeling any remorse for him. I’ll still be busy trying to put my life back together for...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • New director at Red Cross Rock River Chapter

    American Red Cross Rock River Chapter Executive Director Jeff Reinke announced he is resigning his position at the end of this month, taking a directorship in the private sector. The Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Volunteers needed to fight child abuse and neglect in Winnebago County

    Staff Report Be a child’s voice in court. Be a CASA volunteer. Winnebago County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) will hold fall training beginning October 2011. Most classes will be in the evening. A commitment of one-and-a-half...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Illinois residents will be ‘solar inspired’ at world’s largest solar energy event Oct. 1

    Staff Report CHICAGO — Be solar inspired! View renewable energy systems in action! The Illinois Solar Tour is a free, self-guided, statewide event that demonstrates how Illinois homes and businesses are using solar, wind, geothermal, passive solar...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Left Justified: Sierra Club invites you!

    By Stanley Campbell Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been protecting the environment of wild places, communities and the planet itself. They are the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. And their...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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