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  • Gardening News: Six things to do now for a better garden next year

    By Melinda Myers Gardening Expert, TV & Radio Host, Author and Columnist As the summer garden season nears an end, don’t let your guard down. Keeping up with a few basic chores can improve your landscape’s beauty...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Real Estate News: RE/MAX Professional Advantage of Byron moves to new office

    Staff Report ELGIN, Ill. — RE/MAX Professional Advantage, a top real estate brokerage in Byron, Ill., moved to a new location in August to help strengthen its leading position in the city. The real estate agents at...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Midwest Museum of Natural History explores South America Sept. 29

    Staff Report SYCAMORE, Ill. — South America: packed with lush tropical rainforests, monkeys, parrots and exotic flowers, right? That’s true, but there’s much more to this amazing continent! Join the Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore,...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Yoga Rockford: The heart of yoga

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio What is yoga, and why do we practice? “Yoga” is translated from Sanskrit as “union.” The eight aspects of the yoga practice are set up to unite and align our outer...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2011

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2011 This Week: The new moon Sept. 27 had so many distraught planetary activities, there isn’t enough room on this page to list them all. What they did invoke...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2011

    Irene Vulliger, 89, Rockford, 9/16/11 William Frueh, 67, Rockford, 9/16/11 Bobbi Berry Flood, 41, Rockford, 9/16/11 Francis Lundstrom, 75, Machesney Park, 9/16/11 George Teche, 95, Rockton, 9/16/11 Richard Koelker, 65, Rockford, 9/17/11 Marion Becker, 87, Winnebago, 9/17/11...

    • Posted September 28, 2011
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  • Tax hike not enough to pull Illinois out of debt

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Adam Andrzejewski says he’s not surprised by a new report showing that Illinois remains in a fiscal black hole despite a 67-percent personal income tax increase approved by...

    • Posted September 27, 2011
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  • Benefit for hit-and-run victim Oct. 1 at Whiskey’s Roadhouse

    By Amanda McNally Family and friends of Kelli Cipolla, will be throwing a benefit and Poker Run in her honor from 10 a.m. to bar closing time, Saturday, Oct. 1 at Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St.,...

    • Posted September 27, 2011
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  • SwedishAmerican to host free breast cancer event Oct. 3

    Online Staff Report SwedishAmerican Health System’s Center for Women will present a free breast cancer awareness event on Monday, Oct. 3. “Planting the Seeds of Hope” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s Restaurant,...

    • Posted September 27, 2011
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  • Speaker on autism, Alyson Beytien, in Freeport Sept. 29

    Online Staff Report RAMP (www.rampil.org) and the Parent Mentor Project with Freeport School District 145, welcome Alyson Beytien, a nationally-known speaker on the topic of autism. She will speak from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, at the...

    • Posted September 27, 2011
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