• Guest Column: ZBA asphalt decision made in advance?

    By Nichole Larison Sammon Fox Ridge Subdivision resident The Winnebago County Zoning Board of Appeals’ final hearing on a special-use permit for William Charles Construction to build an asphalt plant in the old Schlicting Quarry on East...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Too many margaritas for Buffet?

    Warren Buffett has had too many margaritas. His complaint that billionaires have been “coddled” tax-wise smacks of drunkenness or senility. After all, if he wants to give the government more money, all he needs to do is...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Real estate agent earns professional designation

    Julie Snyder, a broker with RE/MAX Property Source in Rockford, has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation after completing extensive training designed to assist homeowners facing foreclosure and to help home buyers in purchasing...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Guest Column: Postal Service needs prompt action to remain viable

    By Charles Miller District Manager, U.S. Postal Service Lakeland District “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night … will stay us from the swift completion of our appointed rounds.” For more than 235 years,...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Theater Review: Pec Playhouse stages ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

    By Edith McCauley Theater Critic Described as a “Grown-up Fairy Tale,” Once Upon a Mattress is the musical version of a familiar tale. Director James Radloff Jr. has assembled an amazing cast for Pec Playhouse’s production. His...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Theater Review: Fireside presents the rollicking ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’

    By Edith McCauley Theater Critic As friend Julian Swain often said, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the best production of dance ever mounted. The dynamic dancers, especially the males, bring to the stage energy not often...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Guest Column: Step into the garden dedicated to common good

    By Dan Kenney Last week was a troubling week. Tuesday, Sept. 13, what many thought was confirmed — that the federal government actually spends more when it outsources services to the private sector. A report completed by...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • World War II Days Sept. 24-25 at Midway Village

    Staff Report Midway Village Museum will present World War II Days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25. More than 900 World War II re-enactors will...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • ‘State of the Arts’ set for Oct. 5

    Staff Report Rockford Area Arts Council invites you to a “State of the Arts” luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort, 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford. Schedule is as follows: 11-11:30 a.m., networking; noon to 1...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Tinker exhibit opens at Burpee Museum Sept. 23

    Staff Report PAST/Forward: The Art of Place, Space and Imagination Tinker Juried Art Exhibit will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 30 in the Mahlburg Gallery at the Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St.,...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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