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  • Prisons, mental health facilities saved; Quinn friendlier on budget

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ seven endangered prisons and mental health facilities will stay open for at least the next six months after lawmakers gave Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) the power...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • World AIDS Day Dec. 1: Health Department offers HIV testing

    Online Staff Report World AIDS Day is Thursday, Dec. 1, and approximately 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S. Each year, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV. HIV is still here and it...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • State Senate passes electric rate hikes to underwrite dirty coal

    By Environment Illinois SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate voted Nov. 29 to force Illinois citizens and businesses to purchase power from a proposed coal plant operated by Tenaska, an out-of-state corporation. The bill, S.B. 678, has...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • Local doctor receives Relentless For A Cure Award

    Dr. Harvey Einhorn, along with SwedishAmerican Health System oncology clinics, received The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) “Relentless For A Cure” Award. The presentation took place before the Light the Night Walk Sept. 25 in downtown Rockford....

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • Lifescape offers help in recognition of American Diabetes Month

    Staff Report Without doubt, diabetes is a life-changing condition. With nearly 26 million children and adults in America living with diabetes, and another 79 million at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the disease is taking...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • Guest Column: A lone vote for you on landfill expansion

    By Steve Schultz Winnebago County Board Member (R-2) The Host County Agreement between Winnebago County and Winnebago Landfill Company (a William Charles company) passed at the Nov. 22 meeting by a vote of 24-1. I was the...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • Artists’ Ensemble stages ‘Indian Blood’ Dec. 2-18

    Staff Report Rockford’s Artists’ Ensemble (AE) Theater will present A.R. Gurney’s Indian Blood Dec. 2-18. The nostalgic holiday comedy will be staged in Rockford College’s Clark Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays; 8 p.m., Fridays; 4 and...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • Ads and uncertanties undermine solar investments

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association Fossil fuel interests and their allies are spending millions of dollars on advertising and publications to undermine support for action on climate change...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • Where has all the trust gone?

    Several of our politicians lie before they get into office, spending enormous amounts of money to get there and then selling the people out who elected them. We must have a great many Pinocchios who get into...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • Auto Safety News: Prepared for winter travel?

    By Dom Castaldo, Ph.D. For many East Coast residents, this past season’s hurricanes and subsequent floods were not as devastating for them as they could have been because they were prepared. They stocked up on food, water...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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