• Illinois Attorney General sues Westwood College for alleged deceptive marketing

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Jan. 18 against the national, for-profit college Westwood for engaging in deceptive practices that left Chicago-area students with up to $70,000 each in debt...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of Jan. 18-24, 2012

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of Jan. 18-24, 2012 This Week: Venus entered Pisces Jan. 14 and will remain there until Feb. 8. Venus, the planet of love, mixed with no-boundaries/sensitive Pisces, could create some confusion as to...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Oil surplus or scarcity?

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association Iran’s threat to close the Straits of Hormuz would have a major adverse impact on the United States’ economy, which has been built...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Charlotte’s Web presents the April Verch Band at Mendelssohn Jan. 21

    Staff Report April Verch doesn’t just perform music, she exudes it! The internationally renowned Canadian fiddler, singer, songwriter and stepdancer has a passion for performing, and her goal is to touch the lives of those listening. Charlotte’s...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Raw Energy: Why a raw diet can help cut down on acidity

    By Brenda Richter Everyone knows it’s healthy to eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day. That isn’t a new concept. The raw food diet simply suggests these foods should be most of what we eat. When you...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District announces annual tree sale

    Staff Report Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual tree sale is under way for 2012. Each year, the district sells bare-root tree, evergreen and shrub seedlings and transplants to increase efforts to provide energy conservation...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Editorial: Forest Preserve District ignores questions about clear-cutting

    • Rationalizing a tree massacre By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher In light of the controversy over the clear-cutting in various Winnebago County forest preserves, The Rock River Times asked the concerned citizens living around the Roland...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Destruction of forest preserves is shocking

    I am writing about the ongoing destruction of one of the Rockford area’s most precious assets: the Winnebago County forest preserves. I have been walking in the preserves for more than 20 years. I have enjoyed many...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Radon gas — a leading cause of cancer: January is National Radon Action Month

    Staff Report The World Health Organization and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced a call to action for Americans to test their homes for radon gas, which has recently been identified as the leading cause of lung...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Pro Football: NFL championship picks: 49ers, Ravens headed to Super Bowl

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist The teams are now set for both the AFC and NFC championship games. I, for one, could not be happier with the results. Even though last week I didn’t pick the Giants...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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