• Guest Column: Books should be the focus of the library

    By Kara Anderson I am a mother of two young children, and we visit the Rockford Public Library at least once a week. Each time, we bring cloth bags bursting with library books to return, and then...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Entries sought for 72nd Rockford Midwestern Biennial

    Staff Report Rockford Art Museum (RAM) is in search of entries for the Rockford Midwestern Biennial. Deadline is Feb. 1. The Rockford Midwestern, RAM’s 72nd juried biennial exhibition, is open to artists in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky,...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • lllinois is ‘The Prairie State’

    I just want to weigh in on the debate over cutting trees to restore native prairie. I notice that many of the people complaining about the cutting of these trees live in subdivisions adjacent to the preserves...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Hockey: Tales from the Trough: IceHogs finish last three games of road trip with 2 points

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist The Rockford IceHogs continued their improved play in the second half of the season, but only showed 2 points for their efforts in three games. Rockford’s first game of the week took...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Rockford-area students earn Dean’s List honors

    North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the fall term. To be eligible for the list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0 is an A) for the term and...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Libraries walk fine line balancing e-book investments

    By Emily Klonicki “Loaning e-books is like playing with some other kid’s ball on the playground. There is always a risk that the other kid will take back his or her ball and go home.”— Christopher Harris,...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Indie film ‘Dog Jack’ gets local screening

    By Jon McGinty Free-lance Writer Dog Jack, an independent film about a runaway slave and his dog who join the Union Army during the Civil War, was shown in Sycamore, Ill., Jan. 13-16. Encore screenings are scheduled...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • PACed elections unfair to the public

    In 2010, the Supreme Court handed down one of the most destructive rulings in the high court’s history. The 5-4 Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission decision designated corporations as people and money as speech. The...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Prep Basketball: Young J-Hawks rising behind senior leader

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter Rockford Jefferson’s LT Davis knocked a ball loose on defense and had to race against a Machesney Park Harlem player for the ball. Streaking to his right, ahead of the play,...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Guest Column: TRUST and promises kept …

    By Mona Marcinkowski Fox Ridge Subdivision Resident You “assume” as a citizen that the individuals you elect are, in fact, fulfilling their campaign promises once in office; advocate on your behalf, be available to you and your...

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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