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  • Bickford House starts monthly Family Support Group April 4

    Online Staff Report Bickford House. 960 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, will hold its first Family Support Group at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, with co-host Peak Professional Health Services. Each month a guest speaker will highlight aspects...

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • Adults to get self-defense classes from Elite Defense Systems

    Online Staff Report Elite Defense Systems (EDS) is scheduled to hold a 7-8 p.m. adults’ self-defense class April 3-24 through Rock Valley College (RVC). The class is a response to the rising number of assaults that have...

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • Jeet Kune Do masters featured at JKD Summit Seminar March 30-April 1

    Online Staff Report Bruce Lee enthusiasts and those who follow his self-defense system, Jeet Kune Do (JKD), will be treated to five JKD masters teaching at the JKD Summit Seminar March 30-April 1 at the Holiday Inn...

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • Bill to prevent recyclable metal thefts passes state House

    Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — House Bill 3825, designed to tighten regulations and penalties regarding recyclable metal purchases, passed the Illinois House earlier this week. The bill is co-sponsored by state Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford/Belvidere. H.B....

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • State park fees needed for maintenance, according to advocates and lawmakers

    By Anthony Brino Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Those interested in visiting state parks in Illinois may have to pay a fee to offset a cut in funding to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)....

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of March 28-April 3, 2012

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of March 28-April 3, 2012 This Week: Mercury goes direct April 4, with the same vengeance as it did coming in. Those elements that have rocked everything to the core for the last...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Gun bans promote more violence by criminals

    Recently, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the University of Colorado’s campus gun ban violated the 2003 state law that entitles residents with permits to carry concealed weapons. According to conventional wisdom, advanced by our liberal...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Primary election stinks worse than Winnebago Landfill

    By Nichole Larison Sammon Fox Ridge Subdvision resident The 2012 primary election with the ballot size error and the handling of the known error is just another example of Winnebago County government incompetence. While other parts of...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Unconventional oil is proving costly

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association The World Energy Outlook of 2010 concluded that global production of conventional oil reached its peak in 2006 and is unlikely to reach...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Hockey: Tales from the Trough: ’Hogs win three games in three days, new and old faces appear

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist The Rockford IceHogs have kept their playoff hopes alive by winning three games in three days, including a double-header against the Houston Aeros. After Rockford fell to Houston 4-3 Friday, March 16,...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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