• ‘Women in Music’ at Emerson House March 12

    Staff Report The Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center will present its next “Music on Main” concert, “Women in Music” at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, at the historic Emerson House, 420 N. Main St., Rockford. Concertgoers can celebrate...

    • Posted March 7, 2012
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  • Omega Guzzardo: June 6, 1992-March 3, 2012

    By Denise Guzzardo Omega Guzzardo departed her earthly life Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her loving home, Willow Wind Farms in Rockton, Ill. Omega and I were very fortunate to have the caregivers Elaine and Gary Pierce...

    • Posted March 7, 2012
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of March 7-13, 2012

    Evelyn Boden, 83, Rockford, 2/24/12 Wanda Masters, 82, Rockford, 2/24/12 Kenath Peters, 80, Rockford, 2/24/12 Cesira Orazi, 96, Rockford, 2/24/12 Frances Leach, 92, Rockford, 2/24/12 Leslie Johnson, 87, Rockford, 2/24/12 Raymond Hedding, 24, Rockford, 2/25/12 Richard Kowalczyk,...

    • Posted March 7, 2012
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  • Freeport man arrested on cocaine, cannabis charges

    Online Staff Report FREEPORT, Ill. — Robert L. Short, 31, of Freeport, has been arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver (a class 1 felony) and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver...

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • Ammo tax proposal to support Illinois trauma centers gets mixed reaction

    By Anthony Brino Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinoisans, especially those downstate, may need to bite the bullet, so to speak, as lawmakers take aim on an ammunition tax. “The bottom line is we’re talking about...

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra at First Lutheran Church March 5

    Online Staff Report The Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra will be stopping in Illinois as part of their Spring 2012 Midwestern Tour. The orchestra will be in concert at 7 p.m., Monday, March 5, at First Lutheran Church,...

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • Large tornado outbreak swarm expected Friday, March 2

    By AccuWeather.com STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — AccuWeather.com reports tornadoes are forecast to swarm Friday, March 2, through a very large and populated area of the nation, stretching from Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and...

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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