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  • Gardening News: U of I Extension offers four spring gardening programs

    Staff Report University of Illinois Extension is starting off the gardening season by offering four programs to help you get your garden ready. The spring gardening series offers “Sustainable Lawn Care,” “Vegetable Garden Planning,” “Bug Invaders of...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Great-great-grandson of serial killer to speak, sign books March 31 at Tinker

    Staff Report Jeff Mudgett, the great-great-grandson of serial killer Herman Mudgett (a.k.a. Dr. H.H. Holmes) will give a short talk and sign books from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 31, in the Visitor Center of Rockford’s...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Red Cross names new executive director

    The Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross in Rockford has named Lisa Ramsby as the new executive director, beginning her duties as of March 26. Ramsby comes to the Red Cross after serving in various...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • New Path and Trail Map unveiled

    Staff Report Rockford Park District and the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District (WCFPD) have unveiled a new Path and Trail Map of Winnebago County. The fold-out map contains extensive information about the 45 miles of paths and...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • NIU School of Theatre and Dance presents ‘Mrs. Packard’

    Staff Report DEKALB, Ill. — Elizabeth Packard’s name may be obscure to students of local history, but her fight for women’s rights and the rights of the mentally ill in the mid-1800s led to significant changes in...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • March 29, April 19 meetings to explore creation of paddling club

    Staff Report MONROE, Wis. — The Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation (FPRF) will host informational meetings about starting a canoe and kayak club in southwestern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, and...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Marla Wilson thanks supporters

    I have just ended a three-year campaign in an effort to serve as Illinois Senator for the 34th District. In that time, I have forged many new and meaningful relationships and saw firsthand the enormous need in...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Real Estate News: Statewide home sales increase 25.4 percent in February

    Staff Report A surge of activity on Leap Day drove home sales to even higher levels in the state, according to data collected by the Illinois Association of Realtors. The association released numbers March 21 for a...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Liberty Day recalls the beginning of our nation

    By State Sen. Christine Johnson Recently, our country celebrated Liberty Day, a day established to engage and educate the American public on the ideals of personal liberty contained within our nation’s founding documents: the Declaration of Independence,...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Park District honors individuals, organizations

    The Rockford Park District held the 2011 Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Community Service Awards March 21 at the Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. Community Service...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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