• Prep Basketball: Van Vleet snub part of bigger issue

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter Rockford Auburn’s Fred Van Vleet averaged 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists at the IHSA Class 4A State Finals. This is after averaging 21 points and nearly 8 assists all...

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  • Read his actions, not his lips

    This year we will witness a very negative presidential campaign. Barack Obama’s dismal record requires that he rely on distortions and outright lies to convince voters that he has accomplished something. Most of his first term was...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Real Estate News: RE/MAX: Commercial real estate shows positive signs

    Staff Report CHICAGO — Northern Illinois can expect fewer empty storefronts in 2012. Renters will have fewer vacant apartments from which to choose and should expect to pay more to rent the units that are on the...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Guest Column: DNR needs new approach to CWD in deer

    By David Wiehle Note: This is the first in a series of articles about CWD. This info is from “Illinois Chronic Wasting Disease 2009-2010 Surveillance/Management Summary,” available from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. “Prior to July...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Theater Review: Fireside’s ‘9 to 5’ — a musical version of the comic movie

    By Edith McCauley Theater Critic Currently playing at The Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson, Wis., Dolly Parton’s hit Broadway musical, 9 to 5, presents audiences with some lively country music that gives a new aspect to the...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Left Justified: Summer thoughts in springtime

    By Stanley Campbell Steve Stadelman won!? How did that newcomer beat two well-known Democrat candidates for State Senate? I heard a campaign manager chortle: “He will need a lot more signs to get any significant vote tally.”...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Soil & Water Conservation holds annual meeting

    The Winnebago County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) held its 71st Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon Friday, Jan. 27, at Klehm Arboretum. About 90 people attended the event, which included a business meeting with the election...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Golf: Tiger Woods ends 923-day drought with win at Bay Hill

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist It’s been almost two-and-a-half years — 923 days, to be exact — since Tiger Woods last won a PGA Tour event. That streak came to a screeching halt last Sunday (March 25)...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Federal agencies release first interim report on Asian carp environmental DNA results interpretation

    Staff Report CHICAGO — Members of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) released March 15 the first interim report of the Asian Carp Environmental DNA Calibration Study (ECALS). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leading...

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  • The need to conserve water — for industries and consumers

    I want to thank Rotary Club of Galena for the Jo Daviess County Roundtable meeting on March 21, 2012. This was an extremely well-presented event. Water hydrology, quality and quantity, aquifers, pollution sources, climate change, strategies and...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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