• Rock County Cancer Coalition to hold Walk for Hope June 1 in Janesville, Wis.

    Staff Report The Rock County Cancer Coalition will hold their first Walk for Hope from 5-9 p.m., Friday, June 1, at the Rock County Fairgrounds, 1301 Craig Ave., Janesville, Wis. Walk for Hope is a celebration of...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Judges left out of Illinois pension reform plan

    By Andrew Thomason Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Legislation intended to curb the rising cost of public pensions in Illinois would reduce the benefits for recipients, except for the judges. Judges receive the highest average annual...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Keepin’ it Kleen: Should a casino come to Rockford?

    By Michael Kleen Last week, the Illinois House passed a bill that would authorize five new casinos, including one in Rockford, and allow slot machines at the state’s racetracks. This bill was just short of the 71...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of May 30-June 5, 2012

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of May 30-June 5, 2012 This Week: This highly-charged time frame is preparing us for the kickoff of the full moon in Sagittarius June 4. Not only that, but Venus will be eclipsing...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Reducing oil dependence to save money

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association Kjell Aleklett, president of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas, reports that global oil production has remained flat for...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Obama’s empty promises — FORWARD to disaster

    President Barack Obama’s new campaign buzz word is FORWARD, and it is tantamount to his empty promise of HOPE and CHANGE. Looking at the past and blaming President George W. Bush for the failures of Obama and...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Wild West Weekend at Summerfield Zoo

    Staff Report BELVIDERE, Ill. — Wild West Weekend at Summerfield Zoo! El Gato, the dancing horse, is back by popular demand. And lots of other activities are planned. Summerfield Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • June is Dairy Month: Consumers win with dairy products

    By Phyllis Picklesimer Media/Communications Specialist, University of Illinois College of ACES News and Public Affairs URBANA, Ill. — Consumers have reason to celebrate the approach of June, which is Dairy Month, said a University of Illinois animal...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Charlotte’s Web celebrates 40 years June 1-2

    Staff Report Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts invites you to its 40th Anniversary Celebration, which will take place over two days at two downtown locations. It all begins 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 1, with...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Yoga Rockford: It’s yoga — what do you expect?

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio Yoga is a vast and amazing subject. No matter what you might look for from yoga, it is bound to be there … plus a whole lot more. It can touch...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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