• Auto News: Mr. Green Car: Kia Soul: Boxy design a hot seller among young and old alike

    By Allen Penticoff Free-lance Writer In my continuing reports about small economical new cars, this week I’ll report about the 2012 Kia Soul. There is an interesting double entendre in the name. First of all, Kia is...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Amerock building owner says new tenant likely

    By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer A spokesman for the Rockford Development Group LP told The Rock River Times (TRRT) that part of the Amerock building in the 4400 block of Auburn Street may be occupied again....

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Rockford East girls’ track star attracting Division I interest

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist In just a few days, thousands of northern Illinois high school students will be done with classes for the year as summer break begins. Some will be getting ready for college, others...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Auburn students named National Merit Scholars

    Five Rockford Auburn High School seniors — Matthew Eighmy, Samantha George, Abid Haseeb, Andrew Hudson and Lloyd Sy — have been offered National Merit Scholarships, a prestigious honor given to the country’s top students. The students completed...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Left Justified: Memorial Day Parade: Where are the Afghan/Iraq vets?

    By Stanley Campbell I, like many Rockfordians, enjoyed this year’s annual Memorial Day Parade, since it begins right outside my apartment window on Seventh Street. I was impressed with the participants. World War II and Korean veterans...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Kortman Gallery brings art to new District Bar & Grill, opening June 1

    Staff Report Kortman Gallery will install a small exhibit of Rockford art at the new downtown bar and restaurant District Bar & Grill, which opens Friday, June 1. Doc Slafkosky, Kortman Gallery director, said: “We really appreciate...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Prep Baseball: Indians shut down Titans to win regional crown

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter The Rockton Hononegah Indians didn’t hit the ball hard very often in their IHSA Class 4A regional championship game against the Rockord Boylan Catholic Titans. But when they did, they made...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Composting Science and Strategies at U of I

    Staff Report PECATONICA, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension invites horse owners, livestock producers, market gardeners and landscapers to attend Composting Science and Strategies from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 31, at U.S. Bank, 430 Main...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Registration under way for Park District’s aquatics lessons, programs

    Staff Report Registration is under way for Rockford Park District Learn to Swim classes for children ages 6 months to 17 years (age as of June 1), and adults ages 18 and older. Two-week weekday sessions begin...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • YWCA’s Kieper selected for U of I Edgar Fellows

    YWCA of Rockford CEO Kris Kieper has been chosen to participate in the University of Illinois’ inaugural class of Edgar Fellows. Of 200 individuals nominated, Kieper is among 40 selected for an intense four-day executive leadership training...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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