• Emerald ash borer is on the move

    By Debra Levey Larson Media/Communications Specialist, University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences URBANA, Ill. — Infestations of the emerald ash borer are now common in northeastern Illinois and have been found as far...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Oppose the landfill expansion!

    To Whom It May Concern: I strongly oppose expansion of the landfill!!! The only time they keep the area somewhat cleaned up is when they want something. They continually say they are working on the stench, but...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Tribute to ‘Professor Bass’ fund-raiser set for June 14

    Staff Report Babe Winkelman’s Tribute to “Professor Bass” (the late David F. Johnson) fund-raiser and fish fry buffet will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 14, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 200...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Guest Column: District 205: Saluting the Roosevelt Rough Riders

    By Jane Hayes Rough Riders from Rockford’s Roosevelt Alternative High School trotted across the stage at the Coronado Theatre Tuesday, May 29, accepting their well-earned diplomas. Each of the 170 graduates made their families and staff supporters...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Concert Review: Rundgren pulls together Rockford Symphony, rock

    By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer The Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) had a mere week to prepare for a two-night concert special with Todd Rundgren at the Coronado Performing Arts Center June 1-2. The RSO received the...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Real Estate News: RE/MAX offers tips for buying a home in foreclosure

    By RE/MAX CHICAGO — Last year, more than 20,200 homes repossessed through foreclosure were resold in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market, including single-family residences, townhouses and condominium units. The median sales price of those homes was...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Golf: Larry Schlichting Golf Outing set for July 17 in Janesville, Wis.

    Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. — The Fourth Annual Larry Schlichting Memorial Golf Outing is set for Tuesday, July 17, at Glen Erin Golf Club, 1417 W. Airport Road, Janesville, Wis. Named in honor of Larry Schlichting, late...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Home Safety: SERVPRO of Rockford offers fire prevention tips

    Staff Report Safety is important all the time, but each year the National Safety Council designates June as National Safety Month to help focus the public’s attention on critical safety issues. In support of this national awareness...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Film shows how school children are being prepared to be ‘global citizens’

    I am a Baby Boomer, schooled in the ’50s and ’60s. I attended Catholic school, but, except for the pervasive religious education, I doubt content differed much. History books presented America as a land of freedom and...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • John Bell exhibits figurative abstract art at Kortman Gallery

    Staff Report Rockford native and artist John Bell returns home Friday, June 8, to present his latest body of abstract, yet figurative, work at the Kortman Gallery. The exhibition, titled “always hungry,” features paintings and small sculpture...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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