• Cycling: Professional bike race in Beloit, Wis., July 12

    • Races begin at 9:30 a.m. and finish around 9 p.m., interspersed by youth events Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit, Wis., will be a host city for an International Cycling Classic and Superweek Pro Tour professional...

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  • Tube Talk: Origins of Inspector Morse

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer Long-time fans of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery! will no doubt remember Inspector Morse, the brilliant, curmudgeonly, opera-loving police detective who loved solving crossword puzzles almost as much as solving cases, and drove around...

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  • Tinker Swiss Paranormal Tour June 29

    Staff Report Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum in Rockford will have a Paranormal Tour at the museum from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, June 29. The cost is $20 per person and $15 for museum members. To make...

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  • Editorial cartoon by Charles Story: Repealing ‘Obamacare’

    From the June 27-June 3, 2012, issue

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  • Lifescape to assist seniors affected by loss of Illinois Cares Rx funding

    Staff Report As a result of the Illinois General Assembly action on the state budget, funding for the Illinois Cares Rx program has been eliminated. This elimination means seniors who qualified for the program will no longer...

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  • Wheelchair Softball Tournament deadline

    Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — Rockford Park District’s Therapeutic Recreation Department will host the Fourth Annual All Abilities Wheelchair Softball Tournament to celebrate National Therapeutic Recreation Week. The all-day event will be from 8 a.m. to...

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  • Guest Column: Charlotte’s Web gives 40th anniversary thanks

    By Lani Richardson Saturday, June 2, “Peace Through Music Day” was proclaimed in honor of the 40th anniversary of Charlotte’s Web. The day was splendid and spectacular, as we celebrated with an all-day music event on the...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Guest Column: FastPitch competition

    By Chris Wachowiak Kryptonite Bar Owner The evening of June 20, I had the opportunity to participate in a FastPitch competition geared for entrepreneurs, and it was an amazing opportunity and event. Here is what I took...

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  • Guest Column: Wanda Rohl: A people’s choice for Congress

    By Bill Weiss For nearly 20 years, voters in the 16th Congressional District have had little choice but to vote for representatives hand-picked by the major political parties. This year, things are different. For the first time...

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  • Bacterial changes may trigger diseases like RA

    By Phyllis Picklesimer Media/Communications Specialist, University of Illinois College of ACES News and Public Affairs URBANA, Ill. — The billions of bugs in our guts have a newfound role: regulating the immune system and related autoimmune diseases...

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