• Soy protein alleviates symptoms of fatty liver disease

    By Phyllis Picklesimer Media/Communications Specialist, University of Illinois College of ACES News and Public Affairs URBANA, Ill. — University of Illinois scientists report that soy protein may significantly reduce fat accumulation and triglycerides in the livers of...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Durand kicks off Fourth of July festivities June 30

    Staff Report DURAND, Ill. — Durand’s Second Annual Fireworks 5K Run and Walk Saturday, June 30, kicks off the town’s three-day Fourth of July Festival with activities for the whole family. Since Independence Day is in the...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Kirkland Lions Club to hold Fourth of July celebration

    Staff Report KIRKLAND, Ill. — The Kirkland Lions Club will hold its 64th consecutive Fourth of July Celebration Saturday, June 30, through Wednesday, July 4. This is the oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration in Illinois. All...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Princesses, superheroes at Discovery Center June 29

    Staff Report Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum is turning into superheroes’ headquarters from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 29, for “Princesses & SuperHeroes.” Ignite your magical powers! Kiss a frog, design a cape and/or tiara; make...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Back Street Players bring ‘Steel Magnolias’ back to life

    Staff Report HANOVER, Ill. — In 2005, Back Street Players of Hanover, Ill., presented Robert Harling’s classic play Steel Magnolias. Back Street Players, in cooperation with the Northwest Illinois Theater Coalition, will once again bring Steel Magnolias...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of June 27-July 3, 2012

    Carol Soltysik, 61, Rockford, 6/18/12 Raymond Russo, 53, Rockford, 6/18/12 Danny Picchioni, 55, Rockford, 6/18/12 Corrine Cogswell, 93, Rockford, 6/18/12 George Vogel, 84, Rockford, 6/18/12 Betty Sanders, 71, Rockford, 6/18/12 Henry Pinkston, 97, Rockford, 6/19/12 Mary Kinart,...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Wind Ridge Herb Farm hosts Herb, Garden & Wellness Faire June 30

    Staff Report CALEDONIA, Ill. — The Sixth Annual Herb, Garden & Wellness Faire will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 30, at Wind Ridge Herb Farm, 466 Quail Trap Road, Caledonia, Ill. The event...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Shapiro named acting U.S. attorney in Chicago

    By Jayette Bolinski Illinois Statehouse News CHICAGO — A federal prosecutor with 40 years of experience was named interim U.S. attorney for Chicago June 25. Gary S. Shapiro, who spent the past 14 years as first assistant...

    • Posted June 26, 2012
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of June 20-26, 2012

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of June 20-26, 2012 This Week: Happy birthday June 20 to my baby boy Jordan Guzzardo, who turns 31 this week. May all your birthday wishes come true. There is so much cosmic...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Two-part June 30 fund-raiser to benefit Oregon, Ill., resident

    Staff Report OREGON, Ill. — The KB (Kick Butt) Benefit Saturday, June 30, at White Pines Ranch, 3581 W. Pines Road, Oregon, Ill., is a two-part fund-raising event in support of long-time Oregon resident April Roos and...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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