• Energy efficiency at this year’s fair

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association According to the Sustainable Energy Network, the energy sector of the American economy has tripled in size since 1970 with 75 percent of...

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  • Join Arbor Day Foundation in July and have 10 trees planted in a national forest

    Staff Report NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. — America’s forestland is a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant much-needed trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign,...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Basketball: Former Auburn star Danforth signs with Division II power

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter One of the most successful basketball players in recent NIC-10 history is getting set to take his game to the next level and a bigger stage. JD Danforth, a former NIC-10...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Thank you to SwedishAmerican Hospital

    Thank you to the staff on the seventh floor of SwedishAmerican Hospital. Hospitals are some of the oldest institutions in the world, such as the first psychiatric hospital built in Baghdad in 705. Pennsylvania Hospital was the...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • How Charlotte’s Web got its name

    By Lani Richardson “To sing is to love. Communication in song. Laughter is meaningful. A smile is a paragraph of good things.” —  from a poem by Charlotte Powers, the artist and sister whose too-short-life inspired the...

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  • Guest Column: Budget solution for Illinois: Tax gambling, not people

    By Prof. John Kindt The Illinois budget would probably be balanced today, except for the $37.5 billion to $46 billion given away to Illinois gambling interests over the last two decades. Faced in 1990 with a choice...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Medication Collection gathers 3,000 pounds of unwanted meds

    Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful’s (KNIB) Fifth Annual Medication Collection, held in four counties Saturday, June 9, collected 3,000 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications from 1,700 households....

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  • Misconceptions about Christianity

    Most denominations are misquoting God’s word (the Bible)! But why? Simply because they are oversimplifying, skipping over certain verses. So, instead, they make silly statements like, “All you need to be saved is to have faith in...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Baseball: RiverHawks get back on track at home

    By Bill Smith LOVES PARK, Ill. — After being swept on the road by the Schaumburg Boomers for a second consecutive weekend, the Rockford RiverHawks opened a six-game homestand with victories in the first two games of...

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  • Guest Column: Teachers’ unions share the blame for budget woes

    By Rep. Jim Sacia What a unique challenge the last 16 days of May! We eliminated a very costly free health care system for retirees. We did yeoman’s work in repairing an out-of-control Medicaid system. The work...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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