• Auditions for Pec’s ‘Almost Heaven’ July 9-10

    Staff Report PECATONICA, Ill. — Pec Playhouse Theatre in Pecatonica, Ill., will host auditions for Almost Heaven, the life and music of John Denver, directed by James Castree, from 7 to 9 p.m., July 9-10. Possible call-backs...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • ‘It’s ALL In Me!’ Women’s Workshop Retreat July 7

    • The workshop retreat will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church Northwest Site, 4881 Kilburn Ave., Rockford. Staff Report Wisdom And You (WAY) Enterprises invites you to another “It’s ALL In Me!” Women’s Inspirational Workshop Retreat from...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Summer jobs can teach children how to save

    By Debra Levey Larson Media/Communications Specialist, University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences URBANA, Ill. — Summertime offers children and teens opportunities to make money, making it an excellent time for parents to help...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Landscaping News: Seven tips to help your landscape beat the heat this summer

      By Melinda Myers Gardening Expert, TV & Radio Host, Author and Columnist Summer has arrived, and for many gardeners that means heat, drought and watering bans. This can be hard on gardeners, as well as their...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Rosecrance expands McHenry County presence

    Staff Report Rosecrance will begin offering outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment in McHenry County the week of July 2 to assure continuity of care to clients who will be affected when Family Service & Community...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Oregon Trail Days hosts 50/50 raffle

    Staff Report OREGON, Ill. — Want a chance to win thousands of dollars while supporting a great cause? The Oregon Trail Days Festival has kicked off a 50/50 raffle that will support the festival and the restoration...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Local teacher to participate in educational program

    Denise Ethun, a teacher at Boylan Catholic High School, Rockford, has been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute for the...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Local woman second in Hooters swimsuit pageant

    A Freeport, Ill., woman was shining in Miami Beach at the Hooters 16th Annual International Swimsuit Pageant, where $100,000 in cash and prizes were at stake. Tyler Suess, 25, reached the No. 2 spot out of 100...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of July 4-10, 2012

    Alfred Ray, 55, Rockford, 6/24/12 Nanette Geark, 57, Rockford, 6/24/12 Nolan Watson, 90, Rockford, 6/24/12 Daniel Pool, 38, Rockford, 6/24/12 Helen Friberg, 92, Rockford, 6/24/12 Violet Thornton, 82, Rockford, 6/24/12 James Casey, 86, Rockford, 6/24/12 Cynthia Kelly,...

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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