• Weather impacts and relief through sustainable lifestyles

      By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association A neighbor looked at our riverside pasture and may cut it for hay, as he needs feed for his cattle. A friend...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Auto News: Mr. Green Car: What low buck will get you: A look at the Nissan Versa

      By Allen Penticoff Free-lance Writer Several Mr. Green Car columns ago (“Saving money with a low-cost new car,” April 18-24 issue), I had a listing of the 10 least expensive new cars. The least expensive car...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Why would you vote for Obama?

    In recent polls, it’s amazing that President Barack Obama gets more than 40 percent of the votes. Who are these people? Is it young people or minorities voting for him, despite their higher unemployment rates due much...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Baseball: Ron Santo finally takes rightful place in Hall of Fame

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist One of Chicago’s most beloved sports figures finally got his day in the sun, more accurately, his place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The late Ron Santo, star...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues at Music Shell July 28

      Staff Report Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts and the Rockford Park District close out the 14th Annual Sinnissippi Summer Series with an out-of-this-world concert event featuring Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues. Catch it at 7:30 p.m.,...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Community garden workshop set for July 27

    Staff Report Would you like to grow your own vegetable garden but don’t have the space? Does your community have vacant land that could be beautified? Community gardens are part of a growing trend in self-sufficiency and...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Friends, fans pay tribute to Rockford artist Jim Julin

      Staff Report Well-known and much-loved Rockford artist and craftsman Jim Julin died Sunday night, July 22, after a short illness. He was 56. A fixture in downtown Rockford, the artist was known for his sculptures made...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Dietary fiber alters gut bacteria, supports gastrointestinal health

    By Phyllis Picklesimer Media/Communications Specialist, University of Illinois College of ACES News and Public Affairs URBANA, Ill. — A University of Illinois study shows dietary fiber promotes a shift in the gut toward different types of beneficial...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Prep Basketball: Auburn’s Foote signs with Grambling State

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter Most times when a team makes a run down state in basketball, it means they have some high-level, NCAA Division I talent on its roster. Before the season started, everyone knew...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Party On The Rock at 9/11 benefit set for July 26

    Staff Report You can help the community build the Winnebago County 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial to honor the emergency responders of Winnebago County whose lives were taken and to memorialize our nation’s tragic events of Sept. 11,...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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