• Romney doesn’t care about our jobs

    Some have written and attmepted to excuse Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital and other international corporations that pay little or no taxes and, when the bottom line looks better by shipping jobs overseas, they couldn’t care less about...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Thoughts on the library’s proposed acquisition of the Sullivan Center

    By Rachel León Imagine a newly remodeled facility that can serve as a venue for live music, theater productions, author talks and other cultural events that can be made available to community groups for a minimal fee....

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Park City Dental opens new office

    Dr. Jason M. Grinter has announced the opening of Park City Dental, a new dental office in the 555 N. Court St. building, occupied by the Winnebago County Health Department and other tenants in Rockford. Dr. Grinter...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Riverside Community Bank promotes Kyle Logan

    Riverside Community Bank has promoted Kyle Logan to assistant vice president in commercial banking. Logan has been a part of the Riverside team for three years, and has worked in the banking industry for almost seven years....

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Healthy foods: The affordable choice at America’s farmers’ markets

    By Kevin Concannon USDA Undersecretary Fresh fruits and vegetables? Key elements of a healthy diet, for sure. But many people of modest means, including those served by United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, wonder...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Landfill lawsuit likely, part two

    By Paul Gorski I had a question from a resident regarding my guest column “Landfill lawsuit likely” (July 18-24 issue of The Rock River Times) and my guest column “County opens itself up to a landfill lawsuit”...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Alcohol on the local rivers, parks and preserves

    Recent comments by Frank Schier and others favor allowing consumption of these adult-only drugs in public places such as on the Kishwaukee River. They seem to think and propose that some people cannot have enjoyment without becoming...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Our culture’s passion for sports runs deep

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Two 20-something dudes climbed out of the driver’s side of each of their red pickup trucks. The first thing both of them did was reach for their ball gloves. They immediately began...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Skydiving now available in Beloit, Wis.

    By Nicole C. Lindsay Free-lance Writer BELOIT, Wis. — If Rockford-area residents are looking for a bit of adventure and they don’t feel like driving to Chicago or Milwaukee, a new skydiving facility is now open at...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Raising a difficult child

    By Eileen Wacker I strive to be a great parent. I have moments of glory and others of massive doubt and worry. Because I constantly revisit the question, “What is a good parent?” And for every happy,...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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