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  • Sensata workers rally against ‘Romney economy,’ Romney defends Bain Capital in acceptance speech

    Online Staff Report As former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president Thursday, Aug. 30, a group of workers facing outsourcing at Freeport’s Sensata Technologies plant rallied against what they called a “Romney...

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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  • Text of Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech

    Editor’s note: Following is the text of Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech as nominee for Republican presidential candidate, delivered at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012: Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination...

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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  • Settlement reached with Janssen Pharmaceuticals over unlawful marketing of Risperdal

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined 36 other attorneys general to announce the largest multistate consumer protection settlement ever with a pharmaceutical company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., over its unlawful marketing of the...

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Sensata workers to speak out against ‘Romney economy’ as Republican presidential nominee delivers acceptance speech

    Online Staff Report Workers at Freeport’s Sensata Technologies plant have just returned from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., where they attempted to reach out to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president....

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Text of Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech

    Editor’s note: Following is the text of Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech as nominee for vice presidential candidate, delivered at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012: Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I...

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • TownSquare Players holds auditions for ‘Blithe Spirit’

    Online Staff Report WOODSTOCK, Ill. — TownSquare Players (TSP), the oldest community theater group in McHenry County, has scheduled open auditions for its November production of Noel Coward’s witty play, Blithe Spirit. Director Frank Del Giudice and...

    • Posted August 29, 2012
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  • Timber Lake presents ‘An Evening of Art & Music’ Sept. 1

    Online Staff Report MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Although the mainstage season for Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) is coming to a close, the theater has announced an upcoming off-season event, “An Evening of Art & Music.” An Evening...

    • Posted August 29, 2012
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  • Spend the weekend on the Rock with ‘Forest City Queen’

    Staff Report Spend Labor Day weekend on the Rock with the Rockford Park District’s Forest City Queen riverboat. The Forest City Queen Water Taxi & Tours is the official Water Taxi & Tour provider of On the...

    • Posted August 29, 2012
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  • Farm-based nonprofit to offer yoga, after-school kids’ programming

    Online Staff Report CALEDONIA, Ill. — Angelic Organics Learning Center will begin offering yoga classes for adults, together with after school farm programs for children, starting Wednesday, Sept. 5. Angelic Organics Learning Center is the educational nonprofit...

    • Posted August 29, 2012
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  • GPS Faith Community Senior Center re-opens

    Online Staff Report GPS Faith Community Senior Center announces the re-opening of its once-a-week Senior Center on Sept. 4. Seniors are invited to drop in for games, cards, speakers, movies, fellowship and snacks every Tuesday from 10...

    • Posted August 29, 2012
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