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  • Rockford’s unemployment rate remains highest in state, 3,000 jobs created in past year

    Online Staff Report Although the Rockford metropolitan area continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the state, 3,000 jobs have been created since August 2011, according to data released Sept. 27 by the Illinois Department of...

    • Posted September 27, 2012
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  • Auditions for Pec Playhouse’s holiday show Oct. 1-3

    Online Staff Report PECATONICA, Ill. — Pec Playhouse Theatre will hold open auditions for its holiday show, Greetings!, from7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 1-3, at the theater, 314 Main St., Pecatonica, Ill. Auditions will consist of cold...

    • Posted September 26, 2012
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  • ‘Milwaukee Days’ Sept. 29-30 at East Troy Electric Railroad

    Online Staff Report EAST TROY, Wis. — The East Troy Electric Railroad in East Troy, Wis., will celebrate Milwaukee’s rich railcar history during “Milwaukee Days” Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30. The railroad is home to the only...

    • Posted September 26, 2012
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  • Rosie’s Birthday Club fund-raiser at Radisson Sept. 27

    Online Staff Report Rosie’s Birthday Club will hold its third annual “Have Your Cake and Eat it Too” fund-raiser from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 200 S. Bell School...

    • Posted September 26, 2012
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  • NIU School of Theatre and Dance presents ‘Bartleby the Scrivener’

    Online Staff Report DEKALB, Ill. — Lawyers and clowns share the stage in the first play of the Northern Illinois University’s (NIU) School of Theatre and Dance (SoTD) 2012-2013 production season. An adaptation of Herman Melville’s short...

    • Posted September 26, 2012
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  • Tour of Jo Daviess County tree farm Sept. 29

    • Elizabeth, Ill., tree farmers were named 2011 Illinois Tree Farmers of the Year Online Staff Report ROCK FALLS, Ill. — Jerry and Marge Misek were selected as 2011 Illinois Tree Farmers of the Year. A tour of...

    • Posted September 26, 2012
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2012

    Margaret Hulbert, 82, Rockford, 9/17/12 Harper Tillotxon, 1 day, 9/17/12 Erma Foat, 61, Rockford, 9/17/12 Stanley Peterson, 66, Rockford, 9/18/12 John Hood, 47, Rockford, 9/18/12 Paul Luter, 79, Rockford, 9/18/12 Hermine Duricic, 87, Rockford, 9/18/12 Wilbur Yeager,...

    • Posted September 26, 2012
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  • Presidential debates to start Oct. 3

    Staff Report The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama (D) and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. (Central), Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the University of Denver. Topic of the first debate will...

    • Posted September 26, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Conservatory’s ‘green roof’: One last ‘bid’ for Christiansen Roofing

    By Mona Marcinkowski, Kathy Johnson and Nichole Larison Sammon Fox Ridge Subdivision residents Along with many of you, for the past few months, we have been following the Nicholas Conservatory “green roof” project, as it is a...

    • Posted September 26, 2012
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  • Week 4 NFL picks: Bears will beat Cowboys on Monday night

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist If the National Football League has been looking for parity and unpredictability, I think they’ve achieved their goal. After three weeks, only the Houston Texans, the Atlanta Falcons and the Arizona Cardinals...

    • Posted September 26, 2012
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