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  • U.S. corn crop strong despite drought, report indicates

    Online Staff Report The overall quality of the 2012 U.S. corn crop is high and improves upon last year’s very good marks across a range of test factors, according to the U.S. Grains Council’s Corn Harvest Quality...

    • Posted December 5, 2012
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  • Congress remains divided as ‘fiscal cliff’ nears

    • Democrats reject counteroffer proposed by Republicans Dec. 3 Staff Report As the nation inches closer to a “fiscal cliff,” set to begin Jan. 1, 2013, the seemingly great divide between Democrats and Republicans in Washington, D.C., appears...

    • Posted December 5, 2012
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  • Laurent House featured in Landmark Ornament Collection

    Staff Report The only building in Rockford designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Laurent House, is the featured ornament in the Rockford Landmark Ornament Collection for the 2012 holiday season at J.R. Kortman Center for...

    • Posted December 5, 2012
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  • Week 14 NFL picks: Bears and Packers will win, Patriots will top Texans

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist The Chicago Bears’ loss in overtime to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, Dec. 2, cost them their lead in the NFC North Division. Green Bay has taken over the division lead. Both...

    • Posted December 5, 2012
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of Dec. 5-11, 2012

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of Dec. 5-11, 2012 This Week: With Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto and Mars in Capricorn, these aspects work harmoniously to accomplish all things. These aspects support hard work and productivity with outstanding...

    • Posted December 5, 2012
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  • Editorial: Fight big wind now!

    Editor’s note: As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of TRRT, this space was reserved for an editorial on the last five years of our efforts. However, for at least five years, we have been battling against Big...

    • Posted December 5, 2012
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  • ‘Hoo’ Haven receives grant to provide special programs

    Staff Report Local wildlife rehabilitation facility, “Hoo” Haven, Inc., near Durand, Ill., has expanded its education program with the addition of the “Owl Pellet Treasure Hunt” and “Pelican Program” featuring “Marshmallow,” a rescued pelican. “‘Hoo’ Haven has...

    • Posted December 5, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Laughter does have health benefits, researchers find

    By Mark Underwood Laughing and telling jokes with friends is not just fun, it is good for your brain health. You’ve probably heard the old saying that you should laugh more because laughter is the best medicine....

    • Posted December 5, 2012
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  • Denny Johnson retires from SwedishAmerican Board

    After 24 years of continuous service, Denny Johnson is retiring from SwedishAmerican Health System’s board of directors. He most recently was chairman of the health system’s Pastoral Care Committee and a member of its MSO Committee. Previously,...

    • Posted December 5, 2012
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  • If shale gas is another bubble

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association Years ago, when Congress was debating whether to regulate international financial trades or tax them, the CEO of a Wall Street firm commented...

    • Posted December 5, 2012
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