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  • Durbin, Bustos discuss Thomson prison with Federal Bureau of Prisons director

    Online Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jan. 31, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., discussed the Barack Obama administration’s continued commitment to opening Thomson Correctional Center with the director of the Department...

    • Posted January 31, 2013
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  • Free pancakes at IHOP Feb. 5 as part of Children’s Miracle Network fund-raiser

    Online Staff Report Batter up, breakfast lovers! IHOP, one of America’s most popular family-friendly restaurants, known for “everything you love about breakfast,” will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day Tuesday, Feb....

    • Posted January 31, 2013
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  • $120 million national settlement reached over faulty foreclosure practices

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Jan. 31, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) joined with 45 of her counterparts to announce a $120 million settlement with Lender Processing Services Inc. (LPS) over allegations that the Florida firm...

    • Posted January 31, 2013
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  • Bookcase for Every Child project hosts fund-raiser Feb. 14

    Online Staff Report DEKALB, Ill. — A fund-raising dinner aims to help local children from low-income families break the cycle of poverty — with books. According to the National Institute for Literacy, 43 percent of American adults...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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  • Program celebrating woman suffrage Feb. 10 in Beloit

    Online Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. — From typewriters to text messages, what did 10 generations of Americans think is normal? What do we consider “normal” today? Beloit author Tom McBride (The Mindset Lists of American History, with...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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  • Deadline Feb. 4 for CBAI Foundation for Community Banking scholarship

    Online Staff Report The CBAI Foundation for Community Banking announces its 2013 Annual Scholarship Program, which enables Illinois high-school seniors to enter a statewide essay writing contest. The goal of the program, sponsored by CBAI member banks...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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  • Mars Explorer to receive 2013 Roy Chapman Andrews Society Award

    By William Green James E. Lockwood Jr. Director of Beloit College’s Logan Museum of Anthropology BELOIT, Wis. — The lead scientist for the Mars Curiosity expedition will visit Beloit, Wis., early next year to receive the Roy...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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  • Screening of ‘Them!’ at Freeport’s Lindo Theatre Feb. 6

    Online Staff Report FREEPORT, Ill. — Join Freeport’s Lindo Theatre for the 1951 classic science fiction film Them!, starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn and Joan Weldon, at 1 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6. Movie admission is...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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  • Local theaters hold Trivia Night fund-raisers

    Online Staff Report The Northwest Illinois Theater Coalition (NWITC) consisting of Back Street Players of Hanover, Plum River Playhouse of Stockton and Mighty Richland Players of Orangeville will host two trivia nights in the upcoming months. The...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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  • Monroe Arts Center exhibit captures beauty of Yellowstone

    Online Staff Report MONROE, Wis. — The upcoming exhibition, hosted by the Monroe Arts Center, will be “Here’s Mud In Your Eye,” displayed in the Frehner Gallery. This special exhibition presents works inspired by the amazing natural...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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