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  • Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts at New Mendelssohn Hall March 1

    Online Staff Report Rockford’s own Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts will take the stage at the New Mendelssohn Hall (formerly First Presbyterian Church), 406 N. Main St., Rockford, at 8:30 p.m., Friday, March 1. Doors open...

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • ‘Top Cheese Cabaret’: Gourmet comfort food and a show March 1

    Online Staff Report With cold winter weather still pummeling the Rockford area, now is the perfect time to warm your stomach and soul with comfort food and entertainment! Rockford’s Court Street United Methodist Church provides the perfect...

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • ‘First Fridays’ event at Culture Shock March 1

    Online Staff Report Culture Shock, 2314 Charles St., Rockford, will host a “First Fridays” event from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 1. Vinyl Happy Hour will offer 20 percent off all regular merchandise, and a life...

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • Major snowstorm potential next week

    By Alex Sosnowski Expert Senior Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — AccuWeather.com reports a wintry system that will make a cross-country tour beginning this weekend has the potential to develop into a major storm along the...

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • Tickets to Willie Nelson at Coronado go on sale March 1

    Online Staff Report Country music icon Willie Nelson will perform at Rockford’s Coronado Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 7. Tickets start at $39.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1. Tickets...

    • Posted February 27, 2013
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  • Sosnowski pushes for bipartisan pension reform deal in Springfield

    Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — State Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, joined a group of bipartisan lawmakers Feb. 27 in unveiling a comprehensive pension reform package intended to end the long, bitter gridlock over pension reform at...

    • Posted February 27, 2013
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  • Jefferson-sponsored education initiative advances in state House

    Online Staff Report A public-private partnership initiative increasing higher education opportunities, co-sponsored by state Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford, advanced out of committee last week. “Our children are competing for jobs on the global market where, many times,...

    • Posted February 27, 2013
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  • Blizzards bring drought relief to wheat belt

    By Alex Sosnowski Expert Senior Meteorologist, AccuWeather.com STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — AccuWeather.com reports two blizzards in less than a week have eased drought concerns in the short term for a large portion of the central and southern...

    • Posted February 27, 2013
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  • Sock Monkey Madness at Midway Village Museum March 2-3

    Online Staff Report An original event, the Sock Monkey Madness Festival, returns to Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, as a unique celebration of Rockford’s past by highlighting its once-thriving knitting industry and the stuffed sock toy...

    • Posted February 27, 2013
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  • Six-time Grammy winners The Chieftains at Coronado March 2

    Online Staff Report Six-time Grammy Award winners The Chieftains will play at Rockford’s Coronado Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2. If you’re not already familiar, The Chieftains are the world’s most influential and successful...

    • Posted February 27, 2013
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