• Van Vleet steps up on national stage

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter Former Rockford Auburn High School star Fred Van Vleet has had a solid, but unspectacular, year for the most part in his freshman year at Wichita State University. He’s had his...

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  • Guest Column: The spin doctors of Rockford Public School District 205

    By Jane Hayes Welcome to the world of the spin doctors of Rockford Public School District 205. According to the dictionary, a “spin doctor” is a person who is responsible for ensuring others interpret an event from...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Insulation and efficiency upgrades pay off

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association Some pioneering efforts to encourage solar energy and efficiency in the 1970s included a solar business district in Soldiers Grove, Wis., a community-wide...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Boy Scout First Aid Meet at Memorial Hall March 30

    Staff Report Boy Scout Troop 23 will hold its 19th Annual First Aid Meet Saturday, March 30, at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St., Rockford. Registration is at noon with competition at 12:30 p.m. The First...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Florida Gulf Coast, Wichita State, Marquette among NCAA tournament surprises

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist March Madness is living up to its name. The postseason NCAA men’s basketball tournament is in full swing, and the games have not failed to excite or entertain the fans. For the...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Guest Column: Daily newspaper needs less biased reporting about west side

    Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor was sent to Josh Trust, publisher of the Rockford Register Star. As it also pertains to this newspaper, the letter is republished here as a guest column with permission...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Vince’s Notes: Micky Rosenquist a truly versatile musician

    By Vince Chiarelli Have you ever seen a squirrel play music? Well, then, you haven’t heard the Black Squirrel, aka Micky Rosenquist. Micky Rosenquist is a multi-instrumental performer, songwriter and teacher with more than 13 years of...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • SwedishAmerican opens Rochelle clinic

    Staff Report ROCHELLE, Ill. — Monday, April 8, SwedishAmerican Medical Group will open its new primary care clinic at 380 Illinois Route 38 East in Rochelle’s Caron Ridge Shopping Center. The new clinic will offer a range...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • SwedishAmerican appoints new VP of operations

    SwedishAmerican Health System has announced the appointment of Jedediah Cantrell as vice president of operations. Previously, Cantrell was vice president of ancillary services and corporate compliance officer for Graham Health System in Canton, Ill. She assumed that...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Michael Kleen will work for Rockford’s poor and middle class

    I will vote for Michael Kleen in Rockford’s upcoming mayoral election. Not only does Michael have a great plan to move Rockford forward, he is the type of leader that can identify with the less fortunate in...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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