• Rockford’s Discovery Center offers Spring Break fun

    Online Staff Report Spring Break will soon be upon us. For families looking for fun activities, Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum is the perfect place. In addition to 200 hands-on exhibits, news studio, art studio, planetarium and a...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Illinois gets ‘A-’ for transparency of government spending

    Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois received an “A-” when it comes to government spending transparency, according to “Following the Money 2013: How the States Rank on Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data,” the fourth annual report...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Autism may be more prevalent than previously believed

    Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may indicate that autism prevalence rates — currently at 1 in every 88 school-age children — may be understated. The...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or dementia

    Staff Report According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report released March 19, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in the United States. The new report shows that while...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • U.S. Senate votes on critical environmental legislation

    By Environment Illinois CHICAGO — Early Saturday morning, March 23, the U.S. Senate voted for increased resources for our parks and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has protected beloved places like Cyprus...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of March 27-April 2, 2013

    Joyce Dukey, 72, Rockford, 3/20/13 Christopher Herbig, 52, Pecatonica, 3/20/13 Roy Crone, 89, Rockford, 3/20/13 Helen Gask, 96, Rockford, 3/20/13 Wilma Banner, 89, Rockford, 3/20/13 Lilly Youngberg, 97, Rockford, 3/21/13 Mary Meyer, 87, Rockford, 3/21/13 Wayne Bakke,...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Yoga Rockford: The pleasure and pain of yoga

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio We have all heard of the benefits of yoga and have seen images of beautiful people in peaceful surroundings, sitting quietly with their eyes closed. With these ideas and expectations in...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Tickets for Survivor, John Waite at Egyptian Theatre go on sale March 27

    Online Staff Report DEKALB, Ill. — Legendary rockers Survivor and John Waite will be bringing down the house at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb, Ill., at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 17, in a concert presented by the...

    • Posted March 25, 2013
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  • Illinois adds 12,400 jobs in February, statewide unemployment at 9.5 percent

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois added 12,400 jobs in February, continuing a three-year pattern of job growth that has intensified in the past seven months. Job growth has encouraged more people to look for work, especially...

    • Posted March 21, 2013
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  • February home sales in Illinois up 16.2 percent from a year ago

    Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois home sales increased 16.2 percent over previous-year levels in February and median prices increased 5.1 percent, according to the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR). Statewide home sales (including single-family homes...

    • Posted March 21, 2013
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