• Illinois 14th state to call for overturning of ‘Citizens United’ ruling

    Online Staff Report Illinois became the 14th state to call for a constitutional amendment to rid elections of corporate money and unlimited spending May 31. The bipartisan action by the Illinois General Assembly demonstrates continuing national momentum...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • Sosnowski: Historic fracking agreement means jobs

    Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In a landmark vote Thursday night, May 30, the Illinois House approved a bipartisan fracking bill that would regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling and create an estimated 45,000 jobs in...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • Lt. Gov. Simon’s college scorecard resolution adopted by General Assembly

    Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon (D) praised members of the state Senate May 30 for their adoption of House Joint Resolution 33, following its unanimous passage in the Senate Education committee....

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • MoveOn members mobilize against state fracking bill

    Online Staff Report Thursday, May 30, MoveOn members from Illinois will be mobilizing as part of a statewide day of action against hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking.” Activists are urging their state legislators and Illinois Gov....

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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  • Colorado passes measures to regulate recreational use of marijuana

    Online Staff Report Measures to regulate the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado were signed into law May 28 by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D). Among the regulations is a bill for a referendum in November calling...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • ‘Uncorked in the Garden’ at Anderson Gardens June 1

    Staff Report Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, will host “Uncorked in the Garden,” a casual evening featuring wines from around the world beginning at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1. The evening will feature 32...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Benefit for Rockford woman June 2

    Staff Report A benefit for Rockford resident Heidi Hasenzahl will be from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 2, at Cherry Valley Fire Station No. 2, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford. Friends and family of Heidi’s are holding...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Rock River Trail road route passed in both Wisconsin and Illinois

    • In Illinois, Stadelman and Jefferson advocate for Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Route, complete with free fishing Staff Report The Wisconsin and Illinois legislatures have passed bills designating the Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Route...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Eric Voyles to head I-39 Logistics Corridor

    After six years as executive director of the Rockford-based I-39 Logistics Corridor Association, Janyce Fadden has resigned and is moving back to her hometown of Florence, Ala. Eric Voyles has accepted the position of I-39 executive director,...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Yoga Rockford: The essence of an asana

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio The Sanskrit names of yoga poses look (and sound) strange and incomprehensible: Bharadvajasana, Trikonasana, Padmasana, Triangmukhaikapada Paschimottanasana, etc. However, each name holds the key to a deeper experience, the essence of...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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