• Guest Column: An open letter about a new art gallery in Rockford

    By Roni Golan As some of you already know, on May 3, 2013, I am planning to open “State of the Art”, a contemporary art gallery. It will be located at 218 E. State St. in downtown...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Two area baseball players sign letters of intent with Rock Valley

    Online Staff Report Blake Morhardt, a senior at Rockford Guilford High School, and Todd Whitlow of Stillman Valley High School have signed letters of intent to continue their baseball careers at Rock Valley College (RVC). “Blake and...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Chrisisms: Maurice West: From failure comes strength

    By Chris Wachowiak Maurice West might have been a name you recently saw on a yard sign, and before a few months ago, you may never have heard his name — but that all changed the day...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • City announces Community Action Gardens awards

    Online Staff Report The City of Rockford Human Services Department has awarded $17,000 in grants to 20 gardens throughout Winnebago and Boone counties for the 2013 Community Action Gardens program. The Community Action Gardens program is a...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Blood drive May 6 at Blackhawk Park in Rockford

    Online Staff Report Join Rockford Ravens Rugby Football Club at Blackhawk Park, 101 15th Ave., Rockford, for a blood drive for the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 6. The...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Kids Spot gymnasts earn state titles

    Online Staff Report Kids Spot gymnasts headed to the Fusion Sports Center for their state competition April 20-21. Turning heads was 9-year-old Tierny Myers. Myers achieved state champion status on three of the four apparatuses. On beam,...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Guest Column: Law Day message: We need vibrant civics education

    By John E. Thies President, Illinois State Bar Association In David Lemons, generations of students had a passionate teacher whose methods for de-mystifying government were, as I look back on them, genius. Lemons taught Civics, American Government,...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Donate blood and get a beef stick May 6-11 in Freeport

    Online Staff Report FREEPORT, Ill. — In honor of National Beef Month, the Stephenson County Beef Association will offer product samples to donors at Rock River Valley Blood Center’s (RRVBC) Freeport Donor Center the week of May...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Bath & Body Fusion opens inside Stewart Square May 3

    Online Staff Report Winnebago native Jen Lancaster, 34, dreamed of opening her own bath products store since she launched her business from inside her home two years ago. Now, Bath & Body Fusion, a Rockford City Market...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Beloit International Film Festival begins year-round series May 1

    Online Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. — If you couldn’t get into some of the most popular films at the Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) in February, or if viewing them once was just not enough, then Wednesday...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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