• Rockford Spine Center study earns growing support

    Online Staff Report A new method created and tested in Rockford for lowering post-operation infections in spine surgery patients is getting the attention of surgeons across the country. The spine surgeons at Rockford Spine Center concluded a...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
    • 0
  • May 3 Run for the Roses benefits Healing Pathways-Cancer Resource Center

    Online Staff Report Run for the Roses, presented by SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center, will offer a festive evening starting with cocktails on the Prairie Street Brewhouse deck along the Rock River. Professional photographers will be on hand...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
    • 0
  • Sinnissippi Quilters present May 4-5 show at Indoor Sports Center

    Online Staff Report Quilters and art patrons will get their kicks out of Route 66-themed quilts at this year’s Global Connections Quilt Show presented by Sinnissippi Quilters at the Rockford Indoor Sports Center, 8800 Riverside Blvd., Rockford....

    • Posted May 1, 2013
    • 0
  • ‘The Last Romance’ at Beloit Civic Theatre May 2-4

    Online Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit Civic Theatre, celebrating its 80th year, is presenting its production of The Last Romance. This touching comedy is being directed by Patricia Moran Collins in her final directorial appearance for...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
    • 0
  • Rescue Mission receives two vans through donation from PACCAR Foundation

    Online Staff Report April 16, Rockford Rescue Mission became the recipient of two new 15-passenger vans, made possible through a donation of $69,000 from the PACCAR Foundation. The 2012 Chevy Express 3500 vans were purchased from Lou...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
    • 0
  • Music scholarship auditions to be held at Rock Valley May 15

    Online Staff Report Music scholarship auditions will be held for musicians who will be or are considering attending Rock Valley College (RVC) in the 2013-2014 school year. Anyone who enjoys singing or playing a musical instrument in...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
    • 0
  • Blood drive, quilt show at Crimson Pointe May 3

    Online Staff Report Crimson Pointe Assisted Living Facility, 7130 Crimson Ridge Drive, Rockford, will host a blood drive for the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 3. In addition...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
    • 0
  • Tube Talk: ‘Rectify’ — quiet and subtle, but mesmerizing

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer A quiet little gem of a series debuted last week on Sundance Channel. It’s the network’s first wholly-owned original scripted series, but to bring it to as many viewers as possible, an...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
    • 0
  • CUB: Gas companies seeking $3 billion pay raise

    From CUB’s Spring 2013 newsletter Illinois gas utilities are trying to steamroll legislation through Springfield, Ill., that would allow the companies to hit consumers with 10 years of rate hikes totaling nearly $3 billion — without having...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
    • 0
  • New title and registration rules for canoes, kayaks

    • How to register/title your watercraft in Illinois From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Editor’s note: New title and registration rules for canoes and kayaks are in place for 2013. The following registration/title information is from the...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
    • 0