• Blackhawk Tech hires new VP of Learning

    Dr. Diane Nyhammer, who has spent the last eight years as an academic administrator at two-year colleges, has been appointed Blackhawk Technical College’s (BTC) new vice president of Learning. Dr. Nyhammer, most recently the provost and chief...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Downtown Rockford ready to get ‘Screwed’ again

    • Tickets for Third Annual Screw City Beer Festival go on sale June 1 Staff Report Tickets for the Third Annual Screw City Beer Festival (SCBF), to be held Sept. 7 in downtown Rockford, will go on sale...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Keepin’ it Kleen: Plan for Rockford sports complex raises concerns

    By Michael Kleen May 16, the Illinois House approved a Senate bill allowing Winnebago County and its municipalities to raise their hotel tax rate by 2 percent. These funds will go toward a $37.5-$43 million project (reclaimingfirst.org)...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Free tennis summer kick-off event June 1

    Online Staff Report Rockford Park District invites current and future tennis enthusiasts for free outdoor tennis fun at the Tennis Summer Kick-Off at Guilford Tennis Center, 5702 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Lifescape thanks volunteers who helped at Senior Follies

    Lifescape Community Services just recently presented its annual Senior Follies at Rockford First Church. It was a great show, and we believe all who saw it were thoroughly entertained by the very talented senior cast. Created and...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Bun E. Carlos & the Monday Night Band at Anderson Gardens June 4

    • Summer concert series runs every Tuesday through Aug. 27 Staff Report Bun E. Carlos (of Cheap Trick fame) & the Monday Night Band will perform the second in a series of Tuesday night summer concerts at Rockford’s...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Signs Now Rockford owner receives top honors

    Tim Anderson, owner of Signs Now Rockford, recently received three top awards at the 2013 Signs Now and Signs By Tomorrow Convention in Savannah, Ga., including the Network’s Highest Sales Volume Award. This top award is presented...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Register teams for adult sand volleyball

    Staff Report Gather a group of friends, co-workers, family members or others age 18 and older to form a sand volleyball team at Rockford Park District’s Indoor Sports Center in Loves Park this summer to enjoy friendly...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Guest Column: Spinning prairie after clear-cutting in DeKalb, part two

    Editor’s note: The following is the second in a two-part series regarding efforts to restore the DeKalb Nature Trail. Commonwealth Edison and DeKalb Park District staff clear-cut 1.3 miles of trees along the trail in November 2012....

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Senior Spelling Bee a success!

    Rock River Center would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to everyone who participated in the Senior Spelling Bee. A big “thank you” to the six contestants, Diane Gorski, Anna Hatzipanagiotis, Kay King, David...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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