• Bonnie Koloc performs benefit concert at Mendelssohn June 1

    Staff Report Bonnie Koloc will perform a benefit concert at Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St., Rockford, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1. The enduring and versatile voice of Bonnie Koloc has been heard in Chicago since...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Tube Talk: ‘24: Live Another Day’

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer Just because a TV series is canceled doesn’t mean it’s never coming back — and I’m not talking about cheesy made-for-TV reunion movies. Some shows, like Cougar Town, jump to another network....

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Large industrial swine farm approved in Adams County

    Staff Report A plan by D & B Farms, LLC, to build an industrial hog facility that will house more than 4,900 hogs was approved by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA), overshadowing tremendous public opposition in...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Ethnic Heritage Museum honors local men in June

    Staff Report During the month of June, the nation celebrates Father’s Day. Locally, Rockford’s Ethnic Heritage Museum will honor local men as recipients of the 2013 “Father or Man of the Year” award. In addition to being...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Rockford artist to raffle work for The Trevor Project

    • Work by artist Norm Knott addresses challenges faced by LGBT youth Staff Report Rockford artist Norm Knott has created a large mixed media canvas titled “Live In Pride” to be raffled with all proceeds donated to benefit...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • ArtsPlace seeks applicants for youth arts apprenticeship program

    Staff Report Rockford Area Arts Council is taking applications for ArtsPlace 2013, the summer arts apprenticeship program for youth ages 14-18. Applications are being accepted until seats are full. ArtsPlace will run June 24-Aug. 12, Monday-Thursdays, from...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • RVC Starlight Theatre’s 47th season set to begin June 5

    Staff Report Rock Valley College (RVC) Starlight Theatre’s 47th season will get under way June 5, with the appropriately titled Starlight Express. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express (June 5-8 and July 10-14) tells the story of a...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Mendelssohn offers ‘Culinary Arts,’ ‘La Fiesta Latina’ summer youth programs

    Staff Report Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center will offer “Culinary Arts” and “La Fiesta Latina” summer programs for youth ages 12-17 and 7-17, respectively, the week of June 17-21. “Culinary Arts” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Meet John Doe: State Medicaid expansion necessary

    By Paul Gorski This column is in response to the online staff report: “Sosnowski: Medicaid expansion in Illinois ‘irresponsible’” (http://rockrivertimes.com/2013/05/28/sosnowski-medicaid-expansion-in-illinois-’irresponsible’/). While I appreciate state Rep. Joe Sosnowski’s attention to Illinois’ budget crisis, I don’t believe the 2014...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Lockwood Park offers Saturday afternoon family fun

    Staff Report Take the family out to the country to enjoy Saturday afternoons at Rockford Park District’s Lockwood Park, 5201 Safford Road, in northwest Rockford. There’s a covered pony ring for children ages 1-7, the Children’s Farm...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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