• OSF distributes EMS Week Service Awards

    OSF Trauma and Emergency Services hosted the Ninth Annual EMS Week Service Awards Ceremony Thursday, May 23, at the Illinois Machine Shed in Rockford. The event was to honor OSF Lifeline Ambulance employees as a part of...

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  • Javier & Lisa Jimenez exhibit ‘Kaleidoscopic Visions’ at Kortman

    Staff Report “Kaleidoscopic Visions,” opening Friday, June 7, in the Kortman Gallery, is an exhibition of new works by artists whose art is not only connected visually, but personally. Husband and wife Javier and Lisa Jimenez converge...

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  • The Alexander Technique offers new hope for back pain sufferers

    By Dr. Philip R. Schalow Owner, 1st Step Chiropractic, S.C. You know the process … “Be careful about overdoing it.” The little tape in your head runs on and on, until you are safely cocooned in bed....

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  • The greatest baseball players I ever saw play the game, part two

    Editor’s note: The following is the second in a two-part series. Part one appeared in the May 29-June 4, 2013, issue. By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist I’ve already written a column listing the greatest baseball players I...

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  • Klehm’s 20th Annual Garden Fair June 7-9

    • More than 80 exhibitors expected to participate Staff Report Rockford’s Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St., will present its 20th Annual Garden Fair Friday-Sunday, June 7-9. Admission is $5 in advance, $8 at the...

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  • Response to Gregory Campbell — the truth about unions

    This is in response to the commentary by Gregory Campbell in the March 6-12 issue of The Rock River Times. Mr. Campbell refers to a fair wage several times in his commentary. However, he never defines what...

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  • Meet John Doe: Improve Congress by electing better local candidates

    By Paul Gorski This article is in response to Nancy Churchill’s article, “Agitate, America!: ‘The people alone’” from the May 29-June 4, 2013, issue. Churchill states, “The framers intended our representative government to be ‘dependent upon the...

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  • Medication Collection drive at three area sites June 8

    Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) will hold its sixth annual Medication Collection Saturday, June 8, at two locations in Winnebago County and one site in Boone County. The Medication Collection will...

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  • Your Horoscope: Week of June 5-11, 2013

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of June 5-11, 2013 This Week: The new moon arriving June 8 in Gemini is a highly charged event we should try to utilize to our advantage. This is a fabulous time to...

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  • Is exporting natural gas misguided?

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association The rapid escalation of natural gas fracking has driven its price below the cost of production, leaving a surplus advocates want to ship...

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