• Tech-Friendly: While not common, Mac malware exists

    By Paul Gorski Macintosh computers can be attacked by malware. There are different types of malware: viruses, trojans, spyware and adware, to name a few. Generally, the user has to be coaxed or tricked into downloading Mac...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Kellie Pickler headlines July 10-14 Stephenson County Fair

    Staff Report FREEPORT, Ill. — Country music star Kellie Pickler highlights a packed weekend of events for the July 10-14 Stephenson County Fair. Following are details of county fair events to be held at Stephenson County Fairgrounds,...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Literary Hook: Finding renewal through rest

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet Here is a poem about the need for giving things a rest to find renewal. It was inspired by seeing an unplanted field in early summer. Fallow The fallow field absorbs...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of July 3-9, 2013

    Gregory Jones, 63, Rockford, 6/26/13 James Hillenburg, 80, Machesney Park, 6/26/13 Claudine Doubleday, 94, Roscoe, 6/26/13 Dorothy Mueller, 88, Rockford, 6/26/13 Marie Erickson, 85, Rockford, 6/26/13 Olith Vongsavanthon, 90, Rockford, 6/26/13 Teresa Crowley, 38, Rockford, 6/26/13 Stephen...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Gov. Quinn uses amendatory veto on concealed carry bill

    By Brandon Reid Senior Assistant Editor Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has used an amendatory veto on House Bill 183, which would create the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Quinn said he would like to re-write the bill...

    • Posted July 2, 2013
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  • Generation Opportunity president comments on Congress’s failure to reach a deal on student loan rates

    Online Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg issued the following statement in response to Congress’s failure to reach a deal on interest rates for government-backed Stafford loans: “At a time when the average...

    • Posted July 2, 2013
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  • Topinka: State ends fiscal year $6.1 billion in red

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka (R) announced July 1 that the State of Illinois ended Fiscal Year 2013 with $6.1 billion in unaddressed financial obligations, and warned that the deficit will grow...

    • Posted July 1, 2013
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