• Keystone Insurance relocates to South Phelps

    Keystone Insurance, previously at 1626 N. Main St., Rockford, has moved as a result of the construction of the roundabout at North Main and Auburn streets. Keystone Insurance, owned by Tom Etier, has been at the North...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Aug. 5 entry deadline for Greater Rockford Senior Golf Classic

    Online Staff Report Rockford Park District will host the Greater Rockford Senior Golf Classic Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 26 and 27, at Ingersoll Golf Course, 101 Daisyfield Road, Rockford. The two-day tournament is open to amateur golfers...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Wrestling, comedy featured at Kryptonite Bar

    Online Staff Report Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St., downtown Rockford, is offering a new lineup of entertainment on Mondays and Wednesdays. The bar is now open Mondays, when fans of professional wrestling are invited to stop...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Johnsen gains certified medical director status

    Beloit (Wis.) Regional Hospice Medical Director Dr. Shelly Johnsen has received certified medical director status from the American Medical Directors Association. The certified medical director program recognizes the dual clinical and managerial roles of the medical director....

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Space still available for Park District hockey camps

    Online Staff Report Space is still available in the following Rockford Park District summer and early fall hockey camps and clinics for hockey players ages 7-17 to develop and improve their skills: • Jr. IceHogs Fundamentals Camps are...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • ‘Hard Charge’ televised obstacle run in Richmond, Ill., Aug. 10

    Online Staff Report RICHMOND, Ill. — Hard Charge is charging the Chicago/Milwaukee area with its televised obstacle running series. The 4-mile obstacle course and party will be Aug. 10 at Richmond Hunting Club in Richmond, Ill., while...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Tickets for Rick Springfield at Egyptian Theatre on sale Aug. 1

    Online Staff Report DEKALB, Ill. — Grammy-winner, actor, best-selling author and pop/rock singer Rick Springfield will bring his “The End of the World” tour to the Egyptian Theatre stage in DeKalb, Ill., at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct....

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Tech-Friendly: Upgrade Windows anti-malware software

    By Paul Gorski I briefly listed two Windows malware programs in my “Tech-Friendly: While not common, Mac malware exists,” July 3-9, 2013, issue (http://rockrivertimes.com/2013/07/03/tech-friendly-while-not-common-mac-malware-exists/). I’d like to expand on that discussion. First, though, to recap, “malware” is...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Belvidere author explores otherworldly adventure

    Staff Report BELVIDERE, Ill. — Author Jennifer Carol announces the release of her new coming-of-age and fantasy novel, One Last Look. The novel introduces readers to Emma Miller, who — after moving to Minnesota — thinks the...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Literary Hook: Cleo Johnson offers well-crafted poem

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet Here is a poem by Cleo Johnson, a retired primary school teacher from Rockford. Notice the nicely-sculpted, uniform four-line “terraced” stanzas and the uniform use of the imperative verb form. Cleo...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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