• Meet John Doe: Labor unions play a vital role in our local economy today

    By Paul Gorski Organized labor has been critical to the Rockford-area economy for decades. Families, local businesses and the local economy have all benefited from living-wage jobs in a variety of areas: education, government, building trades and...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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  • Orientation for volunteer training at Grief Center Sept. 10

    Staff Report Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center will offer its autumn session of volunteer training beginning with an orientation from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 4215 Newburg Road. This is open to anyone...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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  • Yoga Rockford: Mind your yoga

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio When was the last time you actually paid attention to what your body was doing? Are your body and your mind in the same place right now? Try sitting still and...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2013

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2013 This Week: This is a good time to become conscious of your own personal contributions to the well-being of others, and validate those around you. A generous tip,...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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  • Tar sands mark peak oil

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association In a passionate Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair (Aug. 17-18 at Ogle County Fairgrounds, Oregon, Ill.) presentation, award-winning Canadian journalist Andrew...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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  • Nine try to catch one as another NIC-10 season starts

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter For seven years now, the preseason talk in the NIC-10 has sounded like a broken record. The big three and the little seven, almost like they are two separate divisions within...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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  • DOJ seeks procedural immunity in war crimes case against Bush administration

    By Brandon Reid Senior Assistant Editor Monday, Aug. 20, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed court papers requesting members of the George W. Bush administration be granted procedural immunity in a case alleging they planned...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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  • Blood Center receives two-year accreditation

    Online Staff Report The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) has received a two-year AABB accreditation for donor center activities based on an intensive three-day, on-site assessment. During the three-day assessment, specially trained assessors determined that the...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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  • Guest Column: The dangers of the NSA’s data mining

    By John Bambenek Computer Security Expert In the last few weeks, a vigorous debate on the legality of the NSA’s data mining efforts in the War on Terror has raged, fueled by the revelations of Edward Snowden...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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  • Legendary Rock Interviews: Q & A with Wayland lead singer Mitch Arnold

    By John Parks National hard-rock band Wayland has played the Rockford market before, but will be making a special stop this Sept. 7, headlining the annual Durand Biker Bash in the town square in Durand, Ill. The...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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