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  • State Police post approved concealed carry firearms training curricula

    Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announced Sept. 30 that a list of all currently approved concealed carry firearms training curricula is now available on the ISP website at http://www.isp.state.il.us/. Approved curricula...

    • Posted September 30, 2013
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  • Arts Council presents State of the Arts Awards Oct. 1 at Radisson

    Online Staff Report The Rockford Area Arts Council hosts the 2013 State of the Arts Awards from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 200 S. Bell School Road, Rockford....

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • ‘Alligator Weekend’ at Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo Sept. 28-29

    Online Staff Report BELVIDERE, Ill. — Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo, 3088 Flora Road, will present its “Alligator Weekend” Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29. The public is invited to participate in celebrating both Elliot the alligator’s retirement from animal...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • Three armed suspects arrested in southern Illinois on Georgia to Colorado cannabis buy

    Online Staff Report DU QUOIN, Ill. — Illinois State Police (ISP) officials have announced the results of a narcotics interdiction resulting in the arrest of three armed suspects traveling from Georgia to Colorado to purchase cannabis. Tuesday,...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Madigan: FDA must regulate e-cigarettes, ban sales to minors

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) recently urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and to regulate ingredients and advertising of the popular...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Yoga Rockford: Fall means back to school and yoga, too

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio It is that time of year again … the excitement of the kids being back in school, the start of an impending new year, the changes that fall brings to life...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2013

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2013 This Week: An emphasis on family tends to bring some intense emotions to the surface early on this week, as though an awkward alignment or lack of connection...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Week 4 NFL picks: Bears will top Lions, improve to 4-0

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist After starting the season with a 23-9 record, I ran into some trouble in week three. With only the Monday night game still to be determined, I was 7-8. I took Denver...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Thoughts toward the future of the grid

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association A spate of recent pronouncements have suggested the electric grid is falling victim to obsolescence. Just as cell phones are displacing landline service,...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Alpaca Farm Days: Willow Glen Farm open to the public Sept. 28-29

    Staff Report As part of the national Alpaca Farm Days Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, Willow Glen Farm is inviting the public to come to their farm to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive,...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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