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  • Rockford Light the Night Walk benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — The 2013 Rockford Light the Night Walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, next to Peak Sports Club, 4401 Peak Drive, Loves Park, Ill. The annual non-competitive, 2-mile fund-raising walk is...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Oertel joins Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

    “Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful is excited to announce that Courtney Oertel of Rockford has joined our staff as special gifts and programs manager,” said Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) Executive Director Lori Gummow. “She has an extensive...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Meet John Doe: Local leaders didn’t know aviation, aerospace were big locally until 2006

    By Paul Gorski The Chicago Tribune recently printed an article: “Rockford’s hopes soar on strength of its aviation, aerospace industry” (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-09-08/business/ct-biz-0908-rockford-aviation-20130908_1_woodward-inc-b-e-aerospace-aviation, Sept 8, 2013) that stated “Rockford only recently stumbled upon a hidden hometown gem — a...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • California Guitar Trio kicks off Charlotte’s Web season at Mendelssohn Sept. 27

    Staff Report Charlotte’s Web’s 42nd Mainstage Series season kicks off with the California Guitar Trio (CGT) at Mendelssohn Hall Friday, Sept. 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., peace pole planting at 7 p.m., and concert at 7:30...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Help support Alzheimer’s research

    As the Alzheimer’s Association-Central Illinois Chapter’s volunteer ambassador for the 17th Congressional District, I would like to share some very important information concerning Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects everyone. Today, Alzheimer’s is the largest escalating health...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • New VP, chief nursing officer at Saint Anthony

    OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center has announced that Colleen Klein, Ph.D., has been named the new vice president of patient care services/chief nursing officer of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, effective Sept. 29. Klein has worked at...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Editorial: Winnebago County needs a recycling green guide

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor Ogle County has a produced a concise, practical book that would be a good idea for Winnebago County to emulate. In January 2013, the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department published its...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Children’s Health and Safety Expo Sept. 28 at Aviators’ Stadium

    Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — State reps. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, and John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, along with State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, are teaming up to host a free Children’s Safety Expo Sept. 28 to provide...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Former Boylan star Lowry shines at Northwestern

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Former Rockford Boylan High School football player Dean Lowry is now playing defensive end for the Northwestern Wildcats in Evanston, Ill. The 6-foot-6-inch, 265-pound sophomore and his teammates have started the 2013...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Theater Review: ‘All Shook Up’ plays to sold-out houses

    By Edith McCauley Theater Critic Pec Playhouse’s current production, All Shook Up, meets the criteria for a hugely successful musical — an extremely talented cast, a stunning set, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night set to...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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