• ‘Holiday Happenings’ at the Ethnic Heritage Museum in November

    Online Staff Report Join Rockford’s Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., to celebrate the holidays of November. Saturday, Nov. 2, the Hispanic Gallery will host the “Day of the Dead” from 3 to 5 p.m., with...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Tough draw awaits Christian Life in playoffs

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter Galena, Lena-Winslow and Freeport Aquin have all won state titles. Stockon appeared in last year’s IHSA Class 1A title game. Forreston has been oh so close, held back by those teams....

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Best and worst Halloween treats for teeth

    By Delta Dental of Illinois NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Little ghosts and goblins will trick-or-treat to collect as much candy as they can this Halloween, but it’s not just kids who will enjoy the treats. More than 80...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Family Counseling Services begins self-guided group for veterans

    Online Staff Report Therasa Zito, LCSW, ICDVP, executive director of Family Counseling Services (FCS), has announced the agency has begun a self-guided, self-help group for all veterans at the agency office. This special meeting is open to...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Living Well with Diabetes support group offered in Oregon, Ill.

    Online Staff Report OREGON, Ill. — Living Well with Diabetes is a new support group sponsored by the Rock River Center and facilitated by University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator Marilyn Csernus, MS, RD, CDE....

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Guest Column: A billion here, a few billion there …

    Editor’s note: The following guest column has been on hold since July as a result of space constraints in the print edition. It is included here in the online version so the author’s voice can still be...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Batty about bats? Free program about bats offered Nov. 17

    Staff Report OREGON, Ill. — If Halloween re-kindled your curiosity about bats, you can learn more at an interesting, educational program offered free by the Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC). Students will especially enjoy meeting...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • RVC Model UN chosen as Outstanding Delegation

    Oct. 26-27, the Rock Valley College (RVC) Model United Nations team attended the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in Washington, D.C. The RVC team was chosen as an Outstanding Delegation for the third year in a...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • SwedishAmerican wins Consumer Choice Award again

    Online Staff Report Rockford’s SwedishAmerican Hospital has received a 2013-2014 Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation (NRC), a leader in health care performance measurement. The award recognizes the most preferred hospitals in markets across the United...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Nov. 2 fund-raiser for Helping Hands Pantry

    By Gloria Gregory Community Outreach Facilitator, Helping Hands Pantry Established in 2003, the Helping Hands Pantry is a “client choice” food pantry currently serving the Loves Park and Machesney Park areas. With no paid staff, we are...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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