• Diva Sale for Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center Nov. 6

    Online Staff Report The Diva Sale, benefiting Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center, will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 6, at Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, Rockford. The Diva Sale Committee is an event for...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Ghosts of the past haunt Tinker Swiss Cottage

    By Michael Kleen Disembodied footsteps, a rocking chair that moves on its own, and phantom figures would be enough to spook anyone. For Steve Litteral, executive director of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens, however, it’s just...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • ‘Winter Wonderland’ at Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo Nov. 2-3

    Staff Report BELVIDERE, Ill. — Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo, 3088 Flora Road, will present its fourth annual “Winter Wonderland” Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3. Margaret Tyler, member of the board of directors at Summerfield Zoo, said: “Winter Wonderland...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Benefits of the sun

    The sun is not your enemy! The chemicals that make up the sun are (in part) hydrogen, carbon and oxygen. The chemicals that make up humans are also hydrogen, carbon and oxygen.The planet could not survive without...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Belvidere North’s journalism program honored

    Belvidere North High School’s journalism program received some outstanding recognition Friday, Oct. 18, at the 50th annual Kettle Moraine Press Association’s (KEMPA) Fall Scholastic Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. At the conference, which was attended by...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Mr. Green Car: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek: Comfortable and affordable

    By Allen Penticoff Freelance Writer Regular readers of this column may note that I had been the owner of a 1997 Subaru Outback wagon. This sturdy car served us very well, until the rust cancer had reached...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Time for pension reform was long ago

    Taxpayers should be watching with great interest the ongoing work of the special committee of the Illinois General Assembly wrestling with the tough, but essential, issue of pension reform. While we are encouraged by early reports of...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • RVC softball program offers pitching clinics; Nov. 6 deadline

    Online Staff Report The Rock Valley College (RVC) softball program will host pitching clinics Sundays, Nov. 10 and Dec. 22, at the RVC Physical Education Center (PEC) on RVC’s main campus. The clinics are $50 for either...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Benefit for Christine Schmitendorf Nov. 3

    Staff Report MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. — A leukemia cancer benefit will be held for Christine Schmitendorf from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3. The benefit will be at Onyx Bar & Grill, 1001 W. Lane (Route...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Bulls begin regular season Oct. 31

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist After finishing the preseason with a perfect 8-0 record, the Chicago Bulls are back on the court for the start of the 2013-14 regular season. Their home-opener is tomorrow night (Thursday, Oct.31)...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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