• Auburn CAPA presents ‘The Nerd’ Oct. 3-6

    Staff Report Rockford Auburn Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) High School, 5110 Auburn St., presents Larry Shue’s hilarious play The Nerd Oct. 3-6. The play follows Willum Cuthbert, a young architect living in Terre Haute, Ind., in...

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  • Free public Tour of Solar Places set for Oct. 5

    Staff Report The Illinois Renewable Energy Association’s (IREA) free Tour of Solar Places will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5. What’s it like to produce your own electricity from the sun and the...

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  • Life and art of Jim Julin honored in Kortman Gallery group exhibit

    Staff Report More than 30 local artists will show works in an exceptional art exhibition that pays homage to the memory of Rockford artist Jim Julin, opening Friday, Oct. 4, in the Kortman Gallery. The exhibit, titled...

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  • New Secret Garden outdoor exhibit opens at Discovery Center

    Online Staff Report Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum, 711 N. Main St., has unveiled a new Secret Garden exhibit. Tucked away between the outdoor Dino Dig and Woodward Hall, this former weed patch has been transformed into a...

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  • Rockford’s Choices Natural Market celebrates Non-GMO Month

    Online Staff Report This October, Choices Natural Market will be one of more than 1,500 grocery retailers across North America participating in the fourth annual Non-GMO Month — a celebration of people’s right to choose food and...

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  • SwedishAmerican completes $4.6 million medical imaging renovation

    Online Staff Report A major $4.6 million renovation of SwedishAmerican Hospital’s Medical Imaging Department has been completed. On the second floor of the hospital, the department now offers remodeled office, patient and staff areas. The project, which...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Great Home Giveaway winners announced

    Barb Clark of LaCrosse, Wis., is the grand-prize winner of the 21st Great Home Giveaway. She gets to choose the $100,000 cash prize or the home at 8420 Blue River Road, Rockford. Clark is making the four-and-a-half-hour...

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  • National Short Track Championships: Hoffman claims fourth crown

    By Eric Huenefeld LOVES PARK, Ill. — It’s been a long time coming for “Fast Eddie” Hoffman. Sunday afternoon, Sept. 29, Hoffman was dominant during the 48th Annual National Short Track Championship (NSTC) at Rockford Speedway, leading...

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  • Nominations sought for Renewable Energy Recognition Award

    Online Staff Report Time is running out for your chance to nominate an organization for a Renewable Energy Recognition Award for the first-ever Winnebago County Renewable Energy Expo. Any organization in Winnebago or Boone counties that utilizes...

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  • National Farm to School Month at Angelic Organics in October

    Online Staff Report CALEDONIA, Ill. — In 2010, the United States House of Representatives declared October National Farm to School Month, recognizing the strong role Farm to School plays in promoting good health and strong economies. There...

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