• Local health systems sponsor community end-of-life discussion

    Online Staff Report OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Health System and SwedishAmerican Health System are partnering to bring Rockford-area residents a powerful and inspiring 60-minute documentary that explores multiple perspectives on end-of-life conversations and care. Thursday,...

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  • Rockford’s Tinker Swiss Cottage offers paranormal tours

    Online Staff Report The descriptive words are the same, but the meaning is very different. For the Halloween season, haunted houses across the country are springing up and quickly opening their doors in the hopes of frightening...

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  • Open pickleball sessions at Indoor Sports Center Oct. 3-Dec. 23

    Online Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — Rockford Park District’s Indoor Sports Center in Loves Park, Ill., welcomes pickleball players ages 18 and older to enjoy friendly competition and the benefits of physical activity by joining in...

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  • SwedishAmerican offers free breast cancer awareness program Oct. 7

    Online Staff Report SwedishAmerican will host “Planting the Seeds of Hope,” a free breast cancer awareness program, at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7. Attendees can arrive at...

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  • Midtown does ArtScene Oct. 4-5

    Online Staff Report The Midtown District of Rockford is bringing artists, musicians, and poets to the Seventh Street area to participate in this year’s ArtScene. There’s something for everyone in the Midtown District Friday and Saturday, Oct....

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  • Swede’s receives Joint Commission Gold Seal for joint replacement, stroke care

    Online Staff Report Once again, Rockford’s SwedishAmerican Hospital, 1401 E. State St., has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with the organization’s national standards for health care quality and safety in several...

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  • LEGOs featured at Nicholas Conservatory during October

    Online Staff Report Brick by brick and generation after generation, millions of creations have been made from LEGO products. Visit Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. Second St., Rockford, throughout the month of October for “Bricktober,” a...

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  • Jefferson to collect cell phones for victims of domestic violence

    Online Staff Report To help bring attention to the serious issue of domestic abuse and generate resources to assist victims, state Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford, has announced his office will collect cell phones in October for victims...

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  • Rockford Spine Center shares success of new spine procedure

    Online Staff Report Rockford Spine Center has announced a successful new procedure to correct severe deformities of the spine. Transforaminal Anterior Release (TFAR) is at the forefront of spine surgery techniques. Dr. Fred Sweet, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine...

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  • Brushwood performs at Oregon VFW for First Fridays Oct. 4

    Online Staff Report OREGON, Ill. — Autumn on Parade weekend always calls for an outstanding evening of live music entertainment at the Oregon VFW Club. The First Fridays musicians will be starting the festivities at 7 p.m.,...

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