• Multi-artist ‘Day of the Dead’ exhibit at FotoEnvy Nov. 1

    Staff Report Mario “Kayo” Martinez of GuerillArt and Hip Hop Congress of Rockford is hosting the fourth installment of Dia De Los Muertos, which is an art gallery exhibit showcasing the celebration of the “Day of the...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Rockford Dance Company executive moves on

    Cindy Jo Savitski-Lantz, Rockford Dance Company (RDC) executive director, has announced her resignation from the company after accepting a position as managing director with Chicago Dramatist. Lantz served the RDC as executive director for 11 years. She...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Yoga Rockford: Understanding the ‘core’ of yoga

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio With yoga’s current popularity, students have so many styles and systems to choose from. And, the U.S. obsession with yoga commercialism bombards us with ads and marketing, gimmicks and blends, even...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Keepin’ it Kleen: Head Start a red herring in stimulus scandal

    By Michael Kleen Ever since Rockford’s stimulus funds scandal erupted over the summer, media coverage has focused on a peripheral issue: the fate of Rockford’s Head Start program. This has effectively distracted the public from the costly...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Study shows how factory farms skirt liability

    Staff Report A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Rural Sociology documents the pollution and financial liability displaced on rural communities by factory farms through Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs). The study traces the rise of a business...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2013

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2013 This Week: Mercury continues its course in retrograde and mischief-making through Nov. 10, so continue to use caution with travel and communications during this time. The beginning of...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Illinois Conservation Foundation to release 2014 wall calendar

    Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Conservation Foundation’s (ICF) 2014 wall calendar will be available by Nov. 1. If you relied on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ former OutdoorIllinois wall calendar for hunting and...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Tech-Friendly: CryptoLocker malware on the loose — update your anti-virus software and beware of e-mail attachments

    By Paul Gorski I had a perfectly nice, upbeat Tech-Friendly article in the works when traditional and Internet news sources flooded the tech news columns this week with gloom and doom regarding a relatively new piece of...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Week 9 NFL picks: Packers will top banged-up Bears

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Several NFL teams are now halfway through their 16-game schedules. The Kansas City Chiefs remain the surprise team of the league. Last year at 2-14, they were abysmal. This season, they are...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Meet John Doe: Roundabout driving video tutorials — Easy as 1-2-3

    By Paul Gorski The new roundabout at Main and Auburn in Rockford is open for business. Most of the press I’ve seen regarding the roundabout has been regarding the pros and cons of roundabouts and not so...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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