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  • Illinois pension crisis deal announced

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Illinois lawmakers have reached a deal to solve the state’s $100 billion pension problem, a spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) reported Wednesday, Nov. 27. Details most of the plan’s details...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Trouble in Toyland report finds dangerous toys on store shelves

    Online Staff Report Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves, according to Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund’s 28th annual Trouble in Toyland report. The survey of hazardous toys found...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Editorial: Rockford Transformers and thankfulness

    By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher To the new group, Transform Rockford, I’m going to repeat myself, tourism, tourism, tourism, waterfront, waterfront, waterfront, friendly, friendly and friendly. Dixon gets it; Beloit gets it; Fort Atkinson and Watertown...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • The moment we’ve been waiting for — finding the perfect Christmas tree

    By Sonia Vogl OREGON, Ill. — The moment we’ve been waiting for will soon be here — time to find that perfect Christmas tree! On the day after Thanksgiving, the Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC),...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Couple seeks donations for care of infant son

    By Audrey Carpenter Staff Writer Belvidere residents Ryan and Becca Trevino have always wanted to be parents and went through quite a trial to have a family. Like most young couples, they thought they would have no...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Agitate, America!: Health care roll-out: Time to grow up and fix the glitches

    By Nancy Churchill A Progressive Visionary So, millions of people were without health care, see, and the Top Leader of the land wanted to fix that, so he devised a new health care law based on one...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Paddling Council honors Thomas Lindblade

    Rockford resident and Rock River Trail Initiative Council member Thomas Lindblade, past president of the Illinois Paddling Council, was honored by that organization with the following proclamation at the group’s Nov. 16 banquet: Whereas on March 2,...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2013

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2013 This Week: The new moon Dec. 2 arrives in Sagittarius. This aspect provides emotional growth and a deeper integration of the mind, body and spirit. Travel plans may...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • End the cuts to federal court funding

    Our federal courts are quickly finding it difficult to carry out their duties and responsibilities as set forth in the Constitution and acts of Congress because of funding shortfalls. I am joining the presidents of the state...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Week 13 NFL picks: Bears will top Vikes, Seahawks will beat Saints

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist The NFL has wisely scheduled three games for Thanksgiving Day this year. As long as I can recall, Detroit and Dallas have always played during the day on Thanksgiving. Detroit is hosting...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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