• J.R. Sullivan brings ‘Hometown Holiday’ back to Rockford Dec. 13-14

    Staff Report J.R. Sullivan’s Hometown Holiday makes a return appearance to Rockford Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, in the Sullivan Theater of the Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St., in downtown Rockford. The popular holiday...

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  • Yoga Rockford: The fear and fun of yoga transformation

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio There are many reasons to do yoga: the fun of achieving physical strength and flexibility, mental clarity, or even spiritual enlightenment. There are also many excuses we use to not do...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Doug Scott’s presentation at the Renewable Energy Expo

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association Doug Scott, director of the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), spoke at the Winnebago Renewable Energy Expo Nov. 8 at Klehm Arboretum about the...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Tinker dedicates educational and coalition signs to complete prairie meadow project

    Online Staff Report “The Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens has installed an educational and coalition signs through funding provided by the William & Catherine McCoy fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois,” said Alix Fox....

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Democrats deserve blame for shutdown

    Why do the Republicans get most of the blame for the government shutdown when they offered a plan to keep all of the government open, except for Obamacare, for which no Republican voted? Who turned this down...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Ties in the NFL are unacceptable

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Multiple people, including legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, have been credited with saying “A tie is like kissing your sister.” That’s how the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • AE presents magical musical for the holidays: ‘The Gifts of the Magi’

    Staff Report How can you have Christmas with $1.97? And what does a fellow have to do to get arrested in this town? Both questions are answered in Artists’ Ensemble Theater’s (AE) holiday offering: the enchanting musical,...

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  • Coats for Kids drive at Monson Chiropractic Nov. 28-Dec. 14

    Online Staff Report Children can stay warm with your help this winter. Rock House Kids and Monson Chiropractic Clinic are teaming up to distribute coats to kids in times of need or crisis. Dr. Stephen J. Monson...

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  • Guest Column: Radon: Is your home raising your lung cancer risk?

    By Harold P. Wimmer American Lung Association National President and CEO Mention radon to most people, and you’ll get a blank stare. But mention lung cancer, and you’ve got their attention! Most people don’t know that exposure...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Guest Column: Residential Quality Support Ordinance will improve quality of life for residents

    By Paul Arena Rockford Apartment Association president The City of Rockford has formally announced that the software to provide the communication included in the Residential Quality Support Ordinance is ready for use. The ordinance was passed by...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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