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  • Jan. 13 deadline for community snow sculpting competition

    Staff Report Be on the lookout for “random acts of snow sculpting” going on throughout the community. Signs may start appearing outside Rockford Park District facilities and other area locations as a way to encourage the community...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Editorial: Rockford: From ‘Screw Capital’ to drug capital — part 4 of 5

    ‘A Criminal’s Paradise: A County Without Consequences’ — part four of five Editor’s note: The following is the fourth in a five-part series. The first part appeared in the Nov. 6-12 issue, the second part appeared in...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Apply now for U of I Extension Master Gardener Training

    Staff Report University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Training will be held in Boone, Lee and Stephenson counties in 2014.  Interested people should apply now for the training.  While the Master Gardener program is nationwide, Illinois started...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Rockford library welcomes new board members

    Paul Logli, president of the Board of Trustees of the Rockford Public Library, has announced the appointment of three new members to the trustees board. Monica Primm, owner of HR Solution Services; Dawn Durkin, office manager/accounting with...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Foreclosure assistance program deadline extended

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed legislation Dec. 26 that extends assistance for homeowners faced with losing their houses in foreclosure. The law extends access to the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • YMCA offers ‘$0 Joiner Fee’ throughout January

    Staff Report When dealing with life’s daily demands, people need a place to go where they can feel supported and receive help in trying times. A place where adults can find life balance; children can reach their...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Meet John Doe: NeighborWorks offers community-building resources

    By Paul Gorski The primary purpose of this column is to offer inspiration, suggestions and resources for community building. For the next few weeks, I will be focusing on organizations that offer community-building advice and resources. One...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Condemn it or fix it

    On West State Street, there’s a blue two-story home that once was a grand place to live, but now it’s being neglected and decaying. There are two gaping holes in its roof. The base of the bell...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Discovery Center hosts New Year’s Eve celebration for families

    Staff Report Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum will host a kid-style New Year’s Eve party from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31. Science, games, music, crafts and art come together as Discovery Center counts down to midnight...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Spurred by low interest rates and attractive prices, home buyers buying bigger homes

    By RE/MAX Northern Illinois CHICAGO — The small-home trend seems to be waning. A growing number of today’s home buyers are choosing to buy the largest home they can afford, according to agents with RE/MAX Northern Illinois....

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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