• Tech-Friendly: AAA: ‘Hands-free’ cell phone use doesn’t mean risk-free

    By Paul Gorski Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, it will be illegal to use a hand-held cell phone (except for emergencies) while driving. Read more about the law at: “Illinois drivers prepare for hand-held phone ban,” http://rockrivertimes.com/happening-now/2013/12/23/illinois-drivers-prepare-for-hand-held-phone-ban/, posted...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Resolve to exercise your body and your mind in 2014

    By Phyllis Picklesimer Media/Communications Specialist, U of I ACES News and Public Affairs URBANA, Ill. — At the start of each new year, many resolve to make some kind of change in our lives, whether it is...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of Jan. 1-6, 2014

    John VanLandingham, 93, Rockford, 12/20/13 Joseph Dixon, 72, Cherry Valley, 12/20/13 Donnie Bankson, 86, Rockford, 12/20/13 Betty Prader, 85, Rockford, 12/20/13 Barbara Forrest, 55, Rockford, 12/20/13 Jerry Williamson, 78, Rockford, 12/20/13 James Cooper, 89, Rockford, 12/20/13 Howard...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Target admits PIN numbers were hacked during massive credit card breach

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Officials from Target said Friday, Dec. 27, debit-card PIN numbers were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers in a recent security breach. The retail giant says hackers put 40...

    • Posted December 27, 2013
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  • Judge rules NSA phone-tracking system lawful

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A federal judge in New York, on Friday, Dec. 27, ruled that the massive National Security Agency (NSA) phone-tracking system is legal and a necessary government security tool in its fight against...

    • Posted December 27, 2013
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  • Illinois bill aims to crack down on ‘knockout game’

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A member of the Illinois House of Representatives says it’s time to stiffen penalties for those convicted of attacking random people as part of what has become known as the “knockout game.”...

    • Posted December 26, 2013
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  • Obamacare deadline extended to Christmas Eve, exemptions available

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The deadline to sign up for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act has been extended to Tuesday, Dec. 24, the Obama administration announced Monday, Dec. 23. Exemptions are available,...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Mr. Green Car: Windows: A little work with a tiny expenditure can save a lot of money

    By Allen Penticoff Free-lance Writer This is way off the topic of vehicles. But my goal is always to save readers money and energy — and any time you’re saving energy, you’re being green. Silently, our buildings...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Yoga Rockford: Breaking down the ‘intensity’ of yoga

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio “Intense” is a word I have been hearing a lot lately when talking with current or prospective students: “Is yoga going to be too intense for me?” or “Man, that was...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of Dec. 25-31, 2013

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of Dec. 25-31, 2013 This Week: We may be feeling as though we are moving through a serious strain of déjà vu flu during this time. Everything and everyone from the past may...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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