• Breaking the e-world addiction

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association At a recent energy meeting, a committee member pulled out what looked like a phone and proudly claimed he could read the electrical...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Well, Virginia, there IS a Santy Claus!

    Stephenson County has read the U.S. Constitution and voted to support it! This is how local government is supposed to work, and it’s exactly how we got in this situation where only the paid police and their...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • The Music Academy of Rockford: Bringing music to life in our kids

    By Dr. Rob Tomaro Arts Correspondent When you enter The Music Academy of Rockford at 226 S. Second St., you can almost hear the echoes of music that has been made there, of generations of students who...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Convention & Visitors Bureau hires new managers

    The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) has hired new managers in both the Sales and Marketing departments. Both are responsible for generating significant numbers in the tourism industry, which leads to an increase in overall...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Editorial: Deer Super Santa

    By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher What I’d like for Christmas would take a Super Santa to deliver, so I won’t bother ol’ St. Nick with this list, although he will read it for a grin to...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Christmas tree drop-off at 13 sites

    Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — For the 26th year, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) has arranged for Christmas tree recycling at 13 sites in Winnebago County. Christmas trees will be mulched at sites in Rockford, Cherry...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • This holiday season, give the gift of forgiveness

    By Phyllis Picklesimer Media/Communications Specialist, U of I ACES News and Public Affairs URBANA, Ill. — You may think of forgiveness as a gift that costs you more than you’re willing to give. But it’s also a...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • NIC-10 living up to hype prior to holidays

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter As we enter the holiday break this year, two things are certain: Rockford Auburn and Rockton Hononegah will be the favorites going forward in the NIC-10. They have done so by...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Ho ho ho — Sports Christmas gifts for all

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist The holidays are upon us, and since it is the gift-giving season, I’ve decided to come up with a few special presents I like to hand out to certain individuals and teams...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • No more tax increases!

    Majority leader Harry Reid is delusional. His latest sputtering outrage is that a budget bargain will not be struck without a tax increase. He states that “Americans, including the rich, are willing to pay more in...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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