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    First concealed carry permits just days away

    Online Staff Report The Illinois State Police are days away from issuing the first series concealed carry permits. According to police, the first state licenses could be issued as early as Monday, March 4. Officials initially targeted...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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    Polar Plunge for Special Olympics March 1 at Olson Lake

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist This Saturday (March 1), thousands of people in Illinois will voluntarily jump into icy cold lakes around the state. What would motivate anyone to do such a crazy thing? It’s the signature...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Mean Mike Labree
    ‘Mean’ Mike LaBree returns to ring for March 1 bout in Beloit, Wis.

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Normally when I begin a phrase with “former Roscoe resident,” you most likely expect to see Danica Patrick’s name following. This story is about a different athlete who used to call Roscoe,...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • horoscopes
    Your Horoscope: Week of Feb. 26-March 4, 2014

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of Feb. 26-March 4, 2014 This Week: Mercury retrograde is out the door as of Feb. 28. However, the rippling effects remain in motion for a while after the fact, so keep that...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Monarch Butterfly
    Help the monarchs – plant milkweed

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor As spring approaches, gardeners look forward to warmer weather and entertain visions of beautiful flowers visited by butterflies – especially the familiar monarch. But this is a sight that is becoming less...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Mendelsshon
    Mendelssohn PAC welcomes new executive director

    Staff Report The Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center (PAC) Board of Directors welcomes Kathleen Montgomery as the new executive director. Montgomery’s training as an educator, along with her diverse experience in non profit development and leadership in the...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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    Pecatonica plans third season of downtown farmers’ market

    Staff Report PECATONICA, Ill. — The Village of Pecatonica is starting the planning process for the third season of its downtown farmers’ market. The market, which has been held on Saturday mornings during the growing season, began...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Bald Eagle
    Illinois a winter haven for bald eagles

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer While snow falls, temperatures drop and rivers freeze, bald eagles are flocking to Illinois in increasing numbers. This year, those who battle the elements won’t see too many birds torpedo down to...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Gardening
    ‘Ready, Set, Grow’ gardening workshop is scheduled for March 15

    From U of I Extension DIXON, Ill. — Add a “spring” to your step at the 2014 “Ready, Set, Grow” gardening workshop Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sauk Valley Community College in...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Congress
    Submissions sought for Congressional Art Competition; April 18 deadline

    Staff Report OTTAWA, Ill. — U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., has announced his office is accepting submissions to the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. The competition recognizes artistic talent from across the nation, with a winning piece selected...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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