• Annual garden day in Rockford offers spring inspiration March 1

    From U of I Extension University of Illinois Extension welcomes spring at its annual garden day, Gardening for Food and Fun. This one-day event offers inspiration, ideas, and innovation for area gardeners. U of I Extension educators,...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • dog rescue
    Guest Column: Saving a pet from the pound

    Editor’s note: The following column was written by 8-year-old Adam Leon. According to Adam’s father, Alan Leon, Adam’s goal is to raise awareness for pet adoptions at the Winnebago County Animal Shelter. By Adam Leon I have...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of Feb. 26-March 4, 2014

    Khamtha Phetyixai, 63, Rockford, 2/19/14 Phyllis Downing, 55, Rockford, 2/19/14 Grant Hartje, 1 month, Rockford, 2/19/14 Frances Patrick, 101, Roscoe, 2/19/14 Dennis Hanley, 69, Rockford, 2/19/14 Virginia Poletto, 84, Rockford, 2/19/14 Lois Johnson, 90, Rockford, 2/19/14 Mary...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • OSF Saint Anthony names chiefs of medicine, surgery

    OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center has announced James Girardy, M.D., has been named vice president and chief surgical officer, and Harneet Bath, M.D., has been named vice president and chief medicine officer. Girardy began serving the Rockford...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Pine mulch
    Last week for free pine mulch at 13 tree recycling sites

    Staff Report Free pine mulch is available, while supplies last, at 13 sites in Winnebago County where Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) arranged for Christmas trees to be dropped off for chipping. Sites are in Cherry Valley,...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Fracking
    Fracking: Underfunded IDNR stalled

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Although contractors are awaiting the green light to begin extracting oil and gas by way of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is still mired in the construction...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Antoine Pittman of Auburn rises up over two Guilford defenders for a jump shot. The junior had 7 points in a 96-76 win. (Photo by Matt Nestor)
    Prep basketball: Auburn, Boylan to face off for NIC-10 supremacy

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter The moment of truth has arrived, and the NIC-10 schedule-makers got exactly what they would have hoped for when the 2013-14 conference schedules were made. Rockford Auburn and Rockford Boylan Catholic...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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  • tales week 21
    Tales from the Trough: IceHogs keep rolling, extend point streak to nine games

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist Things keep going the IceHogs’ way, as Rockford won two divisional match-ups this weekend to extend their point streak to nine games and put them in a prime position for a playoff...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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  • U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos
    Cheri Bustos applauds new manufacturing initiative

    Online Staff Report U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) on Tuesday, joined President Barack Obama (D), other members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation, and leaders from across Illinois at the White House to formally announce a first-of-its-kind national...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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  • Airplane repair
    Partnership expands Rock Valley’s aviation maintenance program

    Online Staff Report In a move designed to promote economic development and position a more strongly aligned workforce, the Greater Rockford Airport Authority (GRAA) and Rock Valley College (RVC) have combined efforts to create an expanded Aviation...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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