• Godspell-USE
    ‘Godspell — Under the Big Top’ at Nordlof Center May 2-4

    Online Staff Report Gateway Performing Arts Studio, a community-based vocal/dance/theater company, will showcase its latest production, Godspell — Under the Big Top, May 2-4 at Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St., downtown Rockford. Public performances are at...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Lake-Michigan-Chicago
    Chicago receives two U.S. EPA grants to improve Lake Michigan water quality

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the award of two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $1 million to fund green infrastructure projects in Chicago. The projects will improve water...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Carbon-Sequestration
    U.S. EPA seeks public comment on proposed carbon sequestration permits

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment on proposed permits that would allow the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, Inc., to inject carbon dioxide deep underground near Jacksonville, Ill. This process...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Electronics-Recycling-2
    Electronics recycling drive May 3 in Oregon, Ill.

    Online Staff Report OREGON, Ill. — An electronic recycling event is coming up for residents to recycle their old or broken electronics in a safe and responsible way. The recycling event is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m.,...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • DEMSvGOP
    Local GOP chairman apologizes for Obama-donkey comment

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Winnebago County Republican Committee Chairman Jim Thompson issued an apology Tuesday, April 29, for what has been reported as a disparaging remark about President Barack Obama (D). The remark was included in...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Gas
    Nicor extends Extreme Winter Relief Fund deadline to May 9

    Online Staff Report NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Nicor Gas is extending the deadline for its Extreme Winter Relief Fund to May 9. The special, temporary program was put into place in March to help more eligible customers qualify...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • DrRobertHead-RU
    Rockford University president to speak at May 8 Chamber event

    Online Staff Report Dr. Robert Head, president of Rockford University, will be the featured speaker at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Leadership event Thursday, May 8, at Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort. Head will share his perspective...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Shelter-Care-Spring-Luncheon
    Shelter Care Ministries’ Spring Luncheon May 8

    Online Staff Report Shelter Care Ministries’ Annual Spring Luncheon will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Thursday, May 8, at Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St., downtown Rockford. Admission is $35 per person or $280 for...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Interfaith-USE
    Interfaith open houses of worship May 4

    Online Staff Report Rockford Interfaith Council is inviting the public to visit three area houses of worship in the Rockford area Sunday, May 4. First, the group will visit Temple Beth El, 1203 Comanche Drive (one block...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Home-Building
    Habitat for Humanity plans work for new season

    From Spring 2014 newsletter After an unusually cold, tough winter, Rockford Habitat for Humanity is preparing to gear up for a new season of construction. As always, Habitat appreciates the dedicated volunteers who make these projects possible....

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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