• NIU-Huskies
    Huskies’ home winning streak on the line beginning Aug. 28

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist You’d have to go all the way back to Sept. 26, 2009, to have seen the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Huskies lose a football game at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, Illinois. They...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Fill-the-Boot-campaign
    Rockford firefighters kick off annual MDA Fill the Boot campaign July 30

    • Kickoff event set for 9:45 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, at Rockford Fire Station 11, 2117 Calgary Road, Rockford Staff Report Members of the Rockford Fire Fighters Local 413, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Manhattan
    Tube Talk: Beautifully-shot ‘Manhattan’ may help put WGN America on the map

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer WGN America launched its first original scripted series, Salem, earlier this year. Apparently, the network’s programming executives have a thing for naming shows after popular American tourist spots, since its newest original...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • saving-money
    Dealing with the rising cost of living

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association With the rising cost of energy in all its forms pushing up the price of food and most goods and services, it is...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Guns
    Support open carry for legal gun owners

    I support the right to bear arms. I am insulted that while some Americans have permission to carry concealed, the actual sight of my weapon of choice is a problem to our government! I was told recently...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Kim Alexander
    Kim Alexander joins Rockford Spine Center

    Rockford Spine Center has expanded its Physical Therapy Department with the addition of Kim Alexander, ATC, PT, MPT. Alexander joins physical therapist Phil Oliveri and PT assistant Amy Peterson in providing physical therapy services to Rockford Spine...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Obituary-Notices
    Obituary Notices: Week of July 30-Aug. 5, 2014

    Carolyn Hockman, 77, Rockford, 7/21/14 Florence Bramwell, 83, Rockford, 7/21/14 Roger Roady, 64, Roscoe, 7/21/14 David Schiffman, 76, Rockford, 7/21/14 Polly Gustafson, 88, Rockford, 7/21/14 Rick Decker, 60, Rockford, 7/22/14 Norine Mahlburg, 97, Rockford, 7/22/14 Martha Gommel,...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Indianapolis-colts
    Colts owner Jim Irsay offers surprise for fans at training camp

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist I’m assuming most NFL training camps are pretty much alike. They practice in the morning for a couple of hours. Then, they take a break for lunch. After they’re done with that,...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Mosaic
    Seventh Annual Mosaic World Film Festival at Nordlof Center in downtown Rockford Aug. 1-3

    Staff Report In celebration of its seventh anniversary, the Mosaic World Film Festival will run Friday-Sunday, Aug. 1-3, at the Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St., downtown Rockford. Friday night is the opening-night kickoff event featuring the...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Starry-Night
    International Starry Night & Starlight Week set for Aug. 9-16

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor While many people are embracing the green movement, one group is promoting another part of the spectrum — black of night. Specifically, they are trying to reduce the proliferance of artificial light...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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