• Martin-Scorsese
    Rockford business has hand in Martin Scorsese HBO series

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer When customers walk into Sounds Classic, they are reminded of the old stereo “hi-fi” shops. This is because Mark Peabody has built a reputation as a major source for fully restored stereo...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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    Local energy: Aug. 23-24 Energy Fair offers ideas of how to take action

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association As advocates of renewable energy and sustainable living, we believe an approach similar to that of the local foods movement can be taken...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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    Local hero honors 9/11 heroes with ‘Josiah’s Angel’

    By Jeremy Oster Staff Writer BYRON, Ill. — In August 2005, Josiah Henson was working at what is now Felker’s Grocery in Byron, Ill. Henson was in the store parking lot when he heard a dog barking...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Violin-music
    Rockford Symphony Orchestra delivers Independence Day Concert July 3

    Staff Report Join the Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) for its annual Independence Day Spectacular at 8 p.m., Thursday, July 3, at the Bengt Sjostrom (Starlight) Theatre at Rock Valley College. This summertime tradition will feature patriotic music...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Change
    Guest Column: Be your own architect of change

    By Jane Hayes Dr. Robert Head, esteemed leader of Rockford University, was the featured speaker at the WCRTA (Winnebago County Retired Teachers’ Association) June 26. This special luncheon was to honor six scholarship recipients — Christopher Davis,...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Terence Doddy
    Police search for murder suspect in death of partially burned man

      Online Staff Report Rockford Police are on the lookout for a 36-year-old man they say is responsible for the death of a man found partially burned Monday, June 30, inside an office building. Terence Doddy, 36,...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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    Fourth of July week the best time to visit Speedway

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist This is truly the best week of the year to be a local stock car racing fan. There is no better time to visit the Rockford Speedway than Fourth of July week....

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Literary-Hook
    Literary Hook: ‘Sonnet for Surprise’ celebrates the summer season

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet Here is a sonnet that celebrates the surprises of the summer season. Sonnet for Surprise Surprise is a clown with a secret. Brings twists, delays, pockets filled with nickels, pockets filled...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Macintosh
    Tech-Friendly: Apple releases security updates and bug fixes for Mavericks and iOS 7

    By Paul Gorski Apple, Inc., released OS X Mavericks v10.9.4 and iOS v7.1.2 this week. The Mavericks desktop and laptop computer OS update fixes: Wi-Fi network connection problems; waking from sleep issues; and Safari stability bugs. The...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • cigs
    Retailers cited for selling tobacco to minors

    Online Staff Report Thursday, June 26, and Monday, June 30, the Rockford Police Department’s Community Services Unit and Neighborhood Response Unit combined efforts with the Winnebago County Health Department to conduct tobacco compliance checks at various tobacco...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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