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Lucha Cantina: Dealing with this new reality

By Joshua Binning ROCKFORD - Saying these are interesting times would be an understatement. I can't imagine anyone has escaped the added stress brought on by the unprecedented situation. Here's the thing. It's not a contest. Getting the most stress certainly doesn't make you or me any sort of winner. There might be a prize, but that prize probably involves bypass surgery, so I'll pass on that trophy. That said, I am not going to sit here and say that I am some expert on this. I've sat on…

Editorial. Vote yes on home rule

Rockford needs home rule; it’s that simple. Without it, the city’s interest rates will continue to climb, our industries will continue to miss opportunities, our citizens will continue to pay more for less.

Editorial. An annually pointless bill

Joe Sosnowski’s HB4298, a carbon copy of his five other previous attempts, would require the state’s nearly 7,000 bodies of government to be solely responsible for posting this vital public information and foot the bill for maintaining accessible databases for the public to peruse.

Nikola Tesla: The extraordinary life of a modern Prometheus

Scientist Nikola Tesla died 75 years ago, Sunday, after a rags-to-riches to rags life. The eccentric inventor set the stage for many modern technologies. Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts: Spoke eight languages Produced the first motor that ran on AC current Developed the underlying technology for wireless communication over long distances Held approximately 300 patents…