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Letter to the Editor: Frank Schier’s legacy

Whether one agrees or disagrees with what appears on the pages of The Rock River Times or agrees with Frank Schier’s viewpoints, Frank’s unwavering support of the arts, the environment, renewable energy, and holding elected officials and…

Letter: Rauner veto compromises Alzheimer’s care

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed House Bill 4351 today, which would have protected seniors by prohibiting any governor, Democrat or Republican, from reducing access to the Community Care Program (CCP) arbitrarily. The Alzheimer’s Association,…

Voters want things shaken, not stirred

Perhaps the most unsettling thing we have learned during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has not been about Donald Trump at all, but about ourselves as a country. Certainly, many of us thought Trump would never get this far.…

Letter: We have to save historical tax credits

Since I started working in downtown Rockford nearly 10 years ago, I have been encouraged by the transformation of the city’s center to a more vibrant atmosphere. An influx of residents and commercial development has brought activity to an…

Irish Marching Society prepares for parade

Just a note to let you know that the annual St. Patrick's Party and Parade will take place for the 37th year. The event is sponsored by the Irish Marching Society of Rockford and has become a staple for the beginning of spring. The event…

Thank you from Ogle County Solid Waste Management

Thank you to all who were involved in this year’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Approximately 500 trees (about 12.5 tons) were collected and chipped into mulch and diverted from local landfills. Since the start of this program in…

Letter: Positive aspects of clean energy

Dear Editor, Thank you for the article "Paris carbon reduction agreement" by Drs. Robert and Sonia Vogl. They emphasize disagreements over the EPA's Clean Power Plan and end with a very disheartening message: "The effort to reduce carbon…

Letter: The need for Alzheimer’s care

As the manager of a local social service agency that provides services for the elderly, including individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, every day I see how devastating Alzheimer’s is and how important it is to find a cure. Alzheimer’s is…

Letter: Kirk’s priorities not addressing citizens

Today I received two emails from Senator Mark Kirk. The opening paragraph of the first email read, "The bill funds the Department of Defense at the highest level since 2012, including a pay increase for military personnel, and provides…

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