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  • scam
    Better Business Bureau warns of federal grant scam

    Staff Report A steady stream of scams have been reported to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) throughout the summer and there seems to be no end to that trend. Most recently, consumers have contacted the BBB about...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • Cherries
    Cherry Valley Festival Days Aug. 22-24 at Baumann Park

    Online Staff Report CHERRY VALLEY, Illinois — Cherry Valley Festival Days is this weekend, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 22-24, at Baumann Park, 218 S. Walnut St., Cherry Valley, Illinois. Entrance buttons are $6 Friday and Saturday, and are good...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • Boose
    26-year prison sentence for 2013 murder

    Staff Report A Rockford man will spend more than two decades in prison after pleading guilty to murder, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced. Joe Michael Boose, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced by...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • cello
    Classics in the Country music event Aug. 24 in Beloit

    Staff Report Summer breezes, the fragrance of flowers, and the melody of flowing water accompany musicians of every age at an unusual and exciting event: Classics in the Country. The Friends of Beckman Mill will host this...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • Arrest-report
    Four arrested for burglary

    Staff Report Four Rockford men are behind bars after being arrested on burglary charges on the city’s west side Wednesday, Aug. 20. Around noon Wednesday, Rockford Police responded to a burglary in progress at the old Church School, 1419...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • State Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford
    Chuck Jefferson retirement party tonight

    Staff Report The public is welcome to attend a retirement celebration for former state Rep. Chuck Jefferson from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, at Cliffbreakers, 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford. Jefferson, 69, announced his retirement July 1. He...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • Rockford-City-Market
    City Market open Friday, parking deck condemned

    Staff Report Rockford City Market will be open Friday, Aug. 22, although the Market Street parking deck will be closed. Officials have revised the market’s layout, expanding vendor booths toward East State Street to accommodate the closure....

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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  • Anderson-Japanese-Gardens
    Summer Festival at Anderson Gardens Aug. 23-24

    Staff Report Rockford’s Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, will host its annual Japanese Summer Festival from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24. The Japanese Summer Festival is a two-day celebration of...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Egg-Harbor-Art
    Rockford Art Guild members complete ‘eggstraordinary’ challenge

    Staff Report In summer 2013, Dee Santorini and Liz Liles, artists with the Rockford Art Guild, were coming back from an art show in Door County, Wisconsin, and decided to drop in at Dove Tail Gallery in...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Rockford-University
    Rockford University’s McGaw Hall to be razed

    Staff Report McGaw Hall, the seven-story residence hall on the northeast corner of Rockford University’s campus, is scheduled for demolition. The building has not been in use since its closing in 2004. The N-TRAK Group of Loves...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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