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  • NFL-WEB
    Week 1 NFL picks: Packers will lose; Bears, Lions and Vikings will win

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Tomorrow night (Thursday, Sept. 4), the National Football League will make its long-awaited return to millions of living rooms, dens and man caves all across North America. I, for one, could not...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Winnebago-County-Admin-Building
    Guest Column: ‘Project Strange Duck’: Winnebago County’s latest gift to First Rockford Group

    By Steve Schultz Winnebago County Board member, District 3 Question: How do you get the Winnebago County Board to agree to give $150,000 to First Rockford Group (a private business) to renovate a crumbling parking lot, at,...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • SamAdams
    Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: This year’s Samuel Adams OctoberFest is done well

    By Michael Sears President, Forest City Brewers Guten morgen, guten tag and guten abend, all. Since we are officially in the month of September, I believe it is time to review some Oktoberfest beers that I picked...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Andrew Swackhamer and Casiena Raether in “The Importance of Being Earnest.” (Photo by John Cobb)
    Artists’ Ensemble opens its 11th season with ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

    Staff Report Oscar Wilde’s brilliant comedy The Importance of Being Earnest opens Artists’ Ensemble Theater’s (AET) 11th season Sept. 5. This tour de force of mistaken identity, confused lovers, and a baby absentmindedly left in a handbag...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Fracking-2
    IDNR releases fracking rules

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The long-awaited rules on hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as “fracking”) have been released by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The guidelines come after months of delays and thousands of...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Rockford-Public-Library
    Downtown library’s future remains uncertain

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer ComEd is prepared to begin an environmental cleanup project underneath the downtown branch of the Rockford Public Library, yet little is known about when that will occur. The goal is to remove...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • The facts tell a different story — there is nothing precise or safe with aerial manure spray. The photos attached [see photo] were taken June 28th at the Wysocki dairy CAFO in the Town of Armenia, Juneau County. The operator has the pumps open full throttle with high-pressure end guns spraying manure into the air high and wide.
    Guest Column: Environmental impact of CAFO expansion overlooked

    By Greg Farnham Commissioner, Lake Sinissippi Improvement District, Hustisford, Wisconsin, and Coordinator, Rock River Trail Initiative I ask that you take a minute and read my e-mail exchange (below) with Professor Anna Haines, director of the Center...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • mcdonaldswagetheft
    Rockford McDonald’s workers to strike Thursday, Sept. 4

    Online Staff Report Coming off a convention where they vowed to do “whatever it takes” to win $15 per hour and the right to form a union, Rockford fast-food workers will walk off their jobs Thursday, representatives announced Tuesday, Sept....

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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  • Education-use
    Gov. Pat Quinn kicks off 2014-2015 school year

    Online Staff Report Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), Tuesday, Sept. 2, visited students at two Chicago Public Schools on their first day of school to wish all students in Illinois a happy and healthy year of learning....

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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  • lynch
    Bears waive Jordan Lynch

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer When the Chicago Bears’ 70-man roster was released Friday, Aug. 29, former NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch’s name wasn’t on it. The Bears waived the Heisman Trophy finalist Friday morning, a day after...

    • Posted August 29, 2014
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