All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Rockford-City-Market
    Final City Market of the season Friday, Oct. 17

    Online Staff Report The final Rockford City Market of the season is the annual Fall Harvest market this Friday, Oct. 17. Kids will have the chance to dress up in Halloween costumes and participate in the Kids’...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Founding-Fathers
    Lee Hamilton: Viewing political corruption more broadly

    By Lee H. Hamilton Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Messiah
    Rehearsals begin Oct. 19 for 69th presentation of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

    Staff Report The 69th annual presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, and 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. First St., Rockford. Admission is free. The two-hour...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Egyptian-Theatre
    Amenti Haunted House opens Oct. 17 at DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre

    Staff Report DEKALB, Illinois — “Amenti” is the Egyptian Goddess guarding the world of the dead. Within her gates lie the horrors of the Egyptian underworld. Terror after terror await those who dare to enter. But be...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Violin-music
    Freeport celebrates oldest public school orchestra in the country Oct. 16

    Staff Report FREEPORT, Illinois — The Freeport School District Orchestra Department will celebrate its 150th anniversary during the 2014/15 school year. This makes it the oldest public school orchestra in the country. Thursday, Oct. 16, there will...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • An-Empty-Bowl
    More Americans in their golden years are going hungry

    By Debra Levey Larson Media/Communications Specialist, University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences URBANA, Ill. — In a country as wealthy as the United States, it may come as a surprise that one in...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Electric-guitar
    Groove Walk returns to downtown Rockford Oct. 18

    Staff Report Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) and The River District Association (RDA) present Groove Walk-ing Dead from 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, to 1 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 19. The event is a celebration of Rockford’s downtown...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Flag+Constitution
    Illinois House to consider constitutional convention

    By Brandon Reid Senior Assistant Editor The Illinois House of Representatives is set to vote during the November veto session on a measure that would call for a constitutional convention. Senate Joint Resolution 42 (SJR 42) calls...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Panhandling
    Citizens, police address panhandling

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer They stand on corners holding signs. Sometimes they will approach pedestrians or walk into businesses asking for money. Panhandlers have an array of methods they use to receive handouts. While Rockford is...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Money
    Agitate, America!: It’s all about the money

    By Nancy Churchill A Progressive Visionary My son is a die-hard far-right conservative. I’d like to ask him: Why do wealthy institutions insist on privatizing schools? It’s not about education or parental choice. Why are trillions of...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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