All posts tagged "Featured"

  • 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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  • Tesla
    Mr. Green Car: Tesla update: Tesla X crossover SUV and Model P85D

    By Allen Penticoff Freelance Writer As has been reported many times in this column in the past, I keep a close eye on what is happening with Tesla Motors, makers of the most advanced electric cars available...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • NFL-WEB
    Week 7 NFL picks: Wins for Bears, Packers and Lions

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist I’m happy the Bears beat the Falcons last week. I’m not happy I haven’t picked them correctly over the past three weeks. This week, they’re back home against the Miami Dolphins. The...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Chad Grimm
    Meet John Doe: Tea Partiers finally have a candidate for governor

    By Paul Gorski I am an advocate for fair, equal ballot access. Independent and third-party candidates should not have to get more signatures than Democrats or Republicans to get on a ballot. Independent candidates trying to get...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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