All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Child-Obesity-USE
    Study reveals three key risk factors associated with child obesity

    By Phyllis Picklesimer Media/Communications Specialist, U of I ACES News and Public Affairs URBANA, Ill. — A University of Illinois study has identified the following as the three most significant risk factors for child obesity among preschoolers:...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Walk
    Biggest Loser RunWalk at Davis Park June 14

    Online Staff Report Nearly 1,200 people have signed up for the June 14 Biggest Loser RunWalk at Davis Park, 308 S. Wyman St., Rockford. Twenty-two states are represented in this year’s Biggest Loser RunWalk Rockford, and participants...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Swedish-Flag-2014
    Swedish Historical Society’s Midsummer Festival June 14

    Staff Report Rockford’s Swedish Historical Society will present its annual Midsummer Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 14, on the grounds of Erlander Home Museum, 404 S. Third St., Rockford. Admission is free. A...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Cooking
    Register now for June 18 ‘A Cook’s Tour of Downtown’

    • Featured establishments include Capri Restaurant, District Bar & Grill, Kiwi Café, Kuma’s Asian Bistro, Wired Café, Bella Luna Bakery and Octane Staff Report The River District Association (RDA), dedicated to promoting and growing Rockford’s downtown, is hosting...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Walgreens
    Guest Column: Walgreens: Europe’s neighborhood drugstore?

    By Dev Gowda Advocate, Illinois PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) Nell Geiser Associate Director, Change to Win Retail Initiatives and Frank Clemente Executive Director, Americans for Tax Fairness Recent reports indicate that Walgreens, our neighborhood drugstore that’s...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Erin Farste and Susan Anderson in Crumbs From The Table of Joy at Artists’ Ensemble Theater. (Photo by John Cobb)
    Artists’ Ensemble presents ‘Crumbs From The Table of Joy’

    Staff Report Artists’ Ensemble Theater (AET) will present Crumbs From The Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage in the Cheek Theatre at Rockford University June 13-29. At 17, Ernestine’s world is in upheaval: her father has uprooted...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Electric-Vehicles-USE
    Mr. Green Car: Where are all the electric cars?

    By Allen Penticoff Freelance Writer The electric cars are in the big cities. Having been spotted some federal incentive money to do so, our larger metropolitan areas have more public charging stations for electric vehicle (EV) owners....

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Tonalist
    Heartbeats & Hoofbeats: Tonalist ends Chrome’s Triple Crown bid, Coburn has tantrum

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor Another heartbreaker goes on the books at Belmont. The Triple Crown trophy, brought out for the occasion just in case, goes back in storage. California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza made a...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • USE-Bottom-Up-Wit
    Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: Bottom Up Wit a complex Belgian-style white ale

    By Michael Sears President, Forest City Brewers This week, I would like to talk about a summer beer of the Belgian persuasion, a Belgian-style white ale called Bottom Up Wit from Revolution Brewery of Chicago. When I...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Fracking-USE
    Fast-track fracking bill dead, companies wait on IDNR

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A bill aimed to skip the rule-drafting process and begin fracking in Illinois recently died in the hands of legislators. The bill would have allowed fracking to begin while rules for the...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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