All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Gas-Pump-USE
    Gas prices continue to rise in Illinois and Indiana, AAA reports

    Online Staff Report AURORA, Ill. — Gas prices continue to rise as Illinois and Indiana drivers are paying on average $3.89 and $3.73, respectively, for a gallon of regular unleaded. Illinois prices reflect a rise of nearly...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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  • DEMSvGOP
    Local GOP chairman apologizes for Obama-donkey comment

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Winnebago County Republican Committee Chairman Jim Thompson issued an apology Tuesday, April 29, for what has been reported as a disparaging remark about President Barack Obama (D). The remark was included in...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Gas
    Nicor extends Extreme Winter Relief Fund deadline to May 9

    Online Staff Report NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Nicor Gas is extending the deadline for its Extreme Winter Relief Fund to May 9. The special, temporary program was put into place in March to help more eligible customers qualify...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • DrRobertHead-RU
    Rockford University president to speak at May 8 Chamber event

    Online Staff Report Dr. Robert Head, president of Rockford University, will be the featured speaker at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Leadership event Thursday, May 8, at Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort. Head will share his perspective...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Shelter-Care-Spring-Luncheon
    Shelter Care Ministries’ Spring Luncheon May 8

    Online Staff Report Shelter Care Ministries’ Annual Spring Luncheon will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Thursday, May 8, at Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St., downtown Rockford. Admission is $35 per person or $280 for...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Interfaith-USE
    Interfaith open houses of worship May 4

    Online Staff Report Rockford Interfaith Council is inviting the public to visit three area houses of worship in the Rockford area Sunday, May 4. First, the group will visit Temple Beth El, 1203 Comanche Drive (one block...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Yoga
    Yoga Rockford: Meditation in 10 days — or fewer?

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio The initial course of Vipassana Meditation, as taught by S.N. Goenka, is a 10-day-long residential silent retreat. This always seems to stun even the most interested of students. Why not a...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • AndersonGardens
    Rockford’s Anderson Gardens opens for season May 1

    Staff Report Rockford’s Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, opens for the 2014 season Thursday, May 1. Guests are invited to enjoy the garden, which is open rain or shine, through Oct. 31. Admission is $8...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Schlafley
    Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: Kölsch a nice, clean, crisp beer for the spring season

    By Michael Sears President, Forest City Brewers It looks as if spring weather is finally here, and this week I would like to talk about a traditional spring beer known as Kölsch. The term Kölsch was first...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Auburn-CAPA
    Theater Review: More future stars in Rockford’s high schools

    By Bill Beard Theater Critic I hope readers of this paper took note last week of the announcement of Auburn’s production of the wonderful — but not often enough produced — musical, Sugar, based on the movie...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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