All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Christmas-Trees
    Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location

    Staff Report ROSCOE, Illinois — Roscoe Boy Scout Troop 620’s tradition of selling Christmas trees continues this year in a new location. The stand has moved to the corner of Highway 251 and Hononegah Road on Rockrose...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • Holiday-present
    Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season

    Staff Report CHICAGO — Holiday shopping is already in full swing with most stores and online retailers. And, the National Retail Federation forecasts sales in November and December to increase 4.1 percent from last year to $616.9...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • AIDS
    Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30

    Staff Report A prayer service of remembering and honoring friends lost to AIDS in observance of World AIDS Day will begin at 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 30, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Rockford. The church is at the...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • Northern-Illinois-Food-Bank
    Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement

    Online Staff Report GENEVA, Illinois — Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) has joined #GivingTuesday, a national movement that inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and give better and smarter to the charities...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • Mitch-McConnell
    Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress

    By Lee H. Hamilton Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country. In reality,...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • RPS-205-logo
    Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief

    Online Staff Report The Rockford Board of Education is reviewing year-end financial results from FY14, which ran July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. For the first time in three years, the district is facing a deficit....

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • Thanksgiving
    Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet This Thanksgiving, Remember Remember the air that made the clouds that made the rain that watered the ground and made the potatoes both white and sweet at your Thanksgiving table. Remember...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • Buffalo-Snowstorm
    Cold snap does not negate global warming

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association We weren’t ready for the recent cold snap. Daily high and low temperatures in our area and others set record lows. The hose...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • Jay-Cutler
    Week 13 NFL picks: Bears will hand Lions another Turkey Day loss

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist All 32 NFL teams are back in action this week. Six teams will start the week playing in tomorrow’s (Thursday, Nov. 27) three Thanksgiving Day games. The Chicago Bears (5-6) and Detroit...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • Stroll-on-state
    Rockford’s holiday tradition Stroll on State set for Saturday, Nov. 29

    Staff Report The Stroll on State lineup of vendors and entertainment continues to grow as local artists Lisa Frost, Mo Pitney and “Ice Guru” Randy Finch will each bring their unique talents to the holiday event in...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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