All posts tagged "Featured"

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    Gymnastic Academy of Rockford athletes win national titles

     Online Staff Report Fourteen athletes from the Gymnastics Academy of Rockford (GAR) came home national champions this week, after competing at the 2014 U. S. T. A. National Championships in Louisville, Ky., June 17-21. Individually, GAR athletes...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • The center of Greensburg, Kan., 12 days after being hit by a tornado in May 2007. Greensburg Mayor Bob Dixson will speak during the Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair Aug. 23-24, at Ogle County Fairgrounds. (Image courtesy of FEMA Photo Library)
    Extreme weather, abandoned factories and renewable energy

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association As we live through another week of extreme weather events, it seems appropriate to address the topic. Tornadoes, hail, snow and ice, severe...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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    Mr. Green Car: An electric Harley?

    By Allen Penticoff Freelance Writer In a sign of the times, Harley-Davidson — motorcycles of great roaring legend — has just announced it has developed an electric motorcycle, “Live Wire,” that is on tour to gain public...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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    Field of Blues Festival set for June 28 at Aviators Stadium

    Staff Report The Second Annual Field of Blues Festival is stepping up to the plate June 28 at Rockford Aviators Stadium. Featuring 2014 Blues Music Award-winning John Nemeth and four other great national and regional blues acts,...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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    Tube Talk: Sophomore summers: No slump for ‘Endeavour’, ‘Under the Dome’

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer If you’ve ever heard the term “sophomore slump,” you probably know it can refer to the second year of high school or college, a recording artist’s second album, or almost any follow-up...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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    Beaman wants new judge in new case against cops, Town of Normal

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Alan Beaman continues his fight against officers he says framed him for murder in the 1993 strangulation death of his ex-girlfriend. Beaman wants a judge outside the 11th Judicial Circuit to hear...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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    Local publisher preps for release of book by Jesus Correa VII

    Staff Report Zombie Logic Press has announced the launch of its fifth project, Iced Cream, a poetry book written and illustrated by Rockford artist Jesus Abraham Correa VII. The book’s 78 pages delve into the life of...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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    Sports Nest: World Cup fever is strong

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist I will readily admit that I had no clue what was happening. Strategies, substitutions, timing. All of it was lost on me. But there I sat, as time winded down, on the...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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    Police union: Chief tampered with investigation

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The ongoing dispute between Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson and the local police entered its latest round this week. Monday, June 23, the Rockford Police Benevolent & Protective Association (PBPA), led by...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • "Blooms," by Scott T.A. Saporiti (Photo by Jeremy Oster)
    Artists turn discarded doors into art in Beloit outdoor installation

    Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. — When the historic Beloit Inn was remodeled this past year to become the new Ironworks Hotel, dozens of vintage metal doors were replaced and left without homes. That’s when Visit Beloit and...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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