Readers warned to watch for signs – Is this just the winter blues?

Just the Winter Blues? During this season of short days and cold dark nights, the rates of depression, stress, and thoughts of suicide may increase. A number of factors, including unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and too many commitments, can exacerbate such feelings. Some people may feel mildly depressed during the winter months due to seasonal […]

Rotary sells first fundraiser ticket

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by STEVE STEELANDT The day before the printers had the tickets ready for me to pick up, I bumped into Pam in the lobby of ChiroHealth of Rockford. I was carrying my proofed copy of the ticket, so I handed it to her to look at as she headed down the hallway into one of the […]

Holiday shopping with heroes prepares kids for winter, for giving

Nearly a decade of good deeds—Rockford Police officers have been donating four hours of their day off just before the holidays to walk children through the Rockford Meijer store picking out necessities and one toy. Here the police and Meijer Store Director Phil Morrow pose with Santa and this year’s group of happy kids.

By BETH ALTENA Rockford Police officers, members of the volunteer police unit and children in families with need joined together for a morning of shopping, eating pizza with Santa and learning a life lesson about giving back. The Rockford Lions, with help from Rockford Rotary has funded the program since it was implemented by the […]

The public is invited to pizza and parks meeting at City Hall

As part of the process of identifying the future of parks in Rockford, the public is invited to come down to Rockford City Hall, enjoy free pizza and tell the city what you think. The Pizza and Parks meeting will be held at Rockford City Hall, 7 S. Monroe Street on Thursday, December 13. Residents […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President The Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) continues to make progress on our new museum project. Last week it was announced that Al Pratt will be our museum manager. He is already working even though his official contract will not begin until January 1, 2013. The RAHS pledged that we would hire […]