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Teen wins $1,000 in gas by solving Cannon clues

CABA treasure hunt lasted six weeks   Sam Kirk, 15, used his noggin and research to figure out where to hunt for the Cannon Area Business Association copper coin that won him $1,000 in free gas. The annual hunt invites … Continue reading

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Planning Commission approves community building for complex

Subsidized apartments earned safety award last year By BETH ALTENA Despite much discussion about parking, Rockford’s Planning Commission approved plans to build a community building at Hillview Townhomes Thursday, October 25. The apartment complex, located on the north side of … Continue reading

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An open letter from the Rockford Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

October 26, 2012 This letter is to inform Rockford residents of an area of concern and to encourage active support of the business community and city government. The Rockford Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was formed in 1981, under Public Act … Continue reading

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The end of an era – Mary Eadie retires from City Council

A life of public service full of firsts by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL To everything there is a season, there’s a right time for everything. For Rockford’s Mary Eadie that time was in making the decision not to run for … Continue reading

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Rockford Education Foundation hits $1 million in funding

The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) grants awarded recently were one in a million. The REF funded 45 grants totaling $32,998.63 putting the total dollar amount the foundation has funded over one million dollars. This fall, grants were awarded across the … Continue reading

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