Chamber to host annual Meeting of the Membership

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Rockford Chamber of Commerce to celebrate 50-year anniversary  The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is preparing to host its annual Meeting of the Membership on Friday, Jan. 28. The premier event will be the launch for the chamber’s 50th year in existence and will feature a special evening of excellent food, lively entertainment and good […]

RHS students receive Scholastic Art Awards

Regional winners in the Scholastic Art Awards competition are (front, l–r) Sarah Verbrugge, Hanna Reierson, Shelby Blackmore, Sydney Benda, Emily Frew; (back) Eric Henderson, Jordan Rookus and Spencer High.

Several art students from Rockford High School (RHS) will be recognized as regional winners in the prestigious Scholastic Art Awards competition. The ceremony will be held at St. Cecilia’s Music Society at 2 p.m. on January 30, 2011, with a reception following at the Kendall College of Art and Design. Gold Key awards will be […]

Chief warns of fire department solicitation

Rockford Fire Chief Mike Reus said that, annually, residents contact him after receiving phone calls soliciting donations or selling tickets claiming to be fundraising for the Rockford Fire Department. “We do not call and solicit from residents,” Reus stated. He said callers claim to be Rockford firefighters and either solicit donations or ask residents to buy […]

MAIN STREET—by Roger Allen, publisher

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Recycle us! Recycling is a big thing these days: paper and glass, metal and plastic. After these materials have finished one function, they’re often not worn out. Increasingly, industry converts them to another use. Smart idea. Now, consider this: human lives are longer and healthier. America’s official Social Security age will be raised to 67. […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Congress is using new tactic   It goes without saying that our tax system is very complicated. Our Congress helps to make that system more complicated when they pass laws that are not first and foremost tax laws. Buried within those non-tax laws, however, are tax provisions; sometimes very complicated tax provisions. The most glaring […]