Rockford Education Foundation searches for “Funniest Person in Rockford”

(l to r) Peggy Keane, Administrative Aide, and Sue Arend, REF Administrator, “laugh out loud” just thinking about the hilarity that Second City will be  Keep your laughter local.

Winner to perform live with The Second City!  Think you’re funny? Here’s your chance to prove it! If your comedy routines kill at the water cooler or leave your family in stitches, you might just be the funniest person in town. Here’s your chance to prove your comedic skills as the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) […]

REF returns Second City for encore performances

(l to r) Peggy Keane, Administrative Aide, and Sue Arend, REF Administrator, “laugh out loud” just thinking about the hilarity that Second City will be bringing to Rockford during their two January, 2012 REF benefit performances.

Keep Your Laughter Local  by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL When Chicago’s legendary comedy troupe, The Second City, last appeared in Rockford in January of 2010 it was a sell-out from the “git-go”. Appearing then to headline the Rockford Education Foundation’s (REF) annual benefit concert, Second City returns again for 2 evening performances of their “Laugh […]

Author offers tips on medical decision making

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Trying to make the best medical decisions for ourselves or someone we love can be overwhelming. Colleen Tallen, M.D., a palliative medicine specialist and author of the newly released book, “Decide While You Can,” is intimately familiar with this journey. Dr. Tallen has walked with thousands of patients and their loved ones as they explored […]

Eye doctor has no problem setting sights on big deer

Local doctor and president of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Carl Stites, bags a whopper of a buck on opening day.

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Zap on! The Republican nomination wrestle is turning out to be more fun than I expected. What a sight. All eight candidates are dancing around for a better position. While energetically looking for dirt on the others, each tries to deflect attention away from his (or her) own personal shortcomings. Yes, it’s tacky, even discouraging, […]