Feast on Artistry, authenticity at new Cinco de Mayo restaurant

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Rockford’s new Cinco de Mayo restaurant has recently opened, peppering excitement for its authentic Mexican food and stunning art murals. Mariano Coronado, whose family oversees a dozen restaurants in five states, owns this new ingredient to downtown Rockford, located at 123 Courtland St., but Mariano brings his own special touch to Cinco de Mayo. “This […]

Resident experiences the unusual and magnificent

  by CHRISTINE BIGNEY They say that it’s good to try different things. In Stacey Kowalczyk’s case, she didn’t think that would include drunken shrimp and cow’s intestine for dinner. The 2007 graduate of Rockford High School always wanted to study abroad. So when a trip to China presented itself, Kowalczyk jumped at the opportunity. […]

Sam’s Joint condos ready for sale after three years of construction

by MITCH HARVATIN Student reporter It took more time than originally thought but Sam Bravata, owner of Sam’s Joint restaurant in downtown Rockford, will be giving the okay to put the condos, located above the restaurant, on the market. The new condos should be ready for sale by the end of this week. According to […]

Obituaries – August 6, 2009

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Cutler Mr. Dale “Bruiser” E. Cutler, age 63, of Rockford found peace with God and died on Monday, July 27, 2009. Dale was a graduate of Rockford High School. When the call of his country was heard during the Vietnam War, Dale answered. Self was forgotten and, as a brave young man, he marched away […]

Weddings – August 6, 2009

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Gillen-Koch Jennifer Koch and Joseph Gillen were united in marriage at Wesley United Methodist Church on May 9, 2009. The bride is the daughter of Bob and Sue Koch of Rockford. She is a 2008 graduate of the University of Illinois and is currently employed by Carle Clinic. The groom is the son of Phil […]