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ROCKFORD — To all the young people: Always look ahead, and anything worth doing is going to be difficult. "So don't get carried away by the journey. Just take one step at a time, and you will get there."And for the parents: "We have to make sure we are setting high enough goals for our kids. Make them stretch. Make them reach. Make them dream."

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ROCKFORD — The Winnebago County Board  unanimously approved a financing agreement Thursday to contribute $8 million toward a $41...

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ROCKFORD — A new grocery is bringing food and excitement to the southeast side.Save-A-Lot opened Thursday at 2514 S. Alpine Road, which Schnucks

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The United Way of Pekin has surpassed its fundraising goal for 2015, marking the first time in four years the organization’s campaign met its goal.

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Robert Hepner received a plaque for four decades of service to the Kewanee Salvation Army at their Appreciation Breakfast Saturday.Chris Kennedy, development director for the Salvation Army’s Heartland Division, also...

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Craig Doty joined the Rock Valley College coaching staff late in the off-season two years ago. A few months ago, he brought the school its first national title in men’s basketball.Now he’s deep into building another...

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No one in Ben Schroeder’s family owned a gun until his seventh-grade history teacher invited him and his dad to go skeet shooting three years ago in Garden Prairie.“Well, except for the Red Ryder BB gun my husband brought...

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Aaron Vincer has been running the show at Byron Motosports Park since 1969, but he never stops trying to make things better.Nowadays, he’s amped up his training program in an effort to improve the riders’ skills, as well as...

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ROCKFORD — People know Steve Vee for coaching Rock Valley College to two NJCAA Division III national titles in men’s tennis and two in women’s tennis.Or as an avid golfer who won two Rockford Senior titles at...

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Barry Fisher has been an intimidator and teacher at Byron Dragway.The 71-year-old Rockford racer has earned six season championships in his white 1970 Chevrolet Nova and has been one of the top competitors for years.“When you...

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Dennis Endress stepped toward a lane in the 4 Seasons Bowling Center in Freeport. He called out to his son, Thomas, who was sweeping up on the other end of the alley.Without Thomas, Endress wouldn’t have been at the alley, getting...

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