COMMUNITY CALENDAR

ONGOING Twisted Crypt Haunted House. Thursday-Sundays through Nov. 1, 5420 E. State St., Rockford. Admission $12. Twisted Crypt Haunted House is a 10,000 square foot all indoor attraction featuring dark mazes, live showrooms, and special effects. All new experiences await…

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A new home for the bison to roam

Dixon site to host majestic animals on 3,500-acre preserve Angela Burke hails from blue-collar Burbank near Chicago. With its prevalence of mom-and-pop restaurants and the regular roar of low-flying passenger jets from Chicago’s Midway Airport nearby, the southwest suburb certainly…

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Great Outdoors

Photo provided by author.   by Pam Erickson Otto   Farm options are fewer, but urban area offer plenty of places for barn swallows to live and thrive The neighbor’s kids were out the other day, chattering excitedly as they soaked up some late-summer…

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Changes in WIC Milk Regulations

Photo by Ryan Martin   by Ryan Martin   On October 1st the Illinois Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) made changes designed to improve the nutrition and health of pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and…

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