AURORA UNIVERSITY ARTS AND IDEAS

Concerts, lectures, films and much, much more Snapshots: “Glimpses of America in Change,” a one-person show by TV actress Anna Deavere Smith (“Nurse Jackie,” “The West Wing”), will open Aurora University’s 2014-2015 Celebrating Arts and Ideas at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,…

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ST. CHARLES JAZZ FESTIVAL

Third annual show features live shows downtown The third annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend is set to host live jazz music Sept. 11 – 14 in downtown St. Charles. Eight venues plan to host jazz groups for lunch, dinner, and…

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Notables of Northern Illinois

The late president Ronald Reagan (above), Hononegah (wife of the pioneer settler Stephen Mack; below) and social activist Jane Addams (bottom) are among northern Illinois notables saluted on a three-sided sign in downtown Pecatonica recently. (News Bulletin photos)    …

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Rev up engines

AAR Corp announces new maintenance, repair hanger here Global aircraft service leader AAR Corporation announced last week it would open a new maintenance and repair hangar in Rockford that will create up to 500 new jobs over five years. AAR…

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