Alterra Coffee changes name, splits with Mars

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Alterra Coffee is changing its name and parting ways with Mars, Inc. Alterra owners said Monday that nothing will change except for the company’s name, which will now be Colectivo, inspired by the artsy buses used for public transportation in Latin America and the routine of everyday life. “We’ve always been about […]

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Medical College of Wis. to open 2 new campuses

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee-based Medical College of Wisconsin plans to open a new campus in Green Bay in 2015 and another in the Wausau area the following year. College officials hope the move encourages graduates to practice medicine in more rural areas, according to a Daily Herald Media report (http://wdhne.ws/13HdnYn ). Student recruitment […]

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Rockton approves new bakery plans

ROCKTON — Sweet aromas may soon be coming from 202 W. Main St. in downtown Rockton. The Rockton Board of Trustees approved design plans for a bakery cafe during its meeting Tuesday night. “The property owners would like to expand the building and make it an attractive spot,” said Rockton Planning Administrator Patricia Diduch. Preliminary […]

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Grain futures, livestock prices rise

CHICAGO (AP) — Grains futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was down 4.75 cents at $6.5975 a bushel; September corn fell 3.25 cents to $5.4075 a bushel; September oats were 2 cents higher at $3.57 a bushel; while August soybeans rose 29.50 cents to $15.2025 a bushel. […]

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HHS Releases Outreach and Enrollment Grants Nationwide

Local consulting firm assists in securing $344,457 for outreach and enrollment staff Rockford, IL, July 16, 2013, – Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $150 million in awards to 1,159 community health centers nationwide to enroll uninsured Americans in the new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act. These funds will be […]

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Lenox Healthcare for Women Opens New Office, Adds New Physician to Staff

ROCKFORD, Ill—Lenox Healthcare for Women, formerly located in Camelot Towers on East State Street, has a new home! The practice is now located at The Cornerstone Building, 1235 North Mulford Road in Rockford. In addition to the new office, a new face is treating patients at the women’s healthcare center. Peggy Shiels, M.D., a board-certified […]

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Learn How to Navigate IDOT Website

The Illinois Department of Transportation has several active construction projects in the following counties: Boone, Carroll, Henry, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. We would like to invite you Navigating the IDOT Website from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. The purpose of this workshop is to […]

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Auburn Street Round-About Means New Location for Local Insurance Agency

ROCKFORD, Ill–Keystone Insurance, located at 1626 N Main Street in Rockford, has moved locations due to the construction of the round-about at North Main and Auburn Streets. Keystone Insurance, owned by Tom Etier, has been at the North Main location since 1962. Etier was recently told by the State that the land his business was […]

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Damian Czechorski named to Million Dollar Round Table

ROCKFORD, Ill. (July 1, 2013) – Damian Czechorski, a financial representative at Williams-Manny was named to the 2013 Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Attaining membership to MDRT is based on the individual’s professional knowledge, adherence to a strict ethical code, and superior client service. Meeting the membership qualifications is a […]

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Blackhawk Technical College to take part at the Rock County 4H Fair

JANESVILLE, WI – Blackhawk Technical College is coming to the Rock County 4-H Fair on Friday, July 26, with a variety of activities at the Food Fair Area Tent guaranteed to entertain and inform fairgoers about the impact of BTC on the community. BTC activities, which will run from noon to 6 p.m., include five […]

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