Galesburg store sells art made with heart

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Luis Villa began working with handcrafted art in the country of Peru, crafting jewelry and weaving clothing to create his own forms of art. Though he had experience selling it in Peru, his new store, Asiri Handcrafted, is his first attempt at owning and operating an official store space. Villa came […]

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Integrated HomeCare Services comes to Beloit

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — Rockford’s Integrated HomeCare Services is expanding to Beloit. The medical supply company will open a storefront today in Beloit’s Morgan Square, according to CEO Mark Hatch. The facility specializes in home medical equipment, providing items from wheelchairs, beds, walkers to oxygen and sleep therapy equipment. The equipment is […]

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Beloit McDonald’s to get face lift

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — Beloit’s southernmost McDonald’s restaurant will be getting a face lift. Franchise owner Guy Bucciferro III announced recently the McDonald’s restaurant at 45 State St. will see renovations starting in March. “We are very excited for the opportunity to help brighten up one of the main entry points between […]

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Rosecrance Berry Campus receives Club Blue Rockford grant

    ROCKFORD – Club Blue Rockford selected Rosecrance Berry Campus as one of their grant recipients for 2018 on Wednesday, November 8, at the annual Club Blue Supporter Kick-Off event held at Franchesco’s Ristorante. With the funds from Club Blue, Rosecrance will be able to transform existing spaces at the Berry Campus into a […]

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Comply365 celebrates 10 years of transformation in aviation

BELOIT – Compy365 is excited to celebrate a decade of driving innovation in the aviation industry with its powerful mobile platform and flexible apps that deliver the content users need in demanding, mission-critical daily operations. The industry-leading software company will mark its 10th anniversary with an Open House from 4-6 p.m.  Nov. 30, at its headquarters, […]

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MillerCoors to build service center

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The parent company of MillerCoors is expanding its Milwaukee footprint with a business service center to support its operations in North America. Parent Molson Coors Brewing Company says the new center will be located at the Miller Valley Campus on Milwaukee’s west side. The center is expected to eventually employ about 150 […]

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GOP resurrects bill exempting rent-to-own from consumer act

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans are trying again to exempt rent-to-own businesses from the state’s consumer protection act. Rep. Warren Petryk and Sen. Terry Moulton began circulating a bill for co-sponsors Tuesday that would create a new section of statutes specifically for the rent-to-own industry. Under the new provisions, rental-purchase agreements must disclose in […]

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Fire at Chicago chocolate factory is the second in November

CHICAGO (AP) — For the second time this month, the Chicago Fire Department has responded to a blaze at the Blommer Chocolate Company factory. Fire officials said Tuesday’s fire started in a cooling tower on the roof of factory near the city’s Loop business district. All workers at the factory have been accounted for and […]

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PlayMonster named a finalist for six Toy of the Year 2018 awards

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — For the first time in company history, PlayMonster has been named a finalist for six Toy of The Year (TOTY) 2018 Awards — the industry’s highest achievement known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry. PlayMonster’s calling on the community and its fans to cast votes at […]

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New Bell School Road clinic approved for SwedishAmerican by state regulators 

  ROCKFORD— SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health, won approval this morning from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to expand its excellence in healthcare with the construction of a new 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art clinic on Bell School Road, near the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center campus. The clinic will offer nearly 100 clinic […]

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