• Stateline Area ChamberPlanner

    Chambers of commerce offices in the Stateline Area will be closed Jan. 1 for New Year's Day. {Rockford} Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce Advantage Club 3, 11:45 a.m., Jan. 2. Location was to be announced at press time. Rockford Area... Read More

  • Belleville gets boost from skateboard park

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ The city of Belleville is getting an unexpected boost from the skateboard park it built so local kids would have a trouble-free place to entertain themselves. The park, which was paid for with state grant money... Read More

  • New books look at technology, survival

    Each month Jack Covert, president and founder of 800-CEO-READ, reviews some of the best recently released business books. 800-CEO-READ, a division of Milwaukee-based Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, is a leading direct supplier of book-based resources to more than 10,000 corporations... Read More

  • Stateline Area Real Estate Transactions

    City of Beloit Issued Nov. 1 1324 Central Ave., Bank of New York as trustee to Albert H. and Kimberly A. Miller, $22,000. Issued Nov. 5 1049 Bittle St., Dale O. Griep to Stateline Pregnancy Center and Helpline, $79,000 Issued... Read More

  • Beloit-based entrepreneur agencies boosted by partnership, shared offices

    BELOIT _ Susan Taylor had a dream. A former owner of a day care center, she realized that it was difficult to find educational toys and games for children. She decided to open her own store, but she knew she... Read More

  • Stateline Area Building Permits

    Winnebago County Issued Nov. 1 5612 Auburn St., Rockton, Ray Varney, plumbing, $25 504 E. Exchange St., Roscoe Township, AT&T, electric, $85 Issued Nov. 2 404 Elm St., Roscoe, Mitzie and Carey James, electric, $50 5802 Forest Preserve Road, Roscoe... Read More

  • Stateline Area People OnTheMove

    ROCKFORD _ Sherry Winebaugh has been hired at Manifesto Advertising Inc. as its business manager. Winebaugh is responsible for accounts payable, receivable, invoicing, collections and payroll. She also provides administrative and financial consultation. A graduate of Rockford Business College, she... Read More

  • Older worker advises on longevity

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ A 100-year-old architect advises this for those who want to work into old age: find a job you enjoy. "When you have something you love to do, it keeps you alive," Harold Fisher said Monday after receiving... Read More

  • Charities suffer in weak economy

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Wisconsin food pantries are facing a troubling dilemma: As the state economy worsens and more people are laid off, they are getting fewer donations to serve the growing number of people who need their help. "Right... Read More

  • Technology is key to new security systems

    Less than 1/1000 of 1 percent of the population in this country pose a threat to our security. Yet many law enforcement experts seem to think that a national identification card for the rest of the 99.999 percent will somehow... Read More

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