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Local Scouts hold celebration banquet

Pack 553 honor anniversaries of organizations, boys moving up in rank.

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Making the last stop

Longtime school bus driver Jane Elliott hung the keys for the last time Friday, closing a chapter in the making for nearly three decades.

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Ogle County Clovers have an eventful winter

The Ogle County Clovers 4-H group has been staying busy throughout this winter season.

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BBB warning consumers about online retailer “Flip the Trend”

The Rockford Regional Office of the Better Business Bureau is cautioning consumers about an online retail site that sells clothes, gadgets, furniture, and pet supplies, with the most common item purchased being dog beds. The company advertises “free dog beds” and all consumers have to pay for is shipping.

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Spending cuts, pension reform and education make up balanced plan

Spending cuts, pension reform, and prioritizing education are a few items that make up the balanced budget plan presented to the General Assembly on Feb. 14 during the annual Budget Address. Also during the week, the tragic shooting death of a Chicago Police Department (CPD) commander and the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, accompanied calls from some lawmakers to ban “bump stock” attachments on guns.

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