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    Stateline YMCA Summer Camp for older kids promotes volunteerism
    July 17, 2014
    STATELINE – There are many summer camps for kids in the immediate area. Stateline Family YMCA, serving Beloit, Roscoe and Rockton offer something a little different. Camp Bero (Beloit/Roscoe/Rockton) is a leadership camp that is specifically for kids 10 through 14.
    **See The Herald for Full Story**

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    Byron Forest Preserve to offer free Archaeology Hands-On History Day
    July 17, 2014
    BYRON - The Byron Forest Preserve will be hosting free archaeology hands-on event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20 at the Jarrett Prairie Center at 7993 North River Road in Byron. Nationally known flinknapper, Larry Kinsella will be teaching the art of making stone tools, arrowheads and spearheads from flint during thel...**see the Tempo for full story**

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    Session ends; legislative work continues for MP's Cabello
    July 17, 2014
    MACHESNEY PARK - The 2014 session of the Illinois General Assembly ended May 31, but that doesn't mean state legislators will be off duty until later this fall.
    That's especailly true of Reps. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, and Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, who were just appointed to new task force that...
    **See the Journal for full Story**

  • July 17, 2014
    FDNY Rescue 4 to be special guest at Wheels Festival
    By Bob Balgemann
    POPLAR GROVE - FDNY Rescue 4, one of the first vehicles to respond to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, will be at the Vintage Wheels and Wings Museum on Saturday July 19 for the annual Wheels Festival.
    The truck was damaged while at the scene of the terrorist attack on America and now is being restored and preserved, along with Rescue 5, as an educational project.
    Primary focus of the Remembrance Rescue Project is on children who were too young to actually understand the events of that day, as well as what it meant to members of the fire service and the country as a whole.
    Steve Terry is coordinating this year's fund-raiser for the museum and scholarship program. He said he was elated to be able to have Rescue 4, the sixth or seventh truck to respond to the twin towers, in town for the festival. Trucks 4 and 5 were purchased by a group of firemen in New York for the project.
    There also will be photographs showing Rescue 4, and other New York Fire Department vehicles, in action on Sept. 11.
    Gates for the festival will open at 9 a.m. and activities will continue to 11 p.m., with live entertainment starting at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person; children under 11 are free; the concerts together cost another $10 per person. .
    A 105-mile Scholarship Fund Run will leave the starting point, Prairie Street Brewery, 200 Prairie St. in Rockford, at 11 a.m. Continental breakfast will be served from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at a cost of $5.
    Stops will be at Historic Auto Attractions Museum in Roscoe and the Volo Auto Museum in Volo. The run will end at the site of the festival, 5151 Orth Road in Poplar Grove.
    **see the Belvidere Daily Republican for full story**