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Author: Tom Kocal

Anderson Named AFFI Legislator of the Year

Recognized For His Legislative Support For Illinois Fire Fighters RiverReader staff report MOLINE — State Sen. Neil Anderson, R-36, received the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) Legislator of the Year award June 14. Anderson is also a fire fighter for the City of Moline. “Senator Anderson has been nothing less than spectacular as not only a supporter of legislation that helps fire fighters, but an advocate for our legislation,” said Chuck Sullivan, Legislative Representative for the AFFI. “He has the ability to explain complex issues to his colleagues on both sides of the aisle and has first-hand knowledge...

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ a Real Treat

Belle (Anna Catherine Smith) and the Beast (Ben Danielowski) share a moment onstage in Timber Lake Playhouse’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast running through Sunday, June 17. (Courtesy of TLP) A REVIEW BY LYNNETTE FORTH For RiverReader.org If you are looking for music, dancing, and magical enchantment, then you must treat yourself to the amazing performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Timber Lake Playhouse. The 57th season opener features elegant costumes, flashy dance moves, and entertainment for all ages. The stars of the show “Belle” and “The Beast” are performed by Anna Catherine Smith and...

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Chadwick Hosts Bike Safety Rodeo

RiverReader.org staff report CHADWICK — A bicycle safety rodeo and railroad safety class is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 30 at the Chadwick Elementary School, 19 School St. “Please bring your own bicycle,” said Chadwick Police Chief Randy Craft. “This event is hosted by the Chadwick Police Department and partnered with the Safe Kids Winnebago County Coalition. There will be bicycle-related give away items, refreshments and fun things to do.” Children ages 5 on up are welcome. There will be a limited number of give away items such as bicycle headlights, bicycle water bottles and bicycle...

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Meet Your State Representative

Rep. Tony McCombie Announces June Traveling Office Hours SAVANNA — State Representative Tony McCombie, IL-71st, announced traveling office hours in four towns in the 71st District in June. If you live in the area and have concerns, suggestions or problems related to state government, residents are encouraged to stop by and talk with Representative McCombie or a member of her staff. – Rapids City Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, June 13, 1204 4th Ave., Rapids City – Coal Valley City Hall, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 900 1st St., Coal...

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Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing Winners

May 2018 . . . Daily cash prizes between $50 and $250 are awarded for 365 days from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018 to those donating for a ticket. A ticket can win multiple times throughout the year. Twelve organizations and five additional subcontracting organizations from JoDaviess, Carroll and Stephenson County sponsor the Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing, a cooperative fundraiser. Sponsoring organizations include: Caring Community of Elizabeth, East Dubuque Music Boosters, Freeport Dance Team, Galena Music Boosters, Hanover Alumni Association, Lena-Winslow Education Foundation, Pearl City Athletic Boosters, River Ridge Education Association, Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River...

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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 20

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

January 20 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 20

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

January 20 @ 8:00 pm
Mon 27

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 27

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

January 27 @ 7:00 pm

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