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Proposal to Require Special Training for Bartenders and Servers

Updated: 10/19/2014 - Bartenders in Rockford may need to learn more than how to make the perfect cocktail. City aldermen are debating a new rule that would require any one who serves alcohol to get a special certification to pour drinks.

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Stateline Crop Hunger Walk

Updated: 10/19/2014 - A group of people are trying to end hunger one step at a time by raising awareness, while simply taking a stroll.

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Farmers From Sweden Visit Rockford

Updated: 10/19/2014 - Farmers from another country were in the Stateline earlier this evening not only sharing their thoughts and ideas, but learning from several local farmers as well.

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Rockford City Market Breaks Attendance Record in 2014

Updated: 10/18/2014 - Mother Nature couldn't stop the crowds from showing up in record numbers for Rockford City Market. Organizers say more than 75,000 people came over 19 Fridays in 2014, 2 fewer Fridays than last year because of rainstorms.

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Animal Lovers Help Raise Money for Injured Goat

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Updated: 10/19/2014 - Many of us are enjoying the apple picking and hay rides that come with the fall and one group wanted to make sure our four legged friends could get in on the fun.

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Search and Rescue Volunteers Train in Boone County

Updated: 10/18/2014 - There's a downed helicopter somewhere outside of Belvidere and Jim Wresch and his team are in search for the fallen chopper and it's beacon. This is just a drill, but Wresch says these exercises are crucial for when something real happens.

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Illinois Unemployment Falls again, to 6.6%

Posted: 10/17/2014 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment in the state continued to drop in September, falling to 6.6 percent.

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WI Gov. Walker requests Ebola travel ban

Posted: 10/17/2014 - Republican Gov. Scott Walker is calling on the federal government to institute a commercial travel ban for West African countries affected by Ebola.

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Illinois to Create Statewide Ebola Task Force

Posted: 10/17/2014 - Illinois' public health chief says Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered the creation of a statewide task force meant to strengthen the state's response to any arrival of the Ebola virus.

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Balloon Launch for Student with Cancer

Posted: 10/17/2014 - A Stateline girl has been battling cancer for the last year and for her efforts, her school is declaring today “Samantha Day.”

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