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Impact of Blackhawks' Cup Win on Local Youth

Updated: 06/17/2015 - It’s clear to see how much the development of IceHogs players has meant to the success of the Chicago Blackhawks, but what kind of impact is actually being made in the Rockford community?

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UPDATE: Union Responds to Police Chief Decision

Updated: 06/17/2015 - Members of Rockford's Police Union say they feel disrespected by the Police and Fire Commission, after the board decides not to punish Chief Chet Epperson over a controversial 2013 police call, involving NAACP President Lloyd Johnston's home.

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Local Families Want Better Approach to State Budget

Updated: 06/17/2015 - They take care of our most vulnerable, but many home providers say the well being of those they help could be in jeopardy if the Governor goes ahead with his budget plan.

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Amtrak Unsure Whether Gov. Rauner Will Cut State Funding

Posted: 06/17/2015 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has said that he wants to reduce Amtrak service in the state starting July 1, but an Amtrak spokesman says the state Department of Transportation hasn't informed the national rail line about any cuts.

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UPDATE: Trial Underway for Parham

Updated: 06/17/2015 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) – The trial is underway for a Rockford teen accused of fleeing from police in a stolen car while high, then hitting and killing a woman over two years ago. 19-year-old Traveon Parham was driving near Holy Family Catholic Church back in February 2013 when he struck 58-year-old Karen Shafer. Parham has pleaded not guilty. Closing arguments are expected tomorrow before a judge. He faces dozens of counts, including first degree murder and reckless homicide.

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