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Will New Voters in Wisconsin Complete Their Ballots?

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Will new voters complete their ballots? MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A record number of new voters are expected to cast ballots in the presidential race -- but will they bother to vote in other races down the ticket? Political strategists say the answer to that question will help decide which party wins Statehouse races around the country and in Wisconsin. Both parties are working to reduce the "voter dropoff" rate -- the number of people who cast ballots in the presidential race but leave the rest of their ballots blank. Studies show the dropoff rate can be 15 percent or higher in races such as the state Legislature. In 2004 in Wisconsin, for instance, about 415,000 voters who cast ballots in the presidential race didn't vote for a state Assembly candidate. Representative Mark Pocan of Madison is leading the Democrats' efforts to win an Assembly majority. For Pocan, reducing dropoff is a top priority. Younger voters in particular who might be unfamiliar with local politics tend to have a higher dropoff rate.

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Final Winnebago County Election Preparations

Posted: 11/02/2008 - It's crunch time for candidates and volunteers to make their final push before Tuesday's elections. We go behind campaign lines, for a look at last minute prepations.

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Speed Enforcement

Posted: 11/02/2008 - Police presence on Bypass 20 may have been a bit more noticeable today.

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Veteran Job Fairs

Updated: 11/02/2008 - There are several upcoming job fairs for veterans in November.

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Shields Court Case

Posted: 11/02/2008 - Two men accused in the murder of Roscoe soldier Kevin Shields will be back in court tomorrow.

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Fire Folo

Posted: 11/02/2008 - A second fire breaks out in the same west Rockford home that faced a blaze yesterday.

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Bail Delayed

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Man accused of trying to kill his wife with a puffer fish toxin won't be out on bail anytime soon

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Poll Watch Training

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Local Republicans attend poll watch training

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Rockford House Fire

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Fire breaks out in 7800 block of W. State St.

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Pack the Parks Preview

Updated: 10/31/2008 - The fight to save nearly a dozen state parks in Illinois heats up again this weekend with rallies across the state.

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Prescription Drug Card

Updated: 10/31/2008 - Winnebago County just announced a new program to help all of us cut down on prescription medication costs.

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Former Mayor of Niles Pleads Guilty in Scam

Posted: 10/31/2008 - The former mayor of the Chicago suburb of Niles has pleaded guilty to taking more than $420,000 from an insurance agency in a kickback scheme.

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Halloween Nutrition

Updated: 10/31/2008 - For a parent, Halloween can be fun but stressful all at the same time especially if we're trying to watch our kids weight.

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Rockford Police Bust Two with Crack Cocaine

Posted: 10/31/2008 - During a search at 928 8th Ave., officers recovered suspected crack cocaine, cannabis, money, drug packaging material and other items indicative of drug sales. Two of the subjects were arrested and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.

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