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Possible Layoffs for Boeing

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Boeing Co. says it will likely lay off more workers next year as it cuts costs in a slowing economy.

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Convicted Illinois Rapist Free from Jail

Posted: 11/21/2008 - A judge has ruled that a 39-year-old man convicted of sexual assault and later deemed "sexually violent" does not have to return to prison.

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Durbin: Automaker Leaders are Out of Touch

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Senator Dick Durbin is calling auto industry leaders out of touch with ordinary people. He says some questions regarding their lifestyles and income shows how different corporate officials are from struggling families and workers losing their jobs.

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Jobapalooza in Rockford

Updated: 11/21/2008 - After Thanksgiving come out the following Saturday for a job fair in Rockford. It's a great opportunity for kids who are home for the holidays, and looking for employment.

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Durbin Rips Automaker Execs, Says Bailout Possible

Posted: 11/21/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Sen. Dick Durbin is ripping into auto industry leaders, calling them out of touch with ordinary people. But he indicated there's still a chance for the industry to get a $25 billion bailout.

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Chicago 2016 Bid Uses Special Promotion

Posted: 11/21/2008 - ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Chicago got a jump on its three rivals for the 2016 Summer Games ahead of Friday's presentations to the European Olympic Committees.

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RAEDC DINNER

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Updated: 11/21/2008 - Building Rockford's economy was on the menu at last night's annual Rockford Area Economic Development Council dinner. The keynote speaker says Rockford can enjoy their just desserts if they follow his economic plan 23 news anchor Mike Garrigan explains.

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Petland Targeted in Report

Updated: 11/20/2008 - A national pet store is under fire for allegedly selling dogs from puppy mills. But Petland says the charges are bogus and the Humane Society of the United States is looking to profit with their latest charges.

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Social Services Suffering Without State Payments

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Financial turmoil in Illinois is draining social services of their income and for some, threatening their existence. We show you some of the consequences of the state not paying its bills.

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Economy Cuts Down On Kid's Braces

Updated: 11/20/2008 - Many kids have to wear them for years but now some are getting to skip that awkward phase of life however, it's for all the wrong reasons.

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Stocks Plunge to New Lows

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Wednesday's and Thursday's Losses Mark the worst two days on Wall Street Since 1987.

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Body Found In Rockford

Posted: 11/20/2008 - 23 News has confirmed Winnebago County Sheriff's found a male's body wrapped in a garbage bag this morning.

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Blago Contacts Some Possible Replacements for Obama

Posted: 11/20/2008 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is talking to some candidates to replace Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate but is giving no hints about his plans.

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Ill. Unemployment Climbs to 7.3%

Posted: 11/20/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- The unemployment rate in Illinois rose to 7.3 percent in October, up from 6.9 percent the month before.

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Burglar Steals $16,000 from Church

Posted: 11/20/2008 - The search is on in Edwardsville for a burglar who police say stole $16,000 in money and checks from a church.

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Senate GOP Leader Watson Returns After Stroke

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Senate GOP Leader Watson returns after stroke Eds: APNewsNow. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Senate's Republican leader credits his overall good health for his quick return to the Capitol after a stroke last month. Frank Watson of Greenville is still undergoing several hours of therapy daily but is regaining use of his right side and has just slight hesitations in his speech. The 63-year-old lawmaker says he regularly had his health checked because of a family history of strokes. But he said the Oct. 17 incident was a "wake-up call" and urged everyone to take care of their health. Watson has no plans to quit public service but did give up his post as minority leader. The caucus elected Sen. Christine Radogno (rah-DOH'-nyoh) of Lemont on Wednesday to succeed him.

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Study Links Fast-Food TV Ads To Childhood Obesity

Posted: 11/20/2008 - A new study suggests that banning fast-food ads on TV could reduce the number of obese young children by 18 percent, and the number of obese older kids by 14 percent.

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