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One Dead in Rockford Train Derailment

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Updated: 06/20/2009 - Tank cars loaded with thousands of gallons of highly flammable ethanol exploded in flames as a freight train derailed, killing one person and forcing evacuations of hundreds of nearby homes.

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Freeport Storm Damage

Updated: 06/19/2009 - Storms knocked down tree limbs, blocking off some major streets and front yards. And even struck the steeple of a local church.

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Chivo’s Bar Liquor License Suspended

Posted: 06/19/2009 - After encountering several problems Rockford Mayor larry Morrissey's administration has suspended the liquor license of a tavern.

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Quinn Wants Tax Vote Wednesday

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Gov. Pat Quinn wants lawmakers to vote Wednesday on an income tax increase while they're in Springfield working on the state budget.

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IL 75 Bridge Work

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Work is set to begin Monday, June 22nd on the IL 75 bridge over the Rock River on the south end of Rockton.

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Midwest, Plains Bankers Say Economy Remains Weak

Updated: 06/19/2009 - A new survey of rural bankers in 11 Midwest and Plains states suggests the region's economy remains weak, but the bankers believe the worst of the recession has already passed.

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Quinn Keeping Up the Heat on Budget Cuts

Posted: 06/19/2009 - Gov. Pat Quinn is keeping up the heat about the massive budget cuts that he says will be made if an income tax increase isn't enacted.

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Belvidere Man Convicted of Armed Violence

Posted: 06/19/2009 - 28 Year Old Brandon M. Bagnuolo of Belvidere was found guilty of stabbing Marlon Malli in his back and ribs on December 3, 2008.

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Sexual Abuse Case

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Updated: 06/18/2009 - A Rockford man, who authorities say runs a local religious program, says he's not guilty of sexually abusing a local teenage girl.

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Rockford's Women and Business Luncheon

Updated: 06/18/2009 - Success for many local businesses depends a lot on networking, and that's exactly what hundreds of business women did today

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Local Leaders Back From Paris Air Show

Posted: 06/18/2009 - Leaders of a local aerospace company are now back in Rockford.. after searching out new business opportunities at the Paris Air Show.

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Black Bear Near Stockton

Updated: 09/04/2009 - A Stockton man snapped this picture of a black bear this afternoon, just north of town near Chelsea Road & Illinois Route 78. Earlier, the Jo Daviess County Sheriff warned residents to be cautious.

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