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House Approves Great Lakes Compact

Posted: 09/23/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has ratified a compact to prevent the diversion of water from the Great Lakes, adding protections to one of the world's largest sources of fresh water.

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Western Initiative Proposes Emissions-Trading Plan

Posted: 09/23/2008 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Seven Western states and four Canadian provinces are proposing a comprehensive program to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, manufacturers and vehicles.

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Google Phone to Cost $179 on Oct. 22

Posted: 09/23/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Wireless carrier T-Mobile says the first cell phone running Google's software will cost $179 with a two-year contract when it goes on sale in the U.S. on Oct. 22.

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Two Illinois Guardsmen Killed in Iraq

Updated: 09/23/2008 - A pair of Robbins, Illinois Army National Guardsmen were among five people killed September 17 in Afghanistan.

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Poll: Obama Maintains Slight Lead in Wisconsin

Posted: 09/23/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A new poll shows the race tightening in Wisconsin between Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

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Walgreen May Take Longs Bid to Shareholders

Posted: 09/23/2008 - DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Drugstore chain Walgreen Company says its $2.8 billion bid for Longs Drug Stores is superior to a competing offer from Rhode Island-based CVS Caremark Corp. and it's prepared to take it directly to shareholders if Longs refuses to negotiate a deal.

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Illinois Lotto Jackpot Now $5.5M

Posted: 09/23/2008 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The grand prize in the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto game has grown to $5.5 million.

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Rockford Garage Fire

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Posted: 09/23/2008 - A garage goes up in flames on Rockford's south west side early Tuesday morning.

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Boy Beaten In Rockford

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Posted: 09/23/2008 - A 16-year-old boy was badly beaten in Rockford Monday night.

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Regulating Rockford Solicitors

Posted: 09/22/2008 - In years past, door-to-door salesmen were a common and unalarming sight, but in today's more complicated world, the stranger knocking on your door may have other motives. Now Rockford leaders want to make sure criminals don't pose as solicitors.

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Rockford and the Government Bailout

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Posted: 09/22/2008 - Congressional candidates and a financial expert tell us what the government bailout means for the Stateline.

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African American Infant Death Rates High

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Wisconsin has one of the highest African American infant death rates in the United States and a local organization wants to find the reason why.

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Anchor Harvey Honors Employees

Updated: 09/22/2008 - A Freeport company is honoring today all employees who have served in the military.

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International Peace Day

Updated: 09/22/2008 - While some local soldiers get ready to head off to war students across the world and here in the stateline celebrate international peace day.

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