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Rockford Airport Lands Grant

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The Rockford Airport will get over $1.5 million for master plan updates and cargo apron improvements.

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RFD Gets Major Federal Funding Grant

Posted: 06/17/2009 - [WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $2,738,572 in grants to two Illinois airports. “Today’s grants will allow the airports in Rockford and Marion to make needed improvements and upgrades to help them serve travelers more safely and efficiently,” said Durbin. The following airports will receive funding under today’s announcement: · Chicago / Rockford International Airport, Rockford: $1,680,109 in funding to update the airport master plan study which was last completed in 1973. The funding will also be used toward the costs of airport’s cargo apron needed to accommodate cargo demands at the airport; · Williamson County Regional Airport, Marion: $1,058,463 in funding to begin construction of a west parallel taxiway for Runway 2/20 which will eliminate the need for aircraft to taxi on the runway.

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Winnebago St. Viaduct Closure

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The Winnebago Street Viaduct between Cedar St. and Cunningham St. will be closed to traffic from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 18, 2009.

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"Day Trips" return to Rockford Airport

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) announced that “Day Tripping” has returned to the citizens of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

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NASA Cancels Shuttle Launch

Posted: 06/17/2009 - NASA has called off Wednesday's launch attempt for space shuttle Endeavour because of another hydrogen gas leak.

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Freeport Magnet School Theme

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The focus of curriculum for Freeport’s first magnet school is up in the air as some stateline parents contemplate their decision for the 2010 school year.

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New Rockford Tourism Leader

Updated: 06/17/2009 - A vote Tuesday ushers in a new leader charged with bringing more visitors to the Rockford area and help build our local economy.

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Employee Union: Ill. Should Raise Income Tax

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Posted: 06/16/2009 - The largest state employee union in Illinois says no amount of concessions by workers can solve the budget problem and lawmakers should raise the income tax.

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Chicago Tribune Suing U of I

Updated: 06/16/2009 - A newspaper that exposed the University of Illinois' practice of admitting some politically connected applicants despite low test scores and other weaknesses is taking the school to court.

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Bombardier Contract Awarded to Woodward

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Woodward Governor Company announced that Bombardier awarded Woodward MPC the contract to supply the TQA (Throttle Quadrant Assembly) for the CSeries* family of aircraft.

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Rockford Aldermen React to MetroCentre Report

Updated: 09/04/2009 - After a six-week analysis, a special committee gives its recommendations to Rockford aldermen on how to restore the MetroCentre to financial stability.

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