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NIU Enrollment Down

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Northern Illinois University officials say enrollment is down 3.4 percent, but they blame a sour economy for the drop, not a shooting rampage by a former student that killed five students.

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Overpass Win for Rochelle

Updated: 09/12/2008 - New overpass will allow trucks to bypass a rail crossing, which should bring in more business and jobs.

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New Phone Scam

Updated: 11/11/2008 - Targeting the elderly to give their credit card information.

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School Sales Tax Discussion

Updated: 09/11/2008 - School leaders from across the Stateline gather to learn more about a possible plan that would raise our bills at the check-out line.

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Tote Cart Layoffs

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Posted: 09/11/2008 - More signs of economic hardship as another Stateline business may soon be handing out pink slips.

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Paying Students for Good Grades

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Fifty bucks an A, that's part of the new incentive program Chicago public schools debuted Thursday to improve student achievement. Rockford educators react to the unusual approach.

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Rockford Substance Abuse Treatment Center Struggles

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Right now a substance abuse treatment center in Rockford is struggling to provide adequate services for patients after Governor Blagojevich cuts their federal grant by $1.4 million.

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Deadliest Year Since Iraq War Began

Updated: 09/11/2008 - On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, today also unfortunately marks the deadliest year since the U.S. invaded foreign soil.

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Illinois Preschool Expansion

Posted: 09/11/2008 - A new preschool comes to the area as part of an effort to get all toddlers educated.

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Nation Marks 7th Anniversary Of Terror Attacks

Posted: 09/11/2008 - From New York's ground zero to the Pentagon and a rural field in Pennsylvania, the nation is pausing to mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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Faulty Bassinet Escaped Recall

Updated: 09/11/2008 - A published report indicates federal regulators and a children's product company knew at least two weeks before informing the public that a bassinet sold by the company had the same dangerous design that caused two babies' deaths.

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Oregon State Park Closings

Updated: 09/10/2008 - Hundreds of state park fans packed a meeting Wednesday night in Oregon, fighting to save two local parks from closing later this year.

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Still No Closure for Ethanol Plant Land

Updated: 09/10/2008 - Residents waiting to hear the future of a parcel of land west of Rockford leave disappointed Wednesday night. After an ethanol plant intended for the site failed, neighbors hoped the land would go back to agricultural. But Tuesday night, a zoning decision is delayed again and that has neighbors on edge.

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Privatizing the Lottery

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Posted: 09/10/2008 - The Illinois House Revenue Committee approves a plan to lease the state's lottery in order to pay for road construction costs.

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Teen Pregnancy on the Rise

Updated: 09/10/2008 - We take an inside look at teen pregnancy in the Rockford School District

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