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Jobless Benefit Rolls Fall, Initial Claims Dip

Posted: 06/04/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government says the number of people on the unemployment insurance rolls fell slightly for the first time in 20 weeks, while the tally of new claims also dipped.

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Beloit Troop Heads to Iraq

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Their numbers may be small. But they're about to embark on a big duty serving our country in Iraq.

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GM to close additional factories this summer?

Posted: 06/03/2009 - A person briefed on General Motors Corp.'s production plans says the automaker is considering temporarily closing more factories this summer to keep inventory levels down.

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HCC's Wind of Change

Posted: 06/03/2009 - Highland Community College is hoping a new turbine technician program will help put some wind in their sails. 23 News reporter Adam Behrman gives us a tour of their new wind turbine lab.

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4th Illinois Resident Dies From Swine Flu

Updated: 06/03/2009 - A 20-year-old Chicago woman has died from complications of swine flu, bringing the number of Illinois deaths related to the virus to four.

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Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled In Capitol Rotunda

Posted: 06/03/2009 - An overjoyed and teary-eyed Nancy Reagan watched with delight as a bronze statue of her beloved late husband Ronald Reagan was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol.

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Bernanke Urges a Plan to Curb Budget Deficit

Posted: 06/03/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is urging Congress and the administration to start plotting a strategy to curb record-high U.S. budget deficits. He says that failing to do so could eventually erode investor confidence and endanger the economy's prospects for long-term health.

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Contaminated Byron Playground

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Updated: 11/10/2009 - A town hall meeting in Byron Tuesday night shows a community sharply divided over what to do with a school playground contaminated with a form of arsenic.

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RFD to get $4 million

Posted: 06/02/2009 - The Chicago Rockford International Airport scores some major dough as part of a nearly $16 million federal grant.

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Say Goodbye to the Main St. Mall

Posted: 06/02/2009 - Downtown Rockford will soon be without it's controversial pedestrian mall. 23 News reporter Adam Behrman took a stroll down Main Street today to see how businesses feel about the change.

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Quinn Blasts Lawmakers For Rejecting Tax Increase

Posted: 06/02/2009 - Gov. Pat Quinn is eager to build support for his proposed income tax increase, so today he chided lawmakers for not raising taxes to help fix a budget deficit of at least $11.6 billion.

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