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Rockford Candidate Forum

Posted: 03/24/2009 - Candidates for Rockford mayor, 14th ward alderman and school board, as well two Rockford township posts take some tough questions Tuesday night at a community forum.

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Freeport Lincoln Mall

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Posted: 03/24/2009 - A new business opens in Freeport this week, hoping to spark a turnaround for a mostly vacant mall, once considered the place to shop in the Pretzel City.

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Belvidere Auto Supplier Could Close

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Updated: 03/24/2009 - Current struggles at the Belvidere Chrysler plant put the future of a local supplier in jeopardy. And that could mean the end of hundreds of jobs.

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Snowmobiler deaths in Wisconsin

Posted: 03/24/2009 - A new report shows two-thirds of the snowmobilers who died in crashes in Wisconsin this winter, were too drunk to legally drive a car.

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Blagojevich to fill in as WLS radio host

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich isn't acting like a man staring down a federal corruption indictment that could come any day.

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Food Drive to Benefit Local Residents

Updated: 03/24/2009 - During these tough economic times, people can use all the help they can get, and a local church and school are stepping up efforts to help those in need.

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Beloit Grocery Closes

Updated: 03/24/2009 - A Beloit grocery store goes out of business for several reasons including , theft, personnel problems, and a tough economy.

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New Al Gore book coming this fall

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Nobel laureate's Al Gore's follow-up to his best-selling "An Inconvenient Truth," originally planned for last spring, is coming out this fall with a new title.

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Nearly 70 dogs found in alleged Chicago puppy mill

Updated: 05/04/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Authorities have removed as many as 70 puppies from a home on Chicago's South Side, where police say some animals were stuffed into bird cages and living without food and water.

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While state budget suffers, big pay hikes at IDOT

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Twelve top managers at the Illinois Department of Transportation got pay raises that averaged $6,000 a year in the waning days of the Blagojevich administration.

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Rockford Economy: Jobs - Monday 3/23

Updated: 04/28/2010 - As the local unemployment rate rises, so does the effort needed to find a new job. A local expert says standing out if the best way to succeed in getting back to work.

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Unemployment hits Harder among Latinos & Blacks

Posted: 03/24/2009 - The old cliche of "last hired, first fired" is ringing true for millions of Latinos and blacks who are losing jobs at a faster rate than the general population during this punishing recession.

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Illinois Among top with Dating-Violence Laws

Posted: 03/24/2009 - Illinois is one of only a few states with laws enabling youthful victims of dating violence to obtain protection orders on equal terms with adults.

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Rockford Budget Stalled One More Week

Posted: 03/23/2009 - Some serious unanswered questions keep Rockford aldermen from passing a budget once again. Council members now have one final week to hammer out their differences over proposed cuts and the tight timetable has some aldermen sweating.

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