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A Brush Fire Spreads Outside of Pecatonica

Posted: 03/21/2009 - A windy day causes several brush fires to get out of control, including one in Pecatonica that spread to a welding business and destroyed it.

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Quinn to take salary cut

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he's willing to give away some of his funds during these tough economic times.

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Winnebago County Budget Cuts

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Dozens of Winnebago County jobs are officially on the chopping block after county leaders announce a host of cutbacks Friday to fight off the tough economy.

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Body found in Janesville

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Right now Janesville police are investigating a death they're calling suspicious.

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Economy Rockford: Bonus Backlash - Wednesday 3/18

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Robbing Peter to pay Paul. That’s the best way to describe the bonus payouts at some of the world’s largest companies. Companies like AIG, where millions of taxpayer dollars went to compensation packages. A local expert details why fixing this behavior is no easy task.

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Winfrey Offers DeGeneres Spot on Magazine Cover

Updated: 03/20/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- The same month Oprah Winfrey appeared on the cover of "O" magazine with first lady Michelle Obama, she's offered to share the spot with fellow talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

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Illinois Doctor Offers Free Treatment In Recession

Updated: 03/20/2009 - One west-central Illinois doctor has promised to give free treatment to any of his regular patients who've lost their jobs or health insurance because of the poor economy.

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Seven fire crews battle house blaze

Posted: 03/20/2009 - At least seven area fire departments are responding to a massive house fire in Ridott, just east of Freeport in Stephenson County.

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Match day at U of I College of Medicine

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Right now many of us are caught up in March Madness, but for 46 soon-to-be grads at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, it's all about March matching.

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Roscoe Takes Over Land

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Posted: 03/19/2009 - About six months after a Roscoe teen drowns in a local pond, the village officially takes over the property to ensure another tragedy doesn't strike again.

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Madoff attorney's request bail

Posted: 03/19/2009 - Lawyers for Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff appeared in court today to get their client out of jail on bond.

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Police say Wal-Mart shooting is a hoax

Updated: 03/19/2009 - According to a text message circulating througout our area, we could be risking our lives if we go to Wal-mart this week. But, police say they believe it's a hoax.

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Rockford Police Search For Alleged Drive-By Shooters

Updated: 03/19/2009 - A Rockford Police K-9 Unit, and several other officers are searching for three suspects, who were allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting and a short police chase about an hour ago.

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Ill. court: Pardon doesn't mean clean slate

Posted: 03/19/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Governors can issue pardons but they can't automatically clear a convict's criminal record, according to a new Illinois Supreme Court ruling.

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