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OSF St. Anthony Wraps A Band Around Obesity

Updated: 05/18/2009 - One local hospital has expanded its fight to tackle the ups and downs of obesity, by bringing a popular national procedure here to the stateline.

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Coalition Opposes Casino for Rockford

Updated: 05/18/2009 - The idea of a casino for Rockford comes up every year in Springfield as legislators look for a way to raise money without raising taxes. But one local coalition says this idea is nothing but a busted hand. They believe gambling here would do more harm than good. 23 news reporter Adam Behrman shows us why these citizens say "Enough is Enough."

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US Gambling Revenues down $1.6B to $32.5B in '08

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The American Gaming Association says consumers spent $1.6 billion less in commercial casinos in 2008 than 2007 as economic woes led many Americans to cut leisure spending.

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Report: Revenue and Jobs Decline at US Casinos

Posted: 05/18/2009 - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A report by the national gambling industry's trade association says revenue and jobs fell last year as Americans became less willing to risk their money.

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AP Exclusive: Emanuel, Blago Traded Calls on Grant

Posted: 05/18/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Phone records show Rahm Emanuel called Rod Blagojevich repeatedly about releasing a $2 million school grant in his congressional district around the time the former Illinois governor was allegedly trying to squeeze Emanuel for campaign funds.

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One-on-One With MetroCentre's New Leader

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The MetroCentre has taken heat lately for running into financial troubles, but the arena's new interim manager hopes to get the big orange box back on track.

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Rockford Crime March

Posted: 05/16/2009 - Ellis Heights Neighborhood gets a lesson on reporting criminals

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Rockford Suspect Surrenders in Illinois Stabbing Death

Posted: 05/16/2009 - BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) -- A 28-year-old Rockford man has turned himself in to authorities in connection with the stabbing death of a Bolingbrook woman and shootings of two other men.

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Ill. Considering Plan to Pair Horses, Inmates

Posted: 05/16/2009 - COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois officials are considering a program to help rehabilitate prisoners, build their confidence and, perhaps, teach them a marketable skill.

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