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Chewing Gum Speeds Up Healing Process?

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Can you chew gum and recover from surgery at the same time? A new analysis of five studies suggests chewing gum may speed the return of normal bowel function after colon surgery.

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FEMA Sets Up Shop At Home Depot

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Updated: 08/18/2008 - With local flood victims still recovering from recent storms, officials are looking ahead to make sure we're protected from future damage.

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Stephenson County Fair

Updated: 08/18/2008 - All week long we can head on over to Freeport for the Stephenson County Fair.

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Candidates Pop Up as Illinois Senate President Steps Down

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Illinois Senate President Emil Jones announced Monday that he will retire when his term ends in January. The talk immediately turned to which Senate Democrat might replace him in the top job.

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Metro East Man to Spend 50 Years in Prison

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A Metro East man whose six-day crime spree included driving a man around in a car trunk for four days is headed to federal prison for a half century.

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West Texas Oil Boom

Updated: 09/08/2008 - West Texas oil patch towns reap benefits of boom

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Man Arrested in Chicago Police Officer's Death

Posted: 08/18/2008 - An attorney representing a suspect in the shooting deaths of an off-duty Chicago police detective and a woman says authorities have arrested the wrong man.

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RSO Single Ticket Sales to Begin

Updated: 11/11/2008 - Single tickets for the Rockford Symphony Orchestra will go on sale beginning Monday, August 25th for the 2008/09 concert season.

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Home Builder Sentiment

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The National Association of Home Builders says this month's housing market index remains at a record low. At the same time, gauges related to current sales and expectations of future sales improved.

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Back To School: Shaky Economy Hits Kids

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The school budget was so tight in Jacksonville, Florida, last year that they held a paper drive -- a toilet paper drive.

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Senate President Emil Jones Retiring This Fall

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A high-ranking state senator confirms that Emil Jones is stepping down as Illinois Senate president. Senator Rickey Hendon tells The Associated Press that Jones, who's about to turn 73, plans to step down after November's legislative veto session.

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Putting the Twist Back in Freeport

Posted: 08/17/2008 - Freeport has long been known as the "Pretzel City," but in recent years, local makers and distributors of the snack have been few and far between. But that's changing, now that rising potato costs are driving a local chip maker to twist his business model.

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Grand Canyon Floods

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Posted: 08/17/2008 - Grand Canyon floods breach dam, force evacuations

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