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Madoff Pleads Guilty to all 11 Charges

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Bernard Madoff has pleaded guilty to charges that he carried out an epic fraud that robbed investors worldwide of billions of dollars

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New Jobless Claims Rise more than Expected

Posted: 03/12/2009 - The government says the number of Americans filing initial claims for jobless benefits rose last week while the total jobless benefit rolls reached a new record.

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Recession Prompts Layoffs at Sesame Street

Posted: 03/12/2009 - The crisis on Wall Street is plaguing Sesame Street.Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit producer of "Sesame Street" and other kids' programs, is cutting about one-fifth of its work force because of the economic downturn.The New York-based company says that it's eliminating 67 of 355 staff positions.

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Freddie Mac Seeks Another $31 Billion in Aid

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Freddie Mac says that it will ask the government for nearly $31 billion in additional aid after posting a gargantuan loss of more than $50 billion last year as the U.S. housing market worsened

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Judge to Decide on Plea Today

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Bernard Madoff is expected to plead guilty to charges that he engineered one of the largest investment scams in U.S. history, facing a possible prison sentence of up to 150 years.

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GM's Unit Saab Lays Off 750 Workers

Posted: 03/12/2009 - A spokeswoman for Sweden's Saab Automobile says the loss-making General Motors unit is laying off 750 employees.

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U of I to pay $9 Million in Indiana Woman's Death

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Posted: 03/12/2009 - The University of Illinois has agreed to pay $9 million to the family of a Valparaiso, Indiana, woman who died during surgery last year at a university hospital in Chicago.

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West Rockford Residents Speak Out

Posted: 03/11/2009 - West Rockford residents speak their peace Wednesday night about several hotbutton issues facing the city right now.

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Rockford road closure

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A road closure to warn Rockford drivers of tonight, the 6700 block of Finchham Drive between Anee Drive and Stonefield Lane is closed.

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Freeport Small Business Growth

Updated: 03/11/2009 - During these hard times, opening up a business or even expanding one may seem like risky endeavors. But some small businesses in one Stateline community are charging ahead with no regrets.

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Illinoisans rally for 'concealed carry'

Updated: 03/11/2009 - More than five thousands gun owners., including many from the Rockford area, rallied in Springfield today for concealed carry in our state.

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Jefferson High text threat

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Rockford Police say they are aware of an alleged threat circling, via text message, at Jefferson High School.

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Bachman Family Testifies In Springfield

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Posted: 03/11/2009 - A Winnebago family who's two children were killed in an accident involving a state trooper are speaking before state leaders in Springfield today.

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Horse Slaughter Bill

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A 2 year old ban on horse slaughter in Illinois is being challenged by a Stateline Representative.

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NY Emergency Landing For Chicago-Bound Plane

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A Chicago-bound American Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Kennedy Airport today when an engine failed minutes after take-off, dropping metal debris onto a nearby home.

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Gunman who Killed 15 in Germany is Slain by Police

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Updated: 10/30/2009 - State officials say police have slain a 17-year-old gunman who killed 15 people in a school shooting in southwestern Germany.Baden Wuerttemburg governor Guenther Oettinger says police shot the suspect after he fled the school.

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American Airlines Sued over Flying Pass

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A man who paid about $400,000 to fly first-class anywhere in the world with a companion for the rest of his life is suing American Airlines for revoking that right.

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Battling Breast Cancer Part Two

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Monday night we introduced you to a Stateline woman who's educating others, even as she fights her own cancer. Now we show you how she's faring after surgery.

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Illinois Reform Commission

Posted: 03/10/2009 - The commission charged with reforming Illinois politics makes a stop in Rockford Tuesday night, seeking local input on improvements.

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