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Illinois Traffic Deaths Down 16% for 2008

Posted: 01/08/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Transportation officials in Illinois say 16% fewer people died on the state's highways last year, and higher fuel prices should get some of the credit.

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La Crosse Wisconsin Diocese Faces Lawsuit

Posted: 01/08/2009 - A Plover woman has filed a civil lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse, claiming it knew a priest had a history of molesting children, yet let him continue to work with youngsters.

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Bail Set For Man Arrested At O'Hare With Gun

Posted: 01/08/2009 - A Cook County judge has set bail at $75,000 for an Indiana man arrested for trying to bring a gun through security at O'Hare International Airport.

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Walgreens to cut 1,000 Jobs this Year

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Posted: 01/08/2009 - Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. says it will cut 1,000 jobs this year, or about 9 percent of corporate management, through a combination of voluntary buyouts and layoffs.

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Chicago Home Buyers Coming to Rockford

Posted: 01/07/2009 - A decrease in gas prices could lead to a spike in another recent trend: homeowners driving from Chicago to Rockford to buy more building for their buck. We spoke to one young couple that did just that and was shocked at the deal they got.

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Rockford Murder Arrest

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Serious charges tonight, against a third suspect in a 2008 Rockford murder.

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Freeport High Security

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The New Year is off to a more peaceful start at one Stateline high school after ending 2008 with threats of school shootings and ammunition found in a locker room.

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Reducing Deer to Reduce Car Accidents

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Most of us probably have, or know someone who has come close to hitting a deer. and now, a task force is trying to reduce these encounters, by reducing deer.

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Obama Urges Democratic Officials To Resolve Burris Matter

Posted: 01/07/2009 - A Democratic official says President-elect Barack Obama and the Senate's top Democrat discussed the need to resolve the dispute over naming Roland Burris to the Senate, a move both initially had opposed.

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Two Chicago Men Arrest For Scheming Millions

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Federal prosecutors have charged two suburban Chicago men who billed themselves as foreign currency traders with swindling customers out of $15 million to pay for a lifestyle that included strip clubs, jewelry and private jets.

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