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10:10 Economy: Banking On The Future

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Some Analysts say the future is going to reward banks with a ‘back to the basics’ style of doing business. One local banking expert says there’s a lot of opportunity for community banks to prosper, if they act on those basic principles.

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Unemployment Service Hours Extended

Posted: 02/18/2009 - To help those trying to file unemployment claims, there are now extended hours to call to certify their benefits.

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Ill. House GOP Requests Info On Burris Affidavit

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Illinois House Republicans are demanding more information about when U.S. Sen. Roland Burris asked Democrats to amend testimony he gave about how he got his job.

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Deere Fiscal 1st Quarter Profit Falls 45%

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Posted: 02/18/2009 - Deere & Co. says its fiscal first-quarter earnings slid 45 percent, as the global economic slowdown, higher raw material costs and currency fluctuations hurt results.

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Comcast 4Q Profit Falls with Clearwire Writedown

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Comcast Corp. says its fourth-quarter earnings fell 32 percent, as the nation's largest cable company was hampered by a $600 million write-down related to its investment in Clearwire Corp.

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Caterpillar Sued Over Death of Contract Worker

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The mother of a Caterpillar Inc. worker killed last year in an accident at the heavy equipment maker's plant in Mossville has filed a lawsuit against the company.

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New Rockford Budget Cuts Unveiled

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Rockford leaders are trying to dig themselves out of a seven and a half million dollar budget deficit and Tuesday night they rolled out a list of cuts to close the gap. But some of the cuts will require serious negotations with local unions.

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Chrysler Bailout Plan

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Chrysler's latest plan to the government calls for another $5 billion in loans. It also promises thousands of lay-offs and possible plant closures. However one auto expert says he believes the Belvidere Chrysler plant is safe.

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Cherryvale Mall Kicks Off Auto Show

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Updated: 07/23/2010 - If you're looking for a little faster ride on four wheels. Then Cherryvale Mall is the place to be this week.

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Stephenson County Leaders Race In a Supermarket Sweep

Updated: 02/17/2009 - A Freeport grocery store, is transformed into a supermarket sweep contest. Two local leaders, making a mad dash down the aisles filling their carts with food all for a great cause.

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10:10 Economy: Frowning On The Stimulus

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Agreement on an economic recovery package has many of us hoping this recession will end sooner than later. But, a local congressman says its wishful thinking. He thinks the plan is short on incentives to get people spending again, and won’t pull us out of this recession.

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2 Brothers Accused Of 3 Ill. Break-Ins

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Authorities say two Belleville brothers accused in three business burglaries in southwestern Illinois' Randolph County are suspected in dozens of other break-ins in the region.

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Inmate Dies at the Rock County Jail

Posted: 02/17/2009 - The Rock County Sheriff's office continues the investigation of the death of an inmate at the Rock County Jail.

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Liberty Media to Invest in Sirius XM Radio

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Liberty Media Corp. will invest $530 million in financially struggling satellite radio company Sirius XM Radio Inc., the companies said Tuesday.

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Health Officials Caution Safety in Peanut Recall

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Illinois health officials are reminding the public to keep up-to-date with the recall list of peanut products that are connected to a national salmonella outbreak.

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Harezlak Withdraws Name

Posted: 02/16/2009 - The Rockford school district has one less candidate to consider in its superintendent search.

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