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Walgreen May Take Longs Bid to Shareholders

Posted: 09/23/2008 - DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Drugstore chain Walgreen Company says its $2.8 billion bid for Longs Drug Stores is superior to a competing offer from Rhode Island-based CVS Caremark Corp. and it's prepared to take it directly to shareholders if Longs refuses to negotiate a deal.

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Illinois Lotto Jackpot Now $5.5M

Posted: 09/23/2008 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The grand prize in the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto game has grown to $5.5 million.

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Rockford Garage Fire

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Posted: 09/23/2008 - A garage goes up in flames on Rockford's south west side early Tuesday morning.

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Boy Beaten In Rockford

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Posted: 09/23/2008 - A 16-year-old boy was badly beaten in Rockford Monday night.

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Regulating Rockford Solicitors

Posted: 09/22/2008 - In years past, door-to-door salesmen were a common and unalarming sight, but in today's more complicated world, the stranger knocking on your door may have other motives. Now Rockford leaders want to make sure criminals don't pose as solicitors.

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Rockford and the Government Bailout

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Posted: 09/22/2008 - Congressional candidates and a financial expert tell us what the government bailout means for the Stateline.

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African American Infant Death Rates High

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Wisconsin has one of the highest African American infant death rates in the United States and a local organization wants to find the reason why.

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Anchor Harvey Honors Employees

Updated: 09/22/2008 - A Freeport company is honoring today all employees who have served in the military.

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International Peace Day

Updated: 09/22/2008 - While some local soldiers get ready to head off to war students across the world and here in the stateline celebrate international peace day.

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President of Chicago Tribune Named

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Tribune Company says a 47-year-old executive with the Chicago Tribune since 1994 has been named publisher, chief executive and president of the newspaper.

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Boaters Feeling Ike's Aftermath

Posted: 09/22/2008 - This month's torrential remnants of Hurricane Ike still are swelling inland rivers in the Midwest, and that's bad news for dozens of boaters on a North American adventure.

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Roscoe Pond Debate Continues

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Three weeks after a Roscoe teenager drowns in a retention pond, neighboring residents are still waiting for new safety measures to keep kids away. At an emotional meeting Sunday, community members pressed for action.

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