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Illinois Gambling Revenue Drops

Posted: 10/01/2008 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A new report from the legislature's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shows Illinois' riverboat casino tax revenue slumped from $685 million to $564 million during the budget year that ended June 30.

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Former Illinois Back Feagin Charged in Florida Rape

Posted: 10/01/2008 - URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- Police in Urbana are trying to determine if there's a connection between three central Illinois sexual assaults in the 1990s and a Florida rape that led to the arrest of a former Illinois football player.

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Dunkin Going With 99 Cent Offerings

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Looking to find a sweet spot among Americans who are feeling the pinch from a troubled economy, Dunkin' Donuts will begin selling small lattes for 99 cents during the afternoon beginning today. It's part of a campaign to lure consumers into a late-day coffee break.

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Palin Debate Prep Continues

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Sarah Palin continues her preparations for tomorrow night's debate with Joe Biden. She's been spending the last few days at John McCain's ranch in Arizona.

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Obama Says Financial Rescue Plan Must Be Passed

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama says the $700 billion plan to rescue the nation's financial industry isn't perfect but must be passed "to prevent a crisis from turning into a catastrophe."

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Stateline Transitional Workers

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Layoffs at companies across the Stateline are making it difficult for many people to get by these days. But a local technical college is giving workers a second chance at success.

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Rochelle Police Gear

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Updated: 09/30/2008 - The Rochelle Police force uses new technology to catch the bad guys.

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Western Wisconsin Key for Obama, McCain to Win

Posted: 09/30/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- To win Wisconsin, John McCain and Barack Obama know they have to do well with independent-minded voters in eight counties that border Minnesota along the Mississippi River.

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Proposed Reforms to Ill. Litigation Fund

Posted: 09/30/2008 - UNDATED (AP) -- A look at reforms Illinois state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias proposes to a state fund covering many legal expenses in death-penalty cases.

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Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Forum

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Posted: 09/30/2008 - State Representative Chuck Jefferson to host arthritis and fibromyalgia form in Rockford.

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Rockford House Fire

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Crews battled a blaze in Rockford early this morning as a vacant home went up in flames.

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Wall Street Bailout 101

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Our economy is on even shakier ground after the U.S. House of Representatives shoots down a $700 billion financial bailout package. We go back to school, to explain the ABC's of what the bailout's failure means for us.

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Rockford Superintendent Search

Updated: 09/29/2008 - Rockford parents give their two cents about what they want in the district's next superintendent.

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