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Economy Rockford: Adding Value to the Bottom Line

Updated: 04/28/2010 - With unemployment rates in the Stateline around 14 percent or higher, it’s tough to avoid being on the chopping block. Here a local job expert explains how we can be more valuable to our employer during the recession.

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Seven students punished at Winfrey's school for girls

Posted: 04/02/2009 - Seven students have been punished for violating the code of conduct at Oprah Winfrey's school for disadvantaged girls in South Africa. It's the second controversy to hit the fledgling institution since it opened in 2007

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Blagojevich corruption indictment deadline nears

Posted: 04/02/2009 - Facing a deadline just days away, federal prosecutors are expected to unveil an indictment as early as today (Thursday) charging ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich with presiding over state government awash in political corruption.

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nCENTER May Have to Close

Updated: 09/04/2009 - A Rockford center for teenagers is in danger of shutting down, because of a lack of funding. The Salvation Army says the economy has made it nearly impossible for them to keep operating the nCENTER.

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Fliers Spark More Mayoral Campaign Controversy

Updated: 09/04/2009 - New developments in the ongoing mayoral race controversy in Rockford and once again the heat is on Democratic Candidate Doug Block and the alleged actions of his son. This time it centers around an anti-noise ordinance flier.

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Family of 11 Hit By Fire

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Updated: 04/01/2009 - Family members we talked to say they should have a another place to stay overnight Wednesday. But they're still absorbing the shock of a lunch that turned their lives upside down.

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Freeport Grade Structure Plan

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The Freeport School board decides it's not ready to support a revised grade structure plan that would dramatically change elementary and middle school buildings.

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Senate republicans lay out plan to cut IL budget deficit

Posted: 04/01/2009 - Right now the state of Illinois is facing an $11 billion budget deficit. So far there's been several suggestions on how to cut expenses, including a proposal to raise income taxes by democratic Governor Pat Quinn. But today, senate republicans unveil a new plan to get this state back on track.

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Illinois Winter Moratorium Law Expires

Updated: 04/01/2009 - With the coming of spring some Illinois utility customers who are behind on their payments may be left in the dark.

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Economy Rockford: Selling the Future

Updated: 04/28/2010 - The local real estate market looks a lot different than it did three years ago. The current economic crisis could reshape it dramatically for the future. We had a local real estate expert give us his take on what that will mean exactly.

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Kroger chain recalls mayo in three states

Posted: 04/01/2009 - The Kroger supermarket chain says it's recalling some store brand mayonnaise sold in three states because it may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Jobless rates rise in all US metro areas in February

Posted: 04/01/2009 - Unemployment rates moved higher in all of the nation's largest metropolitan areas in February with Indiana's Elkhart-Goshen and North Carolina's Hickory-Lenoir-Morgantown registering the biggest annual increases.

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