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RFD reaches record

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Today the Rockford Airport rings in a new record with passenger number 900,000.

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U of I College of Medicine Rockford Invites Public To Library

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Posted: 03/25/2009 - The Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford is where doctors and other health care professionals learn how to diagnose and treat our medical ailments. But, the resources they use to help them are available to all of us.

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Banking on Consistency

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Avoiding risky business has helped position Stillman Bank to be more profitable in the future.

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RMTD Fare Hike

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Fares to go up 50% May 1

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Illinois Governor to Investigate IDOT Raises

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants to know whether the Illinois Department of Transportation was the only agency to hand out raises just before former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was booted from office.

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Nicor Rate Hike Approved

Posted: 03/25/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a $69 million rate hike for Nicor Inc., which distributes natural gas to more than 2 million northern Illinois customers.

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Four still Missing off New Jersey Coast

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Posted: 03/25/2009 - Helicopters are resuming their search for four men missing since their fishing boat sank yesterday off the New Jersey coast. Two others died, but another man survived.

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February New Home Sales Rise Unexpectedly

Posted: 03/25/2009 - The government says new home sales rebounded unexpectedly last month, but were still the second-worst on record and remained well below last year's levels.

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Amtrak Workers to get $145 Million in Back Pay

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Amtrak says thousands of employees who worked for years under an outdated contract will soon start getting the remaining $145 million they are owed in back pay.

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Rockford Candidate Forum

Posted: 03/24/2009 - Candidates for Rockford mayor, 14th ward alderman and school board, as well two Rockford township posts take some tough questions Tuesday night at a community forum.

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Freeport Lincoln Mall

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Posted: 03/24/2009 - A new business opens in Freeport this week, hoping to spark a turnaround for a mostly vacant mall, once considered the place to shop in the Pretzel City.

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Belvidere Auto Supplier Could Close

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Updated: 03/24/2009 - Current struggles at the Belvidere Chrysler plant put the future of a local supplier in jeopardy. And that could mean the end of hundreds of jobs.

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Snowmobiler deaths in Wisconsin

Posted: 03/24/2009 - A new report shows two-thirds of the snowmobilers who died in crashes in Wisconsin this winter, were too drunk to legally drive a car.

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Blagojevich to fill in as WLS radio host

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich isn't acting like a man staring down a federal corruption indictment that could come any day.

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Food Drive to Benefit Local Residents

Updated: 03/24/2009 - During these tough economic times, people can use all the help they can get, and a local church and school are stepping up efforts to help those in need.

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Beloit Grocery Closes

Updated: 03/24/2009 - A Beloit grocery store goes out of business for several reasons including , theft, personnel problems, and a tough economy.

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New Al Gore book coming this fall

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Nobel laureate's Al Gore's follow-up to his best-selling "An Inconvenient Truth," originally planned for last spring, is coming out this fall with a new title.

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Nearly 70 dogs found in alleged Chicago puppy mill

Updated: 05/04/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Authorities have removed as many as 70 puppies from a home on Chicago's South Side, where police say some animals were stuffed into bird cages and living without food and water.

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While state budget suffers, big pay hikes at IDOT

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Twelve top managers at the Illinois Department of Transportation got pay raises that averaged $6,000 a year in the waning days of the Blagojevich administration.

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