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Unemployment hits Harder among Latinos & Blacks

Posted: 03/24/2009 - The old cliche of "last hired, first fired" is ringing true for millions of Latinos and blacks who are losing jobs at a faster rate than the general population during this punishing recession.

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Illinois Among top with Dating-Violence Laws

Posted: 03/24/2009 - Illinois is one of only a few states with laws enabling youthful victims of dating violence to obtain protection orders on equal terms with adults.

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Rockford Budget Stalled One More Week

Posted: 03/23/2009 - Some serious unanswered questions keep Rockford aldermen from passing a budget once again. Council members now have one final week to hammer out their differences over proposed cuts and the tight timetable has some aldermen sweating.

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Governor Quinn Talks RFD

Updated: 03/23/2009 - The Governor clarifies comments he recently made about the proposed Peotone Airport.

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Solar Panel Plant Moves Forward

Updated: 03/23/2009 - A final business deal gets signed today, ushering in dozens of new jobs and more alternative energy for the Rockford area.

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Gettysburg Address reading falls short of record

Posted: 03/23/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- An attempt to honor Abraham Lincoln by setting a new world record for the most people reading aloud fell short of the goal -- and by a lot more than four score and seven.

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Police Ticket Dozens Of Students After Tournament

Posted: 03/23/2009 - State police say they cited 83 people for underage drinking following several parties in the Peoria area after the first day of a high school state basketball tournament.

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Winnebago County Road Side Safety Checks

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Posted: 03/23/2009 - Illinois State Police (ISP) Troopers along with officers from the Cherry Valley Police Department checked 236 vehicles and made 24 arrest

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Rockford Pet Waste Removal Business Going Strong

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Another lawn decoration many of us prefer to throw out is becoming a big money maker for one stateline man. 23 news reporter Chris Norman has more on the Scooper Heroes company and how it's turning one stinky job into the scent of success.

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