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Curling iron cause of Belvidere blaze

Updated: 03/08/2009 - Fire investigators say a plugged-in curling iron sparked a house fire earlier today, a couple blocks north west of downtown Belvidere.

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10:10 Economy: Prep For Market Turnaround Now

Posted: 03/06/2009 - The stock market is not showing signs of recovery right now, but experts say there will eventually be a turnaround. And we should start getting prepared for it. A local financial expert shares his plan to help us regain what we’ve lost.

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Police Breaks Up Medical Pot Club

Posted: 03/06/2009 - The operator of a medical marijuana club was being held in the Sangamon County Jail following his arrest during a raid on the facility.

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Report: Prosecutor Seek Tapes Involving Burris

Posted: 03/06/2009 - A published report indicates the prosecutor investigating Roland Burris' testimony before an Illinois House impeachment panel is asking federal authorities for any recordings involving the senator.

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Rockford State of the City

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey delivers his annual State of the City address Thursday night to the community at Rockford's Coronado Theater.

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Manufacturing hits record low

Posted: 03/05/2009 - Many blame the struggling auto industry for the latest dismal economic news to come out of the manufacturing sector.

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Man in critical condition after Belvidere drug bust

Posted: 03/05/2009 - A 25-year-old Rockford man is in critical condition, a 3-year-old child is in protective custody, and a 22-year-old woman is in jail, all because of one drug bust in Belvidere.

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President Obama Pushes For Healthcare Reform

Posted: 03/05/2009 - Healthcare reform tops President Obama's agenda today. He hosted a summit at the White House to open up the dialouge about helping the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans.

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Michael Jackson Announces Tour

Updated: 03/06/2009 - For the first time since his infamous child abuse trial four years ago, the King of Pop announces he's going on tour.

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Multiage Classrooms Could Help with Slowing Enrollment

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Our current economy is driving many organizations to rethink the way they do business. One Rockford catholic schools is reorganizing grade levels to accomodate slowing enrollment and to let students work at their skill level, instead of their age.

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TV Converter Box Coupons Start Flowing Again

Posted: 03/05/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The agency that mails out coupons for digital TV converter boxes has received fresh funding from the economic stimulus program.

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10:10 Economy: Talking To Kids About Job Loss

Posted: 03/05/2009 - Losing your job is stressful enough, but talking to your kids about it brings on a whole new challenge. A local counselor says keeping kids in the dark about the family’s financial situation is a huge mistake.

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Retailers Report Sales Declines in February

Posted: 03/05/2009 - Retailers are reporting sales declines for February, as shoppers remain tightfisted amid plunging stock portfolios and massive job cuts

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639,000 New Jobless Claims

Posted: 03/05/2009 - The number of new jobless claims and the total number of people receiving unemployment benefits both dropped unexpectedly last week, though they remain at elevated levels.

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Productivity Falls while Wage Pressures Increase

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Posted: 03/05/2009 - The government says the deepening recession caused worker productivity to slide by a worse-than-expected amount in the fourth quarter while wage pressures shot up at the fastest clip in two years.

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1 person Dead in Rock Co. Fire

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Rock County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate a house fire that left one person dead early this morning.

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