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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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Facebook Gets a Facelift

Posted: 03/05/2009 - A bit of a facelift for Facebook.And it's one that will have the site looking and feeling a lot more like Twitter.

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Crisis Hotlines See More Calls for Help

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Mental health services are in growing demand right now as a tough economy translates to stressful times for many of us. Crisis hotlines are becoming an especially popular way to get help anonymously in Rockford.

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RFD air cargo tops the charts

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Rockford may be the 145th largest city in the country. but the Forest City is rubbing shoulders with the big boys when it comes to air cargo ratings.

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Freeport Health Care Clinic

Posted: 03/04/2009 - A trip to the doctor's office isn't always an "in an out" kind of visit. But now there's a new local option for more accessible healthcare.

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Stateline Colleges Go Green

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Rock Valley College and Northern Illinois University are developing new curriculum to prepare students for Obama's green jobs initiative.

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