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Economy Shrinks Even more than Expected in 4th Quarter

Posted: 02/27/2009 - The government says the economy shrank at a staggering 6.2 % pace at the end of 2008, the worst showing in a quarter-century. Consumers and businesses ratcheted back spending, plunging the country deeper into recession.

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Spring Community College Enrollment at Another Record High

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Posted: 02/27/2009 - The statewide Full Time Equivalency Spring Enrollments at Illinois Community Colleges reached a record 202,804 for the current semester, an increase of 4.2% from last year, according to recently released figures from the Illinois Community College Board.

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Illinois Gets Chunk of Stimulus Money

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Stateline leaders find out more today on how the money from the president's stimulus plan will be divied up locally.

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Solar Panel Plant Coming to Stateline

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Posted: 02/26/2009 - Winnebago County board hears bad news about a looming budget deficit, but good news about alternative energy growth.

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Four Americans Die in Turkish Plane Crash

Updated: 02/26/2009 - New developments tonight in the Turkish jetliner that crashed in Amsterdam, killing nine passengers. Investigators now say some Americans are among the dead.

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HCC Tuition Hike?

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Highland Community College in Freeport is considering a tution hike of $8 per credit hour.

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Lowden, Castle Rock State Parks Reopen

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Seven Illinois state parks reopen Thursday, including Lowden and Castle Rock in Ogle County. We have reactions from employees, economic leaders and visitors.

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The No Idle Zone Kicks Off In Rockford

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to improve our air quality, and save us gas money at the same time.

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10:10 Economy: The Changing Economy

Updated: 02/27/2009 - It’s survival of the fittest in this new economy. But long-term prosperity could depend on the actions we take in these tough times. A local expert weighs in on the current crisis, and what it means for the Rockford area.

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Obama Budget sees $1.75 Trillion Deficit

Posted: 02/26/2009 - President Barack Obama is sending Congress a budget that would boost taxes on the wealthy and slash Medicare to make way for a $634 billion down payment on universal health care.

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Burris' Son Hired by State Housing Authority

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The son of embattled Sen. Roland Burris landed a job with the Illinois Housing Development Authority five months ago under the administration of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Wisconsin Company Pulling 20-year free-tuition Benefit

Posted: 02/26/2009 - A Janesville manufacturer says the recession is forcing it to drop an unusual employee benefit that has paid more than $3 million in college tuition since it started nearly 20 years ago.

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GM Posts $9.6 Billion 4th Quarter Loss

Updated: 02/26/2009 - General Motors Corp. says it lost $9.6 billion in the fourth quarter and burned through $6.2 billion in cash as it sought government help to avoid running out of cash.

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Verizon Wireless Files Lawsuit

Posted: 02/25/2009 - Telephone service provider Verizon Wireless says it's filing suit after an advertising company repeatedly called Verizon customers.

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